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Campaign Furniture Set Redo - Jordan's Room

A few years ago, I went to an estate sale and found this beautiful campaign dresser. It actually came with a mirror as well, but I opted to just redo the dresser by itself.
I decided to do it hombre and put it in Jordan's room at our old rent house.
I really loved Jordan's room in this house - everything matched and it looked nice together.
Ironically, it was at that estate sale that we first saw our new house that we live in now. They were only selling the dresser at that time, and I had no idea that it was actually part of a whole set.
Imagine my surprise this summer when I look at the yard of our now-across-the-street neighbors, who we originally bought the dresser from for $10, and see the matching chest of drawers and nightstand. I made a beeline across the street and they sold me both pieces for $15. It was a great day.
The hombre just wasn't working for me anymore - after the move, the paint had a lot of chips in it and it just looked cheap. Jordan picked out a new bedspread for his room, so I decided to redo all of the furniture to match, and wanted to really showcase the campaign pieces and their coolest feature, the metal finishes.
This is what I came up with! (excuse the pano view)

I am just in love with how it all turned out. Since he will be a teenager next year, I really wanted something that didn't look little boy-ish anymore and could last a while into his teen years. He hasn't even seen all of the pieces finished yet - he's been asking me for a month now when I am going to be done. (Yes, it was a good day when I found everything but it took me a while to get up the motivation to get it all done!)
I ended up buying a pint size can of glossy black paint. It would have easily taken me 15 cans of spray paint to do all of this, and I hate spray painting anything that long. Since it's so hot outside, it only took me two days because the paint dried so fast. I prefer to paint with sponge brushes - I hate regular paint brushes. Once I finish with them, I just throw them away. I think I bought a can of Rustoleum Glossy Black for like, $10, and three new sponge brushes for $2. I already had a can of poly from another project (that has lasted me forever). That's the one thing I didn't do with the dresser last time and I regretted it, so this time, I had to seal it with something. So, I guess, if you want to include the original dresser purchase, the new pieces, the black can of paint and the brushes, we got a brand new bedroom set for $37. The bedspread set and sheets cost more than the furniture did!
I love it when I check something off of my to-do list! Now, on to MY room!


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