Friday, August 22, 2014

Blue+White Nautical Dresser

I'm back with a dresser makeover this time.... a two-tone nautical themed dresser!

I didn't get a chance to get any good pictures before it went into the booth at The Depot because it is SO heavy and I couldn't lug it around for pictures.
The pulls on the drawers are made out of thick rope for the nautical look.
Body is painted with ASCP in Aubusson Blue
Drawers are painted with ASCP in Pure White
Heavily distressed and waxed with clear wax
Price $225.00

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Green+Navy China Cabinet {Before & After}

I'm finally finished with the green china cabinet!! YAY!! It's actually been 99% completed for a couple of weeks now but I was just so tired of looking at it that I let it sit in the garage for awhile. But, today Jonathan and I lugged it inside (it is HEAVY) and I made it look pretty. And you know what? I really love it now! Sometimes I just have to step away from a piece for awhile, especially if it wasn't the easiest piece to paint.
And without further ado......

I wish I would've gotten a picture of it together before I started painting but I didn't :(

 Some of these pictures are making the green look at little bit neon to me, it is not neon at all. The picture above is pretty accurate colorwise.

Paint: Prairie Brush by Valspar
Interior: Indigo Streamer by Valspar
Distressed and sealed with Polyurethane
Bottom: 54" wide 16" deep 27" high
Hutch: 50" wide 55" tall 12" deep
Overall: 54" wide 16" deep 62" tall
Price: $225.00

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Drab to Fab: Chair Makeover

My mother-in-law has been looking for some chairs for extra seating to use when the family is over, and I was thrifting recently and came across these. I immediately bought them, thinking that even if she didn't like them I could use them elsewhere. I loved them!


Aren't they gorgeous? I love all the detail and the chunky legs. I actually have two more chairs that I did for her - I just sprayed the last coat of poly on them so hopefully they'll be blogged later this week....
Spray painted with Appliance Epoxy Paint in Biscuit
3-4 coats of polyurethane for protection
Seats recovered in burlap
Not for sale

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grey+White Dresser {Before & After}

This dresser turned out to be one of favorite pieces so far....
It was in excellent condition and is solid wood, so no prep work was involved. Prep work is my least favorite part of painting, so maybe that's why this is one of my favorites! :)
It's also the first two tone piece I've ever done, and it was so fun to do something different.

Body painted with ASCP in Paris Grey
Drawers painted with ASCP in Pure White
Finished with clear wax
Hardware painted with Paris Grey, dry brushed with Pure White, distressed and sealed with clear wax.
Dimensions: 32" wide x 18" deep x 39.5" tall
Price: SOLD

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dresser Makeover

We purchased this dresser a couple of years ago at a great price at a yard sale. It's super heavy and was in pretty good condition, just needed a few minor repairs and lots of paint!
I had forgotten it had a mirror attached to it until I saw this picture - I'm not sure what happened to that mirror but we opted to hang a different one above the dresser.

I painted it black and then distressed it around the edges. I really liked the original pulls so we re-used them. I love how it turned out! In painting furniture I've discovered that black paint is a lot like black clothing - it hides imperfections, haha!! :)
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pink Ombre Dresser {Before & After}

I had this post written out then hit the wrong button and deleted everything. Boo.
This dresser has a story, but it's on the deleted post. Sorry :)
 These pictures totally get on my nerves. Everything looks weird to me - even the carpet looks yellow (it's not). I have no idea what happened but I didn't have time to take more, sorry!

The following picture probably shows the true colors a little better:

In person it's gorgeous. Hubby and I actually discussed keeping it but we really don't have room for it. We decided that one day when we do have more room we'll re-create it :)
The colors look totally different in this pic but you can see more dramatically how they gradually change:
I changed my mind, as soon as this picture (above) popped up, I realized it's the truest to the color it actually is. This was an in-progress shot so the finish does look differently from this, but this is more like it color wise.
A little background story on the pulls: You can see in the before pic that it had two knobs when it should have had one pull. I don't like the look of two knobs like that (especially on this piece) and the holes are a really odd length apart (around 4.25") so I couldn't find any pulls that size. I normally have a picture in my mind of what I want the finished product to look like and this dresser was no exception - I pictured glass knobs on it, but they were going to be placed correctly on the drawers, not in the middle. Well, all my spackle was frozen (seriously?!) so I couldn't fill the old holes in. Therefore I had to work with what I had, and what I had was ribbon. I originally wanted some vintage looking fabric with roses but I didn't have any on hand and neither did my Mom, and when I found this ribbon I really liked the way it looked. It's getting mixed reviews but I decided I like it so it's staying :)
Paint Colors:
Body of Dresser: Swiss Coffee
1st Drawer: Musical Mist
2nd Drawer: Hawaiian Shell
3rd Drawer: Arizona Sunrise
4th Drawer: Arizona Sunrise darkened 25%
All colors were color matched to Valspar in a satin finish (I don't normally use a satin finish on furniture but I got sample pots and they are only available in satin)
I then mixed the paint with plaster of paris + water to make my own chalk paint
Dimensions: 18" deep x 31" wide x 40.5" tall
Price: Sold

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cabinet Makeover {Before & After}

Yet another piece that I've been hoarding! I'm really proud of how this one turned out - I think it's gorgeous now!
Okay, the before picture is worse than normal because I forgot to take a "real" before pic - I found this one on my phone.

Gorgeous, right? It was originally a media cabinet - it has holes in the back for cords and it also has sliding racks for dvd's and/or CD's. But really, it could be used for anything! I've even seen similar pieces used in bathrooms for linens. It's a super heavy piece, too. I frosted the window so you can't see in it if you decide to use it as storage - that way you don't have to keep it nice and neat all the time :)
The sliding racks can be removed but I left them in case someone wants to use it as a media cabinet.

Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Versailles
Finished with Minwax Finishing Paste
Top is stained with Java Gel Stain (love this stuff!)
Dimensions: 36" long x 21" deep x 30" tall
Price: Sold