Friday, February 20, 2015

Drexel in Old White

I've painted this piece in Annie Sloan's Old White, distressed, sealed with clear wax, and refinished the top in Minwax dark walnut.  The original hardware has been painted in oil rubbed bronze.  This came from an elderly couple who had taken very good care of it - love it when something needs no repairs! 
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70"W x 31"H x 19"D 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tallboy by Century

This is the tall chest that matches the rustic black nightstands.  I painted it to match the nightstands.  It's a huge piece of furniture with lots of great storage and smooth gliding drawers.

39"W x 20"D x 53 1/2"H 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Rustic Black Nightstands

These nightstands came with a set I was lucky enough to find on CL.  They are by century and in great shape!  I painted them in Annie Sloan's Graphite and General Finishes Lamp Black for a true black, distressed, and sealed with clear wax.  I will be finishing the matching tall chest like the nightstands, but the 12 drawer dresser I'm keeping for myself.  :)  The original owners for some reason had replaced all of the original hardware with ugly hardware that didn't seem hefty enough for it.  So I put cup pulls on the nightstands and will be using them on the chest as well.  I think these can go with just about any style and could be considered formal or casual.  I really like the look of black furniture.

22"W x 16"D x 24"H 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bow Front Chest in a Weathered Finish

This chest had been very well loved in the past.  It needed some glue and screws and a little wood filler here and there.  Somewhere along the way someone had taken the veneer off the top and applied a very bad stain job to the wood underneath.  I striped the top, but couldn't sand out all the glue marks.  So I used Java Gel to cover it and sanded down to the lighter color wood in some places for a rustic look to match the rest of the chest.  It had some gouges and dings that I didn't fill in because I liked that it fit in with the weathered look.  

I painted it in equal parts Graphite, Coco, and Paris Grey then gave it a wash with straight Coco, distressed, and sealed with clear wax.  This piece would look great in a foyer, rustic bedroom or nursery, dining room... anywhere really.  I love the size and shape of it because it makes it so versatile!

34"H x 21 1/2"D x 42"W

Maple Hutch

I've always heard it's hard to stain maple dark, but Java Gel does a great job!  I sanded the top down to raw wood and used one coat of Java Gel on it so the grain would still show through.    I then painted the buffet and hutch in a half and half mix of Annie Sloan's French Linen and Graphite.  Then I gave it a wash of a Graphite, Coco, and Paris Grey mix.  It's not distressed a lot, but I like that orange look of maple coming through a dark paint color.  I used Pure White on the bead board back of the hutch.  I also took the top trim piece off because in my opinion it helped to modernized it.

This piece would work well in a nursery, living room for extra storage, or of course in a dining room.  :)

49 3/4"W x 19"D x 33" H without hutch and 69" H with hutch