Friday, December 7, 2012

Old White Antique Chest of Drawers

This was such a nice piece to work on.  Usually the ones like this need a good bit of work, this one was in great shape.  It was painted to match this dresser.  You can't go wrong with Old White paired and a dark walnut top. It's a really nice size with one of my favorite styles of hardware.  No staging for this one, I just finished it and I'm tired!  It's being picked up on Sunday.


I will be working on one of these next, but since Christmas is right around the corner I'm not sure when I'm going to get started.  I may just be lazy for a while!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

French End Table


I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Shutter Gray on this end table.  I saw this piece at Scout & Nimble and fell in love with the color.  I first painted it in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey because it was one of those super shiny cherry finishes and I didn't want it to all flake off.  It worked.  It didn't flake at all so I just lightly sanded to distress.  I also changed out the back with a piece of bead board.  I forgot to take a before picture. :( 

I also used Shutter Gray on a little dark wood round side table with no base coat and it really, really chipped, but I love it!  That one will be coming up next.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Old White Dresser


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I was lucky enough to find this dresser by White Furniture Company on CL not far from my house.  It was in great condition aside from the dated look.  It has dovetailed drawers that slide open and close perfectly and wooden drawer tracks.  I painted it in Old White, distressed it, and waxed with clear wax.  The top has been restained in dark walnut.

It has great original hardware.

I painted the drawers inside and out with a light coat of french linen so that the wood grain still shows through.

Here is the before:

and the top after being stripped - I love seeing the gorgeous wood underneath the old stain!

This piece would look great in a dining room as a buffet or sideboard, in a living room under as a console under a flat screen, or in a bedroom as a dresser!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Jack


I painted this dresser with a mix of Paris Grey and Graphite, used Pure White for the stripes and clear wax to seal.  The inside of the drawers have been painted blue. It had ugly brass knobs (not original) when I got it so I put glass knobs on because I like a little sparkle :), but you could change out the hardware for a more masculine look.  This is such a versatile size dresser.  It would make a great changing table in a nursery, as a dresser in a bedroom, or even a foyer.  It is a vintage solid piece with dovetailed drawers that work perfectly and wood dust catchers between each drawer.  Has a top drawer that locks, if you find a key.  I usually have good luck at antique stores, but didn't look for one this time.  This piece measures: 45"W x 20"D x 34"H
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Big Thanks!

Laurie of Red Posie graciously sent me a sample of MMS milk paint in Tricycle.  I don't know what I'm going to try it on, but I will find something!  Visit her website and order your own MMS milk paint.
Thanks Laurie! :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

French Provincial

This may be my favorite color yet!  It's painted Paris Grey with a wash of Graphite.  I saw the technique at Maison Decor and thought it was beautiful.  So I gave it a try and this was the result.

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I did the same thing with the mirror frame.  The mirror itself is 1/4" thick and the frame is solid wood.  It weighs a ton!  I painted the hardware black and waxed the dresser with clear wax.  It would be beautiful in any room of the house.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bold Blue

I used AS Aubusson Blue on this one.  It's nice and bold and I love it!  I sanded the top down to sand all the scratches out and used dark wax on it.  The size of this piece makes it really versatile.  It would look great in an entryway, bedroom, as a buffet, or even a changing table in a nursery.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

My New Scale & Some Furniture

I found this beauty on CL today not far from me.  I paid $20 which I think was probably a pretty good deal.  The color is almost identical to Annie Sloan's Duck Egg.  It will live on my buffet when it's all done.
I've been working on some custom pieces, but I'm almost done.  Then it will be time to start on my newest finds.  Pretty sure I'm going blue with these. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Re-did a re-do and free subway art

As I looked at this piece day after day I liked it but thought it needed something.  Since I don't have anything I'm ready to paint at the momement and I LOVE doing Union Jacks that's what I did.  Using AS Pure White and painters tape I painted on the flag.  I also painted a Union Jack on the pillow you see that I had laying around.  The frame on top of the dresser was a solid wooden, covered in dust frame I picked up at an estate sale.  Painted it with French Linen and highlighted with Pure White.  I went to this website and printed out the London subway art and taped it to the back of the frame!  I love free instant art. :)

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