Saturday, August 30, 2014

Typography Dresser

This is one of my favorites!  Love the shape and size of this dresser and the top is gorgeous!  I added mixol to the Graphite paint to make it more black than charcoal and the words in Old White.  Top has been re-stained in Minwax dark walnut.  It's a great size for any room in the house.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Empire Dresser

I painted this one in a 50/50 mix of APC Limoges and Sackcloth.  I like a lot of the colors in this brand of paint, but I find it a lot of work to sand it as smooth as I like my pieces to be!  I used my rotary sander on the drawers.  The color is a little darker than Annie Sloan's Old White and has brown undertones.  It's a really pretty neutral.  This dresser would work about anywhere in the house.  :)

44"W x 21"D x 33 1/2"H 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Farmhouse Chest in Shutter Gray

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I thought this would be the perfect piece to try out Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Shutter Gray.  I had a feeling it wouldn't chip much on it's own because the chest didn't seem like it had much of if any topcoat on it.  It was in really good shape for as old as it is.  The dovetails are hand cut.  I had a couple of antique dealers look at it and they thought maybe late 1800's to early 1900's.  New or old this is one of my favorite styles of furniture!  

When it didn't chip on it's own I distressed with sand paper on the body of the chest.  One the drawers I lightly ran a putty knife over them and it did some chipping.  I should have done that on the body of it, but didn't think of it until I had already sanded - live and learn.  :)  I'm really happy with the way it turned out and will definitely be using milk paint again!

43 1/2"H x 42 1/2"W x 20"D

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Little Black Desk

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I've had this desk in my garage for about a year now!  I painted it in General Finishes Lamp Black which I love!!  I've not been a fan of using black because the only black I'd tried before was Annie Sloan's Graphite which is not a true black.  I did lightly sand the desk before painting to make sure the paint would stick.  It's a lot thinner than what I'm used to, but it went on really quick and self levels very nicely.  It covered in two coats.  It's a little harder to distress than the chalk paint, but I'll definately use it again!  I used Annie Sloan's clear wax to seal, top was re-stained in dark walnut, and I used a mix of ebony, spanish copper, and antique gold rub n buff on the hardware.  When I started on this desk I saw Picked & Painted's dresser and knew I wanted lots of wood showing through.  I love how it turned out.  :)

44"W x 21"D x 28 1/2"H