Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Romantic Pink Dresser

I finished a really cool dresser yesterday. I didn't take a before picture, I'm really bad at that.  It was just an old oak dresser with 90's tarnished brass hardware. This dresser had some cool lines that reminded me of an old jukebox. Can you see it? Luckily I didn't go in that direction.

I don't typically go for a normal square dresser unless it has something unique to set it apart. I recently discovered Rub n' Buff and have gone a little crazy with it. I used it to add some class to the old hardware.

I painted the dresser using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antionette. It is the perfect soft, ballet slipper pink. So feminine.

I covered the dresser in clear and dark wax. I used the real deal this time and broke out my Annie Sloan Dark Wax.

I hate to toot my own horn but this dresser is so lovely!


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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vintage Yellow Dresser

Here's one for all you yellow lovers out there. A 9 drawer dresser and nightstand made all all VERY heavy wood. I think this is the heaviest dresser I have ever encountered. I can't even lift the nightstand myself and I consider myself a pretty tough cookie.

I painted this set with Arles yellow chalk paint, a brown valspar glaze and wipe on polyurethane to finish it off.

My favorite part of this dresser is its uniqueness. I love the one of a kind hardware. It has some great carving and designs.

A very sweet family friend gave me this dresser and nightstand to refinish. I never saw it before sending my hubby to pick it up. When he came home he told I was going to laugh when I saw it. I thought "oh no" what could possibly be wrong with it.

I walked outside peered over the bed of the truck and there was a perfectly good bedroom set. The ironic thing was just a week or two before I had the matching armoire that I had just sold. Isn't that how things work sometimes. How cool would it have been to have the whole matching set!

This bedroom set will be for sale in my shop. If you are interested please contact my using the above button!


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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Glamorous Bedroom Set

I realize I've been MIA lately but I took the holiday vacation very literal this year:) I had a wonderful and relaxing time with family and friends. I can't remember the last time I didn't try to squeeze in some painting and e mails when I had a few seconds. I was a little bummed after the craft fair and vowed to not pick up a paint brush again for at least a week! It was just what I needed to get myself excited about working again.

Here is a lovely armoire and matching nightstands. I used a mixture of Aubusson Blue and Duck Egg Chalk Paint. I am in love with this color. I have been seeing it all over. I would watch this horrible television series religiously just so I could see a characters fabulous bedroom with this color. I would stop at the paint store and search for the perfect swatch. Never there. I kept telling my husband, I need to find out a way to make that color, I must have it in my life. After much searching, good old Pinterest helped me out.

I used antique gold Rub N Buff for the trim and hardware. This was my first experience with Rub N Buff and it was amazing. I am using it for all my hardware from now on, it was that good!

I did a light coat of dark wax using shoe polish wax mixed in Johnson and Johnson clear paste wax. The inside has been painted a rich Coco Chalk Paint.

Here is the before, your typical replica furniture that is now yellowing over time. It is so glamorous and classy now. This will be a hard one for me to let go.


This set is available in my Etsy shop!

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