Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tall Green Dresser

I'm really getting excited about getting back into painting furniture.  I made my usual trip to my favorite local shops and came across two tall boys right next each other.  The price was right, so I snagged both of them. 

Here is the first one.


Other than missing a few pieces of hardware, it was in excellent condition. Which meant no prep work!  Just a light sanding to make sure that my paint sticks:)


I used Restful by Sherwin Williams.  I have been obsessing over this color and thought that this dresser was perfect!

As I have said before, I sell most of my furniture on local Facebook groups.  I asked everyone if they prefer the look of dark wax or clear wax better.  About 95% of the people that answered, prefer clear wax.  I was kind of shocked.  To me, it looks much more authentic if it has that "dirty" look to it, but we are in the business of selling, so I just used Annie Sloan's clear wax.

I added some new hardware that I bought at Hobby Lobby.

I couldn't capture the true color of it.  It ended up looking more blue in the pictures, but its actually green.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Grey and White Antique Dresser

Hello???  It has been a long time since I have blogged about my furniture.  I have been one busy Mama!  Things have finally slowed down and I am finally getting back into painting!  Wahoo!

Once a year, the really nice areas of my city hold a huge neighborhood yard sale... Yes,  I wait all year for it!!!!

We were going from house to house, when I spotted this beauty!  It was a whole set that came with a bed, dresser, and vanity!  The price was great, so I snagged it!



I painted the body in Sherwin William's Alabaster.  It's one of my new favorite whites!  Then I painted the drawers in Urban Sunrise.

 I wanted all the details to POP, so I used a black glaze all over it.

It's so good to finally have a paint brush back in my hand!