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!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Antique Secretary Desk

I saw this desk at my local Salvation Army.  It didn't have a price, so I went and talked to the manager.  She gave me a pretty good deal, so off to my garage it went.  I actually had no intentions of painting it.  It sat in my garage for six months without selling, so I decided to give it a makeover.



For my birthday, my friends bought me some milk paint from Miss Mustard Seed.  I had been too chicken to use it, but decided to put on my big girl panties and try it.   I know that they say that you have to just go with the flow with milk paint, but it was such a disaster.  On one side of my desk, the paint just fell off of it.  I have no idea why!  I sanded before, but for some reason it just wouldn't stick.  I ended up sanding the whole thing and starting over.  I got out my trusty Sherwin Williams paint in my favorite color, Green Bay.  It is so pretty!

Something strange happened!  My paint chipped.  It must have been some residue leftover from the milk paint, but I LOVED the result!

To Finish it, I waxed in ASCP's clear and dark wax.

Here is a tip from me.  Don't drag your beautiful antique dresser on your driveway.  It will result in breaking a beautiful claw foot leg, and then you will have to spend a couple of extra hours fixing what was once a perfect leg!  Not saying I did that or anything...


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Catching Up

Hi everyone!  I have been so terrible about keeping up with my blog.  Instead of trying to catch up one at a time, I am throwing it all together in one big furniture medley!  You will have to excuse the poor quality photos.  Most of them are off my phone. 

Phew!  I am so glad that I got most of them on here finally!  Now I just need to work on taking the before photos and to make sure that I keep up with my blog!