Thanks to Sharon, I’ve found a paint color that I love – GF Reverent Gray. It is a cross between light khaki and vintage white. It works so well in this project because: 1. the highly detailed style of the piece and 2. the french Victorian (if that’s a thing) style of the selected transfer.… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Final Reveal
This post is a photo essay of the steps involved in a furniture paint project. This project is custom work for a wonderful lady, Sharon from Brooklyn, MI. It is posted so Sharon gets an almost real time peek at her piece getting its makeover. It shows the getting ugly before getting the beauty. See… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Part 2
Sharon wants a makeover for her dresser and has many choices. This post chronicles the makeover in 3 parts. Part 1 and 2 are planning and process phases. Part 3 is the big reveal. In a custom design, the client has artistic freedom (guidance available) to choose the design to makeover their own pieces. I’m… Read More Sharon’s Custom Design – Part 1
I wouldn’t have painted this piece if it weren’t for the hacked up top – see photo scroll down below. Knotty pine is one of my favorite looks. It has that cabin feel. An extra bonus is the shape of the drawers. Bombay style is super hot right now. The bottom drawers, with their curves,… Read More Modern Cabin “Dixie” Dresser
I can not, in good conscience, paint over perfect wood. If it’s hacked up with scratches, water marks, or nicks, I’ll paint it. The body of this super nice dresser is really pretty fruit wood. I can’t find any defects. I don’t want to paint it, but the top is terrible. The manufacturer put formica… Read More Fruit wood, Too Nice to Paint?
This poor abandoned old Mid Century Modern castaway dresser didn’t see a Glamour Princess Pink makeover coming. I didn’t see it either until I chose to use the Redesign Décor Transfers® – Chatellerault. Its wide open spaces of the front and sides called for something big. Design As I Go It took a few days… Read More Glamour Princess Pink MCM Painted Dresser
1980’s dressers have everything going for a painted makeover, taking them drab to fab: very little detail & less drawer wear and tear. “New” wood holds less stain surprises than “Old” antique wood too. Blank canvases are harder to design though but give lot’s of options. Being a little less talented on the style side,… Read More 1980's Dresser Drab to Fab
Furniture Terminology for $100, Alex. The name of the type of antique dresser with two small pull out drawers on top. What is a Glove Box Dresser? It took some research to get the proper name. Now I feel smart. I almost passed on this purchase because it was $5 above my budget. That is… Read More 1880's Cotton White Glove Box Dresser
A new color dubbed ‘griege’ has cropped up. It’s neither gray nor beige but a combination of both. It’s a color that changes the way it looks depending on the room it’s in, wall color and lighting. Sometimes the easiest thing to do for a whole room makeover is to change out the light bulb… Read More The New "Griege"
It is the perfect General Finishes neutral go-to color for furniture. It is an excellent choice for antiques to update while highlighting the aged nature of them. (I’m not a fan of bold colors on antiques). Sand and stain top Java plus 4 coats Satin topcoat Prime and Paint hardware using Seagull 2 coats General… Read More Seagull Gray – The Perfect All Around Color