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
This old dog learned a new word thanks to my friend Nicki at Painted Plethora and Google. This piece isn’t a Wardrobe or an Armiore. What is it? 1. chiffonier – a tall elegant chest of drawers. commode. chest of drawers, dresser, bureau, chest – furniture with drawers for keeping clothes. drawer – a boxlike… Read More Painted Peacock Chiffonier
At first glance this piece really did say to me, “make me white”. You’re cool, I say. Why are you here? What’s wrong with you I ask it. I won’t paint you unless you’re otherwise toast. Oh, you have a burn mark or whatever it is on top. Can I fix you? At this half-off… Read More I Hear Furniture Voices – Am I Going Nuts?
Otherwise known as, A Commode, this piece is a true relic from the days of outdoor plumbing. Rescuing a still solid piece with character is my passion like Woody’s passion to get Forky back to Bonnie. It is satisfying to modernize it with General Finishes Slate chalk paint (discontinued), and save it from being a… Read More Slate Antique Washstand Cabinet