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). The color pallet: What what used to create the look: Sand and stain top Java plus 4 coats Satin… 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
Almost every house has some sort of gray on the walls. Use a bold accent color to express the real YOU! For me it is sea-glass green (and purple, um and blue). Painted buffets, end tables, and dressers so crazy popular right now. Get one that has some smack, crackle and pop! This piece was… Read More SeaGlass Green TV, Microwave, Night Stand
Original Queen Anne vintage , art deco, or waterfall dresser, (whatever you want to name it), has seen better days. The top is stained and marked up badly. The yellow trim – yuck! But, it has so much character, I’m nervous about painting it. I want to paint up to its potential. Thanks to Debbie… Read More Queen Ann Waterfall Dresser Modern Gray
Styling a furniture makeover for quick sale is a narrow path, so I drew inspiration from a very similar and popular looking Manatee Gray and White Fluff waterfall dresser. I’m planning to do a couple of add-ons just because I can: white stripes on the sides, a paper clay keyhole on the top drawer and………………… Read More Waterfall Dresser Makeover Gray and White
Found at an estate sale last summer, this dresser didn’t scream Black Folk Americana to me. In fact, it didn’t tell me anything. It sat on my porch for 6 months quietly and simply, waiting for its makeover time. In the meantime, I’ve seen more black heavily distressed furniture emerge in shops and online. I… Read More Black “Folk Americana” Dresser
Part Art Deco, Mid Century Modern or, Steampunk, I love how this black silver dresser makeover fits any of those styles. It’s a masculine dresser among painted furniture for the bachelor man/boy room. I painted one for the guys! I want it painted black General finishes Lamp Black goes on so smooth especially using a… Read More “Mad Men” Black Silver Dresser
There is that piece of furniture in your house – a buffet, dresser, wood chairs, TV stand, end tables, or night stands – you’ve been looking at for years. Same ol’ same. Tired of the water stains, chipped up legs, it’s too dark and you are ready to throw it in the trash heap? Re-funk… Read More Got an Ugly Piece?