If only orange oak would stay a beautiful light color as it does when freshly sanded. As soon as it is touched with top coat, as you know, the orange color pops out of hiding. And it’s not that I don’t absolutely adore it’s luscious wood grain. I do! The goal for my style of… Read More How To Neutralize Orange Oak – No Bleach
These solid wood sturdy dressers from the 60’s are the best for an updated makeover and especially this one with it’s unique drawer configuration. Raised Stencil Technique Lesson Learned I thought the stencil design across the top 4 drawers was the perfect solution for adding a trendy design. Ideally, the plan should have worked perfectly,… Read More Little Black Dresser – Raised Stencil Lesson
See a dirty antique, web caked, weathered piece from decades of storage in a rural Mason barn come back to life. I found her in an estate sale. Only a fellow painter would have noticed her potential! Frankly, that the mirror is near perfect is truly amazing! She now has decades of modern use to… Read More True Barn Find Vanity
The first Antique Coral Victorian Dresser was so fun to create I did it again. When any Victorian dresser comes my way again, she will likely get the same treatment: decoupage inside architectural frame of drawers, carnival stripes somewhere, cool chic hardware and embellished keyholes and knob back plates. I regret that I didn’t get… Read More Blended Colors Under Decoupage Tissue
I’m loving the black check under floral design so much I didn’t might using it again. I made two changes from the first one. The paint used on this one is General Finishes Brushable White Enamel instead of chalk paint. Instead of decoupage check under transfer, I stenciled a buffalo plaid pattern. This piece is… Read More Want Pure White on Cabinets (and Furniture)?