Sunday, May 24, 2015

Birds on a Branch


Last week while at the Goodwill I found a potentially cute bird plaque. 
Before:
One of my good friends loves birds and I immediately thought of her when I saw the birds.  The plaque is heavy and well made, but not very pretty in my opinion.  I wanted to give it a simple, yet soothing look. To transform the birds I pulled out some grey The Urban Rooster   paint and painted the entire plaque in two coats.  I painted the birds in white and then to give the plaque some character and depth I used AS dark wax with some tung oil.  








My friend was thrilled with her new birds! 


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Marshmallow Cream Dresser


Another dresser, I know, but I love to paint them!  I found this dresser a few weeks ago and knew it could be gorgeous again. 
Before:
I fell in love with this dresser because of the hardware!  It really is gorgeous and I knew it would be the focal point if the dresser were white.  Now, white is not my favorite color to paint dark furniture because it takes sooooooooo many coats, but I bit the bullet and got out my Marshmallow Cream by  The Urban Rooster and started to paint.  After 3+ coats of white, I distresses the edges slightly with a sharp spackle knife and sealed the dresser with AS clear wax.  The last step was adding the jewelry of the dresser, the hardware!



Roses and Hydrangeas

LOVE










The hardware now pops against the white

Cute little detail on the bottom of the dresser


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pair of French Provincial Nightstands

Last week I found this pair of French Provincial nightstands at the Goodwill. 
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The pair had great bones and lines, but were in the need of a makeover pretty badly.  I pulled out some of my The Urban Rooster   chalk paint that I had custom mixed from Jaded Rooster and Marshmallow Cream and painted on two coats.  I got out an artist brush and painted the details in white and then sealed the pair with dark wax and tung oil.  I wanted the tables to have an aged look.  I also rubbed paint on the handles with my finger (they had strange fasteners that I could not loosen to remove the handles).  





Pretty detail 










Saturday, May 16, 2015

Finds of the Week #38


The past few months have been a little slow for me for  junking/painting since the remodel has been going on.  The end is in sight!  Here are a few things I picked up lately. 
Large wooden box that I am picturing in a chippy paint! 

French Provincial nightstands


Vintage tablecloth

Vintage Tablecloth 

Tea towel 

Tea Towel 

Black and White picture

White Pitcher 

Oval Wooden frame 

Inlaid Candlesticks 

1921 Clawfoot tub-going in my new bathroom

Chippy Door 

Dressers 

Berkey and Gay Dresser
I need to get my paint on this weekend! 



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