Monday, February 8, 2016

Black and Brass

Last week I found this great buffet/dresser on CL and brought it home.  

Before:
This piece is by Drexel and very well made and structurally in great shape, but the finished was very scratched up and stained.  The lady I bought it from said it had been her grandmother's.  


I really liked the last buffet/dresser I painted black and I decided to go for it again.  I mixed up Typewritter milk paint by  Miss Mustard Seed and got to painting.  After painting on two coats, I let it dry. Since this piece was so old and dry it did not chip and I am glad.   I distressed the edges and then sealed the dresser with Linseed oil.  I decided that the brass hardware looked great with the black and so I just put it right back on.  



Don't you love my fingerprints??!!!

Lovely curved front! 



Great hardware and legs!  


I love the purple Stock with the black! 




I am very happy with how this pieces turned out and it sold very fast! 
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Finds of the Week #49

I love the rusty metal work cart

Someone reminded me that I have not been posting my Weekly Finds!  I have been junkin' every week and I have found many treasures, so here are a few. 

Oil Painting 

Wooden mirror 

Wooden toolbox 

Vintage Tablecloth 

Pretty napkins 

Ironstone sugar bowl and fans

Red and white reindeer 




Large Demijohn 

Vintage suitcase 

Cement staue-will be painting this 

Bronze urn 

Platter 

I am going to make this painting into a chalkboard! 

Pair of chairs my daughter will be painting

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Vintage Green Dresser and a Napkin



This week I was checking out the local Goodwill and found this great vintage dresser. 
Before:




The dresser has great details, but the bottom drawer had the vaneer coming completely off and the dresser was stained red.  After fixing the bottom drawer with wood glue and clamps I mixed up my own vintage green color and painted the dresser with 2 coats of home-made chalk paint.   When it was done; I was looking at the center cutout  and felt that it needed a little something.  


I had experimented with using napkins on old wood to get a wallpaper look and I thought this would work on the dresser too.  I found a napkin and took off the second layer so that I had only one ply.  




I brushed Modge Podge on the dresser and placed the napkin down and tried to rub out the wrinkles.  



I then cut around the edges of the napkin with a scalpel in the groove of the dresser to cut away the extra napkin.  


I brushed on another coat of Modge Podge and let it dry.  


I distressed the dresser and sealed and aged it with Linseed oil/dark wax, including the napkin part. 




I love the details 

Gorgeous Legs



Such pretty Hardware