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. 

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 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

FAB Friday Link Party

It is Friday and time to have a FAB Party!  

Here is what I have been up to this week at D.D.'s Cottage and Design
Wordless Wednesday-My Instagram 

Vintage Inspired Bathroom by D.D.s Cottage and Design on Fab Friday Link Party at The Painted Drawer, vintage bathroom, shabby bathroom
My Farmhouse Bathroom (Shiplap, rusty and chippy)
Cottage Living by D.D.s Cottage and Design shown on the Fab Friday Link Party at The Painted Drawer and DD's Cottage and Design
MyLiving room and Hudson 

Here is what Suzanne has been up to this week:  

LET’S PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne’s Top Picks

Saw Nail and Paint  shared the Key West Blue Dresser makeover using the new chalk style paint by General Finishes – gorgeous!Key West Blue Dresser by Saw Nail and Paint on the Fab Friday Link Party on, painted in chalk style paint in Key West Blue
H2O Bungalow  transformed a desk using Amy Howard paint and products.  It took many steps but was well worth it to create this gorgeous aged patina finish.Create an authentic aged patina on new or old wood like my desk makeover with Amy Howard Paint . See my tutorial with easy to follow steps to make your own rich, aged patina that looks centuries old.

Darrielle’s Top Picks

Vintage Refined wowed us with a fantastic Bathroom Makeover Reveal.  Go check over the amazing before and after! hexagon marble flooring, bathroom reveal, cottage bathroom, www.vintagerefined, Fab Friday Link party
Q is for Quandie  used Fusion Mineral paint and transformed this very charming dresser!    She has the mad skills with a pint brush! Q is for Quandie, Fusion Mineral Paint, vintage dresser, painted dresser, shown on the Fab Friday Link Party at
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

My Daughter's first Dresser Transformation

My 12 year old daughter really doesn't have an interest in painting furniture for fun like I do, but she has an interest in making a bit of spending cash, so she decided to transform her first dresser.  

I found this well made, but outdated dresser at the GW and brought it home for her.  After taking off all the hardware she sanded down the top with my electric hand sander.  She is taking Woodshop as her elective at her Middle School, so she knew how to use the sander.  I showed her how to seal and stain the wood top with AS dark wax/Linseed oil.  

After the top was finished, I showed her how to make home-made chalk paint using plaster of paris and flat paint.  She made her paint from BM Garlic Clove and then painted her piece with 2 coats. 

I like to distress the edges of pieces, but she did not want that look for her piece.  She also liked the gold hardware, so she kept it.  The last step for this transformation was to seal it with clear wax and then sell it!  

My daughter took most of the pictures too and I am proud of her!

Linking up with:
Saturday, January 23, 2016

FAB Friday Link Party

Welcome to the FAB Friday Link Party! 
The weather is stormy and rainy and so I am ready for a party!  

Here is what I have been up to this week at 
D.D.'s Cottage and Design:

Here is what Suzanne has been up to at The Painted Drawer:


Fab Friday Features this week:
Darrielle's Picks: 

Broyhill Two Tone Tall Chest

EntriWP shares a Broyhill Two-Tone Tall Chest (try saying that 10 times).  It is perfect in sharp black!

Two Toned French Provincial Set
Just the Woods is featured  with another subtle two-toned project.  This french provincial set is lovely.

Suzanne's Picks:
Love Birds and Sweet Blooms Chest
Just the Woods shared a Love Birds and Sweet Blooms Weathered Lingerie Chest.  Beautiful!
Blue Sky Kitchen
Blue Sky Kitchen posted her top paint projects of 2015 and this armoire is stunning.  I know how much time this huge project must have taken and the outcome is gorgeous.