Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Handsome Blue Velvet Finishes Free Desk Makeover

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Welcome back my Beauties!
I am back with another makeover and this one is a Handsome Blue Desk Makeover using Velvet Finishes Line of products!
Disclosure: This paint in this post was provided by Velvet Finishes. All opinions, images and love of painting projects are 100% mine. 
I picked up this Desk for free next to a dumpster. 
It was a SOLID piece but a BEAST to move.
The top was in pretty good shape so I knew I could just clean that up, 
but the base needed to be painted.
Velvet Finishes to the Rescue!

I have been wanting to try this paint for a while so I was excited when I had the chance to finally try them.
One of the things I love about Kellie Smith's paint line is that she makes it as little work as possible...Paint smart...not Hard...a girl after my own heart!
One of the ways she does that is with this "READY" spray.
The READY mixture eliminates the need to really prep or sand your piece. 
Spray the READY on your piece, let it sit for a minute or two, then wipe it down with a clean cloth.
painted furniture free desk roadside rescue makeover before and after

Once the piece was prepped it was time to paint. I loved this color called "handsome" 
It is my New favorite blue. The pigment is outstanding and it goes on so nice!
Kellie notes that the paint is not a chalk paint, not a milk paint, but rather a “specially formulated, low VOC and non-toxic, latex, water-based paint.” 

This here was after only ONE COAT! I told you the pigment in this paint was awesome.
I gave it two coats and after it dried I was ready to Protect it.

I love how easy it was to protect this piece using her "protect" product.
You can watch her You Tube tutorial to see how easy it is.
Just click here to watch it.!

painted makeover blue boho chic velvet finishes desk makeover before and after diy blogger

This was the finished product!
Can you even believe this is the same piece that was left next to a dumpster!

boho chic eclectic desk makeover before and after velvet finishes paint handsome blue

To jazz it up even more I added some new hardware.
I actually picked up these brushed nickel knobs at a thrift shop for a couple bucks.
They really helped transform the piece.

And there you have it.
Another piece rescued to the trash!
I am happy to say to, that this is the piece I told you about on my Facebook Page.

I brought it in and by the time I got home they had called to tell me it had already sold and left the building.
Its been a while since that has happened so it was a good feeling to have!
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I got myself a new laptop that I have to relearn so I will finally be able to share all the makeovers I have been working on while my computer was on the fritz.
So until next time; 
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Beautiful Blue and Copper Satin and Metallic Enamel Dresser Makeover

before and after navy blue and copper dresser roadside rescue dumpster dive makeover

Welcome back my Beauties.
I am back finally with another makeover.
Today I bring this Beautiful Blue and Copper Satin and Metallic Enamel Dresser Makeover.
You can see from the first picture what I was working with.
It was a free dresser my husband lovingly picked up for me on the side of the road. (bring me free furniture over jewelry any day!)

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In order to turn this roadside rescue into a radiant eclectic beauty I had to start with some fun paint. 
I decided to go with Deco Art New Satin Enamel paint in Denim.
Its a nice deep rich navy blue. 
After I lightly sanded the whole dresser and wiped it down. I gave the dresser two coats. 

 When the paint dried I used Americana Decor Tile Stencil
 and the DecoArt Metallic paint in Old Gold (which looks like a light copper color) 
I used a large wax brush to apply it to give it a bit of a brushed metal effect!
I also painted the knobs with paint.

beautiful blue denim satin enamels navy blue dresser bohemian copper stencil hardware makeover
I am loving how the combination of the blue and copper worked with the stencil on this piece.

I love how it transformed the piece from blah and beat up to 
eclectic and exciting!

I hope to be back soon with more makeovers!
I have been painting like crazy and photographing,
just haven't had the time to write them all up.
So hang in there, and until next time;
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Friday, December 30, 2016

My top 10 Favorite Posts of 2016

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Happy New Year my  Beauties!
Its that time of year when I look back on the projects of the past year.
As you know, this has been a rough year for me emotionally, loosing my Momma and all
so It was kind of nice to look at some of the small accomplishments I managed to finish in the midst of all that. 
In this post I will show my  top 10 Favorite posts of 2016.

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One of my favorite colors has always been GREEN. Sometimes you just have to paint something green and this Old Art Deco Mid Century was just that piece.
I love what it became and if you click over you can see what it looked like BEFORE!

Next up, was updated a dresser with Java Gel stain and General Finishes Paint.
I love how the stain was able to give the richness back to the drawer fronts and the paint helped to highlight that. You should have seen what it looked like Before!

Next up....This GORGEOUS Steel Blue Buffet.
If you have been following me for a while you know that I have a huge LOVE of the color BLUE!
This Buffet looked so sad before, but after this POP of color it totally transformed the piece~
Come see the BEFORE and see the transformation!

Now this next piece really tested me. 

I still remember every part of this makeover mostly because I am pretty sure I still have old veneer somewhere on my body. You wouldn't believe the work that went into transforming this old dresser into a Mint and Paisley lace farmhouse style dresser.
Just click on over to see ALL THE WORK that when into this makeover and what it looked like BEFORE! 

 Then following on the MINT feeling was this cute
Even though it wasn't nearly as much work as the above dresser I liked taking this from a very plain 
dresser and giving it some UMPH with a little stencil some paint and some adorable hardware.
Head on over here to see what it looked like BEFORE.

 Now some makeovers barely made it to be show this year with all that was going on in my life.
This one just barely made it. In fact the lumber which this came from and the room makeover that it came from haven't even been posted about yet. I made over my sons room and we used his old Bed to make this Rustic Farmhouse style kitchen table.
Come see how this was made from a Bed by clicking over HERE!

Next up is one of my ALL TIME FAVES! Oh boy, you wouldn't believe HOW BAD this desk looked before. I mean a neighbor gave it to me free because she was going to throw it out.
I gave it a little TLC and this Gray and Copper Desk Makeover became one of my most popular makeovers!
Sometimes I love pieces and others don't see the Beauty I do, but this piece seems to have been popular with people BESIDES me. 
Head on over to see HOW BAD it was BEFORE! and how it was transformed!

Now here I am back again with some more Veneer work on this Beauty.
Just like the Mint farmhouse dresser this piece required more work than others. 
This Bruised and Battered turned Blue Beauty dresser makeover  
Didn't allow me to just lightly sand and put down some paint.
No, this baby needed repair. 
You can head on HERE over to see how bad this Beauty was before I got my hands on it 
and see what I had to do to transform it!

 Now this Makeover, is one that never left my home.
I painted this with my Momma's eyes as my inspiration and when she passed there was NO WAY I could let it go. It now sits in a place of honor in my living room holding the afghans and blankets she made me and a constant reminder of her love and beauty.
This little Bohemian Blue Dresser with French Graphic will forever hold a piece of  my heart.
 You can see what it looked like BEFORE here!

And last but not least, one of the last makeovers I was able to manage this year.
The Boho Style Green and Copper Dresser makeover was the last piece I managed to get to before all the business of the holidays took over. But it felt good to paint again and be creative. 
Now that you have seen it made over you won't even believe what it looked like BEFORE!

Now that concludes my favorite posts of 2016!
I want to,  as always THANK YOU for following along, even with the sporadic posts these last few months.
Your words of kindness and beauty truly did help ease my broken heart these past few months.
Even though I will probably meet most of you, please know that I feel I KNOW you just from your kindness alone.
The world of blogging can be nebulous, with faceless readers clicking in and moving on to the next thing, but I feel my TRUE readers when they are here. 
The little comments here and there can sometimes be the  little bit of  LIGHT that I needed in my day! 
So as always, 
Go make someones day Beautiful!
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Art Deco Vanity and Bench Custom Green Makeover

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Since PANTONE released their 2017 color "greenery" I thought it would be fun to re share some fun
"GREEN" pieces I have done over the years. 
Today I will re Share my Art Deco Vanity! 

Welcome back my Beauties!
Today's Painted furniture makeover is inspired by
St. Patrick's day!
I chose to makeover this Art Deco Vanity 
in honor of the Emerald Isle,
which is my opinion one of the most beautiful and green places in the world. :)
(you can see our visit to Ireland HERE)

I loved the style of this blonde vanity but it had some major cosmetic issues.
Being that I was working on this inside in the winter I really didn't want to start sanding in my basement.

So instead I pulled out my General Finishes Java Gel stain and gave the top a few coats to darken it up (I did lightly hand sand the top for the best adhesion) 

While the top was drying I gave the base a coat of custom green paint.
I took off the old hardware which I loved and cleaned it up and gave it a coat of gold paint.

Once the paint was dry it was time to wax and buff. While the wax was curing I went through my stash of fabric and found this awesome green and blue pattern fabric.
I recovered the old bench and the vanity was ready to be photographed.

Here are those original handles all painted up and reattached.
I loved the style of those handles.
art deco vanity mod makeover pantone color of the year greenery

And here it is all back together.
I love the freshness of the green and the vibrancy.
It really made this piece pop and reminds me all the green country side of Ireland.

I also love how the Java Gel warmed up the top and gave it some attitude. :)
I am so happy with how this turned out.
greenery pantone color of the year mcm mod art deco vanity painted makeover before and after
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover and I hope you have a
blessed St. Patricks day and Every Day.
As they say in Ireland

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Boho Style Green and Copper Feathered Dresser Makeover

Welcome back my Beauties.  I know I have been absent for a while but I know that you all know the reason for that.

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If you have been following me on Instagram 
then you know what emotions I have been going through the last few weeks and whats been occupying my time. 
But I have finished with closing up my mommas house and am now home and trying to finally get into my regular routine.
One of those routines is BLOGGING, so today I am finally back with a makeover.
You can see from the top picture one of many reasons this dresser needed a makeover.
airstrike nailer diy fix on an old missing drawer glide and scrap lumber
The most prominent being the missing drawer glide.
You can see by the picture how the drawer just DROPPED down into the space of the bottom drawer because it had nothing to stop it.
I knew I could fix it pretty easily so I grabbed from the thrift shop and brought it home.

diy fix for broken drawer ryobi airstrike brad nailer
My simple fix for this problem was a piece of scrap lumber and my Ryobi Airstrike Nailer

I cut a piece of scrap wood the size of the old glide and nailed it into place. Easy Peasy!

after drawer fix using scrap lumber and ryobi airstrike brad nailer diy repair
You can see here from the side view how the drawer now sits evenly supported in place.
Once I had the drawer fixed I could move on to the fun part of the makeover....Paint.
I didn't have the time to go out and get new hardware as I was finishing this project 2 days before I left for Florida.
I decided to use Copper Spray paint and just give the old hardware a new look with a new finish.
green and copper feather stenciled dresser makeover with copper hardware makeover
While that was drying, I gave the dresser a couple coats of  a custom green paint on the base and a dark chocolate on the top.
Since I wanted to give this a BOHO vibe I decided to add some copper feathers to the fronts.
I just used a Large Feather Stencil and some Copper craft paint to add the detail to the fronts.
I LOVED how it made the dresser fronts POP!
Green and Copper has always been one of my favorite color combos! 
boho chic bohemian style michigan pine green painted copper stencil feather dresser makeover before and after artistic furniture

I am so glad I was able to save this piece of furniture and that hopefully soon it is welcomed into someones home!
before and after broken dresser green painted copper finish feather makeover
Thank you so much for sticking with me for these last few months and I hope you will keep coming back to see what makeovers I have planned for the New Year!
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!