Friday, March 24, 2017

Gray and Gold Distressed HoneyComb Stencilled Dresser Makeover

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Welcome back my BEAUTIES! 
Sorry I have been absent so far this week. 
Soccer season has started and that means lots of running around.
Not to mention the stress of try outs and waiting to see if my daughter would be making the team..
HAPPILY she made the Varsity team, and we basically started out of the GATE with double scrimmages on Saturdays and a game under our belt already! 
I'm not even playing and I am TIRED!!
Anywhoo...what I did manage to work on was this awesome free dresser that a sweet friend of mine gave me.
The same friend that gave me this Beautiful Mid Century Mod dresser  that I made over!
They have been going through a lot also so if you have any good thoughts you could send their way I know they would appreciate it!
My friend is pretty awesome as well as her whole family, and when they had some furniture to unload they knew who would take it off their hands! :)
I love furniture donations!!! :)

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To get the piece started I gave it a good sanding and wipe down and then chose 
to cover the whole piece with.

general finishes seagull gray water based milk paint dresser makeover before and after
It was looking better already.
Now you know I can't leave a plain ole boxy dresser alone.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and then I remembered I had this awesome stencil!
I grabbed some gold paint and my brush and got to work.

General finishes seagull gray americana decor honeywire stencil in gold dresser makeover before and after

The dresser had some imperfections in it so I didn't want my gold paint to look to perfect or even. I stencilled on all the drawer fronts and then lightly sanded over it to give it a bit of a distressed feel. 
Once it was dry I but the original hardware that I spray painted gold back onto the dresser.
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And this is how it turned out.
I love the gray and gold color combination.
Its feels a bit classy, a bit bohemian, and mostly, FUN!

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When I look at it now it makes me smile.
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Well that's it for this makeover!
I hope you liked the transformation.
I am going to try to squeeze in one more makeover before next weekend since we will be leaving for a fun spring break as a family.
We are needing the down time of no schedules and no ALARM clocks for a week!
Until next time,
I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MID CENTURY MOD Dresser Makeover MCM!

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Welcome back again my Beauties!
I am so excited to show you my latest makeover.
A Mid Century Mod Dresser MAKEOVER!
This makeover was more fun than usual for me because I knew this one was going to be a KEEPER before I even started. 
I have been wanting to replace my GIGANTIC Entertainment Center turned Clothing Armoire (you can see that makeover HERE) for a while now.
Over the years my room has evolved and I was wanting to go with a less shabby chic and a more modern feeling.
So when a friend who was moving offered me this beauty for FREE I knew I had found my new dresser.
While it had some issues (like this giant stain on the top, a large chunk of missing veneer on the front drawer and multiple deep scratches)
I just loved the overall shape of it and knew with a little elbow grease she could be a BEAUTY again.

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First thing I did was strip and sand the top.
Since these older dresser tend to have quite a bit of lacquer on the top I eventually had to pull out my Belt sander!
It made quick work of the top.
Then I just needed to sand the top with some fine grit sandpaper,
use some tac cloth to remove and residue and I could move on to re staining the top.

Since I loved the original color I decided to use Minwax wood finish in Ipswich Pine to bring the wood back to the original color.

Once it was dry I used a couple of coats of WIPE ON POLY to seal the top and the drawer front that I also sanded and stained.
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Once all the wood finish was taken care of I could move on to painting.
Since I wanted to keep the dresser pretty neutral I went with a very light gray.
I used General finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint to finish off the base and all the drawer fronts.
While those were drying I used gold spray paint to bring life back to the worn out but very mod hardware.
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I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
Just changing this one piece of furniture changed the whole feel of our bedroom!
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The room feels bigger not having the huge armoire in there.
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And it gives me the perfect place to keep my jewelry on my vintage brass parrot jewelry holder that I got thrifting!
MCM Mid Century MOD Long Dresser basset makeover painted general finishes gray and brass
I am so Thankful that my friend thought of me when getting rid of this piece.
I hope I did it justice since had been in her family for a long time.
Until next time,
Go make something BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mandala Painted Table Makeover

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Welcome back again my Beauties!
I am once again playing catch up with makeover posts.
I have had this little table sitting in my basement, PAINTED for a few months now.
But never had a chance to photograph it.
But we finally got a sunny day here in MICHIGAN and I was finally able to get some pictures.
So here without further ado is my Mandala Painted Table Makeover.
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You can see from the first picture that the table was in rough shape.
All but a tiny piece of the original veneer was left on the top which only took a swipe with a putty knife to get off.
Once I did that I just sanded the top and got ready to paint.
I decided to mix up a custom charcoal gray paint for the base and gave that a couple coats.
Once it was dry it was time to pull out one of my new favorite stencils.
You may remember I showed you how to make some DIY MANDALA ARTWORK a few weeks back.
Well I decided to use that same stencil for this table top.

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Since the table was a charcoal gray, I decided I wanted to make the mandala POP so I chose a color I very very RARELY use!
I am not a PINK girl but I just loved how it plays so well with deep grays.
Since I didn't want it to be ALL PINK I just did an OMBRE effect and gradually added white as I worked my way to the center of the stencil.
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And this was how it turned out.
I sealed the top with some satin poly 
and it was good to go.
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I have to say it felt good to step out of my comfort zone of color choices.

I mean, you know how much I love COLOR but some colors just aren't my normal,
and it was really fun to try something different.
Life would get pretty boring otherwise.

Hand painted furniture. Boho style. Mandala design. Bohemian furniture.
I hope this post inspired you to 
go outside of your normal 
and try something new.
You will be glad you did.

Just as long as you don't forget to keep stopping by here
after you tried something new!
Until next time,
Thanks for making my day BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Before and After Rescued Dresser Makeover

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Welcome back my Beauties!
I am so excited to show you this latest makeover!
A few months ago my nephew texted me to tell me there was a couple of dressers adjacent to a dumpster.
He sent me a pick and told me if I wanted them I had better grab them quick.
He told me they were damaged but I didn't care.
I have put a lot of dressers back together so I wasn't scared.
removing damaged veneer from a dresser top sanding repair woodwork

When we got them home I could better inspect the damage.
Most of it was water damage to the top.
The veneer was a total loss.
But like I said. I haven't walked away from a dumpster dresser makeover yet, and I wasn't going to start today.
So I got my handy dandy scrapper and got as much of the veneer off as I could. 
Then it was time for the big guns.
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I used my Belt Sander to take down all the damaged veneer I couldn't scrape off.
removing damaged veneer with a belt sander woodworking repair furniture dresser diy

This is what it looked like after about 15 minutes with the belt sander.
Once I got it smooth and wiped off all the dust with some tac cloth
I was ready to stain.

I stained the top with some Ipswich Pine Stain
and when that was dry I used Wipe on Poly

Once that was done it was time to pretty up the base.
I wiped it all down and removed the hardware.
painting a dresser using velvet finishes by kellie smith handsome blue colour paint
I am in LOVE with the "Handsome" colour by Velvet Finishes and I knew it would be the perfect color for this dresser.
I gave it two coats and it was ready to go.

I was THRILLED with how it turned out.
I didn't even have to do anything to the hardware.
Once the dresser was pretty again the hardware really showed off the style of the piece.
And LOOK at that TOP! This is what was underneath that thin and broken VENEER!  A SOLID oak top! ????


As usual I want to keep it so I know I have to get it out of my house before I start planning a place for it.

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As usual, a little elbow grease and this FREE Rescued Dresser is BETTER than new!
I love transforming those pieces that were destined for the landfill and giving them new life!
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
Until next time,
Go make someone's day BEAUTIFUL!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Executive Desk Makeover using General Finishes Queenstown Gray paint.

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Welcome back my Beauties!
Time for another Furniture Makeover!

Today I am going to show you how I transformed this beat up old Executive desk with just a little bit of paint!

But before I can start the transformation I have to take care of this pesky veneer that is falling off.
It was splintered and really fragile and I tried to glue it back down but no amount of glue was gonna keep it down the way it was flaking so it I had to change my plan.

Than plan now consisted of ripping off the veneer in this one part. 
I knew I was going to paint the drawers so it was just a matter of using a scraper and pulling off the rest of the veneer.
It was so bad that it barely took any work at all to pop it off.
Once I did I lightly sanded it and got it ready to paint.
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Executive desk makeover before and after painted general finishes queenstown gray and cherry desk with copper hardware wood finish


I gave the drawers 2 coats of the gray and cleaned up the base of the desk which was in great condition.
I spray painted the old hardware with some copper spray paint
and this baby was ready to be put back together again.
general finishes queenstown gray paint executive desk painted makeover before and after diy

As long as I have been doing this I still am always in awe of how just a little bit of paint can change the whole look of a piece.
general finishes queenstown gray paint executive desk painted makeover before and after diy copper hardware
The gray brought out the richness of the wood along with the copper finish hardware.
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Its now at my booth waiting for that special someone to take it home.
I hope you enjoyed this Makeover and 
hopefully inspired you to see how a little bit of paint can make a worn out piece Beautiful again!
Until next time,
Go make someone's day BEAUTIFUL!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Creating an Eating Nook with IKEA benches

Welcome back my Beauties!
Today I am going to show you how I created my Eating Nook with Ikea benches.

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Last week I showed you my Kitchen Makeover that you can see HERE!
Now I will show you how I created that cute little  Eating Nook in that odd corner of my kitchen that has been the bane of my existence for almost 20 years.

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While working on my kitchen makeover, I was trying to figure out what I could do with the weird corner in my kitchen.
For almost 20 years I have put corner china cabinets or hutches there trying to just fill the space.
I could never figure out what else to put there.
I wanted to build a corner bench for the kids but knew I didn't want to do a full construction project incase I ever wanted to change up the kitchen again. (I know myself and I know how much I love to change things, so I try to do things that aren't PERMANENT so I don't have to worry about Commitment Issues with major construction issues :)) 
So one day I got on my computer and looked up simple benches. 
I came upon these
 IKEA Molger benches.
I linked to the ones they sell on Amazon if you don't have an IKEA near you. They are much cheaper at IKEA but I know not everyone has that option.
I spent a total of $75 on the two benches straight from Ikea. 

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Once I got my benches I started assembling them.  You can see here I have one together and just starting on the second one. 
I got my Bistro table from World Market but only because it was on SUPER SALE and I had an awesome $10 gift card.
If I hadn't scored that I would have bought this one from AMAZON. 

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Now you can see from this picture how that little space in the corner would have been left open. I knew if I left it open then stuff would just fall down and the kids would lay and put their feet on the wall. 

So I painted up this little square table that my sister in law had given me and sawed the legs down to just the right size to put in the corner.
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Once I had my benches and tables in place I could start decorating.
I wanted a fun eclectic feel so I purchased some 
Embroidered Mandala throw pillows from a local home store.
For the walls I grabbed one of my canvas prints from our trip to IRELAND that you can see HERE.
I also put up this really cute geometric metal and glass wall ledge to put some decor on.
The other wall is where I hung my "Drink More Travel Often"

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And that, my Beauties,
was how easy it was to create this simple Eating Nook using Ikea Benches.
It was so fun and I love the FUNCTION that it added to our dining area.
No more wasted space just filling a cabinet to fill that corner.
My daughter sits and draws here, my son loves to eat his breakfast here, and I love to drink my coffee here.
Even though we have lived in our house for almost 20 years, it's so fun to change things up to make it feel different once in awhile.
No need to pack boxes and up our mortgage; just a few hours of work and the place feels NEW!
I hope you enjoyed this latest DIY project.
I seem to have been on a roll lately, but I think mostly it's from being trapped in the house during these dark and cold months.
Hopefully the sun will soon be shining and I will be back showing you furniture makeovers.
Until then,
Go make someone's day BEAUTIFUL!