Friday, February 5, 2016

Vintage "COLUMBIAS" Bicycle Dresser Makeover.




I am headed to Chicago this morning for the Blog your Best Conference in Chicago this weekend so 
I am hitting REPLAY on one of my favorite makeovers


Its Makeover Monday My Beauties!
I have been waiting to show you the latest makeover.
It was another one of those,
"WHERE CAN I PUT THIS IN MY HOUSE SO I CAN KEEP IT"
Kinda makeovers!



Sorta like this MCM desk makeover I did last week.
I knew I couldn't keep it, but it didn't stop me from TRYING to 
find a spot for it. :)


Anywhoooo, This is what we started with.
You can kind of see from the picture that the drawer edges had a little bit of damage but not too bad.
The only thing that really was a problem on this was the dang Plastic formica style top.

I had to give it a really good sanding so that the paint would be sure to adhere to it.


 Once I had done that it was time for painting.
I mixed up a custom chocolate black for the top. 
I gave it a couple of coats and let it dry.


 While the top dried I mixed up a custom green for the base.
I painted the drawers and the base with this green.


Now it was time for a decision.
Did I want to leave it as is.....or
add a little UMPH!
I think you know the answer to that.!
( This is a free graphic brought to you by THE GRAPHICS FAIRY)
Well that was done so I could use my stencil while I waited to find the right dresser to use it on.
THIS was the RIGHT dresser.
After putting on the stencil and letting it dry, 
I waxed and buffed the whole thing.
 I changed out the hardware to fit with the new look of the dresser.
 Now I think you understand why I wanted to keep it so bad.
BUT no room in the house for this piece,
so it is headed to the booth for sale.

Hopefully it will find its way to its forever home SOON!
I hope you enjoyed this makeover.





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Drab to FAB Beachy Dresser Makeover.


fixer upper diy dresser do it yourself shabby chic fun funky
 Good Day my Beauties! I decided to mix things up today
and show you a furniture makeover instead of a craft.
I was so excited about the latest transformation that I just couldn't wait to share.
I bought this DRAB looking dresser because it was in such good shape..
NOT visually but the drawers worked great and it was in good functional condition.
The  OUTWARD  condition of it on the other hand, left lots to be desired. :)

I once again had to haul the piece into my kitchen because the weather is just not cooperating
for painting..(we are suppose to hit high 40's today so we have our fingers and our toes crossed)
I quickly just whipped up a custom blue for the base. I am as usual
just JONESING for SPRING...I can't stand to look at WHITE...I am surrounded 
by it and its driving me mad... :)  

I painted a couple coats on the base and got started on the drawers.


I decided for the drawers I wanted a beachy green. So I custom mixed up a fun green color
and did a wash of it over the blue on the drawer fronts. 
I love the little bit of accent that it gives to the drawers.

For the hardware I decided to simplify. I loved the vintage hardware it had with the pineapples 
that went with the whole beachy theme. So I just spray painted them white to add a POP
to the drawers.
The whole dresser was waxed and distressed and buffed
and I love the vintage beachy feel that it was transformed into.

I can hardly believe the difference.
I hope you all enjoyed the latest makeover 
and I am HOPING that SPRING will soon be here!
Until next time...Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs,
Karin

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fixer Upper style Painted Pub Table Makeover


 Welcome back my Beauties!
This makeover has been a long time coming.
As you can kind of see from the little picture I completed this way
back when the grass was still green and there was none of that white stuff on the ground.
Back in OCTOBER..YES....OCTOBER I made over my basement which you can see HERE
and part of that makeover was this Pub Table set.

 


The ever awesome Adrianne from  Happy Hour Projects
sweetly messaged me one day saying she was cleaning out her garage and if 
I wanted to come pick it up, it was mine...
I heard angels...do you??? ..:)
It was this point that I was deciding what I was going to do to the basement .
My idea to have a table down there for the kids to do homework instead of sitting at the kitchen table yelling at the other kids for bothering them while they worked was formed.


First things first, the table top needed to be sanded and stained.
I did that and sealed the top with poly so that it could take the abuse of the kids doing homework 
and eating at it. (I forgot to take pictures of that part..but hey..I had like 5 projects going on at that time)
 The next part was the fun part for me.
 made quick work of spraying 4 of the chairs with some antique white enamel paint.


While the chairs were drying and in between coats I quick ran to Joann fabrics and bought this awesome and fun floral graphic fabric.
I used my staple gun to attach it to the old chair seats.

Once everything was dry, it was time to put everything back together again.
I even added a little industrial wire basket
 underneath should the SPIRIT ever move them to put their crap away!
(let me just say..its been a few months and the only thing in that basket is my HOPES AND DREAMS of them putting their stuff in their!) :)

I will say I am thrilled with how it all came together and how nice it is to have the kids do their homework downstairs and not have as much paper work dropped on the kitchen table as they walk in the door from school.
Plus on Movie nights it great to have the kids be able to eat at a table while watching a movie as opposed to them sitting on the couch dropping food everywhere!
I am so thankful to Adrianne for her gift of her old table.
It has served a great service to our family and I couldn't  be happier.
NOW, if I could just get them to use that dang basket!
Oh well...you win some you loose some.
I hope you all enjoyed this makeover even if it took me a few months to getting around to posting about it!
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Something to Talk About LINK Party and Features!

Welcome to the Something to Talk About Link Party #54! We hope you guys all had a happy and relaxing weekend. We’re so glad you’re here and linking up with us!

This week, CoCo from The Crowned Goat has chosen our top six features:

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MOD cabinet given a FRESH START with General Finishes

*Disclosure:  This project was sponsored by General Finishes. Although I was compensated in product, as always all opinions expressed are 100% my own.


Welcome back my Beauties!
Its time for this months Fab Furniture Flippin Contest.

This month’s contest is sponsored by General Finishes and the theme is Fresh Start. General Finishes Chalk Style Paint is a casual chalky interior matte paint available in 20 contemporary colors.
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This month’s challenge was to take an old piece of furniture and give it a “Fresh Start” by using General Finishes new line of chalk paint.

This is the cabinet I started with. It was on old MOD record cabinet.
The doors had fallen off and were thrown out.
I loved the design of the piece just not the color.

I decided to use General Finishes Chalky Paint in
Charleton Blue for the outside.
On the inside I coated the whole thing with General finishes Milk Paint in Seagul Gray.
Then I took a Geometric Floor stencil and used my Charleton Blue Chalky Paint to
stencil the geometric form on the back of the cabinet.
After it was all dry I coated the whole thing with General Finishes  high performance flat Finish
I still can't believe what a difference a nice coat of paint made on this piece.
Its the perfect cabinet for the side of the bed or the end of the couch.





 I want to give a big Thank You to The Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest and to our sponsor. This month’s theme was fantastic!  Want to see what the other participants have done with their projects & the colors they chose? Check out our Featured hosts – Evey of Evey’s Creations and Stacy of Anastasia Vintage.

If you’re a blogger and would like to participate in future contests, please feel free to email info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com for further information.