Sunday, March 11, 2018

Before and After Vintage Umbrella Hall Tree Makover

before Pine beat up hall tree umbrella stand makeover general finishes diy painted furniture
Welcome back my Beauties!
It's been a crazy week here with kids stuff and unfortunately a funeral for our beautiful Step Grandmother. 
In the midst of all that I decided to add to the crazy by redoing a piece of furniture.
Sales have picked up and I have already gone through my reserve pieces which is a good thing, but that means painting a bunch of pieces in a short period of time to restock the booth.
One of those pieces was this vintage-ish pine hall tree. 
You can't see from the pictures but all the stain was missing from the feet and had many gouges and scratches.
No better candidate for paint.

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general finishes antique white water based milk paint vintage hall tree umbrella stand makeover farmhouse style

As I was looking at the piece deciding what color my daughter suggested white.
You know me.... I very rarely do white.
I love color, but I decided to listen to my daughter.
and gave it a couple coats.
After I was done painting I put the hooks back on and got ready to photograph her.

Farmhouse style Antique white Vintage hall tree Umbrella stand painted makeover before and after DIY furniture
I gotta say. 
I really LOVE it.
I didn't know how I would feel about the white, but I really think it was the perfect color for this piece.
I think it actually makes it feel more vintage. 
antique white vintage hall tree umbrella stand makeover before and after general finishes

My husband even asked if I was gonna keep it he liked it so much.
But as you can see from the picture I had to move my Grandmother Clock that I had redone to photograph it, and I love my Grandmother clock more.
So its off to the BOOTH for this Hall tree.
Before and After Vintage hall tree umbrella tree holder stand antique white general finishes painted makeover
I hope you guys enjoyed the latest makeover! 
I am off to my studio to paint some more pieces!
Have a Beautiful day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

New Orleans Purple Girls Dresser makeover.

This dresser popped up in my memories today.
My daughter still has it and loves it!

Good Day my BEAUTIES! 
Its that time of week again where I show you my latest 
furniture makeover.
This week is a new (old) dresser makeover for my daughters room.

                  This is the what the dresser looked like before! Not too pretty huh. ???
   I had purchased it at Goodwill for about 30 bucks and I knew I wanted to use it for my daughters
                    room. I just had to get up the MOJO to do it.  Well it finally happened....:) 
If you remember about 2 years ago I redid my daughters bedroom. I had done a dresser for her then, but as you can imagine like all kids and stuff, she grew out of it....I mean LITERALLY...I couldn't fit her clothes in the 4 drawers her old one had, so we had to do a new dresser. You can see the post to
to her bedroom Makeover HERE!
Its funny cause when I look at the old post I realize that may have been the last time her room was EVER that clean...she is very creative like her momma and has lots and lots of "stuff"
for creating in her room....:)

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Now, when I started the dresser I knew I wanted the purple to come through but I didn't want the whole thing to be purple so I quick gave it a coat of CeCe Caldwells New Orleans purple.
When that was dry I gave it a couple thin coats of Vintage white. 
I wanted to do more but it was my daughters dresser and she really liked the purple that was showing through.  (not as much as in the picture above. that was a first coat.)
While the base of the dresser was drying I mixed up a little more of a custom purple for the drawers.
They needed a little more smokey color so I mixed in a bit of Smokey mountain to gray 
up the purple a little and to go nicely with her wall color.. When all of that 
was done I distressed waxed and buffed the whole thing. 
I also added these perfect knobs from Hobby Lobby. They went with the
colors just perfectly.

Before and after shabby chic new orleans purple girls dresser makeover bohochic diy do it yourself makeover painted

Needless to say my daughter is ecstatic for more places to put her art work. 
She barely waited for the paint to dry before she was setting up
her artwork on it. :)

Well, thats it for today...
I hope you enjoyed this latest furniture makeover.
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Discarded Side table given a Stencilled Makeover

discarded end table given stencilled and painted makeover bohochic before and after diy
Welcome back my Beauties!
We have a had a bit of a warm up so I have been busting my buns
to get some things ready for the booth.
I have had this poor discarded side table in my garage for a few months waiting for its makeover.
I knew it was gonna need some major sanding so I waited until I could be outside to get that done.

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discarded side table belt sanded ready for paint and stencil and stain before and after
So as soon as it warmed up a bit, I pulled out the 
Belt Sander and got to work.
I am not gonna lie..It took some major elbow grease along with that big ole belt sander to get through all the grease stains,
but I prevailed!!!
Once I used my finish sander to smooth out the top, I grabbed some dark stain I had in my garage and gave the top a quick stain.
I then cleaned up the rest of the base knowing I would be painting that.

deco art americana decor fleur medallion stencil side table makeover before and after
As usual our temps dropped again and I had to bring my little project inside.
I decided this top needed to POP since it had been through such hardships. So I grabbed my 
Placed it where I wanted it and got to work.

general finishes snow white water based milk paint stencilled side table makeover

Since I wanted it to POP, I decided to go with
for the stencil.

stencilled side table makeover deco art americana decor fleur medallion table makeover
It played off really nicely with the dark stain.
I slightly distressed it when it was dry to match the light distressing of the table.

For the base color I chose 
to seal it off. 
discarded side table given stencilled and stained and painted makeover before and after
I couldn't be more THRILLED with how the tired and beat up old table turned out.
fluer medallion stencil in snow white over dark stained wood before and after
The light distressing against the wood and the white paint
just made my heart go pitter patter.

stencilled side table makeover persian blue general finishes paint american fleur medallion stencil
I think you will agree that it looks much better than before.
I am so happy to be plugging away on furniture again.
Now if this nice weather would stick around I could be much more productive.
Sadly we have a wicked snow storm headed this way as I type.
C'est LaVie!
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover!
I will see you again once I defrost!
Until then;
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
general finishes persian blue milk paint and stencil side table makeover stain refinishes roadside rescue

Monday, February 19, 2018

Custom Blue Green Nightstand Makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint and Gel Stain

outdated orange pine nightstand makeover using general finishes paint and gel stain
Welcome back my Beauties!
I feel like it has been so long!
I have still been working like crazy on makeovers,
but spending more time just getting things into the booth and not having time to show you the befores and afters.
(If you follow me on instagram stories you can see what I am up to when I don't have a chance to blog about it)
I know I am not the only one that felt like January was 4 months long, and now February is feeling like its about 2 weeks long.

One of the things I did get a chance to photograph was this old outdated orange yellow nightstand.
I loved the bones of it but the color just wasn't doing it for me.

using general finishes Gray Gel Stain and Custom Milk paint to makeover outdated orange nightstand eclectic bohemian home decor
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In order to get started on this, I decided to go with a two tone finish.
I cleaned the piece up and got to work.
For the drawer fronts I took off the old hardware and used General Finishes Gray gel stain in two coats to give the fronts a nice light gray color.
When they were dry I used their Gel coat to seal and protect.

General Finishes custom blue green milk paint pine nightstand makeover before and after bohochic home decor makeover

For the base I decided to mix up a custom color.
I used one to one ratio 
and General Finishes Emerald green for a deep green blue color.
I love how it turned out and how deep the color was.
It feels eclectic but with a little nautical color too.
I grabbed some Vintage lattice brass knobs from my collection to add another layer of fun to the piece.

general finishes custom green blue pine nightstand end table makeover gray gel stain diy eclectic bohemian decor

I love how easy it was to transform it from outdated to 
The blue playing off the brass and the gray.
before and after outdated gold pine nightstand turned boho beauty diy general finishes milk paint eclectic bohemian home decor
I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
I am so happy to be back with you guys.
I already photographed two other pieces this same day so hopefully I will be able to show you more soon.
Until then,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Roadside Rescue Eclectic Emerald Green Dresser Makeover

roadside rescued dresser chest of drawers makeover before veneer removal and repair
Welcome back my Beauties.
I have been waiting to show you this Roadside Rescued Eclectic Emerald Green Dresser for a while
and I am so happy to finally being able to get around to editing and posting it.
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It may look a bit familiar to you if you have been following me for a while. 
You can see the partner to the piece I did HERE
Both pieces were rescued at that same time and took almost the same amount of work to bring them back to functioning pieces of furniture.

wood veneer removal roadside rescued dresser makeover before and after repair boho chic
One of the first things that needed to be done with both pieces was to remove all the damaged veneer off of them.
This required a few days, some slivers and major tenacity.
As with the first piece the veneer did NOT want to come off.
Every method was tried again. You know....the Wet Towel to release the veneer. The heat gun to also try to release the glue holding the veneer. None of those worked. 
The only thing that did was to use a good ole paint scraper
I worked for hours to get every little bit I could off.
Once the veneer was removed I used my Belt Sander to get it to a nice smooth finish and remove all the little bits of veneer that were being stubborn :)

veneer removal sanding and finishing of roadside rescued dresser top finish

I mean, look at that wood underneath. 
I sometimes wonder why they laid the thin piece of wood over the solid slats of wood underneath. 
For the top I finished it off with the same finish as the previous piece.

general finishes emerald green water based milk paint roadside rescue dresser makeover before and after
But for the base I wanted a little more POP!
SO I chose General Finishes Emerald Green Milk Paint.
I gave the base 2 coats and cleaned up the original hardware and put those back on.

eclectic emerald green roadside rescued dresser before and after makeover veneer removal repair diy
I think you will agree that the green made it really POP!

general finishes emerald green  boho chic dresser makeover before and after roadside rescue water based milk paint
I actually tried to figure out a way to keep it for my own house, but as you know I can't keep everything.
So it went to my booth and it is now in someone else's home getting a second lease on life.before and after Roadside Rescued Dresser Makeover Emerald Green Eclectic Boho style

I think besides the green happy paint, the thought of keeping another piece out of the landfill makes me even happier.
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I am going to be a busy little bee
working on some more pieces
so be sure to check back to see what else I am working on.
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So until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!