Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gray and Mint Ikat Stencilled Dresser Makeover

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Welcome back my Beauties!
I am so excited to be back with a new makeover.
Things have been pretty crazy here getting all the kids to 
all their school events and sports and getting ready 
for my OLDEST to graduate (how is this happening, I still feel like I just graduated :)) 
But during the day when I am not doing all that I have been 
making over furniture like crazy.
I finally got a few hours last night to put together this post.
So here it is!

This is what the dresser looked like before.
Just a plain old standard dresser.

 Luckily I had just got a bunch of goodies.
I had the Ikat Stencil and a bunch of Americana Decor Paints

I gave the dresser 2 coats of Americana's Relic Chalky Finish Paint

After the paint dried I used the IKAT stencil and the Americana color REFRESHING and stencilled on my pattern.

Once that was done I used the Americana Varnish to seal the piece.

And to give it that final POP, I added these JADEITE knobs.
They went perfectly with the paint and style of the piece. 

I just love how it all came together.
A totally different look than the original dresser.

I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I can't wait to start getting back into 
a schedule again where I can start sharing on a more regular pattern.
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day

Monday, April 25, 2016

Not so PERFECT Vintage Desk and Free Vanity Bench Makeover

Hitting REPLAY on an old post.

Good Morning My Beauties! 
Last night I asked on FACEBOOK if you guys would like to see
You guys said yes...SO here is the first one.
Last night I explained that when I get super busy, I don't have time to 
set and photograph all the pieces.
Sometimes I have about 10 minutes before I have to bring some pieces in.
This set was one of them.

The desk started out like this.
Your typical wood and metal old school desk.

The bench started like this. 
My lovely sister gave it to me. 
Its an old vanity bench. it was in great condition but needed an update.
I grabbed some gold spray paint and started painting the legs.
I had no idea what I was going to do yet.
But once I started painting I got in the groove.
I painted the wood part of the base a nice mint green and then started
on the bench.
I painted the bench a cream color and found some cool coordinating 
fabric to pull it all together.
Now to the not so perfect addition. In my attempt to recover this bench
I learned how to do the special BACK covering. I thought it went pretty good but
the nail head trim went in a little crooked. 
But like I said this is a NOT so PERFECT post!

 Here it is. The finished set...
The not so perfect...
finished set.
I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thankfully someone else enjoyed this because it sold pretty quick
after I brought them into the booth.
Well that was the first of our 
NOT so PERFECT posts.
I hope you enjoyed.
Until next time.
Go make someones day Beautiful! Feature Fridays

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Revamping an outdated dresser ~Home Expert Series.

Its time again for the Home Expert Series!
Come see how I took this worn out dresser and transformed it.

Hop on over to to see the transformation.
See you next week! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Berkey and Gay Rescued Chest of Drawers Makeover ~DIY Furniture GIrls

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Welcome back my Beauties!
I have another makeover for you and this one is for our DIY FURNITURE GIRLS
Themed Furniture Makeover.
This months THEME is Neutral.

This is the dresser I decided to use.
It is a vintage Berkey and Gay Chest of drawers.
I was the 3rd person it had been given to in the hopes of saving it.

The first person was a member of a local band and  had worked to try to start getting it back to its original state. After stripping the top and the drawers they seemed to have lost their MOJO.
It was then given to a friend of mine who also tends to COLLECT furniture, and he had hopes of bringing it back as well.
Well life got busy for him and he had a lot on his plate so in a last ditch effort he sent me a message asking me if I wanted to try and save it.
My answer was "Give me the address, I will be there in 30 minutes" :)

I brought it home and started working on it.
I used my Rockwell sander and started getting the top and drawer fronts pretty 

I knew after a few attempts at stripping and sanding the sides why they had given up.
That paint didn't want to budge. I don't know what kind of paint was used but it was there tp stay. It was at that point I decided to use a nice neutral green color to paint the box of the dresser.
For the top and the drawer fronts I used a light maple stain.
Once the paint was dry I just waxed and buffed it.
As for the hardware I used some oil rubbed bronze ones I had in my stash.
The original hardware had been glass knobs that had been GLUED in and somewhere along the line been snapped off.
I had to drill through the old glass for new holes but these simple knobs filled the void nicely.

 I really like how it turned out and I was happy to finally be able to save this piece.
It sold pretty quick so it has now re-entered society as a functioning member of the furniture community :)

I hope you enjoyed this months Themed makeover and I hope you
head on over and check out all my bloggy friends makeovers as well.
Until next time,
Have a Beautiful day!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Desk Makeover using Pure and Original Paint

 Disclosure: This post contains sponsored links from Pure & Original Paint. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Welcome Back my Beauties!
I am sorry I have been absent for the last few weeks, but spring break was so nice I decided to extend it and play catch up around the house. 
I am not used to relaxing and once I got that little taste of it while on vacation it was more difficult than I thought to get back into the swing of things.
But I am back now and I am so excited to share the latest desk makeover.
Its also time for the Fab Flippin furniture Contest and I was excited to try out our latest sponsor.
Pure & Original is the month’s sponsor of the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and I couldn't wait to give it a try.

 This is the desk that would be the recipient of the Pure and Original paint.
 The colors I had chosen were STEEL BLUE and BISON HAIR brown.
I loved the combination of Rich colors.

Pure & Original Paints

Hand made high quality lime paints, chalk based paints and marrekech wall paints, inspired by nature, made with a passion for colors, and respect for the environment. Pure & Original paints provide stunning finishes in bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and on furniture.

I received free paint from Pure & Original in exchange for writing a review on the blog. This post contains an affiliate link, which means that if you click on the product link, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions 100% are my own.

 Here you can see the first 2 coats.
It truly did go on with a velvet finish.
I was so impressed with the product straight out of the can.
This is the desk after 2 coats.
Since you don't HAVE to seal it I simply used my buffing brush attached to my cordless drill and shined it right up WITHOUT wax.
Classico is an environmentally friendly, professional chalk and water based paint with natural (100% mineral) pigments. Popular in the USA on furniture,  Classico is ideal for walls because it is washable without any wax or sealer.
The final finish is a special non-gloss look and the rich deep colors of Pure & Original will give your home an exclusive style. Classico is matte like lime paint, but more consistent in color, softer, and has a a velvet-like, powdery feel. Classico is available in 140 colors.
I couldn't believe how it shined up without the wax. 

 And here is the finished product all buffed up and shiny.
I changed out the hardware to update the piece and I think it just added that much more to the piece.
I received free paint from Pure & Original in exchange for writing a review on the blog. This post contains an affiliate link, which means that if you click on the product link, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions 100% are my own.

 I look at this desk and still can't believe its the same desk.

 I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
Be sure to check out all my other blogging buddies to see what they transformed with their paint.

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Until next time,
Have a Beautiful day!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Roadside Rescue Free Russell Woodard MCM Patio Chair set Spray Painted Makeover

 Hello again my Beauties!
(UPDATE...thanks to an awesome reader I found out these are Highly collectible
 Mid-Century Modern SPUN Fiberglass Russell Woodard Chairs....I am so glad I kept them) 
I have been meaning to show you this makeover for over a month now.
I was going through some pictures on my computer and realized I never showed you
this makeover.
 One night over a month ago on a walk we came across three of these chairs for free on the side of the road. a SUCKER for FREE furniture you know I picked them up.
The one above went to my booth but the other 2 were going to be mine.
They just needed a little WORK.
 Here is a close up of the wicker and cushions before...
They were kinda....well...YUCK.
The cushions were dirty and out dated and the wicker had lost parts of its old paint job,
but the chairs themselves were oh so COMFY and I love the cool style!
I quickly gave the chairs a couple coats of Black Spray Paint and got to
work on the chairs.

 Now I tried to be FANCY with the cushions and use this fancy dancy special spray paint...
Well, as you can tell..NO, it didn't work.
The plastic mesh type material was no match for the expensive fabric spray paint.

So I went with my favorite standby!
I grabbed a couple cans of my favorite Rustoleum spray paint and gave the cushions 2 coats.
It worked perfectly.
I mean..why had I gone through all that trouble before I tried good old spray paint?

 The nice part about forgetting to post is that I can tell you..
the spray paint has held up FABULOUSLY. 
No flaking..No Peeling...They look as good as they did the first day.
I love them and we have been putting them to good use while
we FINALLY enjoy some nice weather here in Michigan!
Until next time;
go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!