Monday, November 11, 2019

Westminster Green Vintage Long dresser Makeover



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beat up old vintage dresser given a refresh with general finishes westminster green milk paint and gel stain
Welcome back my Beauties!
I am excited to be back with another makeover!
I spotted this baby at the local thrift store and ran right up to it.
It was price really cheap since it was missing most of the hardware and was pretty beat up, but I didn't let that stop me.
It was solid wood and I knew it wouldn't take much to bring it back to a beautiful piece of furniture.

vintage long dresser given updated look with paint and gel stain wood filler sanding refinishing
I looked through my stash to see if I had extra hardware in this style but I didn't. 
This age of piece the replacement hardware gets a bit expensive so I decided to just fill the extra holes and use knobs instead which would cost way less than pulls.
So I filled the extra with wood filler and let it set.

sanding and refinishing top of old dresser using ryobi cordless sander and using general finishes gel stain

While that was setting I grabbed my Ryobi Cordless sander and took the beat up old finish off the top of the dresser.
refinishing dresser top using general finishes gel stain diy
Once I got the finish off and wiped the whole thing down with tack cloth  I could put on my finish.
It gave a nice rich finish to the top.

Once it was dry I used General finishes top coat in Satin to protect it.




general finishes gel stain in mahogany dresser makeover

I mean, look at that grain! The stain really made it POP!
general finishes milk paint in westminster green painted dresser makeover
Once the top had cured and I had sanded the base down and wiped it down I could start on painting it.
I wanted to use a color that would work with the warm rich top so I picked General finishes in Westminster Green!
westminster green dresser makeover using milk paint and copper hardware

Look how much better those drawers look!
I decided to accent them with some copper knobs
before and after vintage long dresser makeover using general finishes gel stain and milk paint in westminster green

I think you will agree it all worked together!
Vintage long dresser makeover using general finishes milk paint in westminster green and gel stain in mahogany diy before and after
I love that I was able to save a piece that others had passed over!
It took a little work, but I think it was worth it!
westminster green long vintage dresser makeover diy general finishes milk paint and gel stain

I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
I will be back again soon I hope, with another!
Until next time;
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! 
General finishes Westminster green milk paint and gel stain vintage dresser makeover diy before and after


Monday, November 4, 2019

Another Empire Strikes Back...the Saga of the Empire Style Lowboy dresser makeover.



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vintage antique buffet server empire style do it yourself before and after makeover
Welcome back my Beauties!
How the heck have you all been?
I have been working like crazy on smalls for the booth trying to keep up with the holidays.
Luckily when the weather was nicer I was able to work on a bunch of furniture projects to show you.
This makeover started in a galaxy far far away....
just kidding..it started in my garage. :)
If you follow me on instagram (which you can do --->HERE)
you would have seen in my stories the SAGA of me scoring this beauty at a thrift store and having to get it into my husbands hatchback :)
I always know if I bring the little car, I will find a big piece of furniture. 
It had seen better days but it was structurally perfect and such a cool piece.
Once I got it home I got to work.
Ryobi cordless battery powered random orbital sander diy empire buffet makeover
The top had seen the worst of the wear. But since I knew I was going to paint it, I knew I just needed to scuff it up and clean it to prep it. I used my Ryobi cordless sander to rough up the parts I was going to paint.
Then I wiped it all down and got to work.
general finishes milk paint in queenstown gray for empire buffet makeover diy

Since once drawer had already been refinished and was in great shape I decided to keep that one as it was and just accent the rest of the piece using General Finishes Milk Paint in Queenstown Gray.
I found some old hardware in my stash and just gave it a couple coats of gold spray paint and they were good to go.
general finishes queenstown gray empire style buffet painted makeover
Then it was time to put it all back together.
I think you will agree the deep gray and the gold played so nicely with the wood tones in the large bottom drawer.

general finishes queenstown gray empire style buffet painted makeover karin chudy
This Empire dresser definitely struck back with its curved legs and sleek appearance.
another empire strikes back, the empire buffet makeover artisbeauty.net karin chudy
I am really happy I was able to get this piece home and give it a new lease on life.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover.
The snow is already starting here but hopefully I will get a few more pieces done before it gets really bad.
Until next time,
have a BEAUTIFUL day! 


EMPIRE BUFFET MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER DIY USING QUEENSTOWN GRAY GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT

Vintage empire style lowboy dresser makeover before and after using general finishes milk paint karin chudy diy artisbeauty.net



Monday, September 30, 2019

RESCUED ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD MAKEOVER



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Welcome back my Beauties!
Finally I made it back with this post I promised a while back.

Rescued vintage sideboard BEFORE makeover   Do it yourself using General Finishes Milk paint in custom color
You may remember a few weeks ago (maybe a month??? :) )
a friend of mine texted and said he was cleaning out a house he was going to be doing some construction on and didn't want to see this beauty go into the dump.
I of course instantly told my husband to empty out the truck so I would be able to go pick it up and we were there within a few hours to grab it. 
It needed a LOT of work, but when I am saving a free rescued piece I don't seem to mind.
I feel like its been through so much, it deserves to finally get some attention.

STRIPPING VENEER FROM AN ANTIQUE RESCUED SIDEBOARD BUFFET BEFORE SANDING DIY MAKEOVER
So the first thing I did as you can see was to peel off what was left of the veneer on top.
It took a little elbow grease and my scraper but I made short work of it. 

SANDING THE TOP OF THE RESCUED VINTAGE SIDEBOARD BEFORE STAINING
Once all the veneer was off I could get to sanding.
I used my Ryobi sander and a few different grit sandpaper and smoothed out the whole top to prep it for stain.

AFTER SANDING SANDING THE TOP OF THE RESCUED VINTAGE SIDEBOARD BEFORE STAINING TOP
After it was sanded I wiped it down with some tack cloths and got to work on staining.
MINWAX WOOD FINISH IN DARK WALNUT PENETRATING STAIN FOR FURNITURE
Since I was going to go with a rich color for the base of the cabinet I wanted a deep dark tone for the top.
So I used Minwax Dark Walnut.
When it was dry I just used some wipe on poly to seal it.
GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT CUSTOM BLUE GREEN FINISH FOR VINTAGE SIDEBOARD MAKEOVER
Now the fun part.
After lightly sanding and cleaning the whole base cabinet and securing all loose doors and things
and Twilight, (in a 1/1-ish ratio)to give an awesome dark greenish blue.
(I kept the legs dark and just cleaned them up with some Restore a finish)
RUSTOLEUM COPPER SPRAY PAINT FOR MAKING OVER HARDWARE

While the paint was drying I just grabbed some vintage hardware and gave it a couple coats of Rustoleum copper spray paint to play off the blue green color.
FINISHES RESCUED ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD BUFFET CUSTOM PAINTED MAKEOVER DIY
And there she is!!
Can you even believe this is that same piece.

GENERAL FINISHES CUSTOM BLUE GREEN MILK PAINTED VINTAGE BUFFET MAKEOVER DIY
She just needed a little tender lovin care and a lot of elbow grease!

ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD RESCUED FROM BASEMENT AND REFINISHED IN CUSTOM GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT DIY
I just love how that green blue played off the copper hardware and the dark wood!
before and after rescued antique sideboard buffet makeover do it yourself custom painted general finishes milk paint karin chudy
Now you know I am always working on lots of pieces even if I don't post all of them,
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I would love to see you over there!
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! 



RESCUED ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD BUFFET CUSTOM PAINTED MAKEOVER VENEER REMOVAL DO IT YOURSELF PAINTED BEFORE AND AFTER