Thursday, January 30, 2020

Classic Campaign Dresser Makeover



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Classic Campaign dresser makeover BEFORE using general finishes milk paint in driftwood
Welcome back my Beauties.
I am back with another makeover.
I am happy to say that this one just sold so I figured I should 
write it up before I forgot about it.
I picked up this classic style Campaign dresser at Goodwill 
for a great price and couldn't say no.
It was a beast and just needed a little love.
beat up old campaign dresser given makeover using general finishes milk paint
From the front it looks great but the sides and the top had big scratches and missing stain. 
I decided since the drawer fronts were in great condition I would keep those "as is" and just work on the base of the dresser.
I took out all the drawers and sanded down the base.
I wiped it all down and got to work.
campaign furniture hardware makeover
The hardware also needed some TLC.
It had these weird blotches where the finish had worn off so I decided to remove those as well and fix them up.
campaign dresser hardware makeover using gold metallic spray paint
I gently removed the corner brackets and the hardware and scrubbed them down. Then I gave a quick shot of some Rustoleum Metallic gold spray paint

General finishes driftwood milk paint on classic campaign dresser

While the hardware was drying I could get to work on the base of the dresser.
I decided to go with General Finishes Driftwood Milk paint since it played off the gold brown of the drawer fronts.
I gave it two coats. 
While it was drying I put the dried hardware back on the drawers.
Once the whole thing was dry, I could put the corner brackets back on as well.
Classic campaign style dresser given a makeover using General finishes milk paint in driftwood gray
Look how much better that hardware looks!
Classic campaign style dresser given a makeover using General finishes milk paint in driftwood gray

I love these kinds of pieces that don't need a ton of work to give them a fresh new update.


DRIFTWOOD CAMPAIGN DRESSER MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES

I am also happy to know that it's enjoying its new life in someone's home. 
classic campaign dresser makeover using general finishes driftwood gray milk paint
That's all for me, for now.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
Have a Beautiful day! 


Monday, January 20, 2020

Coastal Blue Vintage Waterfall Dresser Makeover



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beat up old vintage waterfall dresser in need of a makeover and saving with paint
Welcome back my Beauties!
I didn't think I would be back so quick but the cold weather has me not wanting to leave the house, so I figured I would work some old pieces I did.
Its funny because not only did it take me a long to time to write this post, it took me a long time to work on this dresser.
I am pretty sure it sat in my garage for at least a year.
I bought it at a thrift store because I loved the veneer.
Its that paper thin stuff so I knew I couldn't touch it with sandpaper or it would disappear so I had to work out how I was going to still show it off.
PAINTED FURNITURE REPAIR DIY BEFORE AND AFTER MILK PAINT
The top was pretty gouged up and heavily stained so I knew I had to paint it. 
I lightly sanded the parts I was going to paint and wiped them all down real well and went to my paints to decide on a color.

General Finishes Coastal blue milk paint waterfall dresser makeover
I decided to go with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint because I loved how it played with the wood tone that I would be keeping.
Coastal blue milk paint vintage waterfall dresser makeover general finishes

Here you can see how it looked with just one coat on. I had decided to just really clean up the top drawer that had the most interesting grain and use paint on the rest to showcase that part. 
It had the original hardware which I just clean up and put back on.
Vintage Waterfall Dresser makeover using General finishes Coastal Blue milk paint diy before and after refinished do it yourself

And here it is in its Coastal Blue Beauty! 

I loved how the original hardware played off the dark blue and the wood tone of the top drawer.
(I also want to know how much I miss seeing GREEN GRASS;
I was for sure not made for winter) :)
Vintage Waterfall Chest of Drawers painted makeover using General Finishes Milk paint in Coastal blue with gold hardware
This was a hard piece to bring into the booth because I wanted to keep it, but really had no place for it.

Vintage waterfall Chest of Drawers Dresser makeover with fancy veneered top drawer painted in coastal blue milk paint by general finishes fancy veneer
But happy to say its enjoying its new life in someone else's home.
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover and hopefully I will get a chance to write up some new posts while I wait out the winter.
Until next time,
Have a Beautiful Day! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Vintage Gossip Bench given a sweet and simple makeover



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VINTAGE GOSSIP BENCH BEFORE MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT IN BALLET PINK AND BLACK AND WHITE THRIFTED STRIPED FABRIC
Welcome back my Beauties!
I hope the New Year finds you well.
Its hard to believe its almost the middle of January already.
(I never say that, normally January feels about 120 days long)
But I have been busy and that seems to make the days go faster.
I worked on this makeover before Christmas but just now am getting around to posting about it.
I have about 20 more of those kinds of posts too.
Funny how time gets away from you.
But anyway, lets get on with the makeover.
I was strolling through the thrift shop one day when I saw this cute little gossip bench.
Now it was covered in dust and dirt but the shape of it was just too cute to pass up. 
So I dragged it up to the cashier and loaded it in my car.
I had no idea what I wanted to do with it yet,
but figured inspiration would strike once I got it home.

general finishes milk paint in ballet pink and black and white thrifted striped fabric
And it did!
I had been wanting to try out General Finishes Milk Paints new color "Ballet Pink" and figured this was as good as any project.
It would keep that girly feel but not overly girly.
To give it a fun little punch I used my thrifted striped fabric that I had used on my Paul Mccobb MCM chairs HERE
https://www.artisbeauty.net/2019/09/restoring-2-vintage-paul-mccobb-open.html

black and white striped fabric makeover gossip bench

You can see it looks better already just with the fabric change.
I made sure I sanded down the bench really well to get off any residues that might be on it, and then used a warm rag to wipe it all down and let it dry before painting.
Then when she was ready I gave her two coats of the Ballet Pink paint.

ballet pink gossip bench makeover with black and white striped fabric
And here she is all back together again and looking as pretty as can be!
ballet pink general finishes milk paint gossip bench makeover
I  love how it played with the fun little details on the back of the bench and how the fabric kept it more updated and the pale pink paint kept it feeling vintage.BEFORE AND AFTER VINTAGE GOSSIP BENCH MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES BALLET PINK MILK PAINT
I hope you enjoyed this makeover.
Hopefully It won't be as long until the next makeover,
but then again you know I will probably get busy or distracted again.
That is something you can always count on. :)
Vintage Gossip Bench Makeover before and after using General Finishes Milk Paint in ballet pink and black and white striped fabric

Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Updating a Mid Century Modern Dresser using General Finishes Milk Paint



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Mid century Modern dresser makeover BEFORE using general finishes milk paint
Welcome back my Beauties!
I hope you are all doing well.
We have had a busy holiday season so far with lots of furniture selling at the booth, so I haven't had a lot of time to post.
But I thought I would quick jump on the computer to show you a piece that just recently went to its new home.



MCM dresser makeover with damage BEFORE using General finishes milk paint
I picked up this great MCM dresser for a deal because of the damage to the side and the pulls.
That didn't scare me though. I loved the design of the piece,  but my brain just had to figure out how I was gonna update it but keep its vintage charm.
The side had damage that was stained into the veneer. No amount of sanding would remove it.
Plus it was textured and that would just wouldn't work.
It was not quite a blonde style dresser but had almost a white wash feel to it, so I decided that was how I was gonna work with it.
The top was laminate and in perfect condition so I decided I would work along those colors.


MCM dresser makeover using reverent gray milk paint by general finishes
I decided to go with General Finishes Reverent Gray because it went so well with the top and the finish on the drawer fronts.
I scrubbed the whole dresser and wiped it down real well and got started.


broken handle on mcm dresser makeover before and after

After giving the base 2 coats and letting them dry it was time to start on the hardware to see how I could keep the damaged pieces. I decided I would leave the drawer fronts unpainted but paint the pulls.

removing brass strip from MCM dresser pull to makeover
But that meant removing all the metal inlays.
I learned this trick years ago. I just took a screwdriver and popped them out.
This way I could sand all the pulls and paint them with the reverent gray and not have to worry about getting paint on the metal.
farmhouse gold spray paint by rustoleum for making over hardware on a mcm dresser
Since I had all the metal pieces out I decided to give them a clean up and freshen up with some farmhouse gold spray paint.

using a rubber mallet to get the old brass strips back into the mcm hardware pull for the dresser
Once everything was dried and cured I could put it all back together. Getting the metal strips in was the hardest part of the whole project. You can't just pop them back in you have to glide them into the groves. So I grabbed my rubber mallet and tapped them back where the belong. 


Mid Century Modern dresser given a makeover using General Finishes Reverent gray milk paint
Then it all went back together. 
You can see how the paint on the hardware and the sides really made that vintage finish show through on the drawer fronts.
mcm general finishes reverent gray dresser makeover before and after


MCM Mid century modern dresser makeover using general finishes milk paint in Reverent gray
It freshened it up, but still kept that MCM feel.
Now it is being used again and being enjoyed.



MID CENTURY MODERN DRESSER MAKEOVER IN GENERAL FINISHES REVERENT GRAY MILK PAINT DIY
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover 
and I hope you have a great Holiday!

BEFORE AND AFTER MCM DRESSER MAKEOVER BY ARTISBEAUTY.NET
Until next time,
Have a Beautiful day! 

Updating a Mid Century Modern Dresser using General finishes milk paint repurposing refinishing do it yourself vintage makeover

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