Monday, April 15, 2019

Outdated dresser given a beautiful makeover using westminster green general finishes milk paint



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outdated dresser before westminster green milk paint makeover diy
Welcome back my Beauties!!!
I hadn't been planning on showing a makeover but alas we got snowed in this fine April day so I figured since I couldn't be outside painting, I might as well be inside by the fire editing and typing up a post!
I had been working on furniture pretty much every day but then the temps dropped as they love to do here and we got a freak mid april snow storm and I got really grumpy and refused to go outside :)
So my grumpiness is your Before and After Makeover post! 

I have had this dresser for a few months in my garage waiting for inspiration. I picked it up at the local thrift store for a great deal.
I knew she needed some work but that was no big deal.
You can't see from the picture but the top was pretty gross and you can see where the old hardware had been spinning around for quite some time making the drawer not so pretty.


So I just grabbed my 
and gave the top a sanding all the way down and the base a quick smooth down. 


sanding the top of the outdated dresser using ryobi cordless random orbital sander for gel stain

I decided I  wanted to go with a two tone finish and that was the reason I took the top all the way down to the bare wood.


Once the top was sanded and wiped down I decided to go with my 

general finishes dark mahogany gel stain for westminster milk paint dresser makeover
You can see here how it gave a rich finish and really made the grain pop!
General Finishes New Color Westminster Green Milk Paint Dresser Makeover before and after Boho Regency Style
While that was drying I painted the base with one of my absolutely 
favorite new colors from
I gave it two coats to give it that deep finish.
Plus I spray painted the old hardware Gold to make that pop too!

Outdated Dresser Makeover Using General Finishes New Color Westminster Green and Mahogany Gel stain DIY

I just love how the wood finish with the deep green and brass all plays off each other.
Outdated Dresser Makeover Using General Finishes New Color Westminster Green and Mahogany Gel stain DIY  artisbeauty.net

Outdated Dresser Makeover Using General Finishes New Color Westminster Green and Mahogany Gel stain DIY  artisbeauty.net

Outdated Dresser Makeover Using General Finishes New Color Westminster Green and Mahogany Gel stain DIY  artisbeauty.net before and after
Now she is all ready to go be loved again and 
get the royal treatment in some new owners home!

Outdated dresser given a beautiful makeover using westminster green general finishes milk paint dresser makeover
Now if you don't mind me, I am going to go hide under a pile of warm laundry until all the snow melts.
Until then,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER



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Modern Farmhouse dresser makeover BEFORE painting with general finishes new color ALABASTER

Welcome back my Beauties!
I hadn't planned on doing a post today,
but I am in PROJECT mode before we leave for Spring Break and I had to bring some furniture into the booth, so I figured I would share one of the projects I had just finishes.
I picked up this dresser at the thrift shop for a steal.
I knew it was beat up, but it was SOLID and a BEAST 
so I knew it just needed a little TLC to bring it back to a functioning piece of furniture.
BEFORE Modern Farmhouse dresser makeover BEFORE painting with general finishes new color ALABASTER
Lucky for me the base was the most beat up.
The drawers were actually pretty good and just needed to be cleaned up to bring back their pretty grain.


MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
Here you can see them all cleaned up.
Since this thing was so solid I wanted to save what wood finish I could.
The rest of the piece was so hacked up I knew that it would have to be sanded down.
RYOBI CORDLESS PALM SANDER RANDOM ORBITAL MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER
So I grabbed my favorite little tool, my Ryobi Cordless Sander and got to work.

GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER
I tested a few colors next to the drawers before I started sanding and I went from there.
For the base I picked one of General Finishes new colors "Alabaster"
I don't tend to paint things white. I love color!
But this was like the perfect creamy white that played off perfectly with the hardware and the drawers.

GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
You can see here just after one coat, how much it changed the look of the base. 
No longer beat up, it looked fresh and clean!
GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
Here you can see it playing off the wood and the brass hardware.
It was perfect.


Since this is Michigan, I had to photograph the piece at my booth!
At least I didn't have to freeze my fingers off to photograph it.

BEFORE AND AFTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER USING GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER
So there you have it!  One of about the million projects I have been working on.
I hope you are enjoying some warm and spring like weather.
We have to leave the state to get that, so we will be traveling a thousand miles to see the sun and warm!
BEFORE AND AFTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT NEW COLOR ALABASTER DIY MAKEOVER

If you want to follow along,
join me over on Instagram !
Just click HERE! to keep up with the behind the scenes!
Until next time,
Stay warm!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Antique Parlor Table makeover using new Westminster Green General Finishes Milk Paint



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antique parlor table makeover before using general finishes
Welcome back my BEAUTIES!
I am so happy to be back with a fun new makeover!
I have to admit that this cold weather and gray days have left me uninspired. But luckily one of my favorite paint companies came out with some new colors and it got me motivated to get some projects done.
I had picked up this antique parlor table for a few bucks at the thrift shop. It was pretty beat up and had some damage I needed to take care of but it had just the pretties details and the solid wood top that I knew could be saved. 
So I got to work.
making over an antique parlor table using general finishes and ryobi cordless sander
First things first, was to expose that gorgeous top.
I used my Ryobi Cordless sander
to make quick work of it so I could get back inside and out of the snow.
general finishes brown mahogany gel stain antique parlor table makeover
Once it was all sanded and smoothed out I prepped it for the stain.
I decided to go with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel stain to make that quarter sawn oak POP!
general finishes new milk paint colors westminster green and blue moon

While the top was drying I had to decide what color to paint the base.
I put a sample of two colors on and loved both, but the Westminster Green really caught my eye and so it was decided.
antique westminster green and quarter sawn oak tiger grain parlor table makeover general finishes
I think you can see why I loved it.
Its so rich and worked so well with the warm mahogany color of the top. 
general finishes westminster green milk paint antique parlor table makeover
I still can't believe the difference now from before.
westminster green antique parlor table makeover

The details just came to life with the rich color.
Westminster Green Milk Paint Antique Parlor Table Makeover General Finishes
I am seriously in love and can't wait to find more pieces to put this gorgeous color on.
Plus I have a few other new colors I can't wait to try.
BEFORE AND AFTER ANTIQUE PARLOR TABLE MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES

Well, I better get back to work.
Luckily I have some fun new paint to play with. 
Hopefully the weather gets warmer and sunnier!
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Updating and Out of Date Cabinet with Milk Paint



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Updating and Out of Date Cabinet using General finishes Milk Paint
WELCOME BACK MY BEAUTIES!
I hope this week finds you well.
We are in for ANOTHER snow storm and honestly I think I am starting to go a bit nutty. 
We are already at snow day 10 or 11..(I have lost count) and they are thinking possibly 1 or 2 more this week.
I am hoping that for once they are wrong about the snow and ice (normally they are only wrong about NICE weather...am I right...or am I right? ) 
ANYWHOOO...I am sick of Gray and Dark and Gloomy so I decided I needed to paint something bright cheery and HAPPY.
You know, a little FAUX sunshine feeling. 
using general finishes Milk Paint to makeover an outdated cabinet

Since I was going for that FAUX sunshine feeling I decided to paint this outdated little cabinet using some General Finishes
Milk Paint in Somerset Gold..(You know..what I think the sun might look like if we ever see it again here in Michigan) 
Since the top was in perfect condition I just cleaned that up.
For the base I lightly sanded the whole thing and then wiped it down with a damp cloth. 
Then I gave it a couple coats of the bright and sunny yellow and.....

Somerset Gold Cabinet makeover using General finishes Milk paint artisbeauty.net karin chudy
VOILA!!! 
She looks happy and sunny and cheery!

Somerset Gold Outdated Cabinet makeover before and after
I don't often paint things yellow, but I felt like this piece was the perfect size to add just a little bit of happy to a room.
Not too much..Not too little.
BEFORE AND AFTER OUTDATED CABINET MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT IN SOMERSET GOLD

It went from drab and dreary to happy and cheery.
And who couldn't use a little happy and cheery right now!

How to Update an Outdated Cabinet using General Finishes Milk Paint Somerset Gold
I could use BOATLOADS of happy and cheery and SUN..
So if you got any extra be sure to send it to Michigan.

Somerset Gold Cabinet makeover using General finishes Milk paint artisbeauty.net
I would be eternally grateful....:)
I hope you liked this happy and fun little makeover.
I am going to go back under my 400 blankets and cover my head and hope when I crawl out the storm will have passed 
and we will be headed towards spring!
Until then have a BEAUTIFUL day! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Antique Depression Era Chest of Drawers given a Makeover!



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BEFORE antique depression era chest of drawers makeover using general finishes milk paint artisbeauty.net
Well, Welcome back my Beauties!
Sorry to be away for so long but as I am sure you all are experiencing, it has been dang hard to get back into the swing of things now that Christmas is over.
We were so busy with family time and my daughter preparing for her first musical production that time just seems to be slipping by.
I have been working on a few pieces down in my STUDIO during these freezing cold months, but I didn't have time to photograph all of them. 
But this baby I did!
I mean it was too gorgeous of a piece not to document!
I grabbed it for a steal at the thrift shop.
Mostly because one leg was really beat up and has some bad veneer damage on the fronts and sides. 
before BEFORE antique depression era chest of drawers makeover using general finishes milk paint artisbeauty.net
Lucky for me the really cool parts were in pretty decent shape and just needed some cleaning up and some love. 
I wanted to save as much of the original woodwork while updating at the same time. 
I removed all the really cool old hardware and gave it a good cleaning and a shot of some metallic spray paint

General finishes Brown Mahogany Gel stain vintage depression era dresser chest of drawers makeover
For the pieces I was going to save I just cleaned up the wood and wiped it with some General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain
It added the richness and protection back to the wood.
GENERAL FINISHES LAMP BLACK WATER BASED MILK PAINT DEPRESSION ERA DRESSER PAINTED MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
When that was done I decided I wanted to make the grain really POP so I used General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
I gave it two coats and it totally changed the look of the piece.
antique depression era dresser makeover before and after Lamp black general finishes

I mean, would you look how that awesome grain just popped against the brass hardware and the black paint! 
Antique Vintage Depression Era Two toned Chest of drawers dresser makeover General finishes milk paint lamp black before and after karin chudy
I am a girl who loves color but every once in a while I really love to give a piece a feeling of drama.
Antique Vintage Depression Era Two toned Chest of drawers dresser makeover General finishes milk paint lamp black before and after karin chudy
I think this lamp black paint did the trick, don't you?
before and after antique depression era dresser makeover before and after Lamp black general finishes
Now if I could only find about 20 more gorgeous pieces like this :)
I put it in my booth at Changing Thymes in Grandville Michigan
so here is hoping this once beaten up piece will get a new and fun life with another family. 
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I am going to wrap myself up in about 20 blankets and make a giant cup of tea.
We are in the middle of another ice storm here in Michigan.
Heres hoping we thaw out quickly so I can get back to thrifting for more vintage pieces.
Until next time have a WARM and BEAUTIFUL day!