Friday, August 28, 2020

Pretty in Pink Vintage Dresser Makeover



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Vintage Dresser makeover using General Finishes Ballet Pink Milk Paint BEFORE

Welcome back my Beauties! 
How the heck have you been?
We have been navigating these crazy times and just trying to 
adjust our sails on a daily basis.
Thankfully a few days ago the weather cooled a bit and I was able to knock out some projects.
I haven't spent a lot of time this summer writing up posts because honestly, just surviving seems to be enough of an accomplishment on its own.
But I still love a good makeover and hopefully you do too!
So let's get going.
I picked up this vintage little cutie at the thrift shop for a steal.
I loved that it was in really great shape and only needed a little bit of loving.
It was plain but I knew a little paint would perk it right up.


sanding the vintage dresser so paint will adhere properly
I got to work on lightly sanding the whole thing down.
Then I wiped it down with warm water.
I wanted to make sure the paint properly adhered.


General finishes Milk Paint in Ballet Pink Vintage Dresser Makeover

Once I had that done I picked my paint.
Now if you know me I am NOT a big PINK person, but this color is so subtle I just love it for giving a piece some quiet color.
You may remember the cute little GOSSIP BENCH I did in that color.  You can see that HERE.
https://www.artisbeauty.net/2020/01/vintage-gossip-bench-given-sweet-and.html
So I got to work painting the dresser.
While it was drying I grabbed some old hardware and gave it a clean.

Rustoleum metallic spray paint to refurbish old hardware for furniture

Once it was clean I gave it a couple coats of Rustoleaum Copper metallic spray paint.
Ballet Pink Painted dresser with Wreath Stencil diy
Once that was finished and the paint had dried on the dresser I had decided that it needed just a little subtle POP of something to liven up the flat and plain front.
I grabbed my Deco art Winter Wreath stencil and some White General Finishes Milk paint and painted on this simple wreath.
Ballet Pink Dresser Makeover using General Finishes Milk paint DIY artisbeauty.net karin chudy
I love that it added something simple but made the front a bit less plain.

Pretty in Pink Vintage dresser makeover using General finishes Ballet Pink Milk Paint DIY
I am also happy to say that it sold pretty quickly.
This plain ole piece is now livin its best life in a new home.

Before and After Pretty in Pink Painted Vintage Dresser Makeover Karin Chudy Artisbeauty.net
Well, hopefully I will get more in the habit of writing up more posts,
but the way this year is going,
.........
who knows. :)


Before and After Pretty in Pink Vintage dresser makeover using General FInishes milk paint in Ballet Pink

I am happy to have at least gotten to this one.
Until next time,
Be KIND to one another
and have a BEAUTIFUL day! 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Antique Victorian Dresser Makeover using Milk Paint



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Antique vintage victorian dresser makeover before
Welcome back my Beauties!
Sorry its been so long.
I have been working on plenty of stuff, just out of practice for taking enough pics to make a blog post!
In fact on this one I didn't take a full BEFORE picture because I was so excited to get started.
I had already cleaned the drawer fronts and added new hardware before I even started to take pics.
You can see from the one I have that the base of this vintage dresser was in sad sad shape.
The drawers were o.k.; they just needed some cleaning and loving.
But it was missing all the hardware minus the keyhole covers.
https://amzn.to/2VgueT2
I had purchased these cup pulls a while back and was saving them.
I wanted something shiny to go with the dresser makeover so I removed the keyhole covers and the new hardware and cleaned them all and got ready to paint them.



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I knew I was going to go with some rich paint color so I wanted a rose gold to accent the piece.
I picked Rustoleums Rose gold spray paint and gave them two coats.

Top of vintage dresser BEFORE sanding and wiping to prep for paint
While the hardware was drying I gave the base a good scuffing and sanding and wiped it all down.

Vintage dresser makeover using general finishes westminster green milk paint
Once that was done I could start coating the base.
I picked General Finishes Milk paint in Westminster green to play off the vintage style of the piece.

Antique Victorian Dresser Makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint in Westminster Green
Look at how great the rose gold plays off the dark wood and deep green paint!

 Vintage Dresser Makeover using Milk paint DIY
I love it and for a second thought about where I could put it in my house, but then I remembered I already have too many dressers :)

Vintage Dresser Painted makeover using general finishes westminster green milk paint makeover
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN DRESSER MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT IN WESTMINSTER

So there you have it. 
One of the many makeovers I have been working on the last few months!
I was looking through some other makeovers and was shocked to see that there was still snow on the ground in some of them.
I am not ready to look at snow again for a while, so I will do those posts LATER!


If you missed any of the last few makeovers you can see them Below.
https://www.artisbeauty.net/2020/04/diy-marushka-inspired-mountain-wall.html


https://www.artisbeauty.net/2020/05/diy-vintage-brick-wall-decor-quarantine.html



https://www.artisbeauty.net/2020/03/vintage-dresser-makeover-using-fern.html

It makes me feel a little better to know I did accomplish a few posts during this crazy time!
Until next time,
Stay Healthy 
and have a BEAUTIFUL day!


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

DIY VINTAGE BRICK WALL DECOR -QUARANTINE CRAFT EDITION



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VINTAGE BRICK WALL ART USING BRICK PANELING GENERAL FINISHES PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA VINTAGE TRANSFERS
Well, Welcome back my Beauties!
How the heck have you been?
I have been keeping busy and trying to be somewhat productive during quarantine, but some days I am more productive than others.
Actually, seems like some MONTHS I am more productive than others :)

https://www.artisbeauty.net/2020/04/diy-marushka-inspired-mountain-wall.html

If you remember it took me quite a while into quarantine to really start accomplishing any real projects.
You can see my DIY Mountain Wall Mural 
and read all about that lack of motivation there.
But once I did that I slowly started to work on more things.
I did a piece of furniture for my booth for when we can reopen and
I started working on smalls.
While I was working on those I started wondering what I could do with my old Vintage Brick artwork I had made
seen below.


We had changed up our Den and I had taken the dark brick wall art that I had made down.
I made them from Brick Paneling and stencils to look similar to my art studio that you can see below.




https://www.artisbeauty.net/2014/12/play-room-turned-art-is-beauty-art.html


But I wanted to change out the dark brick on the artwork
before I added my transfers.



and covered up the old stencil art and lightened the brick.
When it was dry I decided on which transfer I wanted to use.


VINTAGE BRICK WALL ART USING BRICK PANELING GENERAL FINISHES PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA VINTAGE TRANSFERS

REDESIGN BY PRIMA VINTAGE FRUIT ADVERTISEMENT TRANSFER ON BRICK WALL PANELING
I cut out which one I wanted and placed it on the brick.
I followed the instruction and rubbed on the transfer.


SPRAYING VINTAGE TRANSFER ART TO PROTECT ON BRICK PANELING
After I rubbed it on I lightly sanded it to distress it and the brick.
To seal it I used my Spar Urethane to seal it.
When it was dry I put the frame back on and now its ready for the booth when we open.

Diy vintage brick wall transfer art quarantine craft edition artisbeauty.net


I just love the vintage advertisements and how easy it was to do this project.
DIY VINTAGE TRANSFER ART USING BRICK PANELING PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA TRANSFERS
Now I am trying to figure out what else I can put my transfers on.


DIY VINTAGE TRANSFER ART USING BRICK PANELING PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA TRANSFERS AND GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT

I hope you enjoyed this quick little craft DIY and that you are all staying healthy! 
VINTAGE BRICK WALL ART USING BRICK PANELING GENERAL FINISHES PAINT AND REDESIGN BY PRIMA VINTAGE TRANSFERS
Until next time,
Stay Safe,
Stay Healthy,
and have a Beautiful day! 


Monday, April 20, 2020

DIY MARUSHKA INSPIRED Mountain Wall Mural Quarantine Edition!



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Blank wall turned into a Marushka inspired Mountain Scene DIY Mural
Welcome back my Beauties!
What a WILD ride this last few weeks has been!
I have to admit that at the beginning of the Covid 19
Stay at home orders, I had GRAND PLANS of creating all kinds of wonderful works and organizing and cleaning.......
Funny, right??? ... I am guessing if you all are like me, those plans were just that.....
PLANS!!
You see I am used to being around my Family; a lot!
My husband is home in the summer and so are my kids,
but its usually WARM out and we can do things OUTSIDE..
This was not the case. 
This was more like winter break.
Lots of eating..not knowing what day it is
and not getting out of our pajamas.
My husband luckily was a bit more motivated than me.
You see since he is a Teacher he normally paints in the summers......for OTHER people.
I usually paint our home.
Since he was home he decided to paint all the rooms in the home that I hadn't painted in 15 years.
I had picked up the paint before all this and since we had it he decided to paint our hallway stairway and upstairs hallway.
He finished all that and I was left with a blank wall.
I sit and see this wall every morning while I am in my chair and drink my coffee;  and
after 2 weeks of staring at the plain blank wall, my Artist brain FINALLY got motivated.

If you have been following me for any amount of time,
you know how much I love the mountains. We do big family mountain hiking trips every summer.
You can see a few of those posts.
https://www.artisbeauty.net/2017/06/tips-on-navigating-glacier-national-park.html
or HERE
https://www.artisbeauty.net/2018/10/tips-for-hiking-arches-national-park.html
Missing those mountains finally gave me the motivation I needed to create something that would really be a time capsule dedicated to this crazy time.
Using a table top to draw a circle and hand drawing the mountain scene for the wall mural artisbeauty.net karin chudy diy

Being a child born in the 70s
I have had some strong influences.
One of them a local artist who created 
what we from Michigan lovingly refer to as
It was a style of silk screen graphic prints by a local teacher/artist named Richard Sweet
that were pretty much on everyone's wall growing up. 
I decided the wall mural I painted was going to be along those lines.
Simple but BOLD.
I needed a perfect circle to start and after trying to figure out how to maybe do it with a compass and a string and a pencil I looked into my kitchen and saw my little bistro table.

hand drawing the mountain scene for the wall mural artisbeauty.net karin chudy diy
My husband kindly unscrewed the top so I could use it to draw my most perfect circle and focal point for the painting.
After I had that I could start hand drawing my mountains. 
I took a pencil to the freshly painted walls and sketched out my design.
Use what you have to create a mountain wall mural indoors during quarantine karin chudy artisbeauty.net
Since I couldn't run out and get whatever supplies I needed I decided to go through all of my paints in the house and use those old color theory lessons and mix up the custom colors I wanted. 
mountain wall mural diy do it yourself use what you have before and after outdoors inside
Then I could finally get to work.
Funny how once I finally drew on the wall the painting was not scary.
(I know it was weird that drawing on the wall scared me more than putting permanent paint down)
Painting the sun/moon on a Use what you have to create a mountain wall mural indoors during quarantine karin chudy artisbeauty.net
I got to work painting, sometimes mixing the color right on the wall until I got the right tone I wanted.
Once I had it the color I wanted I filled it all in and gave it 2 coats and some touch ups.
I left some dry brushing on the sun/moon to give it depth and texture.
It was nice to have a distraction from the outside world
while I spent 2 days working on this mural.
walking down the stairs looking at the Marushka inspired Use what you have to create a mountain wall mural indoors during quarantine karin chudy artisbeauty.net
One of my favorite things now is being greeted by my Mural as I walk down the stairs in the morning.
Easy DIY MOUNTAIN WALL MURAL QUARANTINE EDITION. USE WHAT YOU HAVE MARUSHKA INSPIRED DO IT YOURSELF KARIN CHUDY ARTISBEAUTY.NET

It brings a smile to my face as I start my day.
Blank wall turned into a Marushka inspired Mountain Scene Use what you have in your home DIY accent wall mural Karin Chudy artisbeauty.net

Plus this is my view now when I sit and drink my coffee every morning! I get to see my mountains even when I am stuck inside.

I hope this has brought a little bit of happiness and fun to your day.

Easy DIY MOUNTAIN WALL MURAL QUARANTINE EDITION. USE WHAT YOU HAVE MARUSHKA INSPIRED DO IT YOURSELF KARIN CHUDY ARTISBEAUTY.NET

Honestly...this was the scariest part!
Having my picture taken.
At this point I hadn't put jeans on in 4 weeks...or makeup...
or done my hair.
I already don't like to be photographed as it is, but decided to be a little brave and get my picture taken...(Again as a time capsule sort of deal) 
I am glad I have this now since most likely its gonna be another 4 weeks before I do any of those things again :)
Easy DIY MOUNTAIN WALL MURAL QUARANTINE EDITION. USE WHAT YOU HAVE MARUSHKA INSPIRED DO IT YOURSELF KARIN CHUDY ARTISBEAUTY.NET

I hope you are all hanging in there.
I hope you are all healthy and safe.
Make your day Beautiful and Kind! 
Until next time!