Saturday, September 14, 2019

Restoring 2 Vintage Paul Mccobb Open Arm Chairs



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Welcome back my Beauties!
Bet you didn't expect to see me back so soon did ya?
Well, I have to say I have been on a roll working on some old pieces I have had in the garage and I figure I better not wait as long to post about them as I did to finish the pieces :) 
This is the story of more furniture that has been sitting in my garage for a few years.

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Last time I showed you this dresser that had been sitting in my garage for over 2 years. You can see that makeover HERE.

Well, those 2 chairs you see, they have been sitting just as long.

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I don't know what inspired me to get my rear in gear, but I think I honestly just got tired of looking at them.
Plus I was overwhelmed by the work both projects were gonna take.
I am not one to shy away from hard work, but I have to be in the right head space to do it.
So around the same time I started working on the dresser I decided to tackle the chairs.
I think part of the reason I was nervous was that they were very very cool chairs by a very famous designer Paul Mccobb.
Unfortunately, I found these chairs on the side of the road.
They had been left in the rain. 
I was so ticked because the finish I am sure would have been fine had they not been left in the rain. 
You can see what the rain had done to the finish in the above picture.

Ryobi battery powered cordless random orbital sander
So after 2 years of looking at them stacked in my garage I finally decided it was time.
I grabbed my Ryobi cordless sander and got to work.
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You can see here the sander made quick work, since the finish was almost non existent.

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Here is the part where I went a little crazy.
I know Paul Mccobb is suppose to be dark walnut stained and then finished, but I wasn't feeling it and since he liked to make modern things, I decided to modern them up too. :) 
I wanted their natural grain to show and only slightly darken it.
So I hand rubbed on a couple coats of Minwax Wipe on Poly
to just finish the natural beauty.

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For the seats I just used some black and white striped fabric that I had picked up at goodwill for an astoundingly cheap 3.99 a bolt.

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And there you have it.
Can you even believe the difference?
After all these years, I can't believe they are done.


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I love how the striped fabric works with the modern lines of the chair.


Now I have to hurry and take them to my booth before I decide to find a place in my house.
(believe me I have already walked around with them and tried to make them work :) )
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I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
I have another awesome piece that I saved from a friends garage 
that I am working on as I type.
Hopefully I am on a roll and will get that posted next week.
Fingers Crossed!
Until next time have a Beautiful Day! 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Mid Century Mod Dresser given and MODERN update



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BEFORE MCM DRESSER BEAT UP AND ABANDONED READY FOR A MAKEOVER

Welcome back my Beauties!
Long time to see.
Time seems to go faster and faster and I think I am staying ahead of the game and then I realize I haven't posted in a while.
So since I had a second to breathe I thought I would quick put up one of the pieces I worked on this summer.
This big ole beauty!
Now I have had this dresser for over 2 years.
I don't know why I waited so long to work on it; but I think I just didn't know how I wanted to work with the style of the piece and instead of forcing it, I let it sit until I felt inspired!
I loved the lines of it but it was in pretty terrible shape.

BEFORE MCM DRESSER BEAT UP AND ABANDONED READY FOR A MAKEOVER
You can see here the top was pretty beat up and the middle drawers were gouged and missing hardware.
It was at this point I decided how I wanted to update this dresser.
I wanted to keep all the hardware so I decided to fill the extra holes on the middle drawers and space out the remaining hardware. 

VINTAGE MCM HARDWARE GIVEN A MAKEOVER WITH SPRAY PAINT
For the hardware I cleaned it all and then used Rustoleums Gold spray paint to give it a clean and shiny finish.

General finishes milk paint persian blue dresser makeover diy
For the base I wanted to work with the tone of the wood.
I was planning on keeping the wood tone on some of the drawers and just cleaning them up really well and using a litte Restore a finish. 
The Persian Blue Milk Paint by General Finishes worked perfectly to accent the wood.

mcm dresser makeover using persian blue general finishes milk paint
I sanded the base and the middle drawers after filling the extra holes and wiped it all down and then gave it two coats of the paint.
Once it was dry I just added the old hardware back on.

MCM long dresser given a modern update using Persian blue General finishes Milk paint

Can you even believe this is the same piece.

MCM dresser modern update using milk paint
I love how the hardware and the warm wood tones  play off the Persian blue paint.
Persian Blue MCM dresser given a Modern update

Plus the fact the cleaned up and painted the hardware stands out so much better.
BEFORE AND AFTER MID CENTURY MOD MCM DRESSER UPDATE USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT IN PERSIAN BLUE

I am so glad I waited to be inspired on this piece.
I don't think it would have turned out as well as I rushed it.
MCM persian blue dresser Modern update


BEFORE AND AFTER MID CENTURY MOD MCM DRESSER UPDATE USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT IN PERSIAN BLUE

I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I really haven't been that absent,
just absent in posting...:)
So if you want to follow along on a daily basis you can always follow me on Facebook---> HERE
I hope to see you there!
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Before and After Vintage Dresser Makeover Using Westminster Green General Finishes Milk Paint



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Vintage dresser makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint before and after

Welcome back my Beauties!
I can't even believe summer is coming to an end!
We have been sucking out every last second of it since we were trapped indoors for the loooong looooong winter we had here.
But don't despair, even while I have been enjoying my summer I have also been painting away.

For instance; this beautiful beat up little vintage dresser.
A friend of mine was cleaning out her mother in laws house that had passed and asked me if I wanted this.
Of course I said yes.


It had seen better days, but that also means it had been well loved.
It had done its job for the family and now it was my turn to give her a makeover that would turn heads again.
You can see from the top that it was in ok condition.
I just cleaned that up and the drawers and then got to work on the base.


Vintage dresser makeover two tone using General Finishes Milk paint in Westminster Green
I decided I wanted to show off her royal elegance so I of course chose a royal color. WESTMINSTER GREEN by General Finishes
I sanded and wiped down all the places I would be painting and got to work.
rustoleum gold spray paint for making over old hardware on a vintage dresser
In between paint drying on the base I cleaned up the hardware and spray painted them to refresh them with some Rustoleum gold spray paint.
Once they were dry I put the whole thing back together again.
Top of dresser cleaned up with restore a finish vintage dresser before and after

Look at how well that top cleaned up along with the drawer fronts.
That gorgeous finish was hiding under all that dirt and dust.
Westminster Green Vintage Dresser Makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint
And as for the base;look how that green helped make that wood finish POP! 
old free vintage dresser makeover using paint refresh recycle upcycle do it yourself before and after
I think you will agree that it looks ROYALLY BEAUTIFUL now, don't you? 
Westminster Green Vintage Dresser Makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint collage
I promise I will be back soon with more makeovers.
Things have been selling like crazy so I am only getting a few minutes to photograph before I have bring things in.
So if you want to keep up with what's going on during the INBETWEEN be sure to follow me on---> Instagram stories.
That's where you get all the nitty gritty :)
Until next time,
Have a Beautiful Day!




Friday, June 28, 2019

Vintage Farmhouse style Dresser Makeover



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vintage farmhouse style dresser makeover using wreath stencil and general finishes milk paint
Welcome back my Beauties!
Can you even believe it? I have another makeover for you! 
I have been blasting through projects this last week as we get ready to head west for a few weeks for our annual hiking trip.
Today I am going to show you how I easily made over this vintage little dresser.
I picked it up at a garage sale for $15
I know it looks like it isn't in that bad of shape, but the bottom two drawers were missing there bottoms, and the piece had been stripped at one point but they gave up on certain parts and then did an  antiquing  treatment over it.
So we used some LAUAN wood we had in the garage and made new drawer bottoms.
For the fronts I just cleaned them up and set them aside.

basil general finishes milk paint vintage dresser makeover before
For the base I picked General Finishes Basil Milk Paint
to keep that vintage feel


https://www.artisbeauty.net/2018/11/vintage-small-chest-of-drawers-makeover.html

I used it on my other small dresser makeover and just loved it. You can see that makeover HERE --> Vintage chest of drawers makeover



vintage basil dresser makeover using wreath stencil and milk paint
So after prepping the base by sanding and wiping down,
I gave it two coats and let it dry.

deco art wreath stencil for vintage dresser makeover
Once it was dry, I put the drawers back in and used my 
Deco art Winterberry Wreath Stencil and placed it where I wanted it.


alabaster white general finishes milk paint dresser makeover
I used my General Finishes Milk Paint in Alabaster because I loved how the white played off the wood finish.
Vintage small dresser makeover given farmhouse feel using general finishes milk paint

I also added these simple white knobs to play off the wreath.
I just loved how it came together and it was so simple.

Vintage Dresser makeover with wreath stencilled front using general finishes paint farmhouse style


VINTAGE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER


What was once sitting at a garage sale waiting to be loved again,
is now ready for it's new home.
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover!
If you want to follow along with our trip out West,
be sure to follow along on my Insta Stories HERE
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!