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! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Finicky Fox Vintage Bow Front Buffet Makeover



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before vintage bow front buffet makeover

Welcome back my Beauties.
I am sorry to stay away so long, but I am sure you know how life gets.
I have been painting like crazy and filling the booth, and the kids are home for summer and that doesn't leave me a lot of time to blog.
I remember thinking when the kids got older things would be less busier...(heres a hint....its not) :)
But that's ok... 
The reason I am finally writing this post is because I just love this piece so much I couldn't wait to show it off. 
I have a hard drive full of all the makeovers I have done in the past 3 months but those will have to wait.
This one jumped to the front of the line!
I got this buffet from a friend.
She was cleaning out her house and asked me if I wanted this?
I ran over that as fast as I could :)
top of bow front buffet before makeover
You can see it needed some work, but that didn't scare me.
It had these heat marks on the top and the fronts were scratched but I didn't care.

sanding the top of vintage bow front mahogany buffet using orbital sander

I got right to work with my random orbital sander and took that old finish coat right off.
Minwax mahogany dark walnut stain for vintage bow front buffet makeover
Once that was off and I had wiped the whole piece down with cheese cloth to pick up the dust I could start with my finish.
I picked Minwax Dark Walnut to deepen up the finish.
I sealed it with some wipe on poly and got to work on the rest of the piece.
vintage hardware makeover using gold spray paint
While that was drying I removed all the hardware and cleaned it up and then gave it 2 coats of my favorite metallic spray paint.

General finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint for vintage buffet makeover
Now it was time for the fun part.
Since I knew I was going to be putting a transfer on it, I needed a lighter color.
You know me, normally this would have been a bold green or blue,
but I wanted my graphic to stand out so I piced
General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint
I put on two coats and let it dry.
Vintage Bow front buffet makeover using General finishes reverent gray milk paint

Here it was, already looking fine, but I knew I wanted to jazz it up.
So I went to my transfer that I have been saving for a year and got to work.
The finicky Fox Redesign by Prima Transfer for Vintage Bow Front buffet Makeover
We went to England last summer and I was reminiscing about all the cute little pubs and cafes.
Adding the Finicky Fox transfer just made this feel like it would fit in at an English Cafe.
Top of vintage bow front buffet makeover using minwax dark walnut stain
Once the transfer was on and sealed and left to dry overnight it was time to photograph.
Remember the damage on the top,
Check out that gorgeous top NOW!!
That gorgeous grain just POPS now!


finicky fox furniture transfer for vintage bow front buffet using general finishes milk paint
And how cute is that graphic.
There was more to the transfer but I customized mine to fit my piece.
Vintage bow front buffet makeover using redesign by prima finicky fox transfer and reverent gray general finishes milk paint

Here she is in all her glory.
Her new refinished top,
revived hardware,
a paint job,
and a cute as a button transfer.
Vintage Bow front buffet makeover using Finicky Fox Furniture transfer and general finishes paint
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I have been in facebook jail for over a month, with no response from facebook (I am not allowed to share my own stuff but allowed to share everyone else)
So if you want to keep up with my your best bet is Instagram Stories.
You can click HERE to see those.
That shows the day to day projects.
I would love to see you over there!
Until next time,
Have a Beautiful day! 

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!