Monday, September 30, 2019

RESCUED ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD MAKEOVER



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Welcome back my Beauties!
Finally I made it back with this post I promised a while back.

Rescued vintage sideboard BEFORE makeover   Do it yourself using General Finishes Milk paint in custom color
You may remember a few weeks ago (maybe a month??? :) )
a friend of mine texted and said he was cleaning out a house he was going to be doing some construction on and didn't want to see this beauty go into the dump.
I of course instantly told my husband to empty out the truck so I would be able to go pick it up and we were there within a few hours to grab it. 
It needed a LOT of work, but when I am saving a free rescued piece I don't seem to mind.
I feel like its been through so much, it deserves to finally get some attention.

STRIPPING VENEER FROM AN ANTIQUE RESCUED SIDEBOARD BUFFET BEFORE SANDING DIY MAKEOVER
So the first thing I did as you can see was to peel off what was left of the veneer on top.
It took a little elbow grease and my scraper but I made short work of it. 

SANDING THE TOP OF THE RESCUED VINTAGE SIDEBOARD BEFORE STAINING
Once all the veneer was off I could get to sanding.
I used my Ryobi sander and a few different grit sandpaper and smoothed out the whole top to prep it for stain.

AFTER SANDING SANDING THE TOP OF THE RESCUED VINTAGE SIDEBOARD BEFORE STAINING TOP
After it was sanded I wiped it down with some tack cloths and got to work on staining.
MINWAX WOOD FINISH IN DARK WALNUT PENETRATING STAIN FOR FURNITURE
Since I was going to go with a rich color for the base of the cabinet I wanted a deep dark tone for the top.
So I used Minwax Dark Walnut.
When it was dry I just used some wipe on poly to seal it.
GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT CUSTOM BLUE GREEN FINISH FOR VINTAGE SIDEBOARD MAKEOVER
Now the fun part.
After lightly sanding and cleaning the whole base cabinet and securing all loose doors and things
and Twilight, (in a 1/1-ish ratio)to give an awesome dark greenish blue.
(I kept the legs dark and just cleaned them up with some Restore a finish)
RUSTOLEUM COPPER SPRAY PAINT FOR MAKING OVER HARDWARE

While the paint was drying I just grabbed some vintage hardware and gave it a couple coats of Rustoleum copper spray paint to play off the blue green color.
FINISHES RESCUED ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD BUFFET CUSTOM PAINTED MAKEOVER DIY
And there she is!!
Can you even believe this is that same piece.

GENERAL FINISHES CUSTOM BLUE GREEN MILK PAINTED VINTAGE BUFFET MAKEOVER DIY
She just needed a little tender lovin care and a lot of elbow grease!

ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD RESCUED FROM BASEMENT AND REFINISHED IN CUSTOM GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT DIY
I just love how that green blue played off the copper hardware and the dark wood!
before and after rescued antique sideboard buffet makeover do it yourself custom painted general finishes milk paint karin chudy
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Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! 



RESCUED ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD BUFFET CUSTOM PAINTED MAKEOVER VENEER REMOVAL DO IT YOURSELF PAINTED BEFORE AND AFTER

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wild Heart Gypsy Soul VIntage Dressing Table Makeover



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Wild Heart Gypsy Soul Vintage Dressing Table Makeover

Welcome back again my Beauties!
I seem to be on a roll with working on projects that have been taking up space in my garage for a long time. 
This is another one of those.
I bought this vintage dressing table from Goodwill last year for only a few bucks. A few days later I found this cute little stool and then they both sat for a very long time. 
VINTAGE DRESSING TABLE BLACK AND WHITE MAKEOVER RYOBI SANDER DIY
After working on those last few projects that sat for years in my garage I seemed to have been inspired to finish this one as well. 
I started by sanding the whole piece with my 
When I was done, I wiped the whole thing down.

VINTAGE GOLD STOOL MAKEOVER DIY

Next I took the seat off this cute little stool and used the same striped fabric I used to recover my
Mccobb Chairs (which you can see HERE)


RUSTOLEUM GOLD VINTAGE DRESSING TABLE MAKEOVER
Next up I gave the legs of the table and the stool a couple coats of Rustoleum Metallic spray paint in Gold
GOLD AND WHITE AND BLACK VINTAGE DRESSING TABLE MAKEOVER ALABASTER WHITE GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT
Once the legs were dry I could paint the top.
I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Alabaster and gave it 2 coats.
WILD HEART GYPSY SOUL BLACK AND WHITE DRESSING TABLE MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
After that was dry I used a few stencils I had in my stash.
I used a wreath one and my "wild heart gypsy soul" stencil.

WILD HEART GYPSY SOUL STENCILED VINTAGE DRESSING TABLE MAKEOVER
LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE! 
WILD HEART GYPSY SOUL STENCILED VINTAGE DRESSING TABLE MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER

I love how the gold and the white play off the black and white.
The fabric and the stencil pull it all together.
(I also forgot to add that I added the glass knobs I found at the thrift store)
DIY WILD HEART GYPSY SOUL STENCILED VINTAGE DRESSING TABLE MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER

I am so excited and wondering why I waited so long to finally make it over!
BEFORE AND AFTER ANTIQUE DRESSING TABLE AND CHAIR MAKEOVER BLACK AND WHITE STRIPE AND GOLD GENERAL FINISHES


I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover and hopefully I will stay on this roll.
I have a couple more pieces that have been sitting a while.
Hopefully my Wild Heart and Gypsy Soul 
will be back with a few more makeovers soon.
Until next time,
have a Beautiful day! 

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...:)
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I hope to see you there!
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!