Sunday, November 22, 2020

Vintage Desk and Chair Makeover using Custom Blue General Finishes Milk Paint



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vintage outdated desk and chair makeover using general finishes milk paint in custom mixed color
Welcome back my Beauties.
Boy has it been a while!
I have still been working on furniture like crazy,
just haven't done a good job of writing up blog posts about them.
Yesterday I was going through some google photos when I saw this desk makeover in my stash of photos and realized I better write something up about it since I had completely forgotten I had even done it! :)
It shouldn't be a surprise though. I had the desk and chair in my garage for 3 YEARS!
It was out of sight, out of mind, kinda like this makeover. :)
anywhoo..........on with the makeover.
beat up old top of vintage desk makeover before
I think one of the reasons I waited so long was because even though most of the desk was in great shape, It was a very outdated orange stain and had some DEEP grooves in the top that I knew would take some work to get out.

ryobi cordless belt sander used to remove old finish and gouges from old desk top in makeover

It was at that point I decided to pull out my handy dandy
It made short work of those deep gouges.
After I was done sanding I hand sanded it with some higher grit sandpaper to make it shiny smooth and wiped it down to prep it for some stain.

varathane premium wood stain on makeover of old vintage beat up desk top dark walnut diy
Since I had an idea of the color for the base I knew I wanted to go with a darker top.
I picked up my Varathane wood stain in dark walnut and got to work.
After it was dry I just used some satin wipe on poly I had in my garage to seal it.

custom color mix of general finishes milk paint in westminster green and twilight for desk makeover
Now it was time for the fun part.
Mixing up a custom color.
I decided to go with a favorite and picked 
I have used this combo before as you can see HERE
before and after roadside rescue buffet makeover.  https://www.artisbeauty.net/2019/09/rescued-antique-sideboard-makeover.html
I just loved the richness of the custom color!




rustoleum modern farmhouse metallic gold paint for hardware makeover on vintage desk
While the paint was drying on the desk I gave the vintage hardware a makeover with a couple coats of my Rustoleum farmhouse gold paint.

custom blue and gold vintage desk and chair makeover using general finishes milk paint in custom mix artisbeauty.net karin chudy

Would you look at how great it turned out!
The chair got painted the same color and I just quickly recovered the seat with some fabric I had in my stash! 


VINTAGE DESK AND CHAIR MAKEOVER USING CUSTOM BLUE GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT COLOR MIX CUSTOM ARTISBEAUTY.NET KARIN CHUDY
I am happy to say the reason I had forgotten to write about the desk was that as soon as I brought it into my booth it went back out the door to get a new lease on life in someone elses home.


 
custom blue and gold vintage desk and chair makeover using general finishes milk paint in custom mix artisbeauty.net karin chudy


I doubt this desk and chair will be forgotten about now that it was made beautiful again! 

VINTAGE DESK AND CHAIR MAKEOVER USING CUSTOM BLUE GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT COLOR MIX CUSTOM ARTISBEAUTY.NET KARIN CHUDY
and if you are in the States, I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Stay Healthy, Stay Safe,
and have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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.
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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!