Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Updating a Mid Century Modern Dresser using General Finishes Milk Paint



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Mid century Modern dresser makeover BEFORE using general finishes milk paint
Welcome back my Beauties!
I hope you are all doing well.
We have had a busy holiday season so far with lots of furniture selling at the booth, so I haven't had a lot of time to post.
But I thought I would quick jump on the computer to show you a piece that just recently went to its new home.



MCM dresser makeover with damage BEFORE using General finishes milk paint
I picked up this great MCM dresser for a deal because of the damage to the side and the pulls.
That didn't scare me though. I loved the design of the piece,  but my brain just had to figure out how I was gonna update it but keep its vintage charm.
The side had damage that was stained into the veneer. No amount of sanding would remove it.
Plus it was textured and that would just wouldn't work.
It was not quite a blonde style dresser but had almost a white wash feel to it, so I decided that was how I was gonna work with it.
The top was laminate and in perfect condition so I decided I would work along those colors.


MCM dresser makeover using reverent gray milk paint by general finishes
I decided to go with General Finishes Reverent Gray because it went so well with the top and the finish on the drawer fronts.
I scrubbed the whole dresser and wiped it down real well and got started.


broken handle on mcm dresser makeover before and after

After giving the base 2 coats and letting them dry it was time to start on the hardware to see how I could keep the damaged pieces. I decided I would leave the drawer fronts unpainted but paint the pulls.

removing brass strip from MCM dresser pull to makeover
But that meant removing all the metal inlays.
I learned this trick years ago. I just took a screwdriver and popped them out.
This way I could sand all the pulls and paint them with the reverent gray and not have to worry about getting paint on the metal.
farmhouse gold spray paint by rustoleum for making over hardware on a mcm dresser
Since I had all the metal pieces out I decided to give them a clean up and freshen up with some farmhouse gold spray paint.

using a rubber mallet to get the old brass strips back into the mcm hardware pull for the dresser
Once everything was dried and cured I could put it all back together. Getting the metal strips in was the hardest part of the whole project. You can't just pop them back in you have to glide them into the groves. So I grabbed my rubber mallet and tapped them back where the belong. 


Mid Century Modern dresser given a makeover using General Finishes Reverent gray milk paint
Then it all went back together. 
You can see how the paint on the hardware and the sides really made that vintage finish show through on the drawer fronts.
mcm general finishes reverent gray dresser makeover before and after


MCM Mid century modern dresser makeover using general finishes milk paint in Reverent gray
It freshened it up, but still kept that MCM feel.
Now it is being used again and being enjoyed.



MID CENTURY MODERN DRESSER MAKEOVER IN GENERAL FINISHES REVERENT GRAY MILK PAINT DIY
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover 
and I hope you have a great Holiday!

BEFORE AND AFTER MCM DRESSER MAKEOVER BY ARTISBEAUTY.NET
Until next time,
Have a Beautiful day! 

Updating a Mid Century Modern Dresser using General finishes milk paint repurposing refinishing do it yourself vintage makeover

Monday, November 11, 2019

Westminster Green Vintage Long dresser Makeover



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beat up old vintage dresser given a refresh with general finishes westminster green milk paint and gel stain
Welcome back my Beauties!
I am excited to be back with another makeover!
I spotted this baby at the local thrift store and ran right up to it.
It was price really cheap since it was missing most of the hardware and was pretty beat up, but I didn't let that stop me.
It was solid wood and I knew it wouldn't take much to bring it back to a beautiful piece of furniture.

vintage long dresser given updated look with paint and gel stain wood filler sanding refinishing
I looked through my stash to see if I had extra hardware in this style but I didn't. 
This age of piece the replacement hardware gets a bit expensive so I decided to just fill the extra holes and use knobs instead which would cost way less than pulls.
So I filled the extra with wood filler and let it set.

sanding and refinishing top of old dresser using ryobi cordless sander and using general finishes gel stain

While that was setting I grabbed my Ryobi Cordless sander and took the beat up old finish off the top of the dresser.
refinishing dresser top using general finishes gel stain diy
Once I got the finish off and wiped the whole thing down with tack cloth  I could put on my finish.
It gave a nice rich finish to the top.

Once it was dry I used General finishes top coat in Satin to protect it.




general finishes gel stain in mahogany dresser makeover

I mean, look at that grain! The stain really made it POP!
general finishes milk paint in westminster green painted dresser makeover
Once the top had cured and I had sanded the base down and wiped it down I could start on painting it.
I wanted to use a color that would work with the warm rich top so I picked General finishes in Westminster Green!
westminster green dresser makeover using milk paint and copper hardware

Look how much better those drawers look!
I decided to accent them with some copper knobs
before and after vintage long dresser makeover using general finishes gel stain and milk paint in westminster green

I think you will agree it all worked together!
Vintage long dresser makeover using general finishes milk paint in westminster green and gel stain in mahogany diy before and after
I love that I was able to save a piece that others had passed over!
It took a little work, but I think it was worth it!
westminster green long vintage dresser makeover diy general finishes milk paint and gel stain

I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
I will be back again soon I hope, with another!
Until next time;
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! 
General finishes Westminster green milk paint and gel stain vintage dresser makeover diy before and after


Monday, November 4, 2019

Another Empire Strikes Back...the Saga of the Empire Style Lowboy dresser makeover.



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vintage antique buffet server empire style do it yourself before and after makeover
Welcome back my Beauties!
How the heck have you all been?
I have been working like crazy on smalls for the booth trying to keep up with the holidays.
Luckily when the weather was nicer I was able to work on a bunch of furniture projects to show you.
This makeover started in a galaxy far far away....
just kidding..it started in my garage. :)
If you follow me on instagram (which you can do --->HERE)
you would have seen in my stories the SAGA of me scoring this beauty at a thrift store and having to get it into my husbands hatchback :)
I always know if I bring the little car, I will find a big piece of furniture. 
It had seen better days but it was structurally perfect and such a cool piece.
Once I got it home I got to work.
Ryobi cordless battery powered random orbital sander diy empire buffet makeover
The top had seen the worst of the wear. But since I knew I was going to paint it, I knew I just needed to scuff it up and clean it to prep it. I used my Ryobi cordless sander to rough up the parts I was going to paint.
Then I wiped it all down and got to work.
general finishes milk paint in queenstown gray for empire buffet makeover diy

Since once drawer had already been refinished and was in great shape I decided to keep that one as it was and just accent the rest of the piece using General Finishes Milk Paint in Queenstown Gray.
I found some old hardware in my stash and just gave it a couple coats of gold spray paint and they were good to go.
general finishes queenstown gray empire style buffet painted makeover
Then it was time to put it all back together.
I think you will agree the deep gray and the gold played so nicely with the wood tones in the large bottom drawer.

general finishes queenstown gray empire style buffet painted makeover karin chudy
This Empire dresser definitely struck back with its curved legs and sleek appearance.
another empire strikes back, the empire buffet makeover artisbeauty.net karin chudy
I am really happy I was able to get this piece home and give it a new lease on life.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover.
The snow is already starting here but hopefully I will get a few more pieces done before it gets really bad.
Until next time,
have a BEAUTIFUL day! 


EMPIRE BUFFET MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER DIY USING QUEENSTOWN GRAY GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT

Vintage empire style lowboy dresser makeover before and after using general finishes milk paint karin chudy diy artisbeauty.net