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! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER



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Modern Farmhouse dresser makeover BEFORE painting with general finishes new color ALABASTER

Welcome back my Beauties!
I hadn't planned on doing a post today,
but I am in PROJECT mode before we leave for Spring Break and I had to bring some furniture into the booth, so I figured I would share one of the projects I had just finishes.
I picked up this dresser at the thrift shop for a steal.
I knew it was beat up, but it was SOLID and a BEAST 
so I knew it just needed a little TLC to bring it back to a functioning piece of furniture.
BEFORE Modern Farmhouse dresser makeover BEFORE painting with general finishes new color ALABASTER
Lucky for me the base was the most beat up.
The drawers were actually pretty good and just needed to be cleaned up to bring back their pretty grain.


MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
Here you can see them all cleaned up.
Since this thing was so solid I wanted to save what wood finish I could.
The rest of the piece was so hacked up I knew that it would have to be sanded down.
RYOBI CORDLESS PALM SANDER RANDOM ORBITAL MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER
So I grabbed my favorite little tool, my Ryobi Cordless Sander and got to work.

GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER
I tested a few colors next to the drawers before I started sanding and I went from there.
For the base I picked one of General Finishes new colors "Alabaster"
I don't tend to paint things white. I love color!
But this was like the perfect creamy white that played off perfectly with the hardware and the drawers.

GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
You can see here just after one coat, how much it changed the look of the base. 
No longer beat up, it looked fresh and clean!
GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER MAKEOVER BEFORE AND AFTER
Here you can see it playing off the wood and the brass hardware.
It was perfect.


Since this is Michigan, I had to photograph the piece at my booth!
At least I didn't have to freeze my fingers off to photograph it.

BEFORE AND AFTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER USING GENERAL FINISHES NEW COLOR ALABASTER
So there you have it!  One of about the million projects I have been working on.
I hope you are enjoying some warm and spring like weather.
We have to leave the state to get that, so we will be traveling a thousand miles to see the sun and warm!
BEFORE AND AFTER MODERN FARMHOUSE DRESSER USING GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT NEW COLOR ALABASTER DIY MAKEOVER

If you want to follow along,
join me over on Instagram !
Just click HERE! to keep up with the behind the scenes!
Until next time,
Stay warm!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Antique Parlor Table makeover using new Westminster Green General Finishes Milk Paint



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antique parlor table makeover before using general finishes
Welcome back my BEAUTIES!
I am so happy to be back with a fun new makeover!
I have to admit that this cold weather and gray days have left me uninspired. But luckily one of my favorite paint companies came out with some new colors and it got me motivated to get some projects done.
I had picked up this antique parlor table for a few bucks at the thrift shop. It was pretty beat up and had some damage I needed to take care of but it had just the pretties details and the solid wood top that I knew could be saved. 
So I got to work.
making over an antique parlor table using general finishes and ryobi cordless sander
First things first, was to expose that gorgeous top.
I used my Ryobi Cordless sander
to make quick work of it so I could get back inside and out of the snow.
general finishes brown mahogany gel stain antique parlor table makeover
Once it was all sanded and smoothed out I prepped it for the stain.
I decided to go with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel stain to make that quarter sawn oak POP!
general finishes new milk paint colors westminster green and blue moon

While the top was drying I had to decide what color to paint the base.
I put a sample of two colors on and loved both, but the Westminster Green really caught my eye and so it was decided.
antique westminster green and quarter sawn oak tiger grain parlor table makeover general finishes
I think you can see why I loved it.
Its so rich and worked so well with the warm mahogany color of the top. 
general finishes westminster green milk paint antique parlor table makeover
I still can't believe the difference now from before.
westminster green antique parlor table makeover

The details just came to life with the rich color.
Westminster Green Milk Paint Antique Parlor Table Makeover General Finishes
I am seriously in love and can't wait to find more pieces to put this gorgeous color on.
Plus I have a few other new colors I can't wait to try.
BEFORE AND AFTER ANTIQUE PARLOR TABLE MAKEOVER USING GENERAL FINISHES

Well, I better get back to work.
Luckily I have some fun new paint to play with. 
Hopefully the weather gets warmer and sunnier!
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!