Friday, August 11, 2017

Custom Gray Antique Dresser Makeover and a few words about my Blogging Anniversary

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Welcome back my Beauties.
I know my posts have been few and far between lately, but I just seem to be in that stage of life. 
I still don't seem to be able to get into a normal routine and I am starting to accept that I may never get back into my normal schedule; at least for a few years. 
I heard the best quote the other day (said in an IRISH ACCENT it makes it sound so much more profound) "when you don't have a time table you can't be late, when you don't have a destination you can't get lost." It struck such a chord with me at this stage in my life. 44 still grieving my mother, 7 year blogging anniversary that I didn't even remember. I decided I was PUSHING against life to much..and now I am going to let LIFE do a little more of work now. I am going to see where Life leads me. It pushed me to be an artist and pull out my oil paints again and a blogger out of my comfort zone and sell in a shop. I don't know why I stopped and started pushing back against it; but I am finally starting to feel a little more excited to where life is going to take me. 
repairing and refinishing and painting a beat up antique vintage dresser to and industrial beauty
One thing that hasn't changed is my love for doing makeovers.
Even if I got out of the habit of writing posts about them.
So today I will show you one of the pieces I recently sold 
that I had fixed up.
I grabbed this baby at the local thrift shop.
It called to me because of its odd shape.
I knew from the bottom that it had at some point been cut down.
The legs were kind of MISSING but it still looked cool.
The only issue was the TOP was a mess.
So that's where I started.
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For the top I just used my Rockwell Orbital Sander to make short work of sanding the top and refinished antique dresser top stain finish makeover

I sanded it down to take out all the gouges and "STUFF" off the top to reveal it's beautiful grain. Since I loved the grain as it was I didn't even stain it. I just used
custome general finishes paint color emerald driftwood and somerset gold diy painted dresser makeover
For the base I created a custom color using General Finishes Milk Paint
Driftwood Gray as the base with a touch of Emerald green and Sommerset Gold to warm up the gray and give it an earthy and more mineral color.

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ceramic stone finish knobs
The reason I wanted to do a more earthy gray was to match to my 
Ceramic Stone finish Knobs that I bought just for the piece.
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I love how the new hardware helped to transform the whole piece. 
It gave it a bit more of an industrial feel!
custom gray antique dresser makeover with geo knobs boho chic bohemain diy painted furniture
It got lots of compliments at the store and I know part of that was the simple paint with the fun earthy knobs.

before and after custom earthy gray grey painted dresser makeover boho bohemian industrial style
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover,
and thanks for listening to me kind of spill my heart guts a little.
Now I am off to work on some more makeovers
and see what life has in store.
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day.