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Outdated dresser given a beautiful makeover using westminster green general finishes milk paint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outdated dresser before westminster green milk paint makeover diy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sanding the top of the outdated dresser using ryobi cordless random orbital sander for gel stain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Outdated Dresser Makeover Using General Finishes New Color Westminster Green and Mahogany Gel stain DIY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Outdated Dresser Makeover Using General Finishes New Color Westminster Green and Mahogany Gel stain DIY  artisbeauty.net

Outdated Dresser Makeover Using General Finishes New Color Westminster Green and Mahogany Gel stain DIY  artisbeauty.net

Outdated Dresser Makeover Using General Finishes New Color Westminster Green and Mahogany Gel stain DIY  artisbeauty.net before and after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! 

3 comments:

Sheila Zeller said...

It's so pretty. I love the way you mix paint and stain - it just works!!

Art Is Beauty said...

Thank you so much Sheila! I love to try and keep the nice wood when I can!
Hugs,
karin

www.busylifestylegal.com said...

I love how this turned out. I love the paint/stain mix. I did an antique dresser with the same technique.