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Favorite Find Monday: Vintage Dry Sink

Happy Monday! We had a weekend filled with basketball games, home DIY (more on that later this week) and I also picked up this vintage dry sink.  It’s pretty neat and very old.  It needs a good clean and the latches need replacing but other than that, it’s pretty awesome.  Sorry but I took the pics while it was on the dolly being put into my van.  I guess you can look sideways!
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I actually worked on a client’s dry sink last year.  We went with General Finishes Lamp Black (Paint Color Hoghlight HERE) on that one and the full Before and After post is HERE.  Farmhouse Dry SinkThat was a gorgeous transformation and I know this one shall be too!

Orange is the New Black – Cedar Chest Reveal

The cedar chest is finished!  I took it glam with sharp black and gold details that highlight the brass hardware.  This is such a great vintage piece.  It can be used as a table or in the bedroom to store linens.  There are just so many uses for this piece.

The paint is General Finishes Lamp Black, the gold stencils are in Royal Stencil Creme (see Tutorial below) and the piece was sealed in General Finishes Flat Out Flat sealer.  I also added a coat of their wipe-on urethane to the top to give it extra protection.  It was missing its side handles and I had a few in my stash that I added.  The interior is super clean and roomy.  Oh, and the girls and I made a few little terrariums the other day and you can see one in the pics 🙂

Remember the before? CONTINUE READING

Farmhouse Dry Sink in Black / Before and After

I am so excited to announce that I am General Finishes Blogger of the Month!  During March, I will be sharing my General Finishes pieces on the blog and social media to help promote their wonderful products #GFBloggerofthemonth and first up – the Farmhouse Dry Sink!

This piece was my Favorite Find Monday a few weeks ago.  It was rather dated with its country style and my client wanted a fresh look.   I couldn’t agree more!CONTINUE READING

The Countdown Continues!

The Countdown continues!  Yesterday was Number 10/MCM Dresser, Number 9/Goopy Dresser and Number 8/Vintage Wardrobe.  Let’s begin!


Number 7:  Drexel Triune Dresser

What a beautiful piece this was to work on.  A gorgeous, Drexel Heritage Triune dresser in great condition that I finished in General Finishes milk paint.  I chose Lamp Black – a classic color for a traditional, classic piece.  It also coordinated well with the original brass hardware that maintains its vintage feel but looks sharp against the black.tourineDrexel Triune Dresser Drexel Triune Dresser4 Drexel Triune Dresser5

Number 6: The Antique Dresser with Mirror

My client had a bedroom set that she wanted made lighter and brighter.  I happen to love this particular piece with its beautiful mirror and vintage detail.  It was perfection in a custom mix of Annie Sloan Duck Egg blue and Old White with gold highlights.  The result was gorgeous.  I love this greeny blue and how it is softened with the white.  Such a pretty, feminine piece.  The whole set looked fantastic when done!IMG_1309Antique Dresser in Duck Egg annie sloanAntique Dresser

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Number 5: The Baker Secretary

My client had a lovely, vintage Baker secretary and wicker chair that had, at one time, been painted in a peachy color.  They needed a makeover and adding Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Old White did the trick!  It instantly transformed the piece with a soft, clean and modern finish.  I love ho the Old Ochre peeks through the Old White to add interest.  She was thrilled and so was I!BakerBaker Vintage Secretary Baker Vintage Secretary3 Baker Vintage Secretary4 Baker Vintage Secretary11

Have a great Tuesday and I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more faves to share!

A Classic Dining Room Table – Before and After

Remember the before pics?Old Table picsI am now going with the word classic to describe this gorgeous table!  It has beautiful lines and has been finished in a classic finish of black with a warm nutmeg top.Dining Table 25Dining TableDining Table www.thepainteddrawer.comDining Table 0390Dining Room Table 22

The table has a leaf that extends it out into a great size for entertaining.  The table glides in and out easily to accommodate the leaf.Dining Table 0326You all are well aware of my refinishing nightmare!  After I sanded it back, it looked very splotchy.  IMG_2270I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Amber as a first coat.IMG_2286

After the dye stain dried, I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg over it.  The result is really lovely.  The amber dye stain peeks out from under the nutmeg and gives the wood dimension and a great play of color.  After it cured for a few days, I used the GF gel topcoat, wipe-on urethane in satin.  I love this product! It provides a fantastic durable finish and gives the wood a nice sheen.Dining Table 24Dining Table 23Dining Table 0328

Dining Table 0385The classic dining table in black! Perfect for the holiday season!Dining Table www.thepainteddrawer.comDining Table Dining Room Table 20 I’m happy to say that the Somerset Gold dresser  has found a new home!  Such a gorgeous color for fall.

Classic Dining Table found on Etsy and Shop Furniture/Tables

1930’s Georgian Two Pillar Table in Progress

I’m hard at work on the 1930’s vintage table.  I researched the table and came up with the style being Georgian.  If anyone out there has more info, please comment!table4

As you all know, my husband accidentally broke off one of its feet.  Luckily, it was a very clean break and easy to fix with glue.  I used both Gorilla glue as well as wood glue and it is really sturdy now.

Here is the base after the first few coats of General Finishes Lamp Black.Table Base

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Here is the top.  It’s a hot mess and I’m in the middle of sanding it back.  It isn’t an easy top to sand as it has quick a thick coat of poly that I need to get through before I actually get to the grain.  Someone really destroyed it at one point.Table Top2Table Top

Paint Color Highlight – General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint

I am sharing the furniture makeover that gives you the most bang for your buck.  It requires nothing other than a small tin of General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and a paint brush.  If you take any piece and give it a few coats, it will be transformed!

Lamp Black is a great, deep matte black and is smooth as silk to apply.  It takes two coats to create a fine finish.  I then apply the General Finishes high performance sealer on top.  The sealer typically requires a few coats to create a smooth, durable and streak free finish.  It is well worth the effort!

Lamp Black takes this vintage sideboard…black10

and creates a modern vintage beauty.General Finishes Lamp Black SideboardLamp Black Sideboard

Or takes a very dated dresser…black21

and gives it Hollywood Glam!General Finishes Lamp Black DresserLamp Black DresserGeneral Finishes Lamp Black

General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint – easy peasy!

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