Vintage Dresser

Pure White and Fresh – Dresser Before and After

Annie Sloan Pure White Farmhouse Dresser

My customer wanted a brighter white (without as much yellow as Annie Sloan Old White) for a very sweet vintage dresser makeover.  I wrote a post last week on how to take the yellow out of Old White (HERE) but for this piece, I went with the clean and fresh Annie Sloan Pure White.

I didn’t take a proper “before” but you can see the dresser in the background here:

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Simply White Farmhouse Dresser, Before and After

Farmhouse Dresser

The Simply White Farmhouse Dresser is done!  This piece was found at a thrift store.  It was in good shape but had the typical dings and nicks and really needed a makeover.  After applying and sanding wood filler in places (such as the large holes on the top), I applied three coats of Annie Sloan Old White paint.  It took three coats to cover really well. It was then sanded all over in 150 grit sandpaper to create a super smooth finish.  It was distressed in places and I then applied Annie Sloan clear wax to seal.  I also added fun green ceramic drawer pulls.

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FFM: Farmhouse Dresser

farmhouse dresser

Today’s Favorite Find Monday is a bare bones, straight lined farmhouse dresser. It’s width is very deep, which makes for great storage. The piece is solid wood – each drawer weighs a ton!  The top two drawers have a keyhole and all of the drawers open and close easily.  Holes were drilled into the top where its mirror once stood but other than that, it just has the typical wear and tear.

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Blue Velvet Dresser – Before and After

Blue Velvet vintage dresser in DecoArt Preservation Chalky Finish Paint Preservation

Blue Velvet perfectly describes this lovely, vintage dresser.  The finish is soft and the muted play of color from dark to light that resembles velvet.  I will add here that this now happens to be one of my all time favorite pieces!

The before (below) was a plain and rather used and abused dresser that I found shoved behind other pieces at a thrift store.  It called my name and into the back of the mivivan (aka Bessie) it went.

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Somerset Gold Before and Afters for Autumn

somerset gold buffet

Somerset Gold Before and Afters   A favorite paint color that perfectly captures this time of year is General Finishes Somerset Gold.  I have used it many times and it always creates a huge impact on a piece.  So, on this Thanksgiving Day I am sharing a few autumnal inspired pieces.

The Somerset Gold Vintage Buffet

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Charlotte’s Broyhill Bedroom Set – Before and After

Vintage Broyhill Bedroom Set in Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Old White

I’m done with Charlotte’s Broyhill bedroom set!  Yippee!  This was a big project and well worth the effort.  The set is sturdy and solid and was the perfect candidate to update with paint.  In this case, it was Annie Sloan chalk paint in a mix of Old Ochre and Old White that gave it cottage charm.

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Peacock Blue Eastlake Dresser

Eastlake painted dresser

First published two years ago, the Peacock Blue Eastlake dresser!  A Sunday Flashback

I am so excited to start working on this week’s favorite find and went with a color fit for this little gem – Corinth Blue from General Finishes.  I decided to highlight the details in gold which pairs well with this rich, bright blue. The paint was toned down to a gorgeous, deep hue with the application of General Finishes water based glaze, Burnt Umber.  It created depth and gave it a rich, aged patina.  I was pleasantly surprised to see it transform into a peacock blue!

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How to Paint Over Chipping Paint

Lily Armoire front door

I have come across the chipping paint issue before. I find a piece and it is lovely but the original paint job is chipping off everywhere or really goopy and in awful condition – yikes!  This is no fun to deal with and honestly, I pass up on many of these pieces because of the work entailed.

This was the case with the Corinth Blue Dresser.   I sanded down the goopy paint and in those areas, used the layers of previous paint colors to create an interesting and pretty look. I used General Finishes milk paint in Corinth Blue on that piece and it was a lot of fun to play with.

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