I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I have been working on a very old oak cabinet. I decided to use a relatively new product, General Finishes Chalk Style Paint and chose the color Midnight Blue. I’ve used this paint twice before, once on the Classic Black Dresser and once on the Rembrandt Red Buffet.
All week I have shared my top ten from 2015: The Best of 2015 Countdown Begins, The Countdown Continues, The 2015 Countdown Continues
We finally have arrived!
Drum roll, please…
Number One for 2015
This is such a beautiful, unusual and gorgeous piece. I knew when I first saw it that it would be spectacular. I fell in love with the shell top and the sweet painted details on the drawers. It had an original greenish stain on it and someone had drilled a hole in its back (likely for a tv cable). I shored it up and filled in the hole prior to painting.
In case you missed it, the Top Ten Makeovers of 2015 has been happening all week.
Today we start with…
This started out as a very sad chest of drawers. It was sitting smack on the floor of a thrift store as someone had cut off its feet. I couldn’t believe that the feet were in one of the drawers. This really never happens! The chest needed a lot of work done before I could begin to paint. After all of the fixes were made – including reattaching the feet – I applied Annie Sloan French Linen. The gold highlights added the right amount of glam. The chest was featured on the DIY Network webpage and it found a new home. From sad to happy!
I found this vintage cabinet a few weeks ago. It had the traditional, classic lines and was in fantastic shape with working wheels on its feet and all parts intact.
I decided to change it up by using creamy white to give it a softer look. I used a combo of both Annie Sloan Old White and General Finishes Antique White for the finish. I also layered gold, Annie Sloan Coco and White to create a soft, textured look in the two panels on either side of the door. It gives it even more softness and a bit of interest. The drawer on the bottom is lovely with its curved bottom and original hardware. The whole piece was sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax.
I have a fantastic favorite find to share today! I was thrilled to stumble upon this classic cabinet last week. It is in perfect condition with two interior shelves, perfectly clear glass, working wheels on its feet, a great curved drawer and wonderful, traditional lines.
I already have an idea of which way I’m taking this one – can’t wait 🙂
Do you all remember the lovely French Drexel cabinet that my neighbor kindly gave me? It has a gorgeous shell carving and two sweet drawers with a painted design. The whole piece had been finished in a green patina and it actually had a hole in its back. I patched the hole and then had a blast working on this beautiful piece!
What have you been up to?
Welcome to The Painted Drawer Link Party!
We all love the true “before and after” on this blog and last week’s features won’t let you down! They epitomize what talent, creativity and vision can do. Let’s party!
A great look on painted furniture is stenciling. Done right, it can look amazing. Done wrong, it can look well, hokey.
A good tip is to make sure both the stencil pattern size and the stencil design fit the piece. To create a shabby chic look, lightly sand the stenciling after done. For a modern look choose a strong, bold pattern and color.
What a fantastic summer we are having! Today we are off to the Eastern Shore for a few days but before I leave I have to share this great favorite find Monday!
It has been quite a few weeks since I have had any favorite finds to share and I’m happy to show off this beauty. My neighbor kindly offered to give me this fantastic piece. It has a rococo shell top and very pretty bottom. I just know it will be gorgeous when finished. Off to the beach and I will be back for The Painted Drawer Link Party on Friday!
This week, I’m sharing one of my all time color combo favorites – Annie Sloan Old Ochre with a wash of Old White.
Here is the Chest on Chest dresser. The entire piece was painted in Old Ochre and sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper to create a smooth surface. Then a wash of Old White was applied and it was sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax. I hope you can all see the Old Ochre peeking out underneath the wash of Old White.