Before and After

Easter Pink Console Table Before and After

Console Table in Pink

This little console table was purchased last month at a thrift store.  It was wrapped up but all of its pieces were there and I could tell that it had potential!

I went with a pop of pink (Behr Marquee Vintage Tea Rose) on the bottom and sanded back the top.  I used Varathane gray stain and then sanded it back again.  It toned down the reddish tone and gave it an aged look. more here!

Vintage Bow Front Dresser Before and After

Vintage Bow Front Dresser

This was quite a gorgeous find!  I picked it up a few weeks ago and posted about it on Favorite Find Monday (post HERE).  It was claimed pretty quickly by a reader of mine and she came by to discuss colors/finish for the piece.  Her inspiration?  This pic I took at the Annie Sloan Shop in Oxford (post HERE).  The challenge had been thrown and I went to work! more here!

French End Table Before and After

French Table in Annie Sloan Old Ochre

I mentioned last week how I was working on the French End Tables.  However, I was only able to share how beautifully the top had turned out in Minwax Early American stain.Honestly, I had used the little table as a test piece to try out a few paint colors/finishes for a dresser that I am working on.  This is why I wasn’t able to share the full “before and after” with you last week as it was kind of a hot mess of a paint job! more here!

Louis Blue Vintage Dresser Before and After

Annie Sloan Louis Blue Dresser

I’ve had fun the past few days working on this great crackle finished dresser that I picked up a few weeks ago.  I shared it on my Favorite Find Monday and here is its before pic:

The dresser was full of detail and I knew it would look amazing once it was painted.  I went with a classic color combination – Annie Sloan Louis Blue with gold highlights.  The gorgeous hardware is original and the dresser even has a working key for those keyhole drawers.  Beautiful! more here!

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: more here!

Apricot Moroccan Table Before and After

Apricot Moroccan Table

The Apricot Moroccan Table is done!  I’m calling it this as trusted readers remarked how it looked Moroccan or Spanish and I must agree.  The cutouts definitely give it that vibe.

Last week I posted the Sunglow paint color disaster HERE.  Instead of taking it in a totally different direction, I thought that a bright color was actually perfect for this table.  I ended up using General Finishes Sunglow as the base color and adding General Finishes Apricot on top.  It’s the first time I’ve used this color and I really like it.  It is truly Apricot and very pretty.  Nice and colorful but also soft and pretty – the perfect fit for the Moroccan Table! more here!

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