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.

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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! 

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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!

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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!

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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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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!

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