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.
The 2016 Countdown Continues! A look back at 2016 and my favorite Before and After Posts!
My neighbor gave me this armoire. It was upstairs in her house and the agreement was we move it and we get to keep it! I had two teenage boys help with this because the armoire is SO heavy. We got it home and it sat in my garage for about 6 months before I had time to work on it. I decided to just have fun and made a video of the process, “How to Blend and Mix Annie Sloan Chalk Paint” (see below).
One more before and after to share with you all before we break for the Christmas holiday! I find these vintage cabinets to be so useful. The Midnight Blue Farmhouse Cabinet is currently in my kitchen and perfect for extra storage.
Today’s cabinet that I am sharing was free – a client of mine was downsizing and gave it to me. It’s a great little piece and resembles the farmhouse cabinet above but it is slightly different. The Winter Metallic cabinet’s “before” is here:
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.
Trash to Treasure – A Vintage Cart Last week I shared this little vintage cart that I had found at the thrift store. It was filthy dirty but worked well with the sides gliding up and down easily and the wheels working well. I started working on it and wow – it took me in a totally different direction than I had originally anticipated!
I am finished with Sara and Ali’s baby’s changing table! It will make its way home into its new nursery this weekend. Sara is due in 2 weeks so it is about to be used a ton! They have the changing pad that is placed on the top but I took some pics to share with you of how it looks without.
A Bedroom Set Before and After I am out today thrifting and hoping to find a few good pieces to transform. Honestly, they are becoming few and far between. I would love to find something along the lines of this bedroom set that I worked on last year. I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg with gold highlights. I’m sharing this project again for those that may have not seen it! Wish me luck today at the stores and I hope to find a great piece to transform!
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.
Hampton’s Desk Before and After I don’t have a new Favorite Find Monday to share today. Instead, I’ll share a fun before and after of a favorite find from over the summer. It’s the fantastic old desk that my husband found on the side of the road in the Hamptons. The desk is extremely old, solid wood and had been tossed to the curb. We threw it into the back of the minivan and home to Maryland it went.
I spent the day today working on transforming a dated brick fireplace. I was doing it for an interior designer’s client in a home in Northwest, DC. The house was the prettiest house. It was originally a Sears Catalog Home and just full of light and charm.
However, the brick fireplace needed help. It had already been painted in a dark, brownish red at some point and the mortar had also been painted in an almost black color. The overall appearance was really dark and dated.