Old Ochre Archives - The Painted Drawer

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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Painting Laminate and Bedroom Set Update

Before I get to Charlotte’s bedroom set update, I’ve noticed that my most viewed YouTube video is Painting Over Laminate with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  For those that may be interested, here it is!


Now on to my latest huge project!  I do enjoy working on sets of furniture but honestly, it can become tedious doing the same technique to three or four pieces at the same time.  Here is how it looked in my workroom yesterday…

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Bleed Through: Don’t Fight It – Blend It!

Bleed Through: Don’t Fight It – Blend It!

I was going to share the Hepplewhite Dresser with you all today.  However, this happened 🙁

Yes, the dreaded “bleed through”.

Actually, it only happened where I had to sand back the drawer fronts and the original reddish wood color bled through.  The reason I had to sand the drawer fronts back is because I decided on adding new drawer pulls.  Hence, I needed to drill new holes/fill in the old with wood filler/sand them back! Whew.

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FFM – What a Find!!!

Vintage Table, thrift store find

I haven’t been out and about hunting lately because I’ve been super busy with custom work.  So it was a treat to have the morning off last week and go thrifting with my mother.  We had so much fun and I found a few amazing treasures that really made my day!

This little table was one of my scores – it was $9.99 – what a find!!!  It’s sturdy and full of detail, in particular a scalloped top and lovely feet.  And it will look spectacular when painted.  A true vintage gem!CONTINUE READING

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A Shabby Shelf in Old Ochre and Chairs Everywhere

A super easy and quick paint project was this great little shelf I found at a thrift store.  A quick wash of chalk paint in Annie Sloan Old Ochre gave it some style. A wash really maintains the look of the wood underneath while making the detail pop. 

This video was made a few weeks ago.  It’s on my YouTube channel and shows how to add a wash of chalk paint over an existing coat.  The same technique was used on the shelf above, except that the wash was added directly onto the raw wood.  I then took a rag and wiped it off to create the look above.

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Vintage Chair in Creamy White + Quick Tip Video Tutorial

Remember the lovely vintage chairs I shared on Monday? I finished the first one and am sharing today. The paint is Annie Sloan Old White, followed by a wash of Annie Sloan Old Ochre (tutorial at bottom of post), followed by yet another light coat of Old White on parts of the chair. I distressed it back and added gold highlights before sealing it in Annie Sloan clear wax.  Remember they are being re-upholstered so I didn’t need to keep the fabric clean 🙂

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The Countdown Continues!

Baker Vintage Secretary

The Countdown continues!  Yesterday was Number 10/MCM Dresser, Number 9/Goopy Dresser and Number 8/Vintage Wardrobe.  Let’s begin!

Number 7:  Drexel Triune Dresser

What a beautiful piece this was to work on.  A gorgeous, Drexel Heritage Triune dresser in great condition that I finished in General Finishes milk paint.  I chose Lamp Black – a classic color for a traditional, classic piece.  It also coordinated well with the original brass hardware that maintains its vintage feel but looks sharp against the black.

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Paint Color Highlight – Annie Sloan Old Ochre with a Wash of Old White

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.

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