Before we get to this little trash to treasure project, I must share a bit of info that really made me smile! My friend, Celeste is my local Annie Sloan stockist. She just traveled to Oxford, England for a workshop run by Annie herself (how amazing) and guess what? Celeste told me that Annie Sloan knows my page and my work and loves it! Wowza!
I feel that lately I have been sharing very labor intensive projects with you all. Projects that take a lot of time and effort to complete. Today we are preparing for a huge snowstorm to hit later this afternoon in the DC area. Record Breaking! Historic! Oh, my. I won’t be out in my garage for at least a week andplan on working inside in my workroom. I don’t sand in my workroom as my daughter has asthma and I can’t have the dust in our home. There are smaller projects that are simple to do indoors. Sometimes, the easy ones turn out the best! Here are a few of my easy paint projects!
It is finally done! We have come to the end of the Vintage Bassett China Cabinet series!
The piece originally was in terrible shape with deep scratches, broken glass, missing shelves, a broken door and the back was coming off. Not to mention it was near impossible to get home and almost gave me a heart attack when I had to drive home with it tied in string to the top of my minivan. Here is the after!
This was a true labor of love! The piece was cleaned and sanded for a smooth finish prior to painting. The top of the base was stripped back. The missing piece of the door was re-adhered and the hinge fixed. Whew!The body was painted in General Finishes Persian Blue with their Winter White glaze applied to highlight its detail. The interior of the cabinet was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray.
The bottom of the vintage Bassett Cabinet c’est fini! It is so lovely!
This whole project is huge. Let’s call this the end of Season One of our miniseries! In case you missed the before, here it is.
I spent a lot of time just prepping this one for its makeover. The top was deeply scratched, the bottom right door was broken into pieces and it was not closing properly. I tackled the top first by sanding it all the way back to its grain. Then, I fixed and reattached the missing piece of the bottom right door and realigned it so it opens and closes easily. Honestly, now you can’t tell it was ever broken.
Did you see the great links we had yesterday at Share a Site Friday? I was so impressed with the talent. Please head over to view the shares and link up!
This week, I am highlighting two General Finishes Milk Paint colors, Seagull Gray and Persian Blue. They are both my go-to colors when working with milk paint for a light gray and soft blue.
Sometimes, what I imagine will be an easy job turns out to be anything but. This week’s favorite find turned out to be just that. To refresh your memory, here is the “before” of the tables.After a long day’s work, here is the “after”.
I knew I wanted pink. However, I didn’t have any Annie Sloan Antoinette on hand. Instead, I made my own mix of Annie Sloan Old White and a teeny tiny bit of Burgundy. After I applied a few coats, I used both clear and dark waxes on the entire piece to create an aged look. I stepped back and looked and it still was not quite right.
Yesterday I finished the little end table that was part of a bedroom set I purchased a few months back. The set is from the 1030’s and has so much vintage detail. I used General Finishes milk paint in Persian Blue (a favorite of mine). It is a little table but one that definitely deserves a photo shoot!
When I was sent a sample of General Finishes’ Persian Blue, I had try it. My husband is Iranian and my children all have Persian Blue eyes!
The lovely vanity that I purchased last weekend (Favorite Find Monday) was the perfect candidate for the paint. Sorry it seems that I am on a desk/vanity painting frenzy lately. This one had so much detail I couldn’t wait!