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Baker Buffet Refinished into a Modern Media Cabinet

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baker_2Hi there! Happy Easter to y’all! I’ve been busy this holiday weekend workin’ on a beautiful ‘Baker Furniture’ buffet! The¬†construction of Baker pieces is impeccably & beautifully crafted, but unfortunately the veneer was chipping off of the drawer fronts. That fact made my decision to paint them an easy one. I flaked off any veneer that wasn’t attached, filled the gaps with wood filler, sanded, then painted with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in ‘Artissimo’ followed up with a coat of hemp oil. It’s a gorgeous shade of neutral navy blue and my current favorite hue!

baker_workI see this piece being used as a media cabinet. I even thought about getting an HDMI wireless HD receiver so that I could hide our DVR inside & keep this beauty for myself, hehe! See, with an adapter that allows your remote to chat with your components behind doors their is no need to remove drawers for media components… you can keep all your tech out of sight which makes this furniture-lover over the moon!!

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Hope this Baker beauty finds a happy home! ;D

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Dresser Turned Vanity Concept Sketch

Hey there! So, I’m contemplating painting an evil octopus onto this antique dresser that will soon become a bathroom vanity! Gotta do somethin’ while I wait for the sink to come in, right?! ;D

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Stella… A French Provincial Table Refinish

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Meet Stella. A French Provincial antique table in need of a fresh start. When I spotted her I noticed her gorgeous bones, which happens to be my only prerequisite for refinishing a piece. I happily lugged her home and got to work. Her top was water damaged and dull, so the first thing I did was strip and sand it down to bare veneer. She was looking better already!
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Next up was to apply some fresh lacquer in order to protect it from future damages. Three coats of lacquer and a single cot of wax make for an incredible feel and richness to the wood. After finishing her top it was time to give her base a new paint job. A warm antique white matched her stunning wood grain perfectly. For this piece I whipped up some homemade chalk paint and applied two thick coats, achieving an authentic aged look. When using chalk paint, a layer of furniture wax must be applied in order to seal the dried paint. For this piece I distressed while applying the wax, using 0000 steel wool and an old t-shirt to work the wax into the paint. Twenty minutes after applying the wax I buffed it out, creating an incredibly soft sheen that is comparable to no other furniture finish.

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The bottom shelf remains half-finished for now… I have something brilliant in store for this French Provincial beauty! Stay tuned! ;Dstella_final

 

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Update : Check out this post about how I added character to this piece by decoupaging¬†a vintage map of London to it’s shelf!!

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Antique Footstool Turned Pet Bed for Reagan

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Nothing brings me more joy than refinishing a piece of furniture with a loved one in mind… so when a great friend asked me if the antique stool turned pet bed could be reserved for her dog, Reagan, I was ecstatic to oblige! This stool has gorgeous bones, it just needed a cleaning, some oil, and it’s upholstery redone. I happened to come across a stunning vintage fisheye fabric a while back & it works perfectly for this little gem! Then, I took a ride to my local trophy shop to really set this piece off! A brass name plate was custom-engraved and I attached it with care, in hopes that Reagan would soon sniff there… ok, I need to back away from the Christmas bedtime stories, lol! Speaking of bedtime… ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

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Have you ever tackled an upholstery project?

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Mersman in Mint

Happy Wordless Wednesday to y’all! :D

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I came across this beautiful little Mersman table recently & since I’m a tad obsessed with mint at the moment, I picked up a brush and painted away!! I also distressed, waxed, primed, and polyed, of course, hehe! The bad news is there are no before pics on this one since I’ve been crazy busy deckin’ the halls, but the good news is that this very table is being GIVEN AWAY soon! Keep an eye on my blog for details & happy holidays to you!!!

A Table Named Fran

I don’t know why I get so attached to furniture… I just get a feeling from some pieces, an urge to bring them back to their former glory or to create a more modern story with their timeless beauty. Guess I’m just a romantic at heart! This piece gave me that feeling and more even before I painted, distressed, and waxed it!!

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As I worked, it reminded me of my Great Aunt Fran, classy and beautiful. That description could also hold true for my Mother, which is why I’m beyond happy that this piece is going to her! Hope you enjoy it, Mom! :)))

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Chic Antique – A Side Table Refinish in Teal & White

IMG_2582Hello there! I am so happy to share this recent refinish with you! This 1930’s Brandt side table was a wreck when I found it, but after a little tlc she is beautiful once more! For the look of this piece I had a past client’s future nursery in mind & I think it turned out perfectly as a chic side table! To get this look, I started by sanding the wood top and finishing with satin lacquer. I then painted the whole piece in a custom teal I mixed up. I taped off the edge detail along with a square on the shelf, painting that area a lovely white to offset the aqua. After the paint dried I distressed and added Briwax clear wax to give the whole piece a soft glow. My process might take a long time and be labor intensive, but if the end result is as pretty as this then it’s all worth it! Check out my work!
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I really hope this piece finds a loving home! :)))

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Antique Lamp Turned Plant Stand

blurplant_sombDo you have an odd space in your home that would be brightened up by a plant? If so, this super easy & economical project is for you! Snag an antique lamp from a thrift store for a few bucks, remove all the cords, cut a circle out of scrap wood, paint & poly said scrap, glue wood onto base, and voila, you have an adorable plant stand that costs just five bucks! Check out my photographic step-by-step!

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Antique Mersman Radio Cabinet Refinish

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Ahhh, there she is, all gussied up… not was the case when I first laid my eyes on this antique diamond in the rough. She was dinged up and sad looking, but I was elated when I saw this Mersman hall cabinet on sale in a local thrift store because I knew I could bring her back to her former glory! I had seen it on a previous jaunt, but it had a hefty price tag so I sadly passed it by. I went back a week later, and to my surprise, it was now on sale for just $19.99 I could hardly contain my excitement… yes, furniture excites me, hehe!

halltabletopba It has the same details as a previous table refinish of mine that currently resides in my family’s living room. It also fits at the end of our hall swimmingly since the edges are angled where the hall splits into two rooms! Perfect! I decided on pretty much the same treatment… sanding, staining, and polying the top & priming, painting, and waxing the bottom. Here’s the photographic step-by-step!
halltableworkNow I’m off to find my next furniture refinishing project to share with you! Thanks for stoppin’ by! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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