Wednesday, September 23, 2015

French Country Dresser

This was a very old. 1930's era dresser. I had painted it once and was not happy, so after stripping it I repainted it again to get this aged driftwood feel. It took several layers of chalk paint, greys, off white and blue and then a glaze of darker grey to get this effect. But I was pretty happy with how it came out. My sister in law was too, she bought it as soon as I put it up for sale!
I used water slide decal, decoupage and stencils on the drawers.

 This is my before picture

And here is a close up of the top.

On to my next project...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

My latest furniture project

I received this buffet for free from a nice lady.  It didn't have any hardware.  I ran into all kinds of problems when I was working on this. The middle top drawer had broken off at the top. Two of the legs broke off while I was dragging it into the house. I couldn't find the right size hardware. But finally it all came together.
I use Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Serenity for the bottom portion and used a red, I think called Crimson chalk paint I bought at Walmart for the top.
I distressed with my sander and I used white and dark wax to finish it.
It's going into my craft room for storage!
Presently working on an old dresser from the 1930's.  It is in horrible shape, lets see if I can make it pretty again.

Are you interested in learning to use chalk paint?  Let me know I would be glad to give you some pointers. Michelle

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Painted side table

I painted this side table a soft grey first then applied a blue wash over that.  After distressing the edges with a sander I applied white wax from Classic Home (purchased at Wal Mart) and buffed. This wax is a liquid, about pancake batter consistency and I really like how it buffs out.  Application can be a little messy if you are like me, so you should wear gloves.
I really love this piece and want to keep it for my bathroom remodel. However, I am going to sell it. I can't keep everything, or so my husband tells me.
Used Rustoleum Chalked Paint and Waverly Chalk Paint.