Saturday, November 17, 2012

Antique French Gray Dresser


Beautiful SOLID Wood French Dresser
made by Heritage Furniture 

The details on this dresser are amazing.  The curved front drawers and the curvy sides are so beautiful.  Finished in a soft gray shade and glazed with 3 colors.  I started with a dark gray glaze and then a lighter gray and finished it with a silver metalic glaze just in the detail areas.

The BEST part though is the inside of the drawers I painted a bright turquoise for a fun surprise when you open them!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Painted Distressed Piano

I'm sure I have broken some law by painting a piano blue... but I am in love with it!  This antique piano is around 100 years old and I looked up the value which fully restored could be worth $8-10K!  Wowza!  But the veneer was broken and chipped badly on one side and the bottom of the piano was so beat up that I had to add decorative trim to try and cover it up.  So with my limited skills I could not have restored it to it's original beautiful wood.  Plus, I adore all the fun painted pianos I have been seeing on the web right now!  

I can't believe I forgot to take a "Before" picture.  I guess I was just so excited to get started!  Redoing a piano is not an easy task.  First of all moving it is the biggest pain...It weighs a ton.  Then,to do a good job with the paint you have to disassemble the entire thing.  Including removing all the keys (make sure you number them if you ever attempt this).  I very lightly sanded it to preserve all the texture from the old crackled finish.  Then paint, distressed, glazed to bring out all the crackle and clear coat.

Here's the trim I had to add to the bottom.  I really like how it looks.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cute Dresser for our Master Bedroom

I've been doing alot of furniture and not doing a good job of getting pictures or getting them posted.  So, here's a dresser that I did for our master bedroom.  I really love the blue color and all the distressed details.  I'm still saving up money to finish our master but here's some pics of what I've got so far...I'm really obsessed with gray and yellow right now.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Antique Bedroom Set

Three Piece Bedroom Set
Large Dresser
Desk/Vanity with Bench

Solid wood and very heavy.  Antique Hardware.  Beautiful Dark Wood Tops.  Painted Gray/blue with distressed chippy paint finish.  Protective Clear Finish.  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Distressed White and Gray Buffet


Someone left this beauty outside-- which in Arizona is pretty much furniture murder.  I had to completely remove the top as the veneer was all buckled.  After fixing several other structural problems, I painted an undercoat of gray and then used crackle medium for some texture and finally finished it in a creamy white.  I love the distressed areas where the gray and the dark wood show through.  Only two of the original knobs were usable so I put them on the doors and found some cute knobs at Hobby Lobby that match.

Here's the before...

And the After...

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Black and Mahogany Table

Again no before pics...don't know what I'm thinking!  I got this table from a friend of a friend who was moving and sold me this table, a hutch, a coffee table, a wine rack and a side chair all from Crate and Barrel and an antique bedoom set for like $200.  It was the best deal ever!  Most of it was in pretty good condition other than the table.  They had a really big dog and he ate off the front edge of several of the chairs.  So after a lot of sanding and patching...It is finally finished.  I painted it black with a lightly distressed/rubbed through finish to show the beautiful mahogany color.  I stripped and sanded the top and re-stained it with a mixture of dark walnut and mahogany stain.  Sealed it with polyurethane and polished with Maguires polish.  I really am happy how it turned out.