Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Drop Cloth Dresser

I recently purchased a dresser with mirror. It is quite a large piece and was in great shape, just needed a little update.

I've started using Dixie Belle Paint and love their products so far. My new go to color in white is Drop Cloth. It is not a bright white and looks great. This dresser was the usual brown furniture color (didn't take before picture) but the after is fabulous I think.

I left the drawers and tops original and just painted the frame and mirror.

The wood was a little lighter in color so I just did one coat of a darker stain to it. The finish on it was pretty worn so the stain did stick and darken the wood slightly. Poly was added to the tops.

I updated the hardware which came from Hobby Lobby. They were painted Drop Cloth also.

The edges were slightly distressed and the painted areas was sealed with Dixie Belle Clear Coat.

I liked the markings in the wood and adding the darker stain highlighted them.

The top piece has additional storage with three drawers and a big mirror. It is a separate piece and can be removed for easy moving. 

I really like mixing painted areas and keeping tops original. The drawer fronts in original wood give this piece a nice contrast.

 This piece is now available in my booth at The Coop Antiques.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kitchen Island Makeover

I love islands! Of course one surrounded by water are the best kind, but having one in the kitchen isn't bad either.

 This makeover started with a cabinet I found at a local thrift store.

It had good bones and there was a shelf already in place on the bottom behind the doors. The top was a little loose so we did re-attach it with liquid nails.

I didn't worry about it oozing out because I knew it would be covered when complete. I then used Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Midnight Sky to give it a whole new look.

It is a rich black color that turned out great. A little hardware was added to one side only.

For the back I just added pallet wood to cover. Then I stained it and painted the same black. 
It was then distressed for a rustic look.

A piece of trim board was added to the top for a transition piece.

The inside of the cabinet was in great shape and just needed a good cleaning. 

I also added new drawer pulls that were more with the style of the island.

The top was sanded and re-stained for a clean look. It was also finished with poly.

The rest of the painted cabinet was given 2 coats of Dixie Belle Clear Coat in Satin Finish.

Wheels were added for easy mobility and then they lock in place.

I love the way it turned out but unfortunately it does not fit into my kitchen space.

Maybe it will become a patio bar instead for all the island summer drinks we will be having!

Thanks for stopping by, 

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