Monday, June 22, 2015

Updated Dresser With Paint And Stain


I recently purchased a 4 drawer dresser off Craigslist. It was perfect for a quick makeover since it was raw wood that had never been painted or stained.

Of course I forgot to take a photo before but I love the completed piece.



I stained the top and drawer fronts with Minwax Provincial- probably my favorite color. Then Poly was applied.



The sides were painted Indigo Ink. I did make my own chalk paint and then clear waxed the painted areas. 

The color is a little darker then shows in the pictures.




I really love 2 tone furniture and think it gives a uniqueness to each piece.





   
I added the dresser to my booth space at The Coop Antiques along with a little Red, White and Blue.




Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, May 11, 2015

Old Drawer Storage Shelf


Well it certainly has been a busy Spring with events and posts have been seem to be lacking lately. I Just can't seem to get in a good habit of taking pictures before projects are completed.

For this one I combined 2 old drawers from a cabinet no longer with us and made a storage shelf. This is it after it was built and before any painting.




This is a side view.




I used parts of a pallet for the legs and old banister rails in between to fill it in a little. 
The banister rails were also added across the back. 

Then it was time to paint. I wanted it to be bright and colorful.



The drawer fronts, the sides and back were painted in a aqua color and the legs and banisters were updated with white.



The drawer fronts were to plain so I added flat banisters to them.




The drawers were stained in pecan. Poly was then added.




View from the back.




Overall this was a simple build and paint project and can be used for many things.




This would be great filled with plants on a porch. It could also got in a bathroom or bedroom for storage.
As a entryway table it could collect lots of things coming in or out of the house.



Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by,



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