Showing posts with label handpainted furniture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label handpainted furniture. Show all posts

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ampersand Table Project - A modern update

I am almost embarrassed to show the before and after of this project, but it is my most popular pinterest project to date. As you can see this table has seen better days was in dire needs of a little freshening up. I gave this baby a good sanding, 2 coats of Kilz primer and freehanded the design. I love the clean lines and typographic nature of this table and now I don't mind looking at it again.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Refinished Green Dresser before and after

Part of my 2012 goal list was refinishing some of the old, worn out, hand-me-down furniture that we have aquired over the years. The first project on my list, my daughters dresser, as it has definatly seen better days. We decided the colors of her room will be mainly lime green and pink.

My first step was to remove all the hardware. Next I gave it a good sanding, filled in all the pock marks, chips and missing chunks with some wood filler and started sanding. Next step was to apply 2 coats of primer, let it dry and lightly sand between coats. I was taught a good finish is all in the prep.

Everything was going really well up to the point that I went to spray paint the hardware.  I prepped them all the same with some metal stripper and a toothbrush but when I went to spray the hardware and have 3 out of 6 bubbled. So I scrape it back, try again and the same thing. So I scrape it back try another brand and color and same thing. So being the brilliant person I am - not - I decided to add ribbon pulls...I kinda like the different pull idea, it pulls all her colors in. Sometimes things don't always work out the way you planned, they work out better. LOL
Up on top you will also see the simple pallet shelf we made to hold her books, Love it. It is heavy enough that it doesn't move around or tip over, which is very important when it is used as much as this one is.
Hope you enjoyed this little project.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Potter's Table Re-do

This has been on my to do list since last fall. My Wonderful husband rescued 2 of these beauties from the trash at work and thought I could do something with them. Well of course I can :D I was just looking at the industrial tables on the Restoration Hardware site. So as they say one persons trash is another ones treasure.

Nothing a little elbow grease and a fresh coat of paint couldn't cure. Until next time Happy Creating everyone :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Handpainted Furniture Nautical Fishing Theme

So I have been redecorating the little kids rooms into bigger kids room and for the little man in my life I decided to go with a "Sail Away with Me" theme. We have had this icky side tabel in out possession for a long time and everytime I look at it all I saw was fish. So with a little elbow grease it was transformed from this

to this

I think it is just the perfect addition to his room. And the more it gets banged around - because you know it will being almost 3 - ;) the better it will look.
Hope you enjoy