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Deep Green Boho Desk Makeover

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Today's post is going to be all about my desk makeover.  When I first started my journey furniture painting, my desk was the first piece I ever did using Country Chic Paint in the color Dune Grass!

You can still check out that makeover and blog post here!

I loved this makeover, and it is actually one of my most popular posts, BUT, my style and my home decor style has changed since then, so I knew it was time for a makeover!

And what better time than right now!

DEEP GREEN BOHO DESK MAKEOVER



Navy Blue Drexel Dresser Makeover

Monday, May 11, 2020

Hi Friends!  I'm going to be honest right now, I have been DREADING writing blog posts lately.  I just have so many pieces that need posts written and I can't seem to keep up.

Plus, the weather is getting nicer so i'm getting to work on pieces outside finally, and I want to take full advantage of it!  I've been pumping out pieces so fast recently and I am usually working all day, so when it comes to doing computer work I and just not feeling it haha.  

But, don't worry.  I am not going anywhere and blog posts and makeovers with still be coming out every week!  I may stop holding myself to such a strict Tuesday and Friday schedule for uploads and just upload whenever I have a chance :)

ANYWAY... Today's post is going to be all about how I updated this old Drexel tallboy and gave it a pretty navy and hold makeover!

NAVY BLUE DREXEL DRESSER MAKEOVER


Pale Yellow Waterfall Dresser Transformation

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Good Afternoon, or Morning, or Night everyone! Whenever you're reading this, I hope you are having a good day!

Today I am sharing a makeover using my favorite color in the whole world, YELLOW! Now, I haven't painted many yellow pieces, maybe 2 total in my time, but yellow is my favorite color.

So, I ordered Bee's Knees from Country Chic Paint, a color I used once before and I knew exactly which piece it belonged on!

PALE YELLOW WATERFALL DRESSER TRANSFORMATION


Emerald Green MCM Dresser Makeover with Behr Paint

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Good Morning everyone!

Today's makeover is featuring my personal MCM dresser that I have in my master bedroom!  I rarely ever paint things for myself these days, because everything is already painted!  But, my dresser needed a makeover so it fit the vibe of our master.

So, let's get into the makeover!

EMERALD GREEN MCM DRESSER MAKEOVER


Baby Blue Tallboy Dresser

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Hiiiiiii Everyone!

I am super excited to share this makeover with you guys because I seriously think it is my favorite piece I have ever done!  We need to get right into it because I am so excited!!

BABY BLUE TALLBOY DRESSER


(The paint used in this post was so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)

Quick and Easy MCM Nightstand Makeover

Friday, April 17, 2020

Hi Friends!

You all know I love a good Mid Century Modern piece of furniture, so when I found this $5 nightstand at Goodwill you know I had to grab it right away! Yes, $5 and all it needed was some paint and a new knob and it was good as new!

(These pieces were all purchase before Social Distancing was put into place, don't worry!)

QUICK AND EASY MCM NIGHTSTAND


(Some products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)


MCM Nightstand Makeover with Mud Paint

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Hi Friends!

In today's post I wanted to share a new product with you all!  For this project we will be trying out Mud Paint!  Let me tell you a little bit about Mud Paint.

Mud Paint was established in 2014 by a husband and wife duo who were in search for a new type of paint to fit their wants and needs.  Their paint is the only clay-based furniture paint available, making it easy to use, with amazing durability and fast drying technology!

Not only do they have 29 incredible colors, plus some seasonal colors, their paint can also be mixed to create an color you want or need!  They have neutrals, pale colors, bold colors, seriously something for everyone!

They also offer other finished and tools on their site, and they have local retailers in so many places!  You can head here to find a local retailer!

Okay okay, lets get into the makeover and see how this paint works!

MCM NIGHTSTAND MAKEOVER WITH MUD PAINT


(The Paint used in this project was so kindly sent to me by Mud Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, as always :))


Desk Turned Nightstands DIY

Friday, April 3, 2020

Good afternoon everyone!  Or whenever you're reading this, I hope you're having a great day!

Today I am going to share a furniture project with you that I ave never attempted before.  That is, turning a desk into NIGHTSTANDS! Yes, you read that right, we are turning an old thrifted desk into a set of pretty nightstands.

Let's just get right into it!

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DESK TURNED INTO NIGHTSTANDS DIY


(The paint used in this project was so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)


Vintage Coffee Bar Cabinet

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Today's makeover is another fun one, and surprise, it's another white piece, crazy right?

My mom has been using this little cabinet that used to be my great-grandmas for her coffee bar for a couple of years now.  Originally we just slapped some white paint on it (before I started refinishing furniture and actually new what I was doing) and grabbed some random knobs.

Well, it needed a little refresh and needed to be refinished the right way!  So she brought to my house along with another piece I am refinishing for my sister!

VINTAGE COFFEE BAR CABINET


Spring Blue Dresser Makeover

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and making the most of their time at home! Like reading my blog posts ;)

Today I have a spring makeover with a pretty blue color called Fancy Frock from Country Chic Paint!  I am loving the white-washed raw wood look on top if you haven't noticed, so we have another version of that for you today!

Let's get right into the makeover! I was an awful blogger for this makeover and did not take ANY pictures during the process at all, so I will do my best to explain what I did!

SPRING BLUE DRESSER MAKEOVER


(The paint used for this piece was so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)


Darling Pink Highboy Dresser

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Happy Wednesday Friends!

I hope everyone is safe and healthy and practicing social distancing right now!  It is a crazy and hectic time in the world in this moment, and I want my blog to be a place where everyone can take their minds off of it!  So grab a paintbrush and follow along with me!

I have another fun makeover for you featuring another one of Country Chic Paint's color of the months!  This color is Darling and it is an adorable pale pink with purple undertones!

Let's get right into the makeover!

DARLING PINK HIGHBOY MAKEOVER


(Some of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own)


Chippy Barn Campaign; Dresser/ Desk Combo Makeover

Friday, March 13, 2020

Hi Friends!

Today's post is going to be short and sweet!  I just wanted to show you the piece I refreshed during my Content Creator week with The Chippy Barn!  For the past week I have been taking all of my Instagram followers along as I use the chippy Barn's products to makeover a piece.

I chose this gorgeous blue in the color Raindrop for my piece and I absolutely love it!  Lets jump into this little makeover!

CHIPPY BARN CAMPAIGN; DRESSER/ DESK COMBO MAKEOVER



(The products in this post were kindly sent to me by The Chippy Barn, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)


White Farmhouse Hoosier Cabinet

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hello Friends!

Today I am going to be sharing something with you that I never do, hardly ever.  A WHITE FARMHOUSE PIECE!

I'm not gonna lie I HATE painting things white.  Okay maybe not hate, but I definitely don't like it.  I just never have luck with it and no matter how much I prime, I STILL get bleed through!

But, I still did it.  I pushed through and created this beauty to share with ya'll!

WHITE FARMHOUSE HOOSIER CABINET


(Some of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)

Dusty Blue Buffet with DIY Wine Rack

Friday, March 6, 2020

Hi Friends!

I am super excited to share today's furniture makeover with you because I went out of my comfort zone for this one and actually built something!!

No, I did not build a whole piece, BUT I DID build a wine rack into a piece, and for my first time actually ~building~ anything, I'd say it came out pretty dang good!

Let's just get right into this makeover!

DUSTY BLUE BUFFET WITH DIY WINE RACK


(Some of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)


Bold Green Dresser with DIY Leather Pulls

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Hi Friends!

Today I have quite the makeover you!  This makeover is using another one of Country Chic Paints gorgeous colors of the month.  The color of the month for March is this BEAUTIFUL bold green color, and I love it so so much!

This piece was a labor of love ya'll, let me tell you.  There was lots of paint stripping, reconstructing, sanding, more sanding, oh and more sanding!  But, it all paid off because this piece came out AWESOME.... although I am a little bias ;)

BOLD GREEN DRESSER WITH DIY LEATHER PULLS


Waverly Chalky Finish Paint Review: Walmart Sells Chalk Paint?!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Today's post is going to be a chalk paint review!  I love trying new paint brands, so when I heard that Walmart sells a chalk style paint on the cheap, I was intrigued!  I have seen a couple fellow furniture artists such as Christina from pretty Distressed & Kacha use this paint before so i really wanted to try it out!

(This post is not sponsored in anyway shape or form, the paint used was purchased with my own money and all of these opinions are 100% my own!) 

WAVERLY CHALKY FINISH PAINT REVIEW & DEMO


Two Toned Vintage Eastlake Dresser

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Soooooo I am SUPER excited about this post because I am obsessed with how this piece turned out! I have been dying to get my hands on an Eastlake style piece of furniture for forever, so when I saw the listing for this piece I knew I had to scoop it up!


TWO TONED VINTAGE EASTLAKE DRESSER


Vintage Ladder Back Dresser Makeover

Friday, February 21, 2020

Hi Friends! Hope you're all doing great and are ready for the weekend!

Today's makeover has already been shared over on my Instagram (don't forget to follow me ;)) But, I still wanted to share the full makeover with you over here!

Today we are going to be making over this cool vintage dresser (ladder back I think?) and I am so excited!  It turned out so simple, yet so different from where it started!

VINTAGE LADDER BACK DRESSER MAKEOVER


Pale Blue Empire Dresser with The Chippy Barn Paint

Monday, February 17, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day friends!  I hope you have an amazing day filled with lots of love! :)

Todays makeover is going to be short and sweet, although the process was not LOL.  

For this piece I am going to be using this GORGEOUS pale blue color from The Chippy Barn called Blue Ridge!  This color was curate by the amazing Anne Michelle from Amini Design Ashburn.

This gorgeous color is a muted pale blue with warm calming tones.  It is seriously such a gorgeous color and I am excited to share what I did with it with you all!

PALE BLUE EMPIRE DRESSER WITH THE CHIPPY BARN


Farmhouse Red Dresser with Country Chic Paint's Color of the Month

Friday, February 7, 2020

Happy February Friends!! 

Country Chic Paint asked me if they could feature me as their Artist of the Month for the month of February and of course I said heck yes!!

I am super excited for this opportunity and am so grateful that they recognize my hard work and wanted to feature me!  On top of that, they asked if I would be willing to do a piece in their color of the month which is the color Devotion!

It is this gorgeous bright red color that I knew would be PERFECT to create a farmhouse piece with, so that is exactly what I did!

FARMHOUSE RED DRESSER WITH COUNTRY CHIC PAINT


(Some of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own:))

Vintage Jenny Lind Dresser Makeover with The Chippy Barn

Friday, January 31, 2020

Hi Friends!  This post today is exciting because I tried a new paint!  And let me tell you, I LOVED it!!  Not only is it a gorgeous color that I am absolutely obsessed with, but the formula of this paint is incredible.

It levels so nice and comes out so smooth without literally any effort, I am AMAZED!

Okay, I will tell you what paint I am talking about and stop rambling.  The chalk style paint I used for this little dresser is by The Chippy Barn in the color Lambs Ear from their Beautiful home collection, and was curated by Sarah over at Sitting Pretty Home Decor.

It is this pretty super pale green, white color and I love it!

I love the way this little piece came out, so let's get into this makeover!

VINTAGE JENNY LIND DRESSER MAKEOVER


Light Grey Vintage Vanity Makeover

Friday, January 24, 2020

I just love all vintage furniture.  I love the shape, the quality, and all of the pretty little details.  So when a client reached out to me and asked me if I could paint her aunt's old vanity for her daughter of course I said yes!!

It is the cutest vanity I have ever seen and I love it so much!

LIGHT GREY VINTAGE VANITY MAKEOVER


(Some of the products used in the post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but of course all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own:))

Here is the pretty vanity I got to work on!

The client wanted a light grey because her daughters bedroom set was white!  Of course I love a pretty light grey paint and my favorite one from Country Chic Paint is the color Cut A Rug from their Lustrum Collection!

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To begin, I cleaned this piece really good.  Since it is an old piece, I wanted to make sure I scrubbed every nook and cranny to get it nice and clean to ensure a good paint application!

I just use an all purpose cleaner!


I primed the piece with a cover stain primer, and boy was that a mistake. The way this primer dried was awful.  It dried bumpy and rough so I had to break out the orbital sander and re-sand it al down and try to get it as smooth as possible.

This was such a pain, but sometimes pieces just aren't easy.  I applied the primer because I knew that it was going to have bleed-through.  So after sanding down the previous primer, I had to run to Home Depot and get some Shellac.  This spray shellac is clear and in spray form so it's super easy to apply.



This will block any potential bleed through on your old piece!

Next I taped of the mirror and put my pre taped plastic around the drawers to prevent any over spray from getting in the drawers!




Next it was ready for paint.  I grabbed my Homeright Paint Sprayer and prepped for paint.  I poured my paint through a strainer to get out any of potential lumps that could clog the sprayer.

I also added a little bit of water to thin my paint down.

I gave this piece 3 coats of this pretty pant.  I let it dry for an hour in between each coat and sanded lightly between each coat for a smooth finish.

Once all of the painting was done, it was time to seal!  I use my trusty Country Chic Clear Coat for this and gave it 3 coats for ultimate protection!



I gave it a smooth sand with a high grit sandpaper to finish it off. I added my cute gold ring pulls from Amazon to the piece and it was ready for staging!







I am obsessed with the way this piece came out. Even though it gave me some trouble, and I got frustrated with it, I am so happy I kept at it and worked hard to make it the perfect piece for this little girls bedroom!

Let me know what you think down below and don't forget to check out my socials!

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How To Refresh A Mid Century Modern Dresser

Friday, January 17, 2020

Happy Friday Everyone!  This week I decided I would be smart and write my blog post not the day of posting, I'm still trying to balancing things so stick with me haha!  Things have been suuuuuper slow over here in the furniture refinishing world!  It is so hard to find pieces to refinish in the winter and it makes me so sad because all I want to do it paint!

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But, I have had some luck finding pieces here and there to keep sharing with ya'll.  Of course I am going to be using my FAVORITE paint brand, Country Chic Paint for this project, as well as using me Homeright Paint Sprayer!

HOW TO REFRESH A MID CENTURY MODERN DRESSER



(Some of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)

Country Chic Paint is my all time favorite paint brand, as you already know, and let me tell you why if you're new here!

Their products all have a low environmental impact because they have low to zero VOC levels and all of the pigments they use are also VOC-free!

They are also part of recycling programs all across North America to ensure that any left over paint is properly recycled and not dumped in land fills, which is so amazing!

And the best part, a portion of their profits are donated to help relieve hunger by providing meals to families in North America.  Not only are their products simply safe and incredible quality, the team of people at Country Chic Paint are all so down to earth and kind to each and every one of their customers and love to give back, and in my opinion, that's what makes an incredible company!

As of right now they have a selection of 55 colors, and that is not including all of the gorgeous colors you can create from their color mixing recipes!! There are so many color options and they are all so perfect!  There is something for everyone :)

Today you are going to see me use the color Hollow Hill from their Standard Color Line!  I'm excited to take you through this makeover, so let's get into it!

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I picked up this pretty little MCM dresser at goodwill for $30!  It was in good shape, but did have some marks and scratches that needed a little help, but that was no problem!

I started off by sanding down all of the drawers because I knew I wanted a two toned look for this piece!  The finish came off super easy revealing this gorgeous wood grain underneath!  It came out so so smooth!

Next up I cleaned up the piece really good!  This part is essential if you want a perfect lasting finish on your piece! So just take the time, scrub it and rinse it really good, I promise you won't regret it!

I grabbed my Drydex spackle and filled some of the little scratched on the handles and any of the shipped veneer on the piece.  I let that dry and then sanded it smooth.

I grabbed my pre tapped plastic to wrap over the inside of the drawers to protect them from any overspray!  I also taped off the sanded down drawers just to leave the handles exposed for paint!


Now she's ready for paint!  I grabbed my Country Chic Paint int he color Hollow Hill and poured it in my sprayer jar through a strainer.  I learned that straining your paint before running it through your sprayer is essential to avoid any chunks and clogging of your sprayer!



I then added a little water until I reached the consistency I prefer to work with.  I probably thin mine a little more than most people, but I just prefer the way it applies the best!  Just note, Country Chic's paint doesn't need to be thinned much, just about 10%!

I did two coats of this using a high grit sanding sponge in between each coat to achieve a super silky smooth finish!  Once the paint dried totally for a couple hours it was ready to get a top coat!

I used my trusty Country Chic Paint clear coat for this piece, giving it two coats, and again sanding between each coat!  I didn't stain the draw fronts because I really liked the color I got just my sanding.  So I just sealed those up with my clear coat too :)



Lastly I took off all of the tape and plastic and smoothed everything out with a sanding sponge and viola! It was done and ready for some pretty pics!

Here she is! :)  I love love love how this piece turned out.  I am a sucker for a good MCM piece and for dark green paint, so when you put them together I am IN LOVE!!









Let me know what you think in the comments!  What would you paint with this pretty green color?!

If you want to try out some Country Chic Paint products, don't forget to use my code for 10% off your first order! :)





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