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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! :)





Jitterbug Tallboy with Country Chic Paint

Friday, January 10, 2020

Happy Friday Everyone!  I hope everyone is as excited for the weekend as I am.  Except for tomorrow morning, I have to go to the DMV to change my name on my license #adulting.  BUT at I am excited to go hunt for some furniture to paint later today!

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Facebook Marketplace has been pretty dry lately, same as the thrift stores, so I really hope I find something because my creative juices are flowing and I have a ton of pretty colors I want to use!

Okay enough rambling, lets get into this gorgeous teal tallboy makeover that I did with my new Homeright Paint Sprayer!

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

JITTERBUG TALLBOY WTH COUNTRY CHIC PAINT


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Jitterbug (& Behr Paint)

I picked up this piece at Goodwill for just $15!  It wasn't my favoriteeee piece but I wanted to test out my new paint sprayer that I got for Christmas so I didn't want to spend more on a piece in case I messed up!




I gave it a good clean and filled the existing holes in with some putty!  Then I drilled my new holes for my hardware and gave the whole piece a good scuff sand!

I also wrapped my drawers with pre taped painters plastic so prevent any overspray from getting in the drawers!



Next up I set up my paint sprayer and got to work.  This isn't going to be a tutorial on how to use the sprayer because I am still getting the hang of it, but just know, it was amazing to use!



I followed the instructions and poured my Country Chic Paint in the color Jitterbug into my sprayer and thinned it with a little bit of water.  I tested my spray pattern on a piece of wood to make sure it was all set and then got to work!  



I gave this piece two coats of paint. One of Jitterbug, and then I ran out of paint.... so I had to run over to Home Depot and get a color match for my paint.  I grabbed a quart of the color match (which was the perfect match) in a flat finish and came home and kept spraying.



I love the way the finish turned out with my sprayer!!

Then I applied my poly topcoat!  I tried to use my sprayer for it, but I messed up! I think I had to much coming out of my sprayer and I got major drips on the one side, ughhhhh.  So, I had to wait for that to dry, sand down that side, and repaint it.  



It's okay, it is all a learning curve trying out a new tool, and that's just how it is!  Now I know for next time :)

So, I decided to save myself more stress and just use my paintbrush to apply the topcoat!

I put on my new hardware from Amazon and it was complete!








What do you think? Have you ever used a paint sprayer?  I really love this sprayer!  I can't wait to use it again and again!

Also, if you love this color Jitterbug from Country Chic Paint as much as I do, head over to www.countrychicpaint.com and pick up some gorgeous colors and use my code to get 10% off your order!!




Sage Green Two Toned Dresser: Using BB Frosch Paint Transformer

Friday, January 3, 2020

Happy New Year everyone!! I cannot believe it is already 2020!!  I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season with heir friends and family, including lots of love, laughs, and fully belly's and are ready to kick butt in the new year!

I am SO excited to see what this year holds for this little blog of mine and for my furniture painting passion!  I have so many ideas for pieces I want to do, techniques I want to try out, and so much more for this year ahead!

With that, let's get into my first furniture makeover of 2020!

SAGE GREEN TWO TONED DRESSER


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