For my new bedroom makeover I decided to go all the way, yip, all the way. I took the dresser that we have had for sooo long, removed the mirror and put both in our closet. Don't get me wrong, I love it, and don't want anything to happen to it, but I'm ready for a change in color, like white! I got this dresser at a second hand store which I discovered by the auction house I sometimes go to.
I sanded down the top and then stained it in a very dark Min Wax stain, and gave the rest a coat of Valspar paint. When I sanded this piece down I noticed it had a different finish on it. It came off so easily, and was kind of a red powder. It looked more like
it had a tongue oil finish then a poly finish. Because of the odd finish, it bled right through the paint and the latex primer. I decided to pull out the "hard stuff", oil based Kilz.
I hoped so badly this would do the trick, and it did!
So I gave it another coat of paint.
The top was stained with Min Wax and then sealed with Min Wax rub on poly.
Here are the after pictures, I love it in my bedroom, such a nice change from having dark wood in there for so long.
As you can see the drawers are a shade different from the frame. That happened by accident, but I really like the dimension it gives to the dresser. It's in place in our bedroom and has a t.v.(I know, you're never suppose to have a t.v. in your bedroom, but I love it) and a few decorations on it. So for the picture I tried to leave all that out. Didn't she turn out pretty?
It's Show Time
I haven't posted anything for several weeks because I have been working my head off trying to get ready for a show that's this week. As many of you know getting ready for a
show is a lot of work and takes all of your time. I'll give you a sneak peek at the before pictures
of some of the piece's I will be selling at the show. It's so fun to see how they've turned out, and I'll post that in a week.
This little end table has so much detail to it. It's hard to see all of it, but there is leaf like
carving on the whole thing. It's going to be a beauty.
This Dresser might replace the one in my bedroom (In the above post). I love the size of this and how gorgeous it is.
Another end table with such cool scrolling and detailing on it.
Okayyyyy... So this is my auction piece, isn't it beautiful. What you don't see is the huge crack right down the middle, big enough to break it into. It is definitely a two man job to get it back together, that and a lot of pipe clamps. I'll eventually get it back to new and painted a beautiful color as well.
This will be a really interesting post, let me tell ya.
This little server I picked up off craigslist. It has a history that I'll share with you when I do the after pictures.
I picked this one up with the server. When I saw both of them in her garage I
could hardly contain myself, you know, I didn't want to
seem too eager.
So next week I will be showing some finished pieces and will be so happy that the show will be over.
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