Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Red and Shiney

I love Craigslist, it's where I find 95% of all my furniture, including this one.

So the high gloss needs to go (I'm thinking something a little warmer) as well as all those paint runs.  There are several places on the skirt that are broken so I will be gluing and clamping today.  The top is in rough condition so it definitely can't be stained.  There are places that look like something really hot was left on it because it's bubbled and has lifted.  I will be sanding a lot inside the drawers and on the side's of the drawers because there is red spray paint all over the place. 

I'm working on about four dressers right now but you can see the red paint on the back of the small drawer.  The other drawer that looks red belongs to another dresser and I will have to use an oil base primer on that one, bummer.

So I finally got all the red paint concealed and the hole's  patched.  I painted her in Sherwin Williams graycon green, which is one of my favorite colors.  I used a Val spar glaze on it and then finished with Min Wax rub on poly.    The color is darker then the picture so I tried some indoor and out door pictures. 

 I have lined drawers with fabric and scrapbook paper before and liked them both.  I was at the dollar store the other day and found this contact paper that guaranteed it was removable, which is a big concern of mine, but yet stayed in place.I had to try it because it really is much easier then the other two options.  I have to say it worked really good and was so fast and easy.  I pulled it up and
resituated it more then once and it still stuck when I was done with it.  The down side was that the dollar store had two pattern's in stock so if you see any and like it, grab it.

The last photo is truest to it's real color (I need a new camera), it's a color that would go with about anything.

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I Got Nothing

My daughter found this dresser for me at a yard sale.  Isn't it nice to have family and friends who help you out when they see furniture at yard sales or thrift store's?  I consider this a retro style and since I haven't refiinished this style before I'm kind of at a loss for what to do with it.  As you can see it's pretty banged up so I got out the nail gun, wood glue, wood filler and went to work, (that make's a lot of hard work sound so simple doesn't it?). 

On one side the bottom was peeling pretty bad.  I took a razor knife and straight edge and scored all the way across the dresser so I would have a nice clean edge when I lifted the laminate.

Now I had a single edge to wood fill instead of all those jagged one's.

I applied a good amount of wood filler and then glued the bottom boards together.   

I decided to paint it a creamy yellow color and spray paint the original handles silver.  The cream color looked too plain by it's self so I added some paris gray to it.

I love the handles on this piece, so very retro!

The picture doesn't do it justice, or maybe it does.  I can't qute get used to the boxiness of this style.  So this is my second paint job, tomorrow I will be trying a different one to see if I like it better.  Any idea's for me, they are more then welcome.

Okay, I just didn't like it!!!  I had to redo it again, I know, I know, what can I say?
I painted it all the same color and the top is ASCP graphite.  I then used Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze to redo the handle's.  I really didn't like them spray painted silver even though that was their original color.  I also put a little bit bigger handle's on the top drawer.  I like it better, infact it's kinda a cute....finally.

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