Thursday, June 22, 2017

Painted Furniture

One of my favorite things to do is to take an old, ugly piece of sturdy furniture and give it new life with paint and embellishments.  This post features several of my recent up-cycled pieces!
First up is this "Pretty in Pink" night stand.  I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint (Everlasting and Innocence) to turn the boring brown stand into a cottage style beauty.  I striped the back wall of the lower shelf and added a vintage rose floral graphic (from The Graphics Fairy) to the drawer.
Inside the drawer, I added decorative paper to the bottom and sealed it with a matte polycrylic varnish.  I used the same varnish on the rest of the piece.
Here's a picture of what it looked like prior to it's chalky makeover:
 Another re-FAB-ed piece is this awesome vintage dresser.  This piece took many coats of chalk paint to get it's wonderful shabby appearance.  The first two coats was Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Carbon  The drawers then received several coats of Yesteryear and were distressed so that some of the black showed through.  The dresser case was painted with two coats of Everlasting and then distressed.  Finally, the piece received several coats of matte clear wax.  
 Here's what the poor thing looked like before it's makeover... 

 Next up is this Art Deco waterfall vanity.  I had to repair the top before I painted the case in Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint (Timeless).  The drawers were painted blue (Serene) with Timeless accents.  I added a coat of clear wax and then distressed the entire piece using Golden Brown Creme Wax.  The mirror was painted Serene and finished the same way as the vanity. 
 This vanity was begging to be beautiful! 
 Lastly is this sweet ladder back chair.  I bought it at a garage sale already painted (mostly) in the navy blue.  I had the same color in my stash and fixed the paint job.  Then I designed and cut out the stencil of the branches and bird and painted them in white.  
I sand distressed the chair and sealed with poly to protect it. 
If you are interested in purchasing my hand painted furniture, please go to my Facebook Page to see what's available and get price and size information.  Click on "Photos" in left margin.  Then "Albums".   I also recommend liking the Furniture Markets I belong to as well.  These Facebook groups have amazing works of furniture art available for purchase.  And yes, we ship!
Big News!
I've been named a "Helping Artist" with DecoArt.  I use their chalk paint almost exclusively in my furniture make overs.  I also highly recommend many of their other products (acrylic paint, enamel paint, etc).  Be sure to check out their website for lots of painting tips, free patterns and more!
www.decoart.com