Posts tagged ‘master bedroom’

October 16, 2012

mr. dresser

From $30 interesting vintage find…

to…’how you doin’?’

  • remove hardware (the lip pulls HAD to GO), remove brass feet covers, wood fill chipped spots, sand, label drawers, clean off all dust
  • paint interior drawers – used interior semi-gloss linen white
  • 2 coats Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – Graphite
  • Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax

Lower drawer with paint only, top drawer with paint + wax:

The wax was really frustrating until finally finding the rhythm & method by trial & error.  My method:

  1. lightly sand with SUPER FINE sand paper & wipe dust off
  2. have a bunch of white t-shirt rags handy
  3. cover 3 fingers with rag, dip in wax, work in small areas with progressive plan in mind
  4. circle the wax around like crazy, pressing & spreading even, end with a wipe following the grain

The final finish looks simultaneously fresh & old.  Dresser top:

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then  by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”  ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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February 24, 2012

chair makeover

Think this $7 Goodwill chair has potential?…

Ta-daaaaa!

  • unscrew seat from chair
  • remove layers (3!) of old seat fabric, plus flattened cushion
  • sand & prime chair
  • decide where chair will be in home, dream about color & fabric

The legs & front skirt have a groove…  Decision:  glossy khaki/grey with charcoal in the grooves, steely grey suede cushion fabric

Hard to tell in the picture, but I distressed the top half of the chair on some edges.  The feminine lines work well since it’s on the Mrs. side of the master bedroom.

Part 2 of the master bedroom re-do complete!  Total cost: $35

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