October 24, 2016

Before and Afters

This weeks Before and Afters 

Cottage style Hutch

I found the cabinets birthday!

Gray End Table

*Note the metal detail plate on top.  Now you 
don't need a coaster!!!

The cutest little end table ever

Garbage Hutch Back from the DEAD

This hutch was a mess broken glass, chunks missing out of the wood, back ripped off.

October 14, 2016

Stormy Hutch

Its Stormy outside so I thought I'd paint a stormy hutch.

Hutch Before

Hutch After

I used Behr in color Intellectual and finished it off with a white wax for texture.

October 10, 2016

I'm Baaack!!!

Hi blog world I'm back after a 2 1/2 year hiatus.  Yes, It's true I stopped painting for almost 2 years.  I went out into the big scary world and got a "real" job. I had no time to both so the job had to go. Well you know what they say if you do what you love you will never have to work a day in your life.  So here I am back at doing what I love.

Here is my first Before and After project since resuming.

A Mid-Century Credenza Do-over 



I tried to keep it simple to preserve the integrity of the style.  I used Behr paint in color Dawn Gray on the top and sides. Its a nice darker blue gray that helped hide all the scratches and stains the credenza had.
Then I used Behr color Euro Gray to accentuate the awesome lines this piece has.  As well as the inside drawers for the secret pop of color.

March 17, 2014

Up-cycling Mid-Century Furniture

When I look for furniture pieces to paint I usually try to find  antique dressers, hutches things with lots of detail and character.  Sometimes all I find are fake wood 80's pieces ( yuck) Other times what I find are classic, real wood mid-century modern pieces (yea).  They remind me of my grandmas house and even though they are not everyones style they can be very attractive.  I have at times chosen to go against there true character and try to disguise them into being more distressed or rustic. Other times I work with the furniture and try to bring back is original beauty.

This first one was neglected left out in the rain and sun.  The wood was warped and gray faded full of cobwebs and leaves. 


Mid-Century Credenza

Clean and Simple Hutch

Not so impressive hutch freshened up with white paint and turquoise on the inside and new hardware.


Smile It's Almost Spring

March 3, 2014

Delightful Antique Dresser

A redo of an antique dresser I thought it needed a little cheering up it was looking a bit drab.  I used a combination of several colors by Behr- hilltop, scotland isle and painted turtle. 



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