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