Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coral Colored Madness

All of these pieces were all quite ordinary and nothing special.  Adding a pop of color to a piece really adds a lot to it and makes it more unique.  The coffee table and the desk/table were especially hard to look at before I sprayed them.  I pictured the desk/table in a super cute craft room or something.

Coffee Table:
This had a badly painted black top with cool iron legs.  I just taped off the legs and sprayed the top with both the coral color and a sealant since coffee table tops will get a lot of wear and tear.  The contrasting colors really makes the coral pop.

This is a wooden desk that is well built with great drawers but it was in used/abused condition.  I sprayed the desk with both the coral color and a sealant and I changed out all of the hardware.  It is super cute and compact.

Desk/ Craft Table
I am unsure as to what this table is "supposed" to be used for but initially it was a two tone, fake wood on top, table.  Spraying it all one color and sealing it made it more useable in many different spaces.  

Dresser with Mirror redo

This dresser was just one of those plain pieces but it came with a large mirror.  There was a few intricacies in the drawers that ended up looking really cool with a little antiquing and shabby chic'ing.  I had initially wanted to just spray it white to give it a clean look but I ended up distressing it and creating something different then I set out to create.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Heavy Metal

This dresser was a mess. Of course I forgot to take before pictures but it was rusty and three different colors. It's amazing how much a little love and a few coats of paint will class things up. I left on the "back splash". Because I think it really added a lot to the piece and makes it more versatile.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tiffany Blue Vanity/Dresser!

I love a good vanity dresser, and this one did not dissappoint. It was begging to be tiffany blue, and whilst in near perfect condition, needed to be painted. I removed the old knobs and added the crystal ones to finish off the look. Home Depot has good crystal knobs, and though they're around $6 a piece, they have the weight and beauty needed!

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Tin Man

I snagged this dresser at a great sale this past week at St. Vincent De Paul in Seattle. My mother in law went for me as I was in Pullman. She was a trooper, putting up with the crazy thrift store crowd! The original dresser was oak, and though it was beautiful, it had it's flaws and unfortunately I could not fix them with stain or oil. I love how oak looks deeply shabby chic-ed, though. the grain still comes out when you sand it.

The best part of the dresser is the rivets I later added down the front and on the top, and the hammered tin. I hammered every ding in that, thank you very much! Took me forever and I had to stuff my ears with cotton. I'm very pleased with the outcome!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Gold Princess

Believe it or not, but I'm painting in Seattle now! Splitting my time between here and there, there's always room for an upcycle, and this is my very first Seattle outcome! For a while now I've dreamed of metallic, ever since my project on the large French dresser. I found this once drab little gem at my local St. Vinnies and snapped it up. I used gold and copper on this, adding contour with the darker copper around the edges. Such a gem! Imagine this piece in a room of white, a gorgeous lamp, and a romantic read.... ahhhhh.

For my Seattle customers only!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Country Rustic Table and Chairs

I got this table last summer from a student. He really didn't care about it, but I did immediately. The potential in such a table and chairs with the Louis style chair backs. I had to have it. I fixed it up and fell in love. Country rustic here I come!