I have also learned to shellac these pieces because if you don’t the red tannins will bleed through.
Fortunately this piece had all the original hardware and the scroll work on the glass doors was in excellent condition. This is a good thing, because honestly, the scroll work is a PAIN in the rear to paint.
To add more character to the finish I used a small paint brush to paint dark wax into all the corners and crevices.
A fun dresser for a preteen girl,
A little funky and modern. Dog not included. Maybe. Depends on the day.
Love the original hardware. They look like drop earings.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence and waxed with clear wax. Very light distressing.
I found the multi use cabinet at an estate sale. A piece of furniture that you would think would be very common place but I had never seen before.
I wonder if it was used in the kitchen as a jelly cabinet or in a living room to store valuables? It does have a lock on it but of course I do not have the key.
I had to seal the top with shellac prior to painting because of some scratches that went through the finish. This era of furniture is known for bleeding through the paint if it is not sealed before hand leaving orangish red blobs all over the paint. After using Shellac on the cabinet I painted it with Annie Sloan’s French Linen Chalk paint.
After painting I sanded the entire piece with a fine grit sanding block using a little more pressure on the edges to get the wood to show through.
I then used Min wax Finishing Wax over the entire surface and buffed until smooth.
The final coat is a Lime Wax by Maison Blanche. By using this Lime Wax it gave the surface a lot more dimension and interest.
This color in the past has never been a favorite of mine but I painted a secretary a few weeks ago using this same technique and I kinda fell in love with it.
This paint is so smooth to the touch that I just love running my hands over the surface. So smooth without being shiny.
A Federal style sideboard that has seen better days.
Not too terrible, just a lot of normal wear and a little missing veneer.
I guess if your between 70 and 80 years old you have earned the right to a little wear.
The first thing I did with this piece is to scrape off the loose veneer with a putty knife, but there was a section that was re glued and was proving to be too stubborn to peel off. I used a hair dryer on high heat aimed directly at the section of veneer that I wanted to remove. The heat softened the glue and allowed me to scrape off the last bit.
A little glue remained on the wood but with a little sandpaper it came right off.
Some of the paint is thicker and this will make it a little raised when I paint the final coat of Country Grey.
And the after.And the after with a dog that would not get out of the way.
I was strolling through my photos and I stumbled across the Tuxedo Buffet.
I had finished this piece about a year ago and never posted the pictures. Whoops.
Just love how this piece turned out. The buffet was in really great condition and could have been left as is but what fun is that?
A little Graphite by Annie Sloan with clear wax.
Have you ever found yourself running around like you are absolutely crazy, trying to get the kids picked up, fed, and then dressed for a baseball game only to find out you are 3 hours early?
Yes. three hours early.
Three hours I am sure that I can fill doing something around the house. Something really boring like dishes or cleaning a bathroom.
Not gonna do it.
Instead I am going to post pictures of two Duncan Phyfe chairs and small little table that I painted in Provence chalk paint by Annie Sloan.
I left the decorative insert in the natural wood.
The material is from the thrift store at Carepartner’s, a pretty linen fabric.
The little table I have had for about 8 years and I know you will be shocked (no, not really) to know just how I came about it.
I found it in the trash along the side of the road when we were living in Michigan.
Trash day in Michigan was always exciting, at least for me.
Mortifying for my children.
I would take the long way to school on trash day because there was one street that ALWAYS had great stuff.
And of course I would stop.
I mean, why not?
I don’t know if it is a book stand, telephone table or a plant stand.
Or is it just a what not table?
I don’t know. Do you?
Please let me know.
The chairs are from the Goodwill.
I have not been to the Will in a while.
Since I have been volunteering at Carepartner’s with the estate sales I have not been hitting my usual haunts.
So there they are.
I kinda like ’em.
I have not been very diligent about updating my blog.
I have a ton of pics but I have been a slacker about it.
I think it is because I have been posting a lot to my Facebook page….Need A Latte Mom’s Painted Furniture.
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They are done.
Finished and picked up.
They turned out pretty nice, I kinda like ’em.
They started out BLACK.
And after 2 coats of primer,
and two coats of Old White they are complete.
There really has got to be an easier way to cover black.
If you know what it is, please share.
Along with the end tables I did a small pedestal table that I painted with Maison Blanche Creme De Menthe. It is the exact color of Duck Egg Blue from Annie Sloan.
This is the before…kinda boring but useful.
This is a little side table, occasional table, plant stand, ornate decorative bright and colorful whatever you want to call it if you figure it out let me know table.
Love painting these styles. Fun to paint and it goes pretty quick.
Instant results, instant gratification.
Bought it at auction a couple of weeks ago and of course my husband gave me the “really?” look.
It’s OK, I am getting used to it.
Actually I think he is getting used to it.
Another plus on this style of table is that I can move it myself. It does not take two of us to heft it to the basement then heft it to the store.
Here is the before….
Not bad, just boring.
And water stained.
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I just finished the sofa table this afternoon and I called Heather and told her she was not going to get it back.
I am keeping it!
OK, well not really but I am loving how it turned out.
Whenever I use a new paint color I will try it out on another smaller piece just to see how I like it and to see what kind of wax finish will be used.
I tested it on a piano bench that I had and that will be heading to the store tomorrow.
What a bummer it would be to finish a large piece and then realize you just don’t like the color.
So this is the before photo of the sofa table.
Was not terrible by any means, but it was just a little too perfect and modern looking.
It looked manufactured and run of the mill.
It made by the Bombay Company so there are about 7 million of the same thing out there.
Heather has to Golden Retrievers and Martha is checking it out.
She smells betrayal.
See the “look” I am getting from her? She is thinking, give me a cookie and I will forgive you.
I cleaned it with Dirt X to get the extra oils off of it. Pretty impressed with how well this stuff works. It stinks to high heaven, but it works.
It then received a 2 coats of Versailles Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which has a greenish/yellow hue to it.
Sanded it down with a fine grit sanding block to smooth out the brush strokes and to distress the edges.
A lot of people will not sand before they wax, I personally am not a fan of that look and it really chews up my sanding blocks to sand after waxing.
For the wax I mixed half clear wax and half dark wax. It makes the application much smoother and not quite so dark.
The candle sticks above are painted in Olive with dark wax.
Delivering it tomorrow.