Pure White Pretty

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I bought the prettiest dresser the other week from a furniture friend of mine. I was happy to find her! The chest was pretty when I got her, but needed some OOMPH. She was solid with great lines and ample storage, but she was BORING. Blah.| She needed some personality! But my heart always goes pitter patter for Depression-Era pieces like this... I wanted to keep her simple ... elegant. I … [Read more...]

Flow Blue Beauty

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 I saw this dresser posted for sale and I messaged that seller just as fast as I could.| This one was just too cool to pass up. I loved the tier on the top with the two drawers and the shape of the piece. I picked it up the next day - I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! Upon further inspection, I noted that the wood was marked, dinged and full of character marks, but it was a solid … [Read more...]

Sweet Farmhouse White Dresser

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I was so eager to get painting this adorable dresser up that I forgot to take a before picture! I am so sorry about that! I suppose it happens. Plus with my time being tied up with a part-time job other than painting I have to move FAST when I do have some spare time. Anyway, I found this sweet antique dresser on Craigslist. It was just my style. I was pretty happy when I messaged the seller … [Read more...]

French Linen Beauty

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Shopping for pieces can be fun...or frustrating. Finding good pieces lately can be a challenge. Seems everyone is painting. So much competition. So when I found this cute and very sturdy dresser with nice mirror, I was pretty happy. She has simple lines, but so much potential. Can you see her all painted up pretty? Look past the nicks and bent hardware and you will see it. No piece is … [Read more...]

Shutter Grey Highboy Makeover

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A follower from my Facebook page just remarked that I find the best furniture. I think she's right! It's a competitive market around here as there are lots of painters vying for the same pieces though which is frustrating. I was more than happy to score this stately beauty! Isn't she gorgeous?? I had been waiting for the perfect piece to use one of my favorite milk paint colors on... I … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Tall Artissimo Chest Makeover

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 This is the original Craigslist picture that drew me in...can you see why? The tiered top, the turned legs, the shape...I loved it all! Apparently when the seller purchased this it was painted yellow and she took the time to strip off the paint. She didn't fully finish the refinishing project though a some of the wood was different colors and not then stained to match. I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Tricycle Milk Painted Chest

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 She started a little like this... She was pretty cute with potential, but so dull. She needed some zip and some zing. She needed some RED. I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Tricycle on her base and refinished the top with a dark walnut stain. That oak grain was just too pretty to fully paint over. I left her wood knobs as they were...I like the tall oak chests with those rustic … [Read more...]

Rustic Glam Dresser in Trophy

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This dresser was pristine when I bought it. Not a blemish on it. And that grain. PUUUUUURRRRRRRRRFECT. I was in love. And truthfully this one gave me pause. I was hesitant to paint. Yup. Sometimes that can happen even to me. I appreciate lovely wood....I have a mix of wood and painted pieces in my home. I am not a wood hater...believe me. And this one made me stop and think. I waited … [Read more...]

Chippy White Empire

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 I spotted this gorgeous empire dresser at a YARD SALE. A yard sale! Can you believe it? I don't know how it is in your neck of the woods, but finding good quality pieces of furniture at yard sales doesn't happen often here. Where I live, everyone and their Mother has taken up painting so competition is rough. Lots of demand for pieces has killed the supply if you will. It is … [Read more...]

Schloss Beauty

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I didn't mind driving 45 minutes one way for this lovely depression-era beauty. My pleasure. The picture was a little unclear so I wasn't sure quite what I was getting. I was more than pleasantly surprised. I loved her tiered look, her turned legs and all her pretty carved details. Oh my. Isn't she a doll? She came with an amazing mirror too ... I couldn't wait to get her painted up! She … [Read more...]