Sunday, July 1, 2012

Latest Furniture Makeovers

Do I EVER blog anymore? Hardly. It's been almost a year and I still can't get my blogging "mojo" back. Hope it's not gone forever!

This is a recent piece I finished. I found it at a thrift shop and fell in love with it. I decided to paint it pure white. It also has a mirror that isn't shown in these pictures.

A new trend I've been seeing online is the painting of the inside of the drawers. I used ASCP Provance Blue for the drawers.

Here it is in place at All That Jazz with the mirror attached.

A close up with a stool I found at a garage sale and painted and recovered to match. Last I heard the vanity was placed on layaway for a customer who is giving her daughter's room a  makeover.

This second piece I found at the Goodwill. It was a little scruffy and I had to remove all the veneer from the drawers but it's a very solid and well built little piece of furniture.

I tried out the freezer paper/printer method I've been reading about from fellow bloggers and it actually worked pretty great. I had to do the lettering part on the fold down desk twice because I got it on crooked the first time. Brilliant I know. It's a good thing I used ASCP so I could just sand it off.  I'm excited to try it again. The ASCP was a special mix. I was going for a vintage pink but didn't quite attain the color I wanted. Sorry I couldn't get any really good pictures, the lighting was wonky.

The inside is painted a gray/khaki color I had already. Regular latex satin paint. I wasn't up to the task of waxing and buffing all those cubbies!

In place at all That Jazz. Again, another bad picture. The graphics just don't show up. The desk in person is super cute and the pictures don't do it justice. I didn't paint the drawers inside on this one,  just lined them with zebra print paper.

This table I found at a garage sale. My Mom and I had no sooner gotten it to the curb, on the way to the truck when someone stopped to see if it was for sale! Nope, not until I cleaned her up, painted her and sealed her up.

I wanted a cottage feel for this drop leaf table. I chose Behr's Reef Green in satin. First the whole thing got a coat of ASCP Pure White. I knew it would stick great and give me the undercoat I wanted when I shabbied her up.

After painting 2 coats and then distressing, I gave the whole thing a coat of water based wipe on poly. the table top got 3 coats. It's still waiting to go to Jazz. Soon, I think!


JunkStuffTreasures said...

All the pieces are lovely! I bet they'll sell very quickly!

BG said...

Sares I love all three of these, they are really chic. Of course, wouldn't you know it, the PINK is my favourite and I love the graphics...I wouldn't mind trying this myself if you send me a link to a tute.

It was so great to hear from you last week. I understand the blog thing as I have those blank moments myself and other times I think I just get lazy. :)

Keep posting the great makeovers I enjoy seeing what you're doing as you do such a wonderful job of everything.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sares: This is too funny. I was visiting you earlier and was called away by my son before I commented. Forgot all about it and went to check my blog and there you were. I sure have missed you. I am going to make an effort to visit more often. I love the furniture you have painted. It it hard to do? I have a piece I would love to paint. Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Martha

Valerie said...

Love every single piece! You do such beautiful work. Thanks for dropping by!


Town and Country Gals said...

So good to hear from you! I get you with the blogging "doldrums", kind of there myself! Not posting as much as I've been in the past but starting to get back into it. I so jealous, what I can see of your space it looks amazing! Mine is looking pretty empty and with not much on the horizon to fill it up with! Your furniture make-overs are fabulous as usual!

Unknown said...

Always a delight to chat with you, Tara. Have missed you so. The dressers are just gorgeous redone. You have such a keen eye for creating fabulous.

I think we all go thru those stages of going 'dry' on blogging. I have been so busy with other things it is all I can do to stay up with it right now, also.

Have a sparkling 4th ~

Amanda said...

Hi Tara! Thanks so much for your sweet comments this week! I don't know how you even find the time to blog when you're so busy painting all of these gorgeous pieces! I am doing good to get one thing painted each week! I don't know which project featured here is my favorite ...I just love them all, but the way you styled the vanity is stunning. Happy painting!
Best wishes and blessings,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

Great to see you back posting and see what you are up to.
Love all these sweet pieces, especially the little pink dresser.

Happy Sunday and wishing you a great week ahead

Valerie said...

Thanks for your kind words, Sares! I appreciate the thoughts and the time you took to drop by! Your support is wonderful.