Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Little White Bedroom Set

This is a story about the white bedroom set.  It started out as my clients furniture when she was a little girl.  Her family kept it and she inherited it when she had a little girl of her own.  Here are the before pictures.  The first two are accurate as to the color don't know what happened to the color of the last picture.

The tops of the headboard and nightstand needed lots of sanding, the headboard also needed lots of glue.  Poor thing all of its joints had just given up.  We could hardly pick it up with out part of it falling off.  That was not a problem though it all glued back together just fine.  

The little girl that was to have the bed decided it should be nice and clean and white.  So here it is.......

Nice and crisp looking,  used the original hardware and I am liking the look!

Linking up to Piece of Work Wednesday 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

End Tables

Two end tables for the store...These had been sitting in the back room for some time.  Thought it was about time they got a makeover.

 Painted green and then distressed with a glaze over the top.

 Here they are being used as a coffee table.

 This is a close up of the distressing and glaze, but a horrible image of the color....
They have nice pull out shelves in them.  If you are in the area stop in at the store they are on the floor...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Madness

Madness because I had only 4 days to do this set before I left on a mini vacation.  Oh, I had to work fast cause when I say 4 days I mean like maybe 3-4 hours a day. I don't want to work too hard you know... time was getting shorter and shorter...

This is the before not too bad, except the seat cover.... whew......

This is the midway point of the table, you might notice that the top is painted.  Yup, did all that work then decided it was way too much white and scratches.  

 This is a closer look at the top it really turned out nice.  I love this technique.  White with blue and green splotches then all scratched off it blends so nice. Technique is from Here.  Although now that I look back at her post I distressed the pieces a LOT more than she did.  Oops.  Everyone has a different interpretation of a technique. As I mentioned out came the sander and many grades (50,80,100,220) of sandpaper later (2 hours, so much for being pressed for time) this is what it looked like.


 I used the dark walnut stain on the top when I got it sanded down. Then put on a polyurethane finish.

 I covered the seats with the painters drop cloths that so many of you are using.  I figured it was the go to color and texture to blend with the paint technique.   

All the painted surfaces got a coating of a mid brown glaze.

 It looks rather weathered gray out on the floor.  So different from what it looked like back in the shop.  Lighting is everything!

 A customer came in and liked the set but thought maybe it could be painted black........ ah give me a minute to think about that......no!  We have another one almost like it in black already on the floor. Perhaps you would like to purchase that one, hmmmm?

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