Sunday, June 22, 2014

Vintage Blue/Green Cabinet

Vintage. Beautiful.
There's no any other way if you ask me.
This is a beautiful vintage cabinet with all the original hardware. It has a glass door with a wooden detail on the top front, two shelves inside and a long bottom drawer for additional storage. Perfection.
What I really liked about this piece was all the details. I had in mind to bring that detail to attention even more, with color choices and distressing.
For the hardware, I chose antique gold, rub and buff product.
And for the body, I chose Lime Green(first coat) and light blue, Hycolin Blue, milk paints by General Finishes. After that I did some distressing all over and put glaze in Van Dyke , also by General Finishes.
The back of the inside is covered with fabric in coordinating colors and design , just for fun detail and that extra special touch.
I think it turned out beautiful.
Head over to my shop if interested.
Here's the before just for fun.
Until next time,
Enjoy your vintage collection.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pirate Ship Dresser

I am a very lucky girl. I love junk and my husband loves getting it for me, going to auctions and loading our van with stuff. I told you, I am a very lucky girl.

Except that from time to time he comes home with something that only my 5 year old gets excited about:

It's going to be a parrot desk Mommy!!!

Best day ever!!!
Or this:
Very sad and plain boring.
So the desk sat in the hm hm the basement for a long time, until I did this dresser  for a friend;  the use of a decal on furniture along with watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates show for the I-don't-want-to-know-how many-times with my kids, I had an idea. A Pirate Ship Dresser.

 So here it is now:
The process:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Airforce Symbol Dresser

I know a little boy who likes airplanes and snap peas from my garden. I made this dresser for him. His mom said, I like this dresser so much that I believe he will take it with him to college. I don't think I have ever gotten such a nice compliment about my work.

I love the colors and the simple white, red, blue and gold on the hardware.
The process: