Hey everyone. Hope you are all well and getting some painting done. I’ve been held up for a few days due to my back but it gives me this chance to write this blog post for you.
This dresser I’m in absolute love with, I wish I had the space to keep it because it’s definitely my style and in my opinion it looks beautiful.
If you would like to try this refinish project yourself then read along on how I did it. First you need to have legs ordered or legs available to add to this piece. If you don’t want legs added that’s fine, they aren’t needed, it just gives extra character and height. You can find furniture legs in all styles and sizes on Amazon.
I made sure to scuff sand the whole piece except the top and give it a good clean with vinegar solution. I then sanded down the top to raw wood using my belt sander with 80 grit paper. Then using my oribtal sander with 400 grit paper to smooth the finish.
I then poured some Country Chic paint limestone glaze into a jar and added a little bit of water to thin the consistency because I wanted it to be a thin application. I used my Country Chic paint sponge to apply the glaze. I wiped the glaze on the wood top making sure to go over it several times until I liked the look. I let dry and then applied my clear coat, I did two to three coats. Its very durable and leaves a nice sheen.
I then had help to tip the entire dresser on to a small table on its back so that I could work on the legs. The legs come with metal plaques. You’re going to need extra pieces of wood to make a platform from edge to the other depth wise. See pictures. Then the metal plates can be screwed into the wood either side and the legs attached. Its very easy to do. You got this!!!
Once that is done I left the dresser on its back so that I could paint the legs and seal them. I also primed two coats and painted 3 coats of paint (luna) while the dresser was in that position. Once that was done I managed to lift the dresser with help back up right on the ground.
I then sealed it with Country Chic paint clear coat with 2 coats. Let dry and cure. The original hardware I mixed beige acrylic paint with Rustoleum metalic gold paint and came up with this soft wood style colour and painted the hardware with it and then used clear coat to seal them.
Once all this was done it was finished and ready to sell. I hope you enjoyed reading on how to create this look and I can answer any questions you may have.
January 15th, 2020
Hope you are all having a great start to the New Year. I have got quite a few pieces in this year already and I can’t wait to get started on them.
First piece this year was this beautiful small dresser with curvy top drawers that gave this piece awesome character.
At first I didn’t know what to do with it, I couldn’t decide on a colour, if you have ever taken a look on Country Chic paint page you will see picking a colour is so hard because there are so many beautiful colour's to choose from. I ordered a few that I hadn’t tried before and one colour was called Soiree. I fell in love with this gorgeous colour and I think you’ll agree when you see it.
First off I lightly sanded my dresser so the previous gloss was removed and cleaned it down with a vinegar solution. This dresser is vintage and I usually keep the original hardware but the pulls that came with it were a little flimsy, so I had a set of cardholder drawer pulls which I knew would match this piece. I used wood filler to fill in the holes where the new handles would go. I left the single holes open as I was keeping the drawer knobs for the top drawers. Once the wood filler is set and dry I sanded them down flat.
When this was done it was ready to be painted. I primed the whole piece with 2 coats leaving a few hours in between dry time. Then I painted 3 coats of paint, yes three coats, and that was using a pint. Country Chic paint goes along way and has great coverage.
Once I had painted the third coat I let it settle for a few hours. I then marked out where my new handles would go and drilled new holes making sure I didn’t drill where I had previously filled.
I then sealed the dresser using Clear Coat and applied 2 coats. You can apply Country Chic paint clear coat with their sponges that they sell, brush or spray.
Once sealed I attached the hardware and then lined the drawers with wallpaper. Voila it was done. I hope this helps you in creating something of your own. Thank you for reading
Double vanity make over
Happy New Year! 2019 was a great year for me, I feel I really learnt a lot in my business and created many pieces that were out of my comfort zone, but I did them and I was happy about it.
This piece was my first vanity and not only was it a vanity it was a double, but I will say that it was a piece that I did not have to change too much. I used Licorice and tough coat.
This piece needed to be cleaned in a big way especially inside. It came from a home that was its first home but they were renovating and changing things up so I took the vanity to make new again.
I used a vinegar solution to clean but it didn’t get everything off so I sanded slightly using 400 grit paper inside the vanity. Then I cleaned again and I used hemp oil to go over the surface inside and the inside of the doors to make it look new again.
I lightly scuffed the entire outside and cleaned it with the vinegar solution. Then I started to paint with my liquorice . I did 3 coats. Usually only needs two but this is a vanity in a bathroom so I wanted an extra coat. I then topcoated with tough coat. Tough coat is very durable and I felt that it was a good product to use for this piece, especially when water is involved. I also painted the hardware and sealed them. The taps came with this vanity which were great but you can also get affordable taps at Lowe’s or Home Depot along with Habitat of humanity. If you don’t have sinks you can find affordable drop sinks or bowl sinks at Home Depot for $50 a sink and cut the spaces for them into your top.
If your top is wood I suggest using two -three coats of tough coat for durability and let cure for 21 to 30 days. If you ever have yellow rust grime around the sink gap where the plug goes you can use an exacto knife to lightly scrape it off. I hope this helps you and have fun creating.
Hello everyone, I feel winter came a little too early this year for my liking back in December, but now it feels some ehat lile Spring which I love.
I thought I’d write about the wardrobe I painted and refinished in this past month using Country Chic Paint Peacoat.
This wardrobe needed some love and a good makeover, not to mention legs. I had to add legs to this piece and give it some sass and character, along with a little height. If you add legs to your piece you have to pre order them.
First I lightly sanded the whole piece and cleaned it using my vinegar solution. I primed this piece with grey primer, but priming with a dark colour like this isn’t needed. It really depends on the piece your painting whether you feel it needs some extra grip or that extra step. I then painted the wardrobe two coats of Peacoat. I tipped the wardrobe on to its back so that I could work on the legs. I had painted the legs in Peacoat and sealed them while they were off.
I made a platform for each corner and nailed them on. I used the plates that the legs came with to secure the legs. Once they were on I stood he wardrobe up right and sprayed the Country Chic Paint clear coat on. Two coats. I had previously painted the original hardware in peacoat and put them back on. The piece was finished.