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.
Hello everyone, ready for Christmas? I am not done yet. Last week to go right?
When I saw these cabinets and said “I want them" I had to have them because I knew exactly what I wanted to do to them.
They were tall and perfect for a transformation and I could picture them in a bathroom for towels and storage. Country Chic paint Dune Grass was the perfect colour to use.
First I knew these were handmade solid wood and that there would be natural tannin bleed through. I find the more you sand down the more bleed through happens so I like to scuff lightly but not too much that youre down to bare wood. Sometimes the previous topcoat can act as a tannin blocker. I cleaned both cabinets with vinegar to remove any surface dirt.
Once these two steps were done I started to prime. I did two coats of primer leaving a few hours in between coats so that the primer can settle. Once the primer was dry and left for a few hours to sit I started to apply the dune grass paint. I did about 2-3 coats of paint and then used a mix of tough coat and clear coat for my sealer. I used more tough coat on the shelves as those are used the most and need to be durable.
Once dried and settled I started to work on the chicken wire. You can get different shapes and sized gaps like the hexagon shape I got. Measure your panels or door and cut to size. Wear gloves so you don’t get scratched like I did from the wire. Yikes!!
Once you’ve measured each panel or one door panel you can either staple them to the back of the door making sure to clean up the ends so they aren’t sticking out or if there are grooves from previous glass or plastic panels like mine did, you can stick the wire into those and staple to secure.
That’s about it for these cabinets. You can use any colour you’d like and create the vision you see. Don’t forget to use my code for 10% off LUBBLYJUBBLY
Thank you and Merry Christmas
Hello everyone. Well winter has officially come to Ontario, my area anyway. My kids were excited to see snow when they woke up the other day.
These two side tables were a custom job for someone who had seen them in my unit. I told her I could add new wood tops and new legs and she loved the idea, so I got started on the job.
I always sand pieces first, not down to the wood, but enough to de gloss the finish and create a scuff. I like to use vinegar and lemon mix to clean them. If you plan on adding legs then you need to pre order them as they can take time to get to your home.
Once you have prepped your piece you will take off the old top and the hardware. Then start to paint, you probably can do 2-3 coats but you’ll see after the second coat. While the paint is drying you can paint your hardware and make your new top and shelf. To make the top you need two boards that you sand until smooth and then you can stain using your preferred stain and colour.
Once dry you can glue and nail them together. Make sure you measure the shelf area that you want and measure and cur your pieces. Stain them and then glue and nail together. You can router each piece if you want a nice edge.
Once you have let the stain cure the next day, you are going to put your new top on by gluing and nailing it to secure it to the dresser. Place your new shelf inside the space. I sprayed my Country Chic Paint Clear coat on but you can brush it on if you prefer.
Let the clear coat settle. I always tell my customers give the topcoat a few weeks to cure. Topcoat your hardware using a small brush and place on the drawers and you’re done. You now have a beautiful console.
Thank you for reading
I love fall, but now I’m looking forward to my other favourite holiday: Christmas.
When I’m looking for a piece of furniture I always look to see what catches my eye and what I can do to it. I saw this dresser and knew what I wanted to do with it. I wanted it to have legs and a new top. The one drawer was broken during the move with the owner so I knew I would make that drawer space into a shelf. When painting that space, make sure to paint the whole top inside white because you will see it from the shelf up.
My idea was to make the top grey stain, and the body white. First I lightly sanded the piece and then used vinegar to clean it. I primed it with two coats of primer and I painted the legs that I had pre-ordered.
The top is solid wood cut into two boards and stained in grey (same with the shelf). The shelf had two support boards underneath and several vertical boards on top.
I also painted the hardware white. I wasn’t sure about keeping the original drawer pulls but they turned out perfectly!
I painted the entire piece in 2-3 coats of Simplicity. Once dry, the top and shelf were glued and nailed securely.
I sealed the entire piece including the top and the shelf in a clear top coat.
To attach the legs I cut two blocks of two by fours and glued and screwed them together. The legs came with metal plates that you attach on to the last piece of wood. Make sure they are secured tightly.
Thank you so much for reading!
Hello everyone!I am so excited for autumn. Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer – it’s my favourite season of the year. But my second favourite is fall. I also absolutely love Christmas time and with these two times of the year, all the beautiful colours come out like oranges, greens and reds. Oh how I love the red I used on this buffet. It is so rich and so vibrant. It’s the perfect red in my opinion and looks amazing with dark waxes. This red is called Paint the Town by Country Chic Paint. What I love most about this paint is that it has zero VOCs and no solvents. I can use this paint in my home and not worry about harsh chemicals, yet it has great adhesion and coverage. To start off with, I lightly sanded this piece with 220 grit sandpaper to scuff up the surface, which I do with all my furniture. I then cleaned it using vinegar and lemon spray which I find really gets the dirt off.Amazing red buffet
Next, I primed my piece with grey paint. You can use a grey primer or even a paint color like Hurricane which is a dark grey. The reason for this is that priming with grey first prevents you from having to apply 5 coats of red. However, Country Chic paint does have great coverage.
I then got to start the fun part which was paint this buffet in this gorgeous red. I did about two coats of red and had lots of paint left over which was a bonus for me. While the paint dried, I made a new top to add onto the original top because I love the wood grain that solid wood shows and I stained it with ebony stain, which paired beautifully with the red.
Once the paint was dry I sealed the paint with Country Chic Paint’s Clear Coat using a Painting Sponge. It was very easy to use and went on so smoothly. If you see that you missed a little or there are some streaks, don’t worry. You will get those areas with your second coat. I also top coated the top wood surface.
Once it had dried I added a black wax in the areas that I wanted shaded. Make sure to wipe the excess off lightly afterwards and buff it until it feels dry and no longer tacky.
And that’s it for this piece. I absolutely love it and wish I had the space to keep it!
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I knew I wanted to paint a hutch as soon as I received the colour, Cut a Rug. I started by sanding down the top surface of the bottom hutch, and then used Ebony stain to stain the wood.
Once I had the hutch sanded and cleaned, I took out the glass shelving and panels and got priming. I did two coats of primer and I painted about 2-3 coats of paint.
I used my spray bottle of water to spray onto the paint where I wanted darker shading and I used Rocky Mountain. I used my Country Chic Paint brush to apply the paint and blend in the colours. Once the pant was dry I sealed it with Country Chic Paint’s Clear Coat which I found very easy to apply and durable. You can use a sponge or brush to apply it.
For the back wall, I used Elmer’s spray glue to stick the wallpaper sheets to the back. Make sure you wait at last 24 hours for the clear coat to cure before you place the top hutch onto the bottom part.
At the end I painted the hardware in rocky mountain and sealed with Clear Coat. Overall this hutch turned out so beautiful and I love it!
I am beyond excited to announce that ill be in the November 13th Showcase at the Toronto Mod Club Theatre at 7pm. This is beyond exciting. If you would like to purchase a ticket please click the link below. There will be so many artists show casing their work and its going to be an awesome fun night. If you can't make it I would very much appreciate it if you could support me and the show by purchasing a ticket. I can't wait to see you there.
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Thank you again everyone.
Hello everyone, i am sharing here my short video on the process of the two new dressers i just painted in Wise Owl paint black and peppercorn. I sealed them with Wise Owl satin varnish using my Homeright super max sprayer. Take a look and see what you think. Wise Owl available on my website
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Have you ever seen a cabinet or dresser that doesn't have a drawer and you loved the rest of it, but thought you couldn't buy it because it has no drawer? well I saw this cabinet and it had no drawer , but I immediately thought wait I can put a shelf there and that's what we did. With the help of my husband we made a new shelf to replace the missing drawer. We used Ryobi tools and Wise Owl paint. Below is the picture of the cabinet and the headboard we used to make the shelf. If you have solid wood headboards or pieces of wood you haven't used yet, use them to make the shelf.
This is the headboard we used, we then used a sawsal to cut the posts off.
You are going to then use a square to line off where you are cutting, make sure you have measured the size of shelf you need for the inside of your cabinet.
You then have cut your board to size. You can sand it down if you want and re stain or leave as is if it matches what you're creating.
You can trim your edges and shape them with your router. The bit used was roman ogey. I think thats how you spell it lol.
then you can stain it like i did to match the inside above. There were two previous drawer stoppers where the drawer used to be so my husband added two divets in the shelf so that we could hammer it down and the stoppers would go into the wood. Then you seal and let it cure. I made sure i had painted the whole inside of where the shelf was going. I used Wise Owl white primer, Wise Owl paint in Citron and Wise Owl satin varnish. Wise Owl products are here on my website or my Etsy shop. Thank you for reading