Tuesday, October 25, 2011

High Boy and Dresser

These pieces have been kind of a work in progress. They look so beautiful now.



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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vanity Love

This was the other piece we plucked from the forgotten furniture yard.

He threw it and the bench and mirror into an already pretty sweet deal.

Asking $350




Monday, October 10, 2011

Blue Dresser... let's up our game

I have been trying to become more skilled in my work while maintaining efficiency. I found a great product called rub on polyurethane, which makes the final poly coat super fast and easy. I found a good cheap primer by Zinzer.

Now I am trying new techinques and am in awe of the world of furniture refinishing. Blocking, waxing, razor blading... Vaseline, spackle, crackle and POP. I thought I was pretty great with my sanding block and my angled Purdy. Now I see the world is a big place and its intimidating.

I painted this dresser (after many repairs by my handsome hubby) my coastal blue and then broke out my glaze. I have used it before but didn't like the thick, smeary way it turned out. It looked like mud. Also a quart of glaze is $10 and you go through a lot of it.

So I thought I would try to water it down. I added a lot of water and sure enough, the consistency was much better and easier to work with.

It went on easy and came off nicely too. The trick with glazing is to avoid making it look fake. I got one step closer to achieving that.

I hit it with my awesome Wipe on Poly, available at Home Depot and posted and sold it. Here's to self improvement.
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Awesome Aged Armoire

We bought this old Armoire from a nice customer, Michele, in Scottsdale who bought it and never used it. She had it delivered to her courtyard so that it could weather naturally and she was going to use it in her house somewhere.

She actually bought my blue dresser (post forthcoming) and I asked her if I could buy this solid wood piece that she pointed out as a "future project" that she hadn't quite gotten around to. She accepted my offer and we brought it back to the homestead. My husband fixed some of the moving pieces and now its perfect with so much lovely character I can barely stand it.

I didn't touch it with paint. I just sanded carefully and coated it with some serious polyurethane.

It's already sold, but I thought I would post it here.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Few Pieces of Furniture

Not much to say but before and after on these:

Pink dresser before and after, chippy nightstand, and black country bench. ALL SOLD

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