Bliss Dresser

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happy Saturday!  I am so excited about this dresser makeover!  You can see in the before picture that the dresser had some fun, unique details but overall was very dated.


A new client picked out the dresser for her daughter who wanted a turquoise color.  We chose to use Bliss, a fun fresh turquoise.  I lightly sanded down the dresser to take off some shine and then painted with a coat of Bliss.  After distressing the detailing I sealed with Top Coat.

We also wanted to add a bit of glamour to the dresser so I went over all of the detailing and drawers with Country Chic's Pearl Wax.  It adds such a fun dimension to the dresser and makes it look so sophisticated!


Mini Buffet Before & After

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hello there!  I'm about to show you a before picture that I realize will probably raise some eyebrows. I know what your first thought may be- WHY did she paint that?!


I promise you the before picture is deceiving and shows how filters can make things look way better than they really are in person!  The piece needed a lot of TLC and some hefty scratches prevented me from refinishing. 

My client just moved into a new home and wanted to use this piece as a storage unit for DVD's and entertainment storage.  We decided on Vanilla Frosting, a subtle creamy white for the paint color.  I knew just from looking at the piece that I was likely going to deal with bleed through issues and so I decided to spray with 2 coats of shellac based primer to avoid a later headache.  After painting 1 coat of Vanilla Frosting I sealed with Top Coat for extra durability and changed out the hardware.

A super simple, updated look in classic white.  You can't go wrong!


Aubergine Waterfall Dresser

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Good Morning!  I am beyond excited to share this dresser makeover with you today!  Waterfall/Art Deco style furniture is not really my favorite but something about this dresser spoke to me when I saw it.


It sat in my garage while I worked on other pieces and thought about inspiration colors. I knew I wanted to keep the wood and maybe just paint the base.  The top drawer was too amazing to cover up!  The detailing in the drawer was definitely the star and I wanted to make it the focal point!

I finally decided that I wanted to do a really fun, deep aubergine color for the dresser.  I contacted Country Chic and had them custom mix a quart of Sherwin Williams Fabulous Grape. You have heard me say this before but this is one of my favorite services Country Chic offers- custom mixed colors!

For the top drawer I sanded it down and applied one coat of Java Gel Stain and then used Natural Wax to seal it in.  For the dresser itself I cleaned it off and painted 1 coat of the custom color and then sealed with Top Coat.


I absolutely love the way this dresser turned out!  It's a special one for me as it's headed to my niece's new home and having a whole room designed after it!  Hope you enjoy and make sure you utilize the custom color option when you need it!

Dark Roast Library Bookcase

Good Morning!  Today I am showing you a simple library shelf makeover.  A new client brought me this outdated but fully functional bookcase and wanted it redone in a dark finish.

Head over to the Country Chic Paint blog today to read how I acheived a new, modern look!

Cast Iron School Desk Revamp

I have had this vintage school desk sitting in my garage for years.  It was in rough shape and needed some serious TLC.  My daughter was home sick from school for a week and we were going stir crazy and needed a project to work on together!

Head over to the Country Chic Paint Blog to see how we transformed this desk together!

Laundry Room Closet Makeover

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

When I'm stressed and under major deadlines I always start random, totally unnecessary projects. That was the case with this laundry room closet in my home.  I pass through it all day long to get to my garage workshop and one day I'd had enough.  While completely organized and functional it wasn't pretty and looked cluttered to me.  I despise clutter!


I'd removed the folding doors right when we moved in and decided to go ahead and remove all of the shelves and contents in the closet.We have plenty of storage options in our home so I wasn't too worried about losing some of the function in this closet.  

After taking everything down I gave the space a fresh coat of paint and then broke out my wall stencil.  I used All In One paint in Liquorice and the large wax brush to stipple the paint onto the wall.  This is totally not what the wax brush is for but I found it worked really well and kept the paint from staying mostly in the stencil lines.

After the paint was dry I had some common board cut to the length I needed and stained with 2 different stain colors.  My daughter and I used a nail gun and attached to the wall and then my husband replaced the hooks as I am not known for accurate measuring! 

While the stencil is definitely not perfect I am so happy with the uncluttered, simple feel of the new space. What do you think?


Harp Dresser Before & After

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Come take a look at this gorgeous harp dresser makeover!


The original hardware on this piece along with the amazing detailing sold me on purchasing this dresser. It is GORGEOUS!  It's rare to find a piece with all of the hardware accounted for on this age of a piece.  Even the harp mirror hardware was all there!

After cleaning it up I painted one coat of Country Chic Chalk Paint in Cobblestone and then heavily distressed the entire piece.  I wanted to bring out the crocodile skin texture that you just can't recreate no matter how hard you try!