Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kelly Green Antique Highboy

I was so thrilled when one of my long time clients picked this dresser from my inventory.  I knew she was game for a fun color and that always makes refinishing more fun!  Lisa was buying this dresser for her oldest daughters "grown up" bedroom and didn't have a color palette picked out yet.  

BEFORE:



We were all over the color spectrum and finally landed on this gorgeous kelly green.  I think it turned out so fun- love updating antiques and giving them a fresh new look!

AFTER:


We also added a fun pop on the inside of the cabinet.  I simply stapled some great geometric fabric around the wooden bottom of the cabinet.  This was a great way to add some pattern without making it too permanent!  Sorry for the blurry photo, it's the only one I got before my camera went on the fritz!



Country Chic Paints Liquorice Dresser Before & After

Original post from Country Chic Paints blog.  Make sure to head over and check them out!

This beautiful antique dresser sat in my garage for several months while I waited for some color inspiration.




One of my clients happened to see it and swooped it right up!  So thankful she picked classic black because I think it was the perfect choice for this piece.  After fixing up some of the chipped veneer I painted it with Country Chic Paint in Liquorice.  



I'm still amazed every time I use this paint at how quickly it dries!  The day I painted this dresser it was cooler and rainy but the paint was still completely dry in an hour!  That's awesome news for someone like me (ie impatient)!  After the dresser was dry I distressed it, sealed and added some fun glass hardware to accent the original.

Now for some after photos!



Thanks for taking the time to check out this before and after!  


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mid Century Modern Makeover

I have a very loyal client and every time I hear from her I get excited because I know there is most likely a new baby on the way and a room switch around is in order!  Laura was my very first client EVER even before Lily Field Furniture Co. was in existence!  I started back in 2010 by listing things on craigslist and she was the first person to buy a dresser.  She's been a favorite ever since.  This last time, she contacted me to redo this awesome MCM highboy for her little one's new big boy room.

BEFORE:

Laura wanted the dresser in a deep navy to match this awesome bedding from Pottery Barn Kids.


(via PB Kids)

AFTER:




At drop off I had to walk around her beautiful home and get some pictures of all her Lily Field pieces.  Here are just a few of the things she has had me do over the years.  



I can't tell you how much I love the people I have met through Lily Field.  It has been such an amazing avenue to bring friendships that didn't exist and I am so, so thankful for each and every one!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Antique Buffet Redo with Country Chic Paints

Originally posted over on Country Chic Paints blog!

When this buffet didn't sell right away I knew it would be a good one for me to customize with my own color/style choices.  The doors were so badly damaged that I decided to just take them off and leave the sides exposed for storage.  After filling the old hardware holes and fixing some damaged veneer she was all ready to be fixed up!

BEFORE



I decided to go sophisticated with a classy black for this piece.  This was my first time trying out Country Chic Paints and I have to say I am seriously in love! I used the color Liquorice and am so happy with the way it turned out.  It's hard sometimes to find a true deep black (especially with a chalk paint) and Country Chic Paint has nailed it with this color!



I've had this gorgeous Rifle Paper in my arsenal for awhile now and thought this was the perfect piece to use it on.  Instead of modge podge like I would normally do I decided to make this less permanent.  I covered the paper with contact paper and then used double sided tape to adhere it to the buffet.  This is a nice option if you think you might want to change out the paper with seasons or if you are like me and just change your mind a lot! (My husband is totally nodding his head as he read that!)

 (via Rifle Paper Co.)
  (via Rifle Paper Co.)

Once the buffet was all painted I used Country Chic Paints Tough Coat to finish it off and add an extra layer of protection. I'm so happy with the way it turned out and can't wait to try out some of the other fun colors I have!



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Monday, August 4, 2014

French Desk Before & After

It's August guys!!!!  I can't believe it.  In honor of back to school month here is a quick back to school desk before & after for you on this lovely Monday.

BEFORE:



I love this particular client so much because she knows what she wants!  She sent me this outfit pic as inspiration for the color scheme of the desk.

via Pinterest

AFTER:


This beauty is enjoying an awesome view out of a downtown Chicago apartment and hopefully bringing happiness with that pop of color inside!

Enjoy today XOXO

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Retro Side Table Make Over

Happy Wednesday! Just a small Before & After for you today but this one sure makes a difference!

My friend brought this table home from a consignment store for me because she loved the shape of it and thought I could fix it up.  She was hoping to have it in her house but her husband nixed that idea right away (she may or may not have a LOT of tables in her home already)!

BEFORE:



This piece was a laminate finish and that can sometimes be a challenge to work with.  Just make sure you sand very well in this case and use a good strong primer.  My client picked a great orange color and I'm loving the update!

AFTER: