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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Green Painted Dresser

I am so excited to share this project with you all!
This is a new piece that I have been working on and just completed.
**I do have to say that once again, I didn't take "before" pictures...blah! Sorry...I really have to be better about that!*

Here is what I did:

Anyways, this piece needed some color so I began by priming it first.
I painted it this pretty green shade by Sherwin Williams and then once it was dry, sanded the whole thing to give it a little bit of a distressed look. I felt it was needing that.

I also used some Frog Tape to tape off the numbers "1", "2", and "3" on the drawers. I wanted to keep some of the original wood finish to the piece and by doing that with the numbers on the drawers, it added some visual interest.

I also wrapped the knobs with some jute and then once the dresser was painted and dried, they were ready to be added on. I think they look fabulous and just what this piece needed in the end to finish it off.

Here are a few close-ups of the different colors coming through after I sanded it down.
I really love how it turned out once it was distressed a little bit!

As a side note, if you are thinking of redoing a piece of furniture like this, I would highly recommend priming whatever part(s) you are planning to paint. It really helps keep the piece durable and the paint will stick better to the primer as well. 

This piece looks much better in person I think and I am very happy with the way it turned out!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Just Popping In...

Just popping in to wish everyone a wonderful Friday!

The girls and I will be heading to one of our favorite spots here in Williamsburg pretty soon...I don't think we have spent one full day just in the house for the past month (unless it was raining!) because there is so much to do here. It will be a bit sad to move away from Williamsburg because we are so close to many outdoor activities, BUT at least we will still be within driving distance to all of it...and I bet we will still be coming here a few days a week because we love all that Williamsburg has to offer.

Hope your weekend is great and you can get out and enjoy the outdoors too!

Thanks for stopping by!