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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Frumpy to City Slicker Furniture Makeover

No lie! 
This piece had great bones when I bought it but I honestly NEVER brought a piece of furniture home with so 
much "child like carvings" on it.  
My first thought was, "please, get this child some paper!"

I sanded and sanded and sanded.  

It became a diamond in the rough and now I had a problem.


My plan was to do a all over navy with silver wax but then I saw this gorgeous wood grain and opted to not cover all of it.  

Moving on to Plan B...



I decided to water down the midnight navy paint from General Finishes with a 25 / 75 paint / water ratio. I then applied this to the top,  sides and the drawers. LOVE!! This application allowed the grain to peek through but with a navy tint.  I painted the trim, legs and top drawer in the solid navy. 

This is where the silver wax came in to the picture.  CeCe Caldwell's makes a easy to apply silver wax.  I wanted to use this over the solid paint and maybe add an edge to the stained areas....BUT, that didn't turn out as well as I hoped.  

Plan C? Yes, please.

After help from my Facebook Live followers, I sanded the two drawers back down and started over.  This time, I just used the watered down paint and held off with the wax on these drawers.  

Once I finished completely, I applied a clear coat to to the entire piece, which also helped to bring out the wood grain. 

Frumpy to City Slicker 




Are you checking out these legs?!?!?

This piece is now available on my website, The Turquoise Iris.

~~
Dionne

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