Before & After

Dyeing Fabric

I love DIY projects! I remember when I was a teenager I bought a skirt that I loved but not the color. I bought Rit liquid dye and I got the color I wanted. This dye has been around forever and I wanted to try it with something new. I will show you how I transformed this crochet spread I recently bought for  $10 at a local thrift store.  Here is a before picture…

First, I purchased the color I wanted. Rit Pearl Grey.

Then, I followed directions on the bottle and filled a bucket of hot water and the dye. I mixed with a wooden spoon. *note* you will see purple but don’t freak out like I did.

Next,  let it sit there as directions state. ( up to 30 min.) Please excuse my dead grass.

Finally, rinse, wash and dry. ( I dried it on low settings in dryer)

I absolutely love how it came out! I love the color and it’s a nice change for the summer in my bedroom. I will definitely try something else.  Showing my own daughter how to do it was fun too! I hope this inspires you to do something too! Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think! Comment below.

Before & After Transformations

Hello I’m back to blogging again! It’s been very busy around here. I would like to show you my recent before and afters. I really love when people call me to give their furniture second chances. It’s so much fun being part of room makeovers! I have also updated my for sale gallery. Please check out my Etsy store for up to date listings and follow me on FB and IG for up to the minute finds and inspirations. Helping people is what I enjoy to do and feel free to send me emails (bpupcycled@gmail.com) or comment below for any questions on painting projects.

Makeover dresser found in burn pile. 

Hello! It’s been awhile since I blogged but I’ve been non-stop for months. This week I was able to work on some of my own projects which is very rare. I’m going to show you how I turned this unwanted dresser into a chic piece. I found this piece with a friend in a burn pile ready to be burned! How sad! Actually my friend spotted it first underneath all sorts of junk! The original drawers have been broken and no good! I knew right away with some love this piece had potential. Here is a photo of the burn pile…..


First, I cleaned & vacummed every little detail and corner. I made sure there wasn’t any hidden animals living inside. Ha! Here is a before picture…..


Second, I decided to strip the top and I discovered a new layer of paint in a light pretty coral color. I decided to stop and use that color as a layering piece & slightly sanded off some of the white layer.


Next, I chose Paris Grey ASCP and painted the entire piece with just a light wash of gray on top. I wanted to make sure the coral color would show through.


Then, I went to Lowes with the measurements of where I wanted the shelves. I had them cut 3 pieces of particle board to fit inside. I had to purchase an entire sheet and came home with the extra. I painted these grey too. I also purchased pretty trim that I cut to size.

After, I nailed the boards in the corners I glued the trim. I painted & distressed the entire piece including trim.

The last shelf was giving me a hard time. I had to use wood filler to even everything out. Overall this project to a few days and a lot of elbow grease! I spent about $20 in materials. The dresser was free. I really love how it came out. I’m going to find some cute baskets to put inside shelves. This piece is not for sale. I hope this inspires to think twice about throwing away a dresser. Thanks for reading! Comments appreciated!

Side table before & after

This week I enjoyed turning an ordinary side table into a super adorable piece. Here are the steps for the makeover.

  • First I cleaned it with a damp cloth. Here is a before picture.
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  • Second, I had leftover paint from a previous project and decided to paint it Graphite (ASCP). Two coats and let dry. I took the drawer out and did not paint that part. I flipped the piece over to get better coverage on the legs. (Always a good idea to flip over and paint)
  • Next, I applied a coat of wax and lightly distressed edges with a sand block.
  • Then, I changed the knob on the drawer.
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  • Finally, I waited overnight and buffed the piece with a clean cotton rag the next day.
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Farmhouse style coffee table makeover

When you see good bones on a piece of furniture you snatch it! That’s exactly what I did when I purchased this table from a friend! I’m going to show you what I did to turn it to a very cool piece!

  • First, I cleaned it with a damp rag. The top was sanded down already when I purchased it. (Woo hoo!) Here is a before photo: image
  • Second, I decided to stain the top using Java gel. I used a foam brush to apply evenly on top. Working in small sections at a time I applied then swiped off with a rag.
  • Next, I decided to paint the legs old white (ASCP). I wanted to add an unexpected flair to the piece without compromising the farmhouse look. I taped off edge and painted trim on top white too. I painted two coats on the legs and trim.
  • Then, I waxed the legs and trim. I used dark wax mixed with mineral spirits to get the glazed/antique look.imageimage
  • Finally, I distressed legs and applied one more clear wax coat for extra protection! I added a polycrylic satin coat on top 2x.image
  • Coffee tables get a lot of wear and tear so that’s why I added extra protection. The knobs I switched out too. I’m really happy how it turned out. What do you think? It’s for sale at Wagon Wheel Antique Mall! Remember I’m on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest! I’m also working on my etsy store that is ready! Thank you for reading my blog!image

Armoire makeover

  • I’m  going to show you how I transformed this vintage armoire. Here is a before photo…image
  • First, I cleaned it with TSP and aired it out for a few weeks. It had an unpleasant smell to it. I also used fabric softener sheets and placed them randomly inside.
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  • Next, I chose French Linen ASCP color for the first and second coat. I worked all around from top to bottom making sure I painted all the areas. Here is a video I shared on Instagram and Facebook…..
  • Then, I worked on the details of the piece with Old White ASCP using a small brush.
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  • The next step is adding some depth and I clear waxed the outside of the armoire.
  • I took 1/2 water 1/2  of old white ASCP ( one tablespoon)and painted on randomly. I used a white rag and rubbed off after 15-20 seconds.  This created a subtle white washed look. (Very hard to show picture of the results)
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The inside of armoire was the last thing I worked on. I painted inside two coats of Old White ASCP. I light distressed the outside and inside with a sand block.

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While everything is drying I painted the original handles old white. For a splash of color I replaced 4 with blue glass ones I purchased at Hobby Lobby. ( FYI Hobby Lobby has knobs on sale every other week!)

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Overall it took about 2 1/2 weeks to complete this project. The armoire has wheels so it can be easily transported. I’m very happy how it turned out. What do you think?

* I apologize for the pictures. The lighting in my home is not that great and the weather lately has not helped with better lighting. *

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I will be bringing it to Wagon Wheel Antique Mall next week. Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom and check out my items currently for sale. Thank you for reading!

 

Small dresser makeover

  • I had the privilege to paint a cool piece of furniture for a customer. This is the before pictureimage I will share what I used for this transformation.
  • First, I painted two coats of Coco color ASCP.
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  • Next, I painted the detail wood with a very small paint brush old white ASCP.
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  • Then, I clear waxed entire piece. I layered the old white with a dark wax.
  • While the piece was drying I painted the handles old white, clear wax then dark wax. (In that order)
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After everything was dry. I used a very small amount of Pure white color to get a white washed look on top of the Coco color.

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That is all! The process took about a week to finish. What do you think? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading my blog. Scroll down below to see my current items for sale at Wagon Wheel Antique Mall.

 

Hobby Lobby Inspired Chair Makeover

I’m so excited to share my latest project! I recently purchased a farm table from Farm Fresh Collections. I became obsessed with finding the perfect chairs. I went to Hobby Lobby to get some Valentine’s supplies where I wondered off to the painted furniture section. I immediately saw these chairs and it was love at first sight!

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Except when I saw the price tag of $100. Each chair!!!! I took a picture and carried on. I remembered seeing some chairs off craigslist. I called the lady and the chairs were still available. With determination and focus I began my project.

First I cleaned the chairs. I took the seats off by unscrewing the bottom of chairs.

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Next, I decided to paint a pair with milk paint Linen color. I’m beginning to experiment with milk paint and it’s growing on me. You have to mix the powder with water so it’s an extra step. I painted 3 coats of paint the two chairs.image

Then, I painted two other chairs a light aqua color. I mixed a little old white paint with Florence ASCP. I painted two coats of this.

I sealed all chairs with a wax and distressed to the look that I wanted. I took some dark wax & mineral spirits to Antique the old white chairs.

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After all the chairs were dried I took burlap and stapled unto the seats.

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Finally, I sprayed Scotch Guard  on all burlap seats for extra protection. (Two layers)

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Overall this project took me about a week. It was a lot of work but I’m so happy with the finished chairs! Best of all my family loves our new eating area! I hope this inspires you to try new things! Thanks for reading my blog!

 

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Painting Vinyl with chalk paint

Do you know you can paint vinyl with chalk paint? Yes you can! I bought this chair from a friend who also paints furniture. I’m going to show you how I painted this chair. image First, I cleaned the chair with Clorox wipes.

Then, I chose two neutral colors that would compliment a variety of decorating color schemes. Paris Grey  & old white ASCP.

Next, I began painting the vinyl. I did not take the chair apart. I did this to show you that you don’t have to spend an entire day with a project. I’m all about fast & efficient. Long projects can discourage people to try things.

Make sure to let dry and paint two coats for full coverage. I painted the wood part old white and the vinyl part gray.

When all is dry you can seal with a clear wax.

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I ended up distressing the wood part after this photo was taken. I love the color combo and the overall look when finished. This project took approx. 2 hours to complete.

image The best thing I like about this chair is that it is kid friendly! If something spills it wipes right off! So tell me your thoughts? Next time you see a cool chair try this. Thanks for reading! Scroll down to the bottom and check out my current items for sale at Wagon Wheel. This chair is for sale $35.00  image

Before & After side tables

This week I had the chance to paint these wonderful tables. I knew right away I wanted to paint them a neutral color. I chose old white ASCP. Here is a before picture:image First, I cleaned the piece with a damp cloth. I ended up using Q-tips to clean the carved areas.

Next, I painted one coat of paint all over including legs. Two coats in the center of table.

Then, to add some color I used duck egg blue ASCP on the carved flowers.

Finally, I sealed with clear wax & distressed lightly on the top of the table.

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I painted two of the tables the same style & I can’t wait for them to find a home! If you are interested in these tables they are at Wagon Wheel Antique Mall Ocala, Florida. They are priced at $99 each. They would make a great side table or coffee table. Thanks for reading my blog. Let me know if you have tried something similar and comment below.

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