Coco

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.

 

Painting plastic

I’m going to show you that you can transform anything in your home with Chalk paint. Did you know you can paint plastic with chalk paint? I had a request from a customer to paint something in her home that is plastic. It is an Ikea organizer. I will show you how I did it.

First, I made sure everything was clean with a damp cloth. Here is a before pictureimage

Next, I painted two coats of coco color ASCP and let dry in between coats. image

Then, I sealed with a clear wax using the wax brush.

The owner spray painted an off white color before I painted the piece. I distressed lightly with a sand block to reveal the off white color. The original color was lime green. I distressed lightly on edges to reveal the green.

The owner added knobs to this piece for some added flair. Overall I think it looks great! I told the owner to let me know over time how it has held up! I will do an update to let you know how it’s done over time. What do you think? Will you try something similar? Thanks for reading my blog! Don’t forget to scroll down to see the latest treasures for sale at Wagon Wheel Antique Mall!

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Dresser makeover

I had the privilege of transforming a dresser that needed a lot of tender loving care. I’m going to show you with a little bit of elbow grease …well actually a lot of elbow grease you too can transform an ugly dresser into your favorite piece of furniture. This dresser was in rough shape meaning a horrible painting job.

First, I had to use Tuff- Stripp to strip the paint off. You can get this at any local hardware store. I wore gloves and used my pool deck to do this process. *warning* This stuff stinks real bad.

Next, I used a plastic scraper and scraped off the paint. I repeated this step several times until I got the results I wanted. image

Then, I sanded and cleaned the piece with mineral spirits.

I started painting the piece a coco color because I wanted a two toned look. I waited to dry. Then I applied the graphite color over the coco.image

I decided to paint the side of drawers a coco color for added flair. I used frog tape so the paint colors will not overlap.

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The last step was to seal with a clear wax. Apply the wax with a brush and take off excess with a cotton rag.

This piece is a Stanley furniture priced at $499. It is at Wagon Wheel Antique Mall Ocala, Florida. Thank you for reading my blog.

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I hope everyone is having a Jolly season!

Side table makeover

I’m going to show you how to transform a simple side table into a beach/cottage table with a few layers of paint.

First, make sure the piece is clean and dry. I used a wet cloth to wipe any dirt off the piece.

imageSecond, I started with a coco color over the white.

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Next, I started painted over the coco color a blue color called Provence.

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After everything was dry I used started distressing with sand paper randomly exposing the colors underneath. This technique is fun because different layers of colors add so much character to the piece.

image*Painting tip* turn the piece upside down to make sure you get the legs and all the odd places painted properly.

imageFinally, it is time to seal the piece with a clear wax. Wipe on the wax with a brush and wipe off excess with a clean cotton rag. Then buff all around by wiping with another clean rag.

This piece will be going to my booth at Wagon Wheel. It will be for sale for $39.00. It would look great in a sun room or a bedroom as a night stand.

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Thank you for reading my blog.

*note* Annie Sloan colors & wax were used in this project.

 

 

 

 

Painting a vintage chandelier

I am going to show you how you can transform an old chandelier. I found this chandelier at a flea market in St. Petersburg, Florida. The person I bought it from told me it came from an old movie theater. I love that the piece has a story and I fell in love with the shape. A little paint can breathe new life to the chandelier.

  • First, clean the piece with a damp cloth.
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  • Second, figure out what color or colors you want to paint it. I decided to use three colors. I chose Florence, Coco and Graphite in Annie Sloan colors. I used a rope and wrapped it around the legs of a table so I can paint easily. I started with the Graphite( black).
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  • The next layer was Coco ( coffee with cream color)
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  • Florence (turquoise color) is the last layer.
  • The last step is to seal with a spray satin poly.
  • It takes less than an hour for everything to dry.
  • Now it’s ready to hang! This is hanging in my booth at Wagon Wheel Antique Mall. I love how it came out and I hope this inspires you to paint something. What painting projects would you like to try? image

Materials used:

Annie Sloan chalk paint

paint brush

sealer of your choice