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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Turquoise Vintage Dressing Table Restyled


I absolutely love this restyle.

Here is the before pic ...

And after ...

 I went with a bold turquoise colour on this vintage dresser. 


Then some minor distressing and a coat of clear furniture wax.


And a spray of gloss white paint for the handles.


Don't forget a pop of red and white polkadot contact for the drawers!




This boring old dresser is now a real beauty!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Numbered Turquoise and Grey Dresser


 I painted this dresser a beautiful turquoise and grey colour a while back ...

but thought it was still a bit plain.

So I numbered the drawers with white paint.




This dresser isn't a Plain Jane anymore.

What do you think?

 :) Julie
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Monday, August 27, 2012

"Tick Tock" Queen Anne Arm Chairs


These gorgeous vintage Queen Anne armchairs got a major makeover.
The seats and backrests were reupholstered with beautiful tan coloured canvas drop cloth. 
New cushions covers in matching drop cloth were sewn with an opening at the back so they can be removed for easy washing.
And the woodwork was given 2 coats of white chalk paint, then lightly distressed to bring out the shape and detailing.


 Pocket Watch graphics (courtesy of The Graphics Fairy) were printed on drop cloth, then sewn around to prevent fraying, then attached to the backs of both chairs securely with fabric glue. 
I also created the words "Tick" and "Tock" on my Mac and they were printed and attached in the same manner as the graphics.



Notice the pocket watches are inverse colours of each other?  Don't you just love that?



Finally, the woodwork was given 2 coats of clear furniture wax to seal and protect.  It also adds a nice smooth glossy finish. 

Here's the before and after:
 

I love these chairs!



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