Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"A Dab Will Do Ya"

This is my third completed project and I'm still loving this paint. I'm going to try and stay focused but my hubs is playing Springsteen and I'm starting to get into it a bit :) Anyway where was I? I purchased this little baby at my local Salvation Army at a really good price, but let me tell you I never seen so much paperwork my patience was starting to wear a little thin because I just wanted to get it home and start restyling it. The clerk must filled out three different forms I wanted to say "what am I buying the Hope Diamond or crappy piece of furniture." I remained calm and just went thru the process.
Okay let's chat about the project I used old ochre I just love the color it's a combination of ivory and tan really nice. Without any sanding or priming I painted on two coats and then a few days later I had time to apply the wax and do a little distressing. Here are my tips some of these have been posted before but it's worth repeating.
  1. After you've painted apply the clear wax in a small amount don't glop it on.
  2. Follow the grain.
  3. Distress your areas the chalk paint comes off so easy
  4. I then applied more clear wax and then used the dark wax.
  5. JUST A DAB! The dark wax is very dense in color so just a dab.
  6. If you don't put clear on first you will make more work for yourself.
  7. Use a wipe to remove the excess.
  8. Remember you can always apply more take your time until you get the hang of it.
Okay I'm ready for the reveal.........here is the before.
 My clever way of painting knobs and handles, prop those little suckers on toothpicks or skewers stick in styrofoam and spray away! (Forgot to mention on last post)
 The after


Until the next time.............
Vicky









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40 comments:

  1. Great job! I love this paint too.
    Debbie

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  2. Great detailed tips and your little table turned out so pretty. I love the stained top against the white!

    And glad you liked my headboard! I wish you did have a cottage! Heck I was I had a cottage too :). And yes please come by tomorrow for my giveaway. Hope you all like it!

    Emily

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  3. That turned out beautiful! I love your tip about painting hardware too.

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  4. That turned out beautiful! I love your tip about painting hardware too.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful transformation! I loved all the detailing in the piece and you have done an amazing job! Thanks for sharing all the helpful tips, especially spraying the hardware tip. Dropping in from Transformation Thursday. You have inspired me today! I'm your newest follower, would love you to follow me. Have a lovely day!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  6. This just looks so lovely. Love the styrofoam tip, too!

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  7. this looks so pretty! i've been dying to try some chalk paint after seeing it all over blog land.

    thanks for your visit! i'm just starting out with working on furniture, so it's uplifting to hear good things! :)

    returned the follow, i can't wait to see more!!

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  8. one of THE best transformations i've seen! Really.

    many transformations here in blogland are people painting a very nice piece of furniture that is in good shape...it doesnt seem to be a matter of refurbishing something, it seems it is more a matter of a bored housewife that wants to play.

    you took a bulky and unattractive piece and somehow managed to slim it down some(who says white cant be slimming?) and then made the wood top look better than the manufacturer of the piece even bothered to.

    some beautiful pieces are hidden and seem to shrink at the weight of a "shabby distress job" put upon them....however you truly transformed this piece into a thing of beauty.

    respect.

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  9. Great job and nice piece of furniture. Check out #134 on Miss Mustard Seed if you get a chance. It's a little pedestal table I worked over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Love this stuff. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/chalk-paint-and-goodwill-most.html

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  10. My goodness, this turned out beautifully! Love the stained top as a contrast. Great tip on spraying knobs and pulls, too!

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  11. Beautiful transformation and thanks for the tips! I'm your newest follower.

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  12. Pure fabulousity! You totally rocked that piece and your tips are right on! I totally agree about the dark wax. Thanks for sharing girl and have an awesome 4th!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  13. WOW!! That is a stunning transformation. I have to say I would not have seen the vision but you nailed it.

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  14. Vicky, your cabinet looks amazing! I love the dark wood top with the creamy base. That looks like a great way to spray paint hardware. Thanks for the idea :)

    xoxo
    Amanda

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! I love the new hardware too : o )

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  16. Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed...fabulous job! I'm glad you didn't overly distress this piece. Love it!
    ~Monique

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  17. Nice transformation. Sounds like your having fun. That's what it's all about.

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  18. I'm a huge fan of chalk paint, too- love it! I haven't tried old ochre yet- but now I am dying to! Your project turned out so lovely....

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  19. Beautiful job! I do the same thing with my knobs to spray paint them! Great minds think alike! LOL

    Thanks for visiting and following me! I'm your newest follower, too!

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  20. A Beautiful re-do. Love how you painted the handles. Your doggies are adorable too. :)

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  21. What a fabulous redo. I love the chalk paint and really have to get this color next. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Nice job, love all of the detail. It always amazes me how an old, out of style piece of junk furniture can look so wonderful when painted and restored with love.....

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  23. completely beautiful! Goodwill - who would ever think? You did a fabulous job and I appreciate the tip about using clear wax on the paint finish before applying dark wax. Thank you so much because I'm going to try that on my next project :)

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  24. OH MY GOODNESS!!! That is stunning! I love that you kept the top natural and thanks so much for the tips on using the wax! I just finished a 5.00 garage sale table with 2 coats of cream, 1 coat of clear wax and I just did the sanding. I have not tried the dark wax yet but I think I'll give it a try on this piece. When yous say use wipes, do you mean baby wipes?

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  25. Am quite new to blogging and so happy to stumble upon your lovely blog with this amazing transformation! I love it! Am your newest follower.

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  26. you did a beautiful job on this! love love the dark top- it looks awesome with the dark hardware!

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  27. It is amazing! I can't believe its the same piece!!

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  28. This is a stunning transformation! I love the way you painted the hardware. Thanks for sharing such a great tip. You did an outstanding job! Thanks, from your newest follower!

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  29. Another gorgeous makeover! :)

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  30. Love that color! You are gonnna make me want to buy another quart of this paint :) check out my latest in Paloma.

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  31. Oh my word, I love the way this turned out...it's adorable!

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  32. What a fab makeover! I love it! Thanks for the CP tips...I won some and it's on it's way! :)

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  33. So pretty! Thank you for linking this up to Fab Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  34. That is pretty! I could easily see that in my entry way. Thanks for the wax tips!

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  35. What a wonderful transformation! I love the stained top - such a lovely contrast with the table. Great job and thank you so much for sharing!

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