Antique Oak Chest Painted in a Beachy Blue

I have painted several of these antique oak chest of drawers.  While they are beautiful in the original state, they can be so charming painted in a vibrant color.  The owner has had this for almost 30 years and it has been an accent in every home she has lived in.  She was ready to give it color to brighten up a dark corner of her living room.  Chalk Paint and hand waxing really makes it a statement piece.

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Executive Desk Restored With a Rich Dark Stain

This executive desk was brought to me by a couple who have fabulous taste.  They wanted to update the finish for their new home.  Originally a cherry stain, it was faded and worn on the top from years of good use.

After a thorough cleaning and sanding, a dark chocolate stain was applied twice, followed by 3 coats of oil based poly.  Then I cleaned and polished the leather top to bring back the glow.

The rich dark color really updated the look.  She loves it again!

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Outdoor Wooden Chairs Painted and Preserved

Sometimes I forget to take a "before" picture in my excitement to start a new project.  They were painted with black spray paint previously. 

My client has had these chairs forever.  Just the right size for a small  porch.  They were pretty rickety and needed some repair work to make them sturdy again.  Sanding, priming and painting them in Duck Egg Blue (coordinating perfectly with her cushions) really gave them a fresh look.  I finished off with 2 coats of sealer to protect them from the elements.

Another example of keeping old things!  They can be pretty again with some fresh paint and topcoat.




Beautiful Dining Set Refreshed With New Stain

My client contacted me about this dining set because it was beginning to show some wear.  As a family kitchen table this is bound to happen.  The set was solid and needed no repair but the chairs and table top were dry and scratched.  

After a thorough cleaning and sanding, I re stained the chairs and table top with Georgian Cherry and Black Gel stain, followed up with 3 coats of durable oil based topcoat. 

She was so happy and that thrills me!

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Traditional Arm Chair with a Fun Blue Twist!

This chair was commissioned by a talented artist who is setting up a studio for herself and wanted a statement chair to put in there.  She loves this style of chair but wanted it to be fun and colorful.

It needed a good sanding to smooth out a previous bad paint job then painted  in Greek Blue and hand waxed.  All the details really show up with this color.  The fabric she chose really gives it a contemporary twist. I managed to only use one yard to do the back, front and seat.

Painting with this color was fun!!

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I had already started to repair it before I remembered to take this!

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