Hello! It’s great to be back to blogging after such a wonderful Christmas break. We had temperatures in the 70’s which made it a very strange Christmas, indeed. However it was wonderful as we were at the beach – perfect!
We only have a few more days left of 2015! I always love to share my top 10 projects of the year and so, let the countdown begin 🙂
Number 10: Mid-Century Modern Dresser
It was a little out of the box for me but I really enjoyed this piece and it ended up being the perfect fit for my teenage son’s room. The MCM Dresser in General Finishes Java Gel stain with GF Coastal Blue. I found this piece in a thrift store and other than the typical wear and tear, it was in great condition. While working on it, I made a YouTube tutorial on how to apply General Finishes gel stain over an existing finish. A great find!
Number 9: The Goopy Dresser
It is a strange name but very appropriate for this piece! I picked it up one day in the back of a thrift store. It had a very bad, old, goopy paint job already applied. I used it to my advantage. When I sanded it back to create a smoother finish, the original blue paint started showing through. I then added General Finishes Corinth Blue and sanded it back again. The result? A gorgeous, layered look on this goopy mess of a dresser. What started out as, “I can’t believe I bought this!” resulted in “Love It!”
Number 8: The Vintage Wardrobe
What a sweet find this was! It is so very old and full of character. By adding Annie Sloan French Grey with hand painted gold flowers, it was transformed into a gorgeous piece. The interior was cleaned and stained in General Finishes gel stain. It found a new home in New York in the old gatehouse to the Vanderbilt estate. From rags to riches indeed!
I honestly cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by. I really can’t wait to get started on 2016 and have a lot to share. Until then, the countdown shall continue tomorrow 🙂