The 2015 Countdown continues! Let’s begin!
Number 7: Drexel Triune Dresser
What a beautiful piece this was to work on. A gorgeous, Drexel Heritage Triune dresser in great condition that I finished in General Finishes milk paint. I chose Lamp Black – a classic color for a traditional, classic piece. It also coordinated well with the original brass hardware that maintains its vintage feel but looks sharp against the black.
Number 6: The Antique Dresser with Mirror
My client had a bedroom set that she wanted made lighter and brighter. I happen to love this particular piece with its beautiful mirror and vintage detail. It was perfection in a custom mix of Annie Sloan Duck Egg blue and Old White with gold highlights. The result was gorgeous. I love this green blue and how it is softened with the white. Such a pretty, feminine piece. The whole set looked fantastic when done!
Number 5: The Baker Secretary
My client had a lovely, vintage Baker secretary and wicker chair that had, at one time, been painted in a peachy color. They needed a makeover and adding Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Old White did the trick! It instantly transformed the piece with a soft, clean and modern finish. I love ho the Old Ochre peeks through the Old White to add interest. She was thrilled and so was I!
Have a great Tuesday and I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more faves to share!
Love seeing your makeovers all in one place. Question though or maybe a subject for another post… Every time I refinish a dark piece with a new white or much lighter paint finish, I cringe and swear I’ll never go that light again on a dark piece. Light paint over a previously dark finish is ten times more work than refinishing using a dark paint color and I’m always concerned that one deep scratch will reveal any dark stain that was left behind. Even after sanding and two coats of BIN primer. Do you have any suggestions for painting a light color over a dark finish a bit easier, like you did with the antique dresser/mirror you feature here.
Hi Vicki – if the dark wood has a shiny finish too it or is a red mahogany, then you should use shellac over the original finish prior to applying the chalk paint. It stops the bleed through. For this piece, I put two coats of a darker shade on and then two coats of the lighter before waxing. It didn’t need a primer 🙂
All of them are absolutely gorgeous! Love your combination of paint colors. You are very talented and I love your work!
Thank you so very much!
Thanks for the incredibly insightful comment, “hottie”. All the best for 2016.
Marie from The Interior Frugalista
All your makeovers are top notch Suzanne. Each and every one of them is stunning! Happy New Year!
Robin from RPK Interiors
I never miss a post of yours, but it’s amazing seeing a recap of some of your top pieces! You are so versatile in your techniques, color selections…even the pieces you find are so unique! No two are alike…adding to the cache of getting a piece from The Painted Drawer! Thanks for sharing with all of us! Happy New Year!
Thank you so very much, Robin! That means SO much coming from an artist like yourself. I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and here’s to a more relaxed 2016 for you 🙂
I’m dying to try the General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint. It appears to be just the black I’ve been looking for. I wondered though if you’ve ever used a LeDirt type product. I’ve seen a black finish that appears to have some type of dirt/dust/ash something in the cracks. I really like the way it looks and from some investigation it seems you could wax and then before the wax dries dust on “something” that would hang in the cracks. I haven’t had a chance to experiment, but hoped you might offer some suggestions. LOVE your work and do so appreciate that you share your projects and knowledge with all of us. Can’t wait to get in my new house and get started on some projects.