I gave you a sneak peek yesterday of what I was working on. I have decided to try my hand at repurposing furniture deals into cash! I purchased this set of furniture - french provincial girls set - for $60. I figure that averages to $20 each which is pretty good. It wasn't top quality wood furniture but I thought it would be good enough for a start. Below you see the small dresser, desk, chair and chest of drawers.
I forgot to take pictures before I pulled all the drawers out! Anyway, you see that is is the typical girls bedroom for French Provincial from the 1970's! I took out all the drawers and removed the hardware. I soaked the hardware in a mixture of TSP and water then cleaned with a toothbrush.
I decided that I want to keep the small dresser to use as a night stand in our master bedroom. I am going to fix up the desk/chair and the chest of drawers to sell separately. I will give you a little look at the desk/chair later in this post! Our master bedroom is going to be a steel blue color so I decided to paint it with the wall color and then do a glazing on it. First I sanded EVERYTHING! Then I did the priming, using Kilz oil base primer. Whew...look at that messy garage!
Next was one coat of the steel blue color. Looking great already!
Once it dried, we carried it into the bedroom where it was COOLER and I began the glazing process using the Valspar mocha glaze and just a hint of dark brown paint mixed in. First I went around with my trim brush and highlighted all the grooves. I let it dry some without wiping it off. I then went back with my brush and added just glaze and then wiped using a cotton rag.
You can see the darker glaze in the grooves and a lighter sweep of glaze elsewhere. It is all personal preference and you just have to work with it to get the results you want. The symmetry and matching issues I harbor are being tested with these new processes!!
I painted the hardware pulls and knobs a light coat of Krylon brown gloss. I did it lightly because I wanted some of the white underneath to show through and give a more aged look.
Here you can see a closer shot of the knobs. They came out more brown as it is hard to give them a light coat!
A close up of the top showing the glazing and darker glazing on the edges.
After applying some minwax paste and buffing with a cotton rag, here is a full view of the completed dresser. I am thrilled with how it turned out! This piece is perfect because as you can see, our HVAC vent is underneath so I needed a nightstand that was open on the bottom. I wish my bedroom was painted and all the accessories on display so you can see it in all it's glory, but that will come in time!!
Now for a sneak peek at the desk and chair that I will hopefully be selling to someone for their little girl! I decided to paint it a soft white with bubble gum colored chair and hardware!
Here you can see the material I chose to cover the seat of the chair. I hope someone will like it enough to buy!!! I will show more of it tomorrow!!
You can kind of see the chest of drawers in the background. I am painting it black with satin nickel hardware! What do you think so far????
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