Furniture Projects, Craft Projects, Thrift Store projects

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Grey Paisley Dresser and side table

Grey Paisley Dresser and Side table
Actually finished November 2015

I had been waiting a long time to find the right piece to try this fabric detail and I am so happy with the outcome that I am definitely doing this again!

The furniture has wonderful detail but the wood tones are faded and sad. There is a fake veneer so there is no stripping or staining that I can be done on them.

I just love this paisley burlap!

The body gets a couple coats of French Linen and the drawers get a lighter version of French linen that I made with Old White. 

 In the end you will see by using two tones of this color it will give it nice dimension.

Adding the fabric was pretty easy. I cut it to fit and then spread a layer of Mod Podge on the drawer where the fabric is to go. Once that is done lay the fabric down and smooth out any air bubbles. Then apply another liberal dose of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric and let dry. I do this with the drawers out of the dresser facing up so there are no drips.

 I am so in love with this!!!
What do you think?

Corner Hutch

Corner HutchWith ceiling tin wallpaper
Actual finish date was February of 2015

It can be a lot of hard work to take something so basic and plain and make it come to life again, but seeing the before and after reminds me why the hard work is worth it!

One of my favorite colors is Annie Sloans French Linen, it compliments all other color choices. The blue green color is a color I had specially mixed so I cannot tell you the color. I have used this textured wallpaper on quite a few projects now.  Here are a few links that will show how to apply wallpaper to furniture.

Before paint

Here a some of the products I use to antique the wallpaper. It can be a long process of painting and dabbing to get it to look just the way you want it to.

Coat one of glaze. The camera flash makes it look darker than it really appears in person.

Fun stencil to give plain doors more detail