Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pink & Gold Dipped Dresser

I hope everyone is having a great week!  Things here have been crazy!  When it rains, it pours and when one person wants a bedroom set painted or refinished, apparently so does everyone else.  I am so grateful for the work and I can't believe things have gotten so busy, so fast.  Having said that, my house is the messiest its been in months and we have family pictures tomorrow and I don't have a complete outfit.  EEK!

Today, I am featuring a dresser that I am in love with.  I know I have said that before but this one is for real.  Totally infatuated with this dresser.



Our friends, Nathan and Adrienne, are pregnant with their 3rd baby and they are finally having a girl!  They recently built a new home and needed some new furniture for a girl nursery and bedroom.

Adrienne, and I have been looking for a solid wood, good quality, french provincial, or something similar with a curved front for a few months now. A set was finally found and the dresser and end table will go in the nursery.  The bed is going in the guest room.

Here are the before pictures.








The dresser is solid and super heavy.  When I saw the first picture of the set, I told Adrienne I was going to feel guilty about painting the piece.  The dresser had several scratches, stains and dings on the drawers fronts as well as the top so I didn't feel extremely guilty about painting it.  Plus, I knew the final look was going to be gorgeous.  

I posted this picture on Facebook and Instagram.  Brass handles again!  What a difference a good cleaning and polishing makes!



The theme of the nursery is gray, pink and gold.  The walls are painted gray and this dresser and the end table, I'll show you that makeover later, will be in the room with Adrienne's grandmother's gold mirror hanging over the dresser.

Adrienne decided she wanted the dresser to look gold dipped.  I have never done this before so I was excited when she told me.  The soft pink with the brass handles and the gold dipped legs is a beautiful combination.









LOVE!  






I can't wait to see the entire room put together.  The end table had the same makeover, but I felt like it deserved it's own post.  :)   I'll publish that in a few days. 

I hope everyone has an amazing Thursday!

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Sunday - That DIY Party (DIY Show Off)

Monday - Inspire Me Monday (Sand & Sisal,  My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDomestically SpeakingSweet C’s Designs)  Made by you Monday (Skip To My Lou)


Tuesday - Twirl and Take a Bow (House on the Way, Déjà Vue Designs, All Things Heart and Home,


Wednesday:Wow Us Wednesday (Savvy Southern Style), Inspire Me Wednesday (Seven Thirty ThreeHappiness is Homemade)

Thursday: What To Do Weekends (Crafts ala Mode ), Friday Favorites Link Party  (I’m Not a Trophy Wife),  Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Linky Party (A Prudent LifeLife in VelvetWell-Groomed HomeAddicted 2 DIY),  The Best DIY Party at the Handmade Hangout (A Glimpse Inside, Christina’s AdventuresFrom Gardners to BergersRedoux InteriorsToo Much Time on My Hands), Inspire Me Please, (Liz Marie Blog) Catch as Catch Can (My Repurposed Life)

Friday:  Best DIY Projects and Recipes Party (The Idea Room30 Handmade DaysWhipperberry, The 36th Avenue), Furniture Feature Friday (Miss Mustard Seed),  Anything Goes (Bacon Time),  Be. You. Tiful Link Party (Chic California), Creativity Unleashed (Practically FunctionalShaken TogetherOne Project CloserThe Bold Abode)  Fabulously Creative Friday (Jennifer Rizzo Blog)  Anonymous Weekend Party (Remodelaholic) Little Friday Link Up (The Grits Blog,  Living Lavender, Fleurty and Fit)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Green & Brass End Tables

Every piece I makeover, I enjoy.  I have a passion for paints and stains and how some elbow grease, sometimes a lot of it, can totally transform an outdated piece.  If you have toured my house, you know I have a fondness for neutrals, soft blues and navy.  The majority of my clients are the same.  Whites, whites with glazing, creams, grays and walnut stains are popular color choices.  They are all beautiful choices but when I have a client come along that requests a bright color, I get a little extra giddy.  I love painting colors I don't normally use.

The client purchased some end tables I had available for custom color.



She sent me the color she wanted and when I saw it on the computer screen, I knew it was going to be a brighter green but when I saw the paint in person, I was so excited.  It is gorgeous and no one has ever requested a piece this color or anything close to it.

The client also chose to use the original lion head pulls.  They are really neat looking and they are solid brass!  I polished them all to the bright, shiny finish that they should be.  The brass on the green is lovely.

Here is the final look.












How fun!  I can't wait to see them in their new home.  The client promised to send me pictures when she gets everything set up and of course, I promise to share it with y'all!  Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see extras and behind the scene pictures.

If you already follow me, you saw this picture yesterday.  This makeover I am obsessed with a little and hopefully will be able to share it with you this week.




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Friday, July 18, 2014

Driftwood Finish End Tables

And its Friday already.  Again.  When I was a teacher, Friday meant I had survived another week and summer vacation was that much closer.  Now, Friday means another week has flown by and somehow vanished before I knew it.

Here is what I have been working on this week.

I am finishing up a duck boat dog bed for friends and their new puppy.  It is looking great and I can't wait to share the finished look.  All that is left to do is sew the sheet and pillow cover which I am doing this weekend.





Also, I painted two end tables a custom color for a client.  That reveal will be on Monday but here is the before picture.





There is a pretty end table and dresser in the paint booth now.  The client has chosen a lovely paint design that I haven't done before.  Doing something new and different is always exciting.  I like the challenge.  :)







And speaking of new and different, the end tables I am featuring today were a new finish for me.  The clients:  My brother and sister-in-law.


In December, I refinished a vanity for my brother to give to his girlfriend.  He used it as part of his proposal!  Click here to read about the vanity and the proposal.







They also have a chifferobe that I refinished years ago.  Way before Fisherman's Wife Furniture.  So I don't have any pictures.  Sorry.  The piece wasn't working in our home and I wanted it to stay in the family.  Whitney said she could use it so it now lives in their guest room with the vanity.  Now they are going to have two more Fisherman's Wife Furniture pieces!


They were married in March in a beautiful ceremony.



The Ceremony

Photo Credit:  Flair Photography

Jarrod, Whitney, Me, & Blittle
Photo Credit:  Flair Photography

Aren't they cute?!  Two of my favorite people.  Well, three including Blittle.  ;)

 Anyway, for a gift, I told them I would refinish a piece of furniture.  Whatever they wanted with their choice of finish.  They are updating their living room and decided they wanted to get their two dark and dated end tables made over with a driftwood finish to go with their coastal theme.

I'm not going to lie....I was a nervous about this project.  I have painted worn, gray, driftwood finishes but I have never stained a driftwood finish.  And Whitney didn't want the gray driftwood.  She wanted the more neutral, tan look.  Here is the inspiration picture she sent me.





The end tables were the popular dark, heavy grain pieces with a red tint to them.











She said she wanted to keep a clean look and I tried my best to create her vision.  Here is the final look.











I love the way they turned out.  This is a finish I know I will be using again.  Love it.  I texted her some pictures the other day and here is a small part of the conversation.





BAHAHAHA.  It really could have been a small disaster.   Thank goodness she really likes them....or she is a really good liar.  I kid.  I am pretty sure she really likes them.


I am taking the end tables to them next weekend.  Hopefully I can get a few pictures of them in their new home and will share on Facebook and Instagram!


I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Check back Monday to see a fun and bright makeover!


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Sunday - That DIY Party (DIY Show Off)

Monday - Inspire Me Monday (Sand & Sisal,  My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDomestically SpeakingSweet C’s Designs)  Made by you Monday (Skip To My Lou)


Tuesday - Twirl and Take a Bow (House on the Way, Déjà Vue Designs, All Things Heart and Home,


Wednesday:Wow Us Wednesday (Savvy Southern Style), Inspire Me Wednesday (Seven Thirty ThreeHappiness is Homemade)

Thursday: What To Do Weekends (Crafts ala Mode ), Friday Favorites Link Party  (I’m Not a Trophy Wife),  Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Linky Party (A Prudent LifeLife in VelvetWell-Groomed HomeAddicted 2 DIY),  The Best DIY Party at the Handmade Hangout (A Glimpse Inside, Christina’s AdventuresFrom Gardners to BergersRedoux InteriorsToo Much Time on My Hands), Inspire Me Please, (Liz Marie Blog) Catch as Catch Can (My Repurposed Life)

Friday:  Best DIY Projects and Recipes Party (The Idea Room30 Handmade DaysWhipperberry, The 36th Avenue), Furniture Feature Friday (Miss Mustard Seed),  Anything Goes (Bacon Time),  Be. You. Tiful Link Party (Chic California), Creativity Unleashed (Practically FunctionalShaken TogetherOne Project CloserThe Bold Abode)  Fabulously Creative Friday (Jennifer Rizzo Blog)  Anonymous Weekend Party (Remodelaholic) Little Friday Link Up (The Grits Blog,  Living Lavender, Fleurty and Fit)