Thursday, July 21, 2011

Still hard at work ~ A few finished pieces!

I love how this cottage style dresser turned out! It was painted black but a terrible paint job. I sanded and re-painted it with some behr paint & primer in a dark brown then dry brushed the dark teal color over it. I then "roughed it up" real good and viola!

 We now have some room in the garage for finished pieces! The plan is to have some back up stock!

We call this piece "big red". I have had it for almost 3 years in the garage. It need some work and to be sanded and painted. Of course someone had painted it an awful red color- again a horrible paint job! Now it looks pretty good, its made by Drexel and has a beautiful curved glass door and 2 shelves inside.
I got this table at a friends yard sale for $50! Its solid oak and very heavy! I decided to leave the top unpainted since it was in such good shape. I love the look!


  1. Hello Nancy:
    Your vintage furniture is awesome! I love the way you finished them. I'm trying to get ideas to paint my furniture for my studio and your blog is an inspiration for me. Thanks for visiting me and I'm glad you liked the vintage pillows I made. I did not use CitraSolv, although I thought about buy it. I just print it on the fabric, but before I had to give a treatment to the fabric in order to not to loose the print if you wash it, I used a product called Bubble Jet Set 2000 for Epson printer, because that is the printer I have, but you can buy it for different printers and you can get this product here:
    I hope this can help you, and I'm your follower now.
    Have a great week
    Your friend
    Laura =)

  2. Just came across your blog from your comment about Olde Marketplace and your trailers. Got me curious - so I read until I saw YOUR trailers. Really great furniture refinishing. I am following your blog now.
    - Joy

  3. Wow, your furniture is gorgeous, I love the new blue color. You said you were looking for things to make plaster molds out of, I got some great knobs and other stuff cheap at Hobby Lobby in their knob bins. I can see where plaster ornaments would work so well for you


  4. Nancy ~ Would you be so kind to (& tell your friends) comment on my BLOG ONLY (emails don't count), for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~