Friday, October 24, 2014

Kid Ravaged to Vintage School house style Dresser Makeover



Good Morning my BEAUTIES!
I have been a busy little beaver, working on tons and tons
of stuff for the booth. I have finished some furniture pieces 
but the weather has been LESS THAN COOPERATIVE
for photographing. This was a set I was able to photograph 
before the leaves were falling and the rain too!!


I got this BEAUTY (I wish there was a sarcasm font..:))
at the local Goodwill. It was only $15 because as you can see...

It was in pretty rough shape. Now structurally I was ECSTATIC because this was all just cosmetic stuff
that I needed to deal with. I mean..I am imagining this had been in a childs room that had a
bit of fun with crayons...(a child after my own heart.)  :)

The finish was also wearing off. I decided at this point (well it was decided for me since I was out of sandpaper and I REEEALLLY didn't want to go to the store for sandpaper) that I was not going to sand and stain the top. Instead I would use CeCe Caldwells Virginia Chestnut for the top.

You can see from the picture that I gave it a couple of coats and let it dry.

While that was drying it was time to work on the drawers..Now here is a FUNNY story... SEE how I spent all that time filling the screw holes cause I planned on putting shiny new knobs on it....
Yeah, we will get to that later.

I painted the whole base with a custom blue I mixed up of a couple different paints I had.



Now remember me telling you about filling the old holes...yeah, I went to clean the hardware like I always do with ammonia and when I took it out of the ammonia it looked like this..A FABULOUS patina from the brass and a bit of oxidation from the ammonia. I was in LOVE so guess who has two thumbs and had to re-drill the OLD hardware holes...Thats right MOI!!


When all the paint was dry and the wax was cured..I buffed the heck out of it. This is where I love using Virginia Chestnut for the top. Look how it takes on the grain. Little bits of the original wood poke through here and there, giving it a wood grain look.


And here is the finished product. I love that Just that little bit of paint and wax was able to turn that disaster of a dresser into a one of a kind BEAUTY!
Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

French Harvest Mudroom Bench Makeover


Good Morning my Beauties! 
Do I have a fun little makeover for you guys!
I have had this one completed for a while but was saving it for
this special roundup of  Themed Furniture Makeovers. Todays theme is
Words and Numbers Makeovers
with some of my fellow bloggers.


You can see here what I started with.
It was an old outdated pine ....SOMETHING???
It had wheels but it was a bench and I have no idea if it was suppose to be a moving
media stand (aka TV STAND) or
a bench...I decided...It was gonna be a BENCH  :) 



I started with some Americana Decor
Chalky finish paint in Cameo.
I loved the deep orange red color it had.
It warmed this piece right up.
But it still needed more.
I decided to pull out my also AMERICANA stencil in French Script
and Lace Paint.
I stenciled the script on leaving space in the middle.

I then used the Lace colored paint to give a shabby Grain Sack stripe right down the middle.
When It was all done I coated the whole thing in 
Americana Cream Wax to seal it.


It went from blah...to BAM!!!
I just love what  a little bit of paint can do!





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Monday, October 20, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow LINK party and FEATURES


Guess what time it is?



Its time to ......

TWIRL AND TAKE A BOW!!!!
Its been another busy week here at the Art is Beauty house with
Makeovers and working on some basic projects around the house.
In case you missed it, 
Here was the latest Makeover
you can see the full process HERE  
But enough about me...
Lets get this party started and see what YOU 
have been working on.
Thanks to Leslie for choosing Features this week!



Hey everyone! If you're not familiar with me or my blog, I'm Leslie and I blog at House on the Way. I'm so excited to be choosing the features for this week's party. There's nothing better than brilliant ideas and amazing projects, so this week I chose some top picks that really had me saying, "WOW!"
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We're so happy to have you join the party, so be sure to share your best DIY, recipe, craft or project. Remember...when you link up once, it shows up on 8 blogs!
YES...8 blogs...
...our regular 7 hosts...
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...and our special Guest Co-host...

The Unique Nest

 
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That's a lot of exposure for your amazing projects!...so join in the fun!

Let's talk Features....

 
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This headboard turned quilt rack from Brepurposed was a hit last week! Too cute and clever!
October DIY Features
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A great gallery wall can be the perfect focal point of a room and this one from Real Inspired is gorgeous! Love the mix of textures.
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There's nothing better than a great knock-off and this Pottery Barn inspired Diner sign by Our Southern Home is perfect!
October Party Features
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The glossy white top and new finish of this Mid Century Modern Credenza from The Weathered Door is gorgeous! I love the look!
October Party Features
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

''TIME" for a Makeover. Clock Dresser Makeover


Good Morning my Beauties.
Here is a quick makeover I was able to accomplish this week.
(I have told many people since the weather has been unseasonably warm
that I wasn't gonna stop painting till the winds changed)
They still haven't so I am still painting...and bringing my green scrub sponge in the shower with
me to get all the paint off of me; yet somehow still missing my elbows EVERY SINGLE TIME..:)
(I also found out via Facebook, that I am not the only furniture painter that brings a scrub sponge in the shower with them....Hey for once I am close to normal)
 But I digress :)  On to our makeover.

I picked up this old dresser at Goodwill.
I loved the style of it
but it was in VERY VERY rough condition.
I will not even begin to defend my need to paint it to all the wood lovers out there.
(well maybe a little)
I didn't even bother to take pictures
of the sides of this thing and how bad they were because as I said before...I was in a painting ZONE..
Pictures were not important..Painting was...
Every single Original knob was BENT...I mean BENT..LIKE SIDEWAYS...
I don't know if the original owner used this dresser as batting practice or what, but I have never seen it where all the knobs were destroyed..not one that was salvageable.
The top you can see was awful,
I had palm sanded it..but it still hadn't taken out the names that had been carved DEEP into the top.
It had to be belt sanded and there are still some signs of names that couldn't be sanded out.
I didn't even bother to sand on the rest of the sides.
Names grooved... sides coming apart...I had to basically put this dresser back together..
not to mention what was hopefully either dried candy or glue (please GOD don't let those have been boogers I had to scrape off..LOL   This by the way would not be the FIRST TIME I have had to do that)
Once all that was taken care of and the top sanded I could get to painting.
I stained the top,

and mixed up a custom blue paint for the base.
I had thought about leaving the little accent squares uncovered in the middle but it looked 
strange so I painted those too, knowing I would probably add something along the way.

and I did...:)
I have this old clock parts stencil so I quick added 
that to all the middle sections of the drawers. 
It added just the right amount of detail I was looking for.
I also went into my salvage drawer to find old handles for this dresser.

As is the USUAL for me, I had saved these old pulls off another project.
I had exactly SIX of them.
Just the right amount for this project....I LOVE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS!
I loved that the round pulls went along with the round clock faces, kind of pulling it
all together....get it.....PULLING!!! LOL  I crack myself up! :)
So there you have it.
What once was ready to be put in the furniture recycler (goodwill puts wood furniture in a chipper if it doesn't sell) Can now hopefully go make a nice addition to someones home.
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover as much as I enjoyed doing it.
Until next time,
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow LINK party and FEATURES

  
Guess what time it is?



Its time to ......
TWIRL AND TAKE A BOW!!!!
I myself have been working my tookus off around 
here getting ready for the busy season at the booths.
Last week I had a couple makeovers that I showed off.
You can see my
Mid Century Mod Desk Makeover 
 
 
 
and our WHOLE House Paint Makeover
But enough about me,
lets get on to our 
Blogger this week that gets to choose the FEATURES..
WELCOME Chaotically Creative!
 




10557335_835289923167947_840609696840405875_n My family is just returning from Fall Break! Do you guys have fall break in your school system like we do? My family and I had a great time. I actually had to go to an Early Childhood Conference for 3 days and then we did a little traveling.We ended up going to Kentucky and stopped by Keeneland and the Woodford Reserve Bourbon distillery. Yes, we took the kids to the race tracks and a bourbon distillery for fall break. (who's shaking their heads?) Surprisingly, both were very interesting and educational. We had a lot of fun learning about the culture of both the races and the bourbon and seeing the excitement and the passion people have for both.  Before we left for Fall Break we had our first ever family photos taken! Seriously, stop shaking your head! We've had plenty of non-professional family photos done but this is our first professional one. Take a look!   

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TUNHi everyone! My name is Laura LePage Tarlo and I'm the gal behind the "The Unique Nest". On my blog you'll find lots of home decor inspiration, as well as occasional recipes and seasonal ideas. I love taking on a DIY project and re-purposing decor and furnishings in my home. I'm also big on thrifty finds - so you're sure to find some bargains with me! In addition to my blog I run Laura Leigh Designs, LLC – an interior design and decor business in upstate NY. I am also a high school business and finance teacher by day, and have two beautiful little kids that keep me super busy! To see a tour of my home check it out at The Unique Nest. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Laura 

Now On to the FEATURES! 

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Lilly All Sorts created the sweetest and cutest felt Princess crown! I am loving her photo shoot while wearing it! It's hands down one of the most adorable things I've seen in a while.  I could see the kids in my class making these and wearing them for our Fall Parade.  Cajun-Roasted-Chick-Peas  
I love some Hummus so I think that this recipe would be amazing to try. I am putting this Cajun Roasted Chick Peas recipe on my list of things to try. 
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I love an original pumpkin idea and I think this DIY Faux Fur covered pumpkin, nailed it! 
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I love these cute handmade coasters one rustic and one more feminine!  They seem pretty easy to make, too! 
 
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