Before & Happily Ever After's......

 

 

As you can probably tell from this page title....I'm a dreamer!  I like to dream about ways to change something and make it better than it was before.  

One of my favorite quotes is by Mr. Walt Disney,

"If you can Dream it...You can Do IT!"

 So with that in mind, this page is about dreaming!  For me, it's about taking a bare canvas and imagining what each masterpiece will look like.  I think this is great fun and it just so happens that my bare canvas is usually wood!   Most of time I'm repainting an outdated or worn out piece of furniture and making it new again.  Sometimes even just changing the hardware can give the furniture a new look.  If you really want to make a one of a kind, adding a french graphic or a hand painted design can make your once worn piece of furniture a work of art.  

 

The transformations, even though imagined in my mind, are always a very pleasant surprise!

 

 

 

 

French Grey Armoire Interior
French Grey Armoire Interior

~French Gray Armoire~
~French Gray Armoire~

This after was quite an amazing transformation. A cottage bead board was added to the back panel. The interior shelf had deep groves that had to be filled and repaired before painting.

Painting & Repairs
Painting & Repairs

French Grey Armoire Interior
French Grey Armoire Interior

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Chateau Gray Armoire
Chateau Gray Armoire

I love this piece in Gray. It was missing some hardware which I was able to replace and still use some of it that was there. I also replaced the backing with a cottage bead board, repaired scratches and painted the hardware in a dark bronze. The gray was treated with a white wax in the corners and the whole piece was lightly distressed and clear waxed for a satin finish.

Cottage Bead Board
Cottage Bead Board

I love the cottage bead board that I added and the drawer and storage is so awesome in this piece. The paint updates this piece along with the dark bronze hardware.

Before Chalk Paint
Before Chalk Paint

This piece was really pretty before too but it needed a better backing and the inside wood was pretty scratched so I filled in the deeper scratches, put a cottage bead board on the back panel and chalk painted it a light grey. I used a white wax in edges to give it a break from all the grey and age it a little. The result was awesome!

Chateau Gray Armoire
Chateau Gray Armoire

I love this piece in Gray. It was missing some hardware which I was able to replace and still use some of it that was there. I also replaced the backing with a cottage bead board, repaired scratches and painted the hardware in a dark bronze. The gray was treated with a white wax in the corners and the whole piece was lightly distressed and clear waxed for a satin finish.

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 click on the thumbnail pics to expand to a larger view...you can also click the link on the first page of each gallery to read the full blog post & Tutorial

Cadberry Desk
Cadberry Desk

Cadberry Desk Detail
Cadberry Desk Detail

Cadberry Desk Before
Cadberry Desk Before

This desk is an Ethan Allan desk that had several scratches and finger nail polish. This top was sanded to smooth it all out before painting.

Cadberry Desk
Cadberry Desk

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French Grey Writing Desk
French Grey Writing Desk

French Grey Desk Before
French Grey Desk Before

French Grey Writing Desk
French Grey Writing Desk

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Farmhouse Table After
Farmhouse Table After

Farmhouse Table Before
Farmhouse Table Before

Farmhouse Table
Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Table After
Farmhouse Table After

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Gray Patina Dresser~After
Gray Patina Dresser~After

Gray Patina Dresser~Before
Gray Patina Dresser~Before

Gray Patina Dresser
Gray Patina Dresser

Gray Patina Dresser~After
Gray Patina Dresser~After

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White Provincial Dresser~After
White Provincial Dresser~After

White Provincial Dresser~Before
White Provincial Dresser~Before

White Provincial Dresser~After
White Provincial Dresser~After

White Provincial Dresser~After
White Provincial Dresser~After

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Shabby Chic White Dresser
Shabby Chic White Dresser

Shabby Chic Dresser~ Before
Shabby Chic Dresser~ Before

Shabby Chic Dresser~After
Shabby Chic Dresser~After

Shabby Chic White Dresser
Shabby Chic White Dresser

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Adelaide Dresser~After
Adelaide Dresser~After

Our MD Home puppy Chewy likes his picture too!

Adelaide Dresser~Before
Adelaide Dresser~Before

Adelaide Dresser
Adelaide Dresser

Adelaide Dresser~After
Adelaide Dresser~After

Our MD Home puppy Chewy likes his picture too!

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French Country Chairs~After
French Country Chairs~After

French Country Chairs~Before
French Country Chairs~Before

French Country Chairs~After
French Country Chairs~After

French Country Chairs~After
French Country Chairs~After

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Apothecary Dresser~After
Apothecary Dresser~After

Apothecary Dresser~Before
Apothecary Dresser~Before

Apothecary Dresser~After detail
Apothecary Dresser~After detail

Apothecary Dresser~After
Apothecary Dresser~After

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French Country Desk~After
French Country Desk~After

French Country Desk~Before wm
French Country Desk~Before wm

French Country Desk~After
French Country Desk~After

French Country Desk~After
French Country Desk~After

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