Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fresh. Simple. Classic. Dresser.

The official start of summer is upon us so it seemed it was perfect timing to break out the white, old white chalk paint that is!

I've had some really great luck finding gorgeous dressers lately...making it relatively easy to transform a piece like this into a show stopper because it has so much class already.

Painted in Annie Sloan Old White and finished it with clear wax, this girl is stunning. Not much distressing here, just enough to make it look gently used and comfortable. The drawer pulls are original and aged to perfection.

Here are some more pictures and closeups of the finished product.


Thanks to all those who have served our beautiful country.
Happy Memorial Day!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Reclaimed Industrial Console Table

Our latest project is a stylish, industrial console table.

Handcrafted from steel and reclaimed barn roof boards, this industrial lady is a real gem. I came up with the design and my {fabricator} husband brought the project to life.

As a last minute addition, we added the cross member on the back of the unit. This gives the piece a little added style while not compromising the function.

The saw blade marks on the planks coupled with the nail holes add to the overall character.

The wood and metal frame have been sealed for protection.

Although it will be tough to see this girl off, her bags are packed and she's ready to find her new home.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Antique Industrial Chest of Drawers + Dresser Set

 This is a project that I've been wanting to try for quite sometime but I just needed to find the right specimen. Well low and behold, my hubby found this set for me and hauled it home a couple weeks ago-GAME ON!

This set was in awful shape, but it was exactly what I needed for this project so into the shop for a TON of prep work. We had to repair years of damage, literally rebuild a few drawers and replace all the drawer bottoms. Here are a few pics of the progress...


I had picked up an outrageously cool printers cabinet several months ago and have been obsessing with the finish...this would serve as my inspiration piece...

I love the patina on this cabinet from the years of for me to apply that same feel to my dresser set.

 To get this look, I washed both dressers with Graphite, wiping back the wash as needed to get the desired finish. Using dark wax I was able to achieve the depth I needed and highlight the oak wood grain as well. To complete the look I picked up some 'new' industrial inspired pewter knobs and drawer pulls.


Antique Industrial---that's what I'm calling this style. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
 Have a great day!