Thursday, October 27, 2011

Antique White...

I wanted to show you a piece of furniture
that I finished this week...
I used white paint & gave it an antique
look with wood stain...


Before....


After...


Staining Method:

-Paint the dresser the base color {in this case it was white}
- Allow paint {I used semi-gloss} to dry completely
-Brush on the stain with a regular paint brush
-Wipe stain off with a damp cloth or paper towel 
-After wiping with a damp cloth wipe again with a dry cloth
-Continue wiping until you get your desired look
-Allow to dry & then you can seal the piece


I also changed the hardware out for
oil rubbed bronze to accent the antique look.


I love all the storage in this dresser & 
the placement of the drawers.. it's very unique.


The detail in the dresser made the staining technique
turn out great because the stain says in all of the
details crevices...


I love the way this dresser turned out & it's a great
alternative to your average white dresser.


I hope you are having a great week...
My week has been full of custom furniture orders
that I can't wait to show you.
Have you tried this staining technique yet?
How did you do it?
I would love to hear your way. 
Talk to you all soon...
xx Liz Marie

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53 comments:

  1. Love it! It's beautiful!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful. I love the drawers too, very unique.

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  3. Is this your piece Liz?? Are you selling it? I'm going to be looking for something just like this soon... ;)

    Thanks!

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  4. It actually is not my piece.. I kind of wish bc I love it so much. As of right now it is sold but I am waiting on the customer to come pick it up... Let me know if you need a dresser, you know I'm always busy painting away :)

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  5. Let me know if they don't come pick it up!! hehe! Love my bed you did by the way! It looks amazing. :) and I will def let you know about a dresser soon!

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  6. I was just going to tweet you and ask you about your bed!! I'm so glad you love it.. you should send me a picture of it all set up! & I look forward to hearing from you!

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  7. This looks great Liz. Such a cute piece. I love the little keyholes. I'm a sucker for keyholes :)

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  8. Liz, this looks great! I love staining. I was wondering..have you tried Annie Sloans Chalk Paint yet? I have not seen any projects from you using it...You would LOVE it...It is so easy to use and it is half the work. I just finished another piece with it that I am going to post about. I still like using latex for some things when I need a certain color but man that chalk paint is so easy. You should try it out :)

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  9. Thank you so much!! Staining is a fun way to antique isn't it?? I actually have not tried Annie Sloan's chalk paint.. but guess what! I made my own today & will be sharing a project soon with me using it.. I do what to try that chalk paint soon though!! I want to see your projects using it!

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  10. Check it out. I just posted it...Sorry my pictures are terrible!! Something is off on my camera. I can't wait to see how you made the paint, I've been seeing little things online about making your own :) Glad you tried it. I will say my favorite thing about the Anne Sloan stuff is the wax. I never liked to use wax on furniture before until I've used hers.

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  11. Can't wait!!!!! <3 You do amazing work!

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  12. Lovely! Such a wondeful job you did (:

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  13. Looks SOOO lovely!!! Don'tchajust LOVE white!?

    Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/...hope you'll stop by too!)

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  14. Wow! This piece looks fantastic I love it! I've never used this technique but I think I'll have to sometime! I just did a small little craft of refinishing a clock and I did a white coat and sanded it down to give the roughened look.

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  15. Liz...did you sand certain areas after you let the paint dry and before you applied the stain?? I will be redoing some dinning room chairs for a customer next weekend and this is the look we are going for (but using the sea foam blue paint). I am wanting to try the stain method but wondered if you scuffed any of it after the paint dried! Love this piece, it's gorgeous!!

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  16. What a beautiful piece!!
    Thanks for linking up at Mommy's Moments Alexa Drop Hop!!

    Karen
    Mommy's Moments

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  17. It's beautiful!! I love how the gorgeous hardware pops out against the white.

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  18. Hi Amanda! I actually did no sanding on this piece, except for a light sanding before I applied the first coat of paint.. I hope this helps!!

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  19. This is so awesome! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute party happening right now! I've got an awesome giveaway this week, too! :D

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    If you're interested in linking up at more parties, I've got one that just started! I'd love to have you!

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  22. This turned out so nice. Classic, solid, and functional! I need to refinish a dresser like this for my girls. :-)

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  23. The dresser looks great, fantastic transformation! thanks for linking up to Catch as Catch Can, I don't see a link back to my party though.
    gail

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  24. I seriously have a dresser that looks exactly like the one you have! I'm going to have to turn mine to white now too! :) Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend! XOXO!!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  25. Gorgeous! it looks so vintage!

    I just hopped over from the blog hop at the chickenista reviews

    I am your newest GFC follower:)

    I would love it if you could stop by and follow back and check out my blog (and giveaways) sometime!

    Hope your having a great weekend!

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    @ http://magicallifeofmamas.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love this. Pinned it on Pinterest. I just bought a fixer upper chest and I am excited to try your technique on it. What color stain did you use?
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  28. This turned out beautifully --- I just started blogging about up-cycling furniture, so this is a great example!

    Blessing, Becky
    www.fromgentogen.com

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  29. This is a gorgeous piece of furniture! Wonderful job, and thanks for sharing how you did it.

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  30. Great job! How did you finish off the inside of the drawers? would love to hear from you!

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  31. Turned out great, I love how the staining makes the details pop. I really want to try staining but I am so nervous, after seeing your dresser though I might have to give a try.

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  33. Very pretty. Can't wait to see more, going to go stalk the rest of your blog :)

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  34. Hi Liz! What kind of wood stain did you use? I am doing a dresser this weekend- it's already painted white so I just need to add that! And one more question- do you always seal after you sand? Thanks so much!
    Ally Van Iten

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  35. Hi, I love the stain! It looks great! It's amazing what paint will do :) Visiting from tatertots!

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  36. The dresser looks gorgeous. It's amazing.

    Ruth

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  37. looks great!!
    :-)
    shaunna

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  38. I think you did a wonderful job. It looks beautiful!

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  39. This is really gorgeous! You have such a talent for transforming different pieces. And this is absolutely stunning! Great job! Happy to have you @ Show & Share each week!

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  40. This is just lovely! You can really appreciate more of the detail with it being the lighter color! I just started refurbishing furniture myself so I love checking out other people's before/afters and this one is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. It's beautiful! Great job!

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  42. This is a Beautiful piece of furniture. Great job! and thanks for sharing on how you did it.

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  43. GORGEOUS!!!! This is exactly the look I want for my furniture in the master bedroom. I'm pinning this right for when I find my new furniture :) Thanks so much for sharing this project at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again this week :)

    --Trish@Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  44. I have a small dresser that looks exactly like the one you have! I'm going to have to turn mine to white now too! Hope my family give a good reviews on it.

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  45. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I absolutely LOVE this dresser and what you've done to it. It's exactly what I want to do to one that I find!

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