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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: My favorite so far...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My favorite so far...

First, thanks for all the great comments about the chairs!

Anita, I think you are right about the humidity and spray paint. At least that's what I've found. Humidity and spray paint do not mix!

Third, someone asked about my boots. They are Frye Cavalry W boots.


I think this may be my favorite piece yet. Seriously. I love this thing. I think it is a dry sink. You know, where you put one of those gorgeous ginormous bowls and then a pitcher inside the bowl....oh, I would love one of those....

So, here it was when I picked it up from a garage sale for twenty bucks. I didn't want to spend that much, but I really loved it.

When I got it home I realized the outside had mold on it. Ugh. But, I got out my bleach, rubber gloves and gas mask and went to work.

It's just painted brown. Ugly.

I sanded the drawer fronts and the top.

Then, I primed the whole thing.

Then I painted the whole thing white and ran a few brush strokes over the drawer fronts.

Then, distressed everything with my palm sander. Apparently we have two. I found another one this weekend when I was cleaning the garage! Yippee!

Here's where the magic happened.

This is wood's bff. Forever. I love this stuff, and it smells yummy.

Just squeeze a bunch onto a rag and wipe onto the wood.

On the left is the conditioned. On the right, not. Let the stuff sit for about 20 minutes and then take a rag and wipe it off. And you are good to go.

Added some new knobs. From Marshall's. But if you want you can get them at Anthro too.

Seriously. Isn't that beautiful?!

I heart this piece of furniture.



Blogger Lori said...

never heard of the feed and wax, great tip. I like leaving a little bit of the natural wood peaking through. Great knobs. World Market has started carrying some too and HobLob.

Another great Kristy Kreation!

August 17, 2010 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh kirsty.... i LOVE it!! i am going to have to steal (borrow?) this idea!!! what a great little piece, too. it's got an adorable shapre, but you really brought it to life and gave it charm.

August 17, 2010 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a wonderful piece and I absolutely love the finish you did. Perfection!
Hugs, Sherry

August 17, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Stupid weather, keeps getting in my way.
Gosh I love that finish. I had not heard of that wax but I have used Briwax. I love the soft sheen that a wax gives. Just wonderful!

August 17, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I use that stuff on my counter tops~love it!

Your dry sink is fabulous! I love all the natural wood showing.

August 17, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger sarjobran said...

where do you buy the stuff to put on wood aka: wood's bff? I have to buy some now!

August 17, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I was also wondering where you buy the wax? I just sanded a candle holder that looks similar to your furniture and thought how it would be a great way to redo some furniture. I love it.

August 17, 2010 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Beans and Buttons said...

Great piece. Very Rustic! Love how you didn't paint the top. Nice finish!

August 18, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Gracefully Vintage said...

Kristy, I love it, i would of never of thought to do that, i paint a lot, and never tried that.. LOOKS amzing..
and i love your cursive signature..
Too Cute
a NEw Follower ill stop by again for some more inspiration

August 18, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Basically the best furniture re-do I've seen in a while.....absolutely delish. Think I may need to feature it. :)

August 19, 2010 at 4:52 AM  
Blogger Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Beautiful, I love the paint effect you created!

August 20, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I didn't know about the conditioner for the wood... so cool!

August 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

That piece is divine!

August 21, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

hi, popped over from cottage instincts. i just finished a piece that has a very similar look to yours. after seeing yours, though, i may have to go back and add a little more distressing to mine! :) gorgeous piece!

September 5, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Sweet as June said...

love it! ;)

September 7, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

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