Painted furniture

Backyard Barstools

I picked up these three knotty pine barstools recently (second hand… of course), and painted the bases to match our house shutters. The seats were refinished with Jacobean stain and several layers of outdoor polyurethane so that they’d stand up to the elements in the backyard. Now to convince Matt to build a bar counter top for them…

Painted Cabinet

This knotty pine cabinet was given an overhaul using stock white Benjamin Moore Advance paint. It is a water-borne alkyd paint that provides an extremely durable finish for items like cupboards and trim. I recently used it to update our laminate cabinets in the laundry room and loved the way it covered, so decided to give it a shot on this cabinet that’s destined for Toronto for my client’s son.

Driftwood Coffee table

This curbside find was given new life with a weathered grey stain on the top, and grey painted base.

Updated Shelves

This dated old cabinet with the door missing was cleaned up and given a new look with Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane in steely gray and a pretty wallpaper background.

Country Dining Set

This country-style dining set was given an overhaul using perception Aspire mineral chalk paint on the legs and seat backs, and espresso Polyshades for the seats and tabletop.

Farmhouse Conversation Set

These mismatched pieces were painted using Aspire mineral chalk paint in wisdom (dark grey), waxed, and embellished with farmhouse themed fabric to make a cute little conversation set.

Inspirational Quote Table

This little table was painted with Aspire mineral chalk paint in prosperity (pale green) then dry brushed with cream and distressed. I stenciled on an inspirational quote just for fun.

Curbside Desk

We rescued this old desk that we found in pieces at the curb. The base was painted with Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane in Wall Street (dark grey) and the top was refinished using Minwax Jacobean stain and a satin poly finish. The old gold drawer pulls were freshened up with a coat of Rust-Oleum in oil rubbed bronze. Now Nigel has a much more comfortable spot to do his homework. Who am I kidding…he uses it for gaming, not homework.

Two-Tiered Table

This little table was one of my first projects, so unfortunately I didn’t take great pictures of it. It was painted using Folk Art chalk paint in cascade, and given a little bling with a pretty glass knob.

Rock Maple Dining Table

This table was quite unique, in that it converted from a small drop-leaf table to a full size dining table by sliding out the legs and inserting a leaf. I painted the base with Aspire mineral chalk paint in hope (pale creamy yellow), and refinished the top with espresso Polyshades.