Painted furniture

Little Beachy Dresser

This five-drawer upright pine dresser was chalk painted ASCP duck egg blue and white, dry-brushed and slightly distressed, and then sealed with clear wax. I added some pretty new knobs for a rustic beachy feel.

Refinished Rocking Chair

I picked up this solid maple rocking chair at an auction last summer, and worked on it bit by bit until I was finally able to get the whole thing stripped and sanded down to bare wood. The body of the chair was primed and painted with a satin black (industrial grade) acrylic coating (from my friends at Sherwin Williams). The seat was stained with Minwax stain in Jacobean and coated with several layers of satin Nano Defense wood floor sealer. I really like the way it turned out, so…
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Tiny Pedestal Table

This cute little table needed some repairs and a fresh coat of paint to make it functional again.

Reupholstered Farmhouse Stool

This little stool was left at our house by the previous owners. It had seen better days, so I recovered the top with farmhouse fabric, and painted the legs in a steely grey acrylic.

Updated Bedside Table

This little table was very outdated and destined for a landfill. I updated it with a fresh coat of grey chalk paint, paper drawer front embellishments, and new knobs for a more modern look.

Updated TV Table

We’ve all seen those boring bleached pine TV tables. Well I updated this one with black acrylic paint on the legs and refinished the top with jacobean stain for a more modern look.

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.