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Vintage Oak Furniture Paired With White Paint

Monday, May 20th, 2013
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I’m amazed sometimes how the simplest projects can turn out so beautiful.

On my Furniture Inspiration Board I have a number of furniture makeovers that pair white paint with the furniture’s original wood finish.

I shared some of these gorgeous makeovers on Perfect Pairs, A Beautiful Wood Finish and A Complimentary Paint. You might want to check them out!

Last week at My Favorite Junk Shop I found a vintage oak dresser that’s perfect for this look.

Finally, I’ve been looking for a while.


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Here she is before. Well almost before.

The mirror was missing, so the Junktion Technical Specialist cut a piece of wood to replace the mirror.

The JTS tends to do a lot of his work when I’m not around so I only have the after picture with the replacement wood.


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This really is a simple project.

I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil on the oak drawers and I painted the casing with Reclaim Paint in off-white.

The hardware got a spray paint makeover!


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I had to tear myself away from the electric sander because I wanted just the slightest bit of distressing on the painted areas.

I used 100 grit sandpaper by hand…… very, very lightly


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I made a chalkboard as a replacement for the mirror.

Rust-Oleum brush on chalkboard paint is my go-to for chalkboard paint.


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I wasn’t sure if it would look better with the mirror frame painted white or left as is.


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I think I like it best like this.

The original oak finish of the mirror frame ties in with the drawers rather nicely.

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19 Responses

  1. Love it! I really like the look of painted and natural wood as well. Heck my house is a combo of wood tones and painted pieces. The chalkboard looks great!

  2. Nic says:

    I like the combo of white and wood. Good job!!

  3. Sheila says:

    I so enjoy your daily junking emails! I’m new to this fun stuff having just “retired” from full time work and now have the time to paint/create my heart out. I’m in the process of painting an old dining room table, chairs and hutch in black and distressing. I can’t wait for the final product to be done. Thank you for the creative inspiration! :) God bless!

  4. Kathy Owen says:

    I’m glad you enjoy the emails and you need to email me some pics of your finished projects!

  5. I love the combination of the oak and the white. Nice to know about the hemp oil, too! I have a vintage oak sideboard I’m stripping and hadn’t decided what to do with it yet — beeswax, Danish Oil., etc.. So I’m collecting info!


  6. What a great idea, I love this. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.
    Hugs, Marty

  7. Katie says:

    Hi Kathy! I just love the way your projects turn out. I always end up clicking on your furniture makeovers from the link up parties and it amazes me because all of your pieces are so unique and different from one another! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful projects!
    ~Katie at Upcycled Treasures

  8. I love that combo too. Fabulous job!! But I love everything you do!! Thanks so much for sharing it at Project Inspire{d} :) Pinning!

  9. I love the contrast of oak and white, and I would have never thought to do that on this piece.

    I recently bought an oak piece and I thought I would leave it as is, but your transformation has made me think maybe some paint would make it even better…

    Thanks so much for linking up to our party.

  10. Sadie says:

    I really like what you have done to preserve the natural wood look yet you have given it an updated and clean look with the white paint. Great Job!!!

  11. Stunning! Just love the two toned finish! Modern, traditional and so very beautiful.

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  13. Heather says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous furniture at Project Inspired! I featured them today here! and pinned to my features board!
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