Furniture Makeovers You Loved Or Hated
You guys leave comments with good feedback on my projects. I really appreciate that. Some projects you love, some you hate, and some are so-so. You are more passionate about the furniture makeovers.
I found a button on my WordPress dashboard (blog posts list) for comments where I could click it and it would list the blog posts in order of number of comments. I'm sure that clickable button has been there since I started my blog but I never clicked it. Anyway, I now know which blog posts have the most comments.
I gathered the top 10 furniture makeovers as far as number of comments in this post. There were really no surprises for me. I get the most comments on the really pretty furniture and the really odd/controversial pieces.
Some of the makeovers date by to 2012 and the photos are not the best. As always you can click the pink text links to view the entire project. The list starts with number 10 and works up to the number one commented post. ( I also have a video at the bottom of this post where I show you how to make furniture look old....easy).
Furniture Makeovers To Love Or Hate
This pair of nightstands was my first go at metallic paint. The paint is Martha Stewart Precious Metals. They don't make this paint anymore and I recommend the FolkArt Home Decor Chalk which has a line of metallic paints including silver or Modern Masters Paint.
I used a toner from Caromal Colours to age or antique the silver paint. It cut the shine and gave depth to the finish.
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I went back and forth with this project. Once painted it looked flat so I tried a wash technique with different colors of paint. I also had problems choosing the right knobs. I loved the finished look and this photo doesn't do it justice. I admit it's not to everyone's taste.
Who would think metallic copper and gray go together. Not me. The ah-ha moment came when I spray painted the legs metallic copper and then applied a gray primer to the cabinet. I liked the color combo so well I hunted for a gray paint color in my stash that was close to the color of the gray primer.
I painted this radio cabinet in 2013. The green and turquoise colors accented with white made this cabinet designer worthy. There was distressing involved too. I need to find another highly detailed piece and try this technique and color combo again.
This vintage dresser was a mess when we got it and the JTS and I did a bunch of work on it before the painting started. The top is painted brown and the bottom a light neutral color. I spray painted new hardware for it too.
The gold stripe chest is sitting in our bedroom. I loved it so much I had to keep it. The gold stripe is rose gold spray paint and the knobs are sprayed to match.
The red and turquoise cedar chest is the first project I used the Vaseline distressing technique....that was back in 2013.
The famous or infamous Red Radio Cabinet is sitting in our family room. It's a keeper. I painted the vintage cabinet with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, color Tricycle. This was in 2012 when the milk paint first came out. For a long time this was my signature piece and how I came to be known in "Blogger World".
The shabby dresser is by far my most controversial piece. To me it was awesome. I wish I still had it. I know it's not for everyone. It would look totally different to you if I had staged it in front of a solid color wall instead of that busy brick.
And the number one most commented on furniture makeover is the dusty rose colored bed. I admit this is at the tip top of my favorite list. I mixed several colors of MMSMP together to get this color. I was experimenting and it took me forever to get the color I wanted. Can you believe I paid $3 for the headboard and footboard at the thrift store? Unbelievable. I picked up a set of rails at my favorite junk shop.
You need to watch my video on how to make furniture look old.......
Make Furniture Look Old or Antique
That's it for me. Hope you liked this tour through the past and the fan favorites.....for good or bad.
What are your thoughts on the projects. Do you have a fav? As always, thanks for spending a bit of time with me, Kathy