Monday, July 28, 2014

Furniture Pieces... Before and After ASCP


I thought I would show you a few of the before and afters of some of my newly acquired furniture pieces. This little sidetable came from The Salvage Yard and I only paid $15.00 for it.It was pretty ugly with a stained formica like top on it.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I got at Audrey's here in Phoenix. I only used half of a sample size pot for this whole piece!! After painting the inset with "Old White" and the body with "Antoinette" I used my own glazing liquid to distress and age it before applying the soft clear wax to it.

This is my new studio bookcase sitting in Goodwill patiently waiting for someone to come along and give it makeover! It was only $30.00!

And here she is all happy in a coat of Old White and a few wooden appliques to help soften her previous "contemporary" look. I finished this whole thing in one weekend!!

This transformation is by far my favorite. My hubby and I bought this china cabinet shortly after our marriage in 1999. I hadn't developed my style yet and so because it was the shape I wanted I agreed to it. I've been wanting to get rid of the dated oak for many years now!!

Finally hubby said yes!! Yeah!!! I ran over to Audrey's the very next day and bought a can old Ochre and a sample size of "French Linen" I wish you could see it person! It looks so much better!! I removed the glass panels in the doors and hope to put chicken wire in there eventually. For now I'm happy to leave it just as it is!!!

I will never use latex paint to redo furniture ever again. I recently painted the oak columns in my house using the same latex paint we did the kitchen in. After doing 3 projects in a row using ASCP, I realized how much of a pain latex paint is and how easy it is to get a fabulous finish with the chalk paint!!

Now... what else can I makeover????? (wink)

22 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love what you did with them, especially the bookcases. After we finish working on the kitchen I need to fix up my sewing room and you have given me some ideas for storage.

Jeanie said...

They're both terrific but that book case is to die for!

Cathy said...

Love the transformations! I just did a post about my own little ASCP makeover! Not as adventurous as yours, but pretty good!
Cathy
CraftyCat

Nancy Reinke said...

I love these, Karen. What you did to the bookcase -- adding the decorative pieces -- totally changed the look. It's so perfect for your studio. I really think the chicken wire will be the perfect finishing touch to the china cabinet. Can't wait to see it. I'm going for chicken wire in our kitchen pantry door to add some fun to our new kitchen. Whenever that will be. . .we're waiting on bids for a new house. Anyway, your furniture looks great! ~ Nancy

Karen B. said...

Wow Karen!
I love every single piece but my favourite one is your china cabinet for sure. Don't you love the whole makeover thing. You keep the old but make it 'new' for yourself. Lovely work!
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Barbara Jean said...

Trying to think of right exclamatory words to use...

Amazing? Beautiful? perfect?

and more.

love them.

blessings
barb

tante aimée said...

superbement réussi ton relooking !!!
Belle journée
Big kisses

Silvia said...

I just love the transformation. But the Dresser is my favorite. I must admit I would have added chicken wire into the windows but that's just me.

Mari Mora said...

Me encanta como han quedado. Ese color es una maravilla y el cambio es espectacular.
Un saludo

ImagiMeri said...

Gorgeous pretty lady. Because of you, i am now in love with ASCP.I've used it on a few pieces and it's just magical. You are way more ambitious in this heat than i am, but i will get there. I want to show before and after piccys, but i get so excited to start that i forget to take a before picture. Wonderful job on all your pieces.

janice15 said...

They look fantastic.. Give me encouragment to do Mama's kitchen.. re-do's.. nice job with love Janice

...& 50 & Feisty & The Rules Don't Apply said...

So proud of you ... Bravo!

jeanniemc said...

Every piece is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandra Kaye said...

It all looks amazing!! Can not wait to get started on all my pieces. Soon.... miss you and love you:):)

Gypsy Soul said...

You did an awesome job!! And I have seen them in person and they look even more beautiful :) Chalk paint is a miracle worker.

A. Livia said...

I Actually Like The Side Table, Both Before And After. Good Job On All Of The Pieces.

Lisa Gordon said...

What fantastic pieces, and you did such beautiful work on each of them!

Derrith said...

Karen: Your make-overs are just beautiful! You do such beautiful work.

Art and Sand said...

It is amazing what we can do with paint - LOVE each piece.

Mary Beth said...

I LOVE these transformations especially the bookcase, and the color of the table. I've just started using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and it's incredible! By the way, what do you use for your glazing liquid? Thanks!

Bohemian said...

Great Makeovers Karen and I agree, the Chalk and Milk Paints have much better results. Not to mention the Hues they come in are all so nice it's difficult to choose favorites!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Deborah Montgomery said...

so beautiful Karen! I'm in awe of people like you who can do such fabulous work on furniture.

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