Sunday, February 27, 2011

Furniture Before/After

I found the picture of the before off craiglist...YAY!
See? Not the most up to date look.

One week of work and they are in the house!
To see my progression go HERE and HERE

Here are the after pictures:

I did glaze over the white, but then changed my mind when it looked dirty, so I just painted over it again and just roughed up the edges with some 60 grit sanding block and then I sprayed with Minwax Satin Polyurethane spray.

UPDATE:  DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT use Polyurethane on a white painted surface, it will yellow in mine did! I had to redo it to fix my screw up, so learn from my mistake.  After sanding and putting one coat of cream back on, I protected the surface with Minwax finishing wax

(oh and by the way, Walmart sells 3M sanding blocks for $3.47, vs. Lowe's at $4.48.  They also sell the Minwax poly spray for $6.78, which was also cheaper)

I did some glazing in the creases of the molding using a custom mixture of the blue, black, and another blue I had in the cabinet to come up with a darker navy color. I am thrilled at the way it turned out.

 Then I had to find pulls that had the right coloring and size for the right price...

As luck would have it, Target had their Oil rubbed bronze finish Bin Pulls on clearance for 50% off!  Whoo-hoo!  They were perfect!

$9.98 for a 6pk and $3.98 for a two pack
I wiped them out!

You can check to see if your local stores have them in stock by going HERE
It's pictured on page 2:
Target Home Basic Cup Pull 6pk

Thanks for looking!

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  1. This is a fantastic re-do! It looks really great! I have been hearing a lot lately about how Walmart prices are really good for home improvement type-things. Who knew?!

    Nice work! I am your newest follower. :)

  2. Nice work! They look amazing, and I'm inspired to poke around craigslist for some options.

  3. Wow, they both look fantastic! Amazing transformations. I especially love the cabinet with the doors removed. Brilliant idea!

  4. looks great-i love that piece without the doors. good thinking!