Sunday, February 9, 2014

Painted Furniture for Colorado Mountain Home

Surrounded by nature

in a Colorado Mountain Home,

this interior

will reflect the earthy browns and grays

inspired by slate and stone.

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Sharon acquired a wonderful old chest 

that had taken a lot of years of wear.

It was time for a new life.

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Well, a "before" and "after" picture 

make that look easy! ha -not so much.

First, I'm really obsessed with cleaning the interior

because I want my customers to walk away with

a beautiful clean product.

Then, the top was so crackled with paint

that I decided to strip it.

Even after a few stripper applications

and a coat of early american stain,

the wood still had deep grooves of uneven color.

So I used some brown paint with glaze to touch up those areas.

Then I sealed it with a polycrylic.

I did the same treatment for the knobs.

The body of the dresser got a two toned gray brush.

The drawers were primed white

and then layered and layered with a double loaded brush.

Brush on White and Tan.

Brush on White and Gray.

Sharon also had some furniture she wanted 

to coordinate.

So, how about some literal inspiration from the Aspens.

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And then for the round coffee table,

layers of tan and gray with family sentiment

on the perimeter 

add to the restful mountain home palette.

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I can just imagine the setting...

beautiful vistas

and a cozy stone fireplace.

These pieces will be right at home.

Stay Warm Friends!

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Tabatha McCaffrey said...

Beautiful dresser. Thank you for sharing.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I think it is fun to see how others paint furniture. I also paint furniture for my little shop. I usually do a lot of sanding but I can't say I have layered with two colors! Take a look at a few of my pieces and see what you think! Dianntha

Twice Nice said...

Gorgeous! Makes me want a mountain home to decorate too!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I always enjoy seeing your beautiful pieces.

Keith@ Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

Wow! I am constantly amazed by your work! All of the pieces are beautiful and that!

Marie Blackburn said...

Beautiful makeovers Deb! I've added your Etsy Shop to my Favorites. Your pretty dresser caught my eye over at the That DIY Party!

Julia Klimek said...

Your work is beautiful!!! The chair is amazing! I'm drooling :) Julia

Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

Nice job Deb. I like the contrast of the lighter drawers. What a transformation!

Pat Cantwell said...

I adore the transformation of your dresser,dear one!!!
Visiting from Susan's MM!

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

Gorgeous work. All of it. I have been using polycrylic too and it's wonderful. I used it on our stairs.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous dresser. Thanks for inspiring me!

Erica said...

I love the chair!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, how fun is that chair, so creative. I host a weekly party called Inspire Me and it goes live every Monday afternoon. I would love for you to link your wonderful projects up. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

Dee said...

Some of the most beautiful pieces are inspired by nature. You always do amazing work Deb. Thanks for sharing, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

Good Time Charlie said...

Deb you are always so inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing at Redouxinteriors! I am featuring at my party tomorrow afternoon :)