Monday, December 2, 2013

Rustic Pedestal Dining Table and Freebie Buffet

Folks, I cannot believe it's been nearly one month since I last blogged. Carver Junk Company has expanded and has been open 2 weekends in November due to the holidays. This is great news for them and me...but has left me with no time to chronicle projects.

But have no fear, I've taken a few photos. Here are 2 recent projects for tide you over until I can get back on my game.

A plank top pedestal table:

And then this green buffet...the price was right. Free! I distressed, waxed and bought new hardware. She has some veneer issues, but I think she'll make someone pretty happy. And the door does stay shut...just not when it's leaning towards our garage floor drain.

Both of these pieces will be available this week at Carver Junk Company. Check them out on Facebook!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fabulous Goodwill Find: Dixie 7 Drawer Dresser

Monday morning, I dropped in to the local Goodwill...which is notorious for high pricing on decent furniture. But for whatever reason, this was reasonably priced.

The finish was flaking off the top (this pic was after I sanded down the top), so I dragged had my husband help me bring it outside and sanded it down.  I love using Dark Walnut stain, but for some reason, the top on this one wanted a Cherry finish. I grabbed this AMAZING color from the free bin at the local hardware. It looks green when wet, but dries to an amazing dark gray!

This one is already sold! Carver Junk Company does great business! Check them out if you have time!


Monday, October 28, 2013

French Provincial Tall Boy Dresser

So some of you know that I share a space at Carver Junk Company with Kirsten from White Butterfly Furniture. I am so lucky to have become partners with her! 

When I came across this set at Goodwill, I knew I couldn't haul both home without making 2 I called up Kirsten, she met me there and we split the set.

Here is the lowboy...she kept this one and since I forgot to take a before of my taller dresser, I stole her picture ;)

A few weeks ago, Cassie over at Primitive and Proper did a gorgeous gray wash dresser that I haven't been able to get out of my head. To die for (click the above link to see it!). But aside from the drawers, the original finish was pretty good and I wasn't sure that a gray wash would hold. 

So I sanded down the drawers and tried the gray wash. It's not as good as Cassie's, but I do love the way it turned out!

This one will be for sale at Carver Junk Company in November! Be sure to check out White Butterfly Furniture, say hi, and see what she does with the matching dresser!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Buffet with a Secret Drawer

I found this gem of a buffet at a tiny little thrift shop up the street from my house. I found it like this:

Not hideous, but not great...especially the top. After assessing it at home, this gorgeous blue was paint color number 4. Preceeding the blue was a white, a yellow and a super fun green. I wanted this one to show it's age and paint history a little, so I got busy with the orbital sander.

I will say that this type of finish wouldn't work in my house, but I think with the new glass pulls and primitive look, someone will love it!

Could you die over this secret drawer? Love.

She'll be for sale at Carver Junk Company at their October sale this weekend!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

A New (to me) Coffee Table and a Redo

Hello Friends!!

I apologize for missing in action lately. I've had lots of projects but lots of volunteering at the school, helping with homework, etc. You know how it goes.

This little beauty is something I found at a sale for five bucks...but she was so rough. I think she'd been sitting outside for months. But when I stripped the top...gorgeousness came through. It's the perfect size for our family room.

 The only problem is that now I want to redo the whole couch and all. Hmmmm.

This latest little dresser/large nightstand came in the usual maple finish but it was orangy and dated. 

I sanded down the top and used dark wax on it. Then to tone down the base/body, I used ebony stain and it worked really well!! 

I think this looks more modern and fun! Will be for sale at Carver Junk Company next Wednesday-Saturday!!

~Allison Furniture Feature Fridays The Shabby Nest
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bookshelf Before and After

This little cutie came home with me from a garage sale:

I painted it white and then it sat in the garage for awhile. Until I mixed up a fun, beachy blue.

Now it looks like this!

Perfect for a child's room or cottage!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Little Boy, Big Dresser: Chest on Chest Reveal

When I bought this dresser on Craigslist for $50, it was more than I usually spend for something I'm going to fix up and sell. But when I inspected it at home, I fell head over heels for it. The drawers move like butter and it is the most sturdy and well made piece I've worked on!

This guy started school this week, so I was able to bust out this dresser after finally figuring out what to do with it.

His first week of preschool went well and he came home to this in his room!

I obsessed about the hardware on this one. The top drawers measure 3" center to center, but the bottom drawers measure 3 3/4" center to center. The dresser only came with about 75% of the hardware, so I couldn't use that. Buying all new would be pricey...which I didn't mind if we kept the dresser. But when I tried the rope, I just knew it was perfect for a little boy's room.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!

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