Friday, October 17, 2014

Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!

Disclosure: General Finishes sent me a free sample of their paint in exchange for this post. Even so, all opinions are my own.

Hey, friends! I am sooo excited to share this makeover with you guys! My mom gave me these cool retro / mid-century side tables:

Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!

(Please excuse my very messy garage.)

They were in good condition, but they had a badddd gold paint job with lots of drips and inconsistencies. It also looked like they were once covered in paper (there were bits of paper still stuck to some areas). After a very good sanding, they looked like this:

Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!

Better already, right? Of course I couldn't stop there, though! General Finishes sent me a free sample of their milk paint -- two colors called Driftwood and Tuscan Red, and their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. I chose to use Driftwood on these tables -- it's a nice gray color. I was extremely impressed with the coverage! After one coat, it looked like this:

Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!

Just one. In fact, I only had to do two coats on these puppies! If I was going for a shabby chic look, I would have just done one. It. was. awesome. I was also impressed by the sleek and smooth finish the paint had (even without sanding between coats and poly).

Then, I moved onto the top coat. If you've followed along for a while, you'll know I'm a huge fan of Polycrylic, especially after my unfortunate experience with Polyurethane. Even still, I wanted to give their top coat a chance... and I'm glad I did! It went on really well, had a smooth finish, and it worked great! I noticed it seemed to cure a bit faster than what I normally use, too, which was nice.

With all that said, here are the after shots:

Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!

Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!
Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!

Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!

Before and After: The Retro Side Tables with General Finishes Milk Paint!

What do you think? Have you ever used General Finishes before? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Before and After: The Oak Bedroom Set, Part 2

Hello all! I'm excited to share with you Part 2 of the Oak Bedroom Set! If you haven't seen part 1 yet, check it out here: The Oak Bedroom Set, Part 1. Now, for Part 2! You'll notice that these pieces aren't oak, but they go with the set (or at least I painted them to be cohesive). I love how seemingly "random" pieces can be tied together with a little paint!

Here's are the two side tables that I started with:


Before and After: The Oak Bedroom Set, Part 2

Before and After: The Oak Bedroom Set, Part 2

Both pieces had layers and layers of paint, so I gave them a good sanding. For the half circle side table, I painted a majority of it a bright white paint and primer in one. Then, I went back in with a tiny paint brush and highlighted the flourish behind the knob with the same blue in the girls' room. I sealed the whole piece with Polycrylic. I love, love the result!

Before and After: The Oak Bedroom Set, Part 2

For the other side table, I decided to go with a two-tone look! I painted the base bright white and the drawers the same blue as the flourish above. I also painted the knobs bright white. Then, I sealed the whole piece with Polycrylic. Isn't it so fun?

Before and After: The Oak Bedroom Set, Part 2
Before and After: The Oak Bedroom Set, Part 2

Aren't both pieces lovely? 

I can't wait to show you guys part 3!


Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;
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