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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Furniture transformations



Hello hello and how are you this wonderful day. I said I would be giving you some peaks and here is your first. I showed this photo ages ago in my WOYWW one week. Now silly me forgot to take a photo of the before for two things I was going to change over the last couple of days (while the weather is warm & dry) so you will have to use your imagination a bit here. Concentrate on the draws OK.



This is the after! My hubby sanded it all for me and got rid of the varnish on the mahogany veneer. I was surprised it was actual mahogany :-0 any way I then gave a couple of coats of a metallic vintage gold paint. After that a couple of coats of heritage paint, oh so very yummy called 'Crochet' it's not white it's kind of green but not lol but I love it. Any way after that dried I got some rough sand paper and sanded bits to make it look a bit shabby. Now all my lovely arty stuff is back in there but this will be in the front room make over I think, although I did do another one with hubby's help today and that may go in there instead my be I will let you choose I may get that up loaded over the week end as my darling James will be here all week end. I can't tell you how excited I am about this new venture changing my front room but it's going to take a few months at least, I hope you like these posts but of course, but I will be putting future posting of this transformation on my NEW PAGE 'Room Makeover'  all you have to do is hit the tab at the top of the page. There is also a NEW PAGE for some 'Freebies' I am still doing swaps journalling and tags along with whatever else comes into my mind to create ;0) here on this page so worry not lol.I would also like to say thank you and welcome to my new followers Lisa & Linda and all of your beautiful and encouraging comments. I read every single one. Love Dawn xx

10 comments:

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

I love this! What fun... I adore this transformation.
Isn't it exciting to take a piece of furniture and create it into something more personal, more "artsy", more you! :]

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh I love this, Dawn! And I saw your room makeover--wow! (And I love the kitty on the bed too...lol) My cat is always on my bed...she follows me everywhere.

I think this piece is gorgeous and the shabby chic is awesome...I love that style.

I hope you're having a beautiful Sunday, dear friend.
XO
Cindy

Lynn Stevens said...

It came out beautifully Dawn, I do alot of furniture makeovers for my clients. You could make a business out of it if you wanted to! nice work!
hugs Lynn

Twiglet said...

Brill transformation! I am sure you could make a living at it - especially if you have a little sanding elf to help you!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous transformation Dawn! It's beautiful! xx

Michele said...

very nice Dawn, well done! xo

Vicki C said...

Isnt it amazing what a difference is makes. LOVE IT!
Hey thanks for your sweet comments on my blog too.
The pup is going well,... so stinking CUTE. They named her Riley:)

craftattack said...

Wow, this is great! The table I am sitting at is also mahogany, so you are encouraging me to try to alter it, too! Keep up the good wrk, hugs, Valerie

2amscrapper said...

look like lots of fun!

trisha too said...

SO nice, Dawn--you HAVE been busy!

:)

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