Monday, November 26, 2012

Burgundy Night Stand

I noticed that last week was craft week on my blog! :)  Not that I mind that, but I actually have been working on furniture, too!  Sometimes I get caught up and it comes and goes before I can take pics of everything, or sometimes what I have to take pics of is too big for me to move by myself (which was the case this week cuz Craig was in AZ and wouldn't come home to hepl me! pshhh...I  know, I know I need to hire some muscle man to stand around my shop and be at my beck and call....hmmm, not one of my worst ideas ;) ).  Anyway.....

My client brought me this cute little night stand to update. It was looking a little worn. She asked if I could do it a deep burgundy color--something new for me! :)



 Before




 After


Confession (don't you just love these?).  Sometimes I dread when someone wants something a shade of red.  Not because I don't love red(s) (because I do!), but because it takes so many stinking coats!  This one wasn't so bad at 3.  The color was a little too purply for me, so I stained over it in Ebony by Minwax.  I love how stain makes any color look a little richer, and it certainly did on this!  









 Love this detail around the top edge and the curved drawer tops.







Well, I'm off to finish another little table.  I painted it silver! :0


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12 comments:

  1. How do you stain over paint? Is there a name for that technique? I love the look of the table and I want to do that to a side table I have. Please tell me how or lead me to the instructions on how to do it. It is a very lovely table.

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    1. Thank you Susan. It's very easy. After the paint is dry simply brush on (I use a chip brush-the kind you can buy for $1-so I can just throw it away when I'm done) whatever color stain you are using and immediately wipe it off with a soft cloth. You'll want to change rags often or you will just end up smearing the stain around instead of removing it. Wait for it to dry and then clear coat it with polyurethane. I love Miwax's Dark Walnut on medium tone colors and Early American on lighter colors. On this table I used Ebony which is also pretty on darker colors. It's a fun technique to play around with. You can try it on a sample board first to get a feel for it if you're nervous about doing it on your furniture piece right away. Good luck! :)

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    2. Thank you so much I am going to try this and love the suggestion to try it on a sample board first.

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  2. Gorgeous remake---you are so talented---great eye for lovely transformations! Have a great week.

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  3. Stopping by from Coastal Charm to see this nightstand makeover. I love red and want to paint an armoire a deep rich red so I will remember to do the stain. You really did an awesome job with it. I'm going to have to take a peek at some of your other projects!

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  4. it turned out great! when i used to do orders i dreaded red, too! it's so much more work and sometimes it just doesn't come out as planned. :)

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    1. Thanks Cassie! :) I did three headboards a few weeks ago and they took 5 coats! I seriously was ready to throw them in the dumpster (after I stomped them to pieces first! lol), but then I realized how much work I had into them already and changed my mind! Before my client came to get them I prayed she would like the color or else I think I would have cried right there on the spot! :)

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  5. I love it! Love burgundy. Staining over paint is a good tip. I'll have to keep it in mind. Did your client love it? I bet she did. Found you through Creatively Tuesday. :)

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    1. Thank you and she did. :) She sent me a little note and said how much her husband and two little girls loved it, too. :)

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  6. I love the red - this was almost ugly before. I have one last piece for my master bedroom - a lingerie chest. I'm try to decide if I should go red or grey.

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  7. Wow! It's gorgeous--totally different from the original!! Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  8. It looks great! I love using stain over a paint job and how it enriches the color. Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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