From in the pink to mint
robynzdesinz
September 25, 2013 in Before & After
Was a cheap and cheerful very pink oak dressing table. Turned into a smart entrance table. Had intended to distress it but couldn't bring myself to take the sandpaper to it after all that painting. I particularly like the effect of leaving the top with it;s original oak top.
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purehome
This is darling!! LOVE the mint. GREAT job!!
3 Likes   Thanked by robynzdesinz    September 25, 2013 at 2:28PM
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Marilyn Wilkie
It looks great. You did a nice paint job on it. :)
0 Likes   Thanked by robynzdesinz    September 25, 2013 at 2:40PM
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Genevieve
Very chic ! good job .
0 Likes   Thanked by robynzdesinz    September 25, 2013 at 2:44PM
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robynzdesinz
Thanks for the lovely comments. First time I have done anything like this. I live in New Zealand and being a relatively young country we don't get all that wonderful stylish old stuff just left on the sidewalk to be seized up by a passer-by who can see the re-cycle, re-purpose potential. We do have a great trading website but people often want too much cash for items that needs many many hours of work to bring back to a usable condition.
6 Likes   September 25, 2013 at 2:50PM
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Room Resolutions
Fabulous work! Quite the exquisite look for your entry!
1 Like   Thanked by robynzdesinz    September 25, 2013 at 6:50PM
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Sustainable Dwellings
I love it! ( I've drawn fire for re-purposing a dresser for two vessel sinks in my master) I wish I could find something like this for my entry.
1 Like   September 26, 2013 at 6:46AM
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caileyjordanhouse
Hard to believe this is your first time to do such a project. Very impressed with your beautiful job!
1 Like   September 26, 2013 at 3:56PM
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Design Connection, Inc
Looks GREAT! Don't worry about not distressing the paint; it looks wonderful. I LOVE that you left the top unpainted, too. Beautiful job!
0 Likes   September 26, 2013 at 4:15PM
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Andrea Hall
oo lala
1 Like   September 27, 2013 at 1:09AM
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bigbunnie
love the stuffed bunny too!
0 Likes   September 27, 2013 at 2:52PM
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Vivian-Will Vangas
I love great do overs! This piece is gorgeous :)
0 Likes   October 1, 2013 at 3:10PM
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Brown Bros. Masonry
You do great work! You have that "eye" for the right color choices and combinations. I think it turned out well.
0 Likes   October 2, 2013 at 9:03AM
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mamadubbs
Lovely - and I like the bunny too!
1 Like   October 11, 2013 at 8:09AM
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Nicole Lee
the mint is so lovely and subtle. just the right amount of color.
0 Likes   October 11, 2013 at 3:39PM
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cloudpants
I absolutely love it! You are so clever. We live in Sydney & my hubby is from NZ, so even before reading where you were from, I knew from the look of your deck & 'section' .
0 Likes   Thanked by robynzdesinz    October 11, 2013 at 8:29PM
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cloudpants
PS: did u sand before painting, or undercoat?
0 Likes   Thanked by robynzdesinz    October 11, 2013 at 8:30PM
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robynzdesinz
Hey cloudpants neat to talk to another "southerner:". Oh yes I sanded it to within an inch of it's life. Then it looked rather lovely back to it's orginal oak but I stuck to my original plan. And am pleased with the outcome.
1 Like   October 11, 2013 at 11:21PM
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LB Interiors
Wonderful makeover! Love the top as original. It's a great look. Congrats!
0 Likes   October 12, 2013 at 12:46AM
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jbof4
Not sure if it's proper for me to ask a question here? How did you do this? My hubby isn't very pleased with me (nor am I), :) I took a beautiful Ethan Allen round pedestal table which I was tired of the distressed white and ruined it. It had beautiful wood like yours on top. I just took some wall paint semi gloss and it's awful. I even painted the top. I'd love to know how you did yours. It's beautiful. I just haven't a clue where to start. Can I fix what I have done? I apologize if this is inappropriate of me to ask here? No worries if no reply.
0 Likes   October 15, 2013 at 8:52PM
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atagirl49
Jbof4 check out Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You will transform your piece into a beautiful table the likes of restoration hardware. I took my 1999 kitchen set from outdated to awesome! You can paint right over what you've already done.
2 Likes   October 15, 2013 at 9:19PM
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robynzdesinz
I think it is awesome to give a piece of furniture a new life. It is sometimes a bit daunting to take a paint brush to a piece made from genuine old timber but if you are going to get many more years of life and enjoyment out of it I think it is better than dumping it. I believe it shows your love. jbof4 I started with a heat gun to remove most of the many layers of paint, (some are easier than others to strip this way). Then I used an orbital sander and sanded and sanded and sanded. You might also try liquid paint stripper although I find this very messy. I believe you can also get them professionally stripped. Good luck with the resurrection, go for it what have you got to lose.
1 Like   October 15, 2013 at 9:35PM
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LB Interiors
In my experience, I haven't had any problems with repainting furniture. Follow directions, use quality paint, add a finish and have patience :) Spray paint goes on smooth.
2 Likes   October 15, 2013 at 9:44PM
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sbrustein
Atagirl- fabulous job!!!
0 Likes   October 28, 2013 at 10:15PM
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Resource Art & Design
Just FYI...a lot of furniture only has a very thing veneer of pretty wood over the more workhorse main wood. So please be careful to not be over zealous in your sanding, especially with any sort of motorized sander. Maybe better to sand thoroughly (but not too "deeply"), paint and then sand and paint again to obtain that smooth finish you want to make your piece look great.
1 Like   November 2, 2013 at 8:58PM
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vanillataco
This is so pretty. I wish I could find something like this in the stores! I can't seem to find any furniture in the color palette that I am looking for but I'm so nervous to paint something and mess it up.
0 Likes   Thanked by robynzdesinz    November 2, 2013 at 9:12PM
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robynzdesinz
Cheers Resource Art & Design. I agree with your caution however I knew what I was dealing with, solid oak, so a vigorous sanding was appropriate. And vanillataco maybe you can find a small piece of cheap furniture (or better still free) and have a go. Nothing to lose then.
2 Likes   November 2, 2013 at 11:37PM
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snqueenie
Very nice pretty. Really like the glossiness of the paint against the oak top!
0 Likes   January 30, 2014 at 9:58PM
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Michael Lee, Inc
Very nice! Great new look!
0 Likes   January 31, 2014 at 7:21AM
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grobby
Beautiful. Looks elegant.
0 Likes   January 31, 2014 at 7:24AM
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