Eastport Navy Blues Buffet

More or less, the story of this piece goes something like this:

I’m covered in dust and debris, high messy bun, ventilation mask, goggles tight enough to leave an imprint on my forehead for days. Then my phone rings. I turn off my sander, take my suction-cup safety goggles off, and answer a call from my sweet client-turned friend. Continue reading “Eastport Navy Blues Buffet”

Glazed Gray Dresser

Lately I’ve noticed how many of my pieces have refinished wood on them. Like… 95% of them. So, I dug through some folders and found this painted piece to share with you. I’ll link to the products I used and give you any tips I can think of if you’re interested in creating a similar look. Sadly, there are no before photos of this piece, but just picture a traditional red-ish brown stained wood dresser and you can envision it before!

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Having a Good Ole Maritime!

My blog title may be cheesy, but this post will knock your classy socks off.

I believe I finished this piece just after Thanksgiving. I’m grateful to have made friends with a designer and she had a vision for a rich, navy blue dresser to sit in her client’s grand entryway. They had scored this beautiful dresser somewhere on the interweb.

I was so eager to finish the piece that these are the only before pictures I have! If you’ve read my blogs for a while you know that this is not the first time I’ve done this. Alas, I just can’t help it. I can tell you that it did have some veneer damage on the sides and top, but overall, the piece was in great shape.

The design inspiration?

My emerald green dresser… except not emerald green (by the way, this emerald green dresser rocks and no one is taking a chance on it! Where are my spunky, colorful home owners at?!)

Anyway. My client said she LOVED the emerald green piece but was set on navy. Annapolis and Maryland in general has created in me a love for navy as well. Not only is Annapolis where the historic Naval Academy has existed since 1845, whose colors boast a rich Navy Blue, but this colonial city is also the said sailing capital of the USA… so it’s basically like a nautical dream land over here.

Needless to say. We went to my favorite navy paint: General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint for the frame and Java Gel Stain for the top and drawer faces. Check out that gorgeous original painting by local artist, Amy Littlepage.

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