March 31, 2011

Dining Room Furniture Makeover

NO…I didn’t convince G-Man to let me paint the dining room furniture - I gave up on that. This is a paint finish I did on a chest that I am using in the dining room.
The room is almost complete and I promise that I will never do a makeover on another room ever for at least a month!!!  I know myself well enough to know that I will be knee deep in something else soon.
This is an old vintage, four drawer chest that I got at an antique mall after Christmas.  It had been in one of the rooms at the old Hotel Talasi.  I cleaned it up and got busy yesterday giving it a fresh finish for the dining room”s new look. 

It looks great with the rug
G-Man and the girls love the blue.

The wood was pretty but it was scratched and stained badly.
I was going to use the bottle of blue acrylic paint in the photo,
but I found a quart of ‘oops’ paint at Benjamin Moore that I liked better.

I like the look of a wood tone top on a painted piece of furniture
so I waxed it with Briwax in a darker color and then buffed it until my arm fell off!

Before waxing - amazing difference!!!

I might as well show you this section of the dining room.
I hope to have the rest of it up over the weekend.

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  1. Very pretty! I love the color of the chest!

  2. Wow, what a difference that wax made on the top, Rhonda! The blue does go good with your rug; nice choice.

  3. Wow, this looks terrific. I'm in the process of having a storage cabinet made for our sun porch, and I plan to have a pine top and painted cabinet. This is great inspiration. Love the look! ~ Sarah

  4. Oh yes, I am loving this so much. Great job.

  5. Hi Rhonda...

    Ohhh yes!!! What a gorgeous piece, my friend! You did GOOD!!! I love the blue color that you chose and I also love that you left the top in the wood finish! It really did turn out pretty! Can't believe how much difference the wax makes. I have never used it on any of my furniture projects...not that I have done many. I really do like the look that the wax gives to the piece. Did you also use it over the blue paint?

    Girlfriend, your vignette is sooo pretty! Ohhh...if this is a prelude to what is to come...I am sooo excited to see! Can't wait...hurry up and finish that dining room, dear lady! Hehe! Thanks for sharing your new dining room cabinet...simply fabulous!!!

    Warmest spring wishes,

  6. Hi Rhonda what a BEAUTIFUL piece, I love it!! And love the accessories you have on top!! BEAUTIFUL!! Martina

  7. Beautiful job Rhonda and I love that it came out of Hotel that where you got it? We've had many good meals at that wonderful old hotel, what a shame it burned.

    Hope you are doing well!

  8. LOVE, love love it. What a gorgeous shade of blue, and I didn't know you could get that great darker shade by just waxing. I need to try it. Thanks for linking up with VIF!!

  9. Rhonda,
    I agree with Debra....LOVE IT!!!! That's a very pretty shade of blue.


  10. Oh I love your chest, the color is fabulous. Isn't Briwax the greatest stuff in the whole world. It seems to cover a ton of sins and just makes everything look fabulous. You did a great job with the finish. LOVE your vignette. It is beautiful and so is the painting you have hanging over the chest. I can't wait to see the rest of the room. I know it will be stunning. Hugs, Marty

  11. Rhonda- That chest is gorgeous! I don't know what color that blue is but it is perfect--ooops worked! I LOVE IT! And, I really like that you left the top a rich wood tone. The vignette looks perfect- can't wait to see the whole room! xxoo Diana

  12. What a great color Rhonda. I love Briwax. It did an amazing job on the top. Looks so pretty with the blue.

  13. Hi Rhonda! Oh, my what a beautiful piece. I love the color you chose and the top looks great! I've got to get me some of that wax. Where do you buy it?
    Can't wait to see the rest of your room.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Rhonda, What a beautiful transformation. The color of the chest is fabulous and I love the vignette on top. Thanks so much for sharing this at my Open House party.

  15. Rhonda your chest is gorgeous. Love the dark top with the painted bottom, very Miss Mustardseed in style. You make me want to find a piece to do the same.

  16. Love it- would it be ok if I use a picture and link to your blog- I'd like others to find your great stuff!?

  17. great job, Rhonda! found you via miss mustard seed. your blog is lovely. come visit anytime.


  18. I love the way this came out! The color is gorgeous and I love the top. Your hard work paid off!

  19. Rhonda,
    This is truely a magnificent project. YOur chest is gorgous! I just LOVE the color and that you wisely left the wood top, giving it a darker finish. This would be a masterpiece in any home... and look so beautiful in yours!
    What an inspiratonal visit.

  20. fabulous job! what a great color~

  21. Love how that came out- its gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  22. Thanks for the info- I've linked to you and the photo is up- thanks again!

  23. Just found your adorable Blog! Love the blue on the chest, beautiful job! Will certainly drop by again! xx

  24. Rhonda it looks FABULOUS!! I love the color!!

  25. Rhonda, It's simply smashing I love the color! I can't wait to see your next project. One mans oops! is another womans treasure :)

  26. Gorgeous Rhonda!! What a great oops color! I LOVE it!

    Lou Cinda


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