Good morning! I don’t typically write blog posts in the morning or share my personal travels … but — I’m inclined to today. My daughter and I visited friends in North Carolina this weekend and we worked in a trip … Continue reading
Vintage Wood Doll Cradle (Available for Purchase) I immediately fell in love with this sweet vintage doll cradle! It is well made and sturdy, but was definitely dated in its original pine. (See before pic at end.) I gave it a … Continue reading
Do you have a friend that finds free furniture on the side of the road and calls you? Does that friend stand by the furniture to claim it so no one else will take it? Does she then wait for … Continue reading
Hello! I haven’t written in several weeks! I’ve been busy enjoying the last of summer, getting ready for school AND finalizing a project that has been a labor of love all summer! At the end of the school year, my … Continue reading
Vintage wood frames are one of the first things I am drawn to at estate sales and garage sales. They are usually ornate and beautiful. I buy them empty or with art or a mirror in them then I redesign … Continue reading
This is the other dresser that Stephanie brought me to redesign for her family’s beach house. As a reminder, if you missed the Napoleonic Blue Dresser, here is the before photo. There were two identical dressers.
This dresser had some peeling finish and veneer. I started with sanding, cleaning with soap and water, then making the repairs, and cleaning again with mineral spirits. Darker wood has tannins in it and typically bleeds through when painted in a lighter color, so I started by priming this entire dresser.
Next, several coats of Annie Sloan Pure White were painted. I sanded everywhere for a smooth finish and a little harder on the edges and details. A finish coat of Annie Sloan Soft Wax was the last step, with a second coat on the top for added durability.
The original hardware was removed and painted in the same Annie Sloan Pure White. They were also lightly distressed and waxed.
The distressing is very subtle, but provides added interest.
As I usually like to do, I added some paper to the top drawers. I just tape it in, so my clients can easily change it out down the road.
Again, I had fun staging this dresser for its time at the beach. I used shells collected by my daughter on our beach vacation last year, a conch I found at a local estate sale for $2, and some of my finds at the Country Living Fair. You can read about my day trip here.
I finished the vignette with another great burlap art frame by Rustic Ink. This time, Cristin created a fun Seas the Day anchor print for me. I fell in love with it and actually bought it from her to give as a hostess gift this past weekend. But don’t worry… she can make another for you! Give her a call and tell her Hazel Mae Home sent you!
I love how this dresser turned out. From dark and heavy to light and beachy. Thank you for the repeat business, Stephanie!
Other beach house dresser – Napoleonic Blue Dresser.
Do you remember the huge gold frames my Mom and Aunts found in North Carolina for me? If not, here is my post on the one above – Large Vintage Frame Turned Chalkboard – that I turned into a chalkboard for … Continue reading
Everyone has seen these vintage three tiered tables. Your Grandmother had one, Great Aunt maybe. They are dated pieces of furniture that just don’t fit in today’s home. My cousin’s wife, Betsy, had her Grandmother’s three tiered table stored in … Continue reading
My friends and family are great sources of vintage finds for me! My Mom and Aunts were vacationing in North Carolina last year and came across two of these large pieces of art! My Mom knew I could do something … Continue reading
Do you frequent garage sales? I do. I miss them during these cold winter months in New Jersey! There are so many great pieces to be found at garage sales. Vintage furniture, unique decorative accents, wall art … all at great … Continue reading