Hello! The flu hit our house pretty hard last week and this, so this post will be short and sweet! I finished the third piece in the bedroom set that was Mary’s grandmothers. The before was just a dated, worn … Continue reading
I offer a complementary in-home consultation to clients. I visit their house to see the piece of furniture that they are considering redesigning. Sometimes I am very excited to see the furniture. This was one of those times. Mary had … Continue reading
I saw this pair of vintage barrel back cane chairs at an estate sale and I had to have them! I loved the caning and the detail on the backs. They were solid, comfortable and amazing… just out dated. I redesigned them using … Continue reading
This is an old desk. A very old desk. It came to me stripped down and in pieces. Megan’s family has had this desk in their family for years. She remembers it in her family’s Michigan lake house. Her Great … Continue reading
Anthropologie Inspired Petite Mirror (SOLD) This small accent mirror with drawer below is perfect for a small wall, entryway or bathroom. A unique piece to add interest to a corner or narrow wall. Painted in Annie Sloan French Linen with … Continue reading
I purchased this Jacobean buffet from Craigslist over a year ago. After I talked my husband into picking it up in a town 30 minutes from us, it had been sitting in our garage collecting dust. For over a year. … Continue reading
This vintage card catalog came to me by way of an old college friend! Thanks for finding, buying, and hauling this to me Chris! (And Tom!) I have always loved old card catalogs. They are all over Pinterest now – used … Continue reading
I love when clients bring me inspiration photos along with their furniture. And I adore when my clients are itty bitty babies related to me! My cousin’s wife, Rachel, reached out to me when she found these nightstands on an … 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.
Meghan found this old mahogany desk at a local antique store. She and her husband recently moved into their first home and she immediately thought it would be perfect as a vanity in their bedroom. The dark wood didn’t allow … Continue reading