Furniture Debut: Golden Oldie

TGIF!

How happy are you that the week has come to an end?  I’m not sure it really has for me as I’ll be busy all day getting ready for the Old Farmhouse Sale this weekend. 

I’m not sure I’m as prepared as I want to be, but I know in the end it will fall into place.  It is what it is!

Right?

I’m still debating on what furniture, if any, to take out of the store for the sale.  I have one piece I just finished that may make an appearance, but it is making its debut today.

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This is Golden Oldie…

Golden Oldie Vintage Furniture Makeover By Turnstyle Vogue Featuring Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Unfortunately, I only have one “before” picture and it is after the doors were removed and the top was stripped.

Oh, and there was a mirror on top as well.

Surprise. Surprise.  Ugh.

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Since my “before” picture isn’t a true “before” I can only tell you that the finish was a deeper color and a little shinier.  I wanted the piece to look as if it was painted 150 years ago and not have any shine to it so a few steps were taken.

First, the top was deconstructed to make it look primitive.  The finish was stripped and the areas in which the veneer was bubbling were peeled back to expose the hardwood underneath.  Normally I would either the entire surface of veneer, or use filler.

But not this time.

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I then sanded it to make it smooth and sealed it with two coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil on it to condition it and bring out the richness.

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Now the body.

Because I wanted it to look as if it was painted 150 years ago, I wanted the paint to appear to be faded, in addition to the flaking and cracking.

To do this, I painted the first coat with 2 parts Linen to 1 part Mustard Seed.  I then painted the second coat in the reverse with 2 parts Mustard Seed to 1 part Linen.

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This created a subtle color change and movement that mimicked fading.

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 I forced quite a bit of chipping and flaking, both to the first layer of paint …

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…and down to the wood finish as well.

 Note: If you do this, you must seal it afterwards with shellac or poly to stop further chipping – and then wax.  Wax is always the last step if you choose to use it. 

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The knobs are diamond cut glass with a hint of brown in them.

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I sealed the body with both MMS clear wax and antiquing wax.

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And her?

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We shall call her Goldie.

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Have a wonderful weekend!  I hope to see all of you locals out at the Farmhouse Sale!

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Be inspired,

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Comments

  1. I love Goldie! Ok Shari so you are saying that you poly then seal with wax? I thought you either used poly or just waxed ? Love the color on this chest.

  2. This is beautiful and I love the color!

  3. I just love the colors you chose…and the way you mixed them. I can’t wait to try this on a piece. Absolutely beautiful❤️

  4. What a great piece and I love the painting technique. The cow is cute too. Good luck at your show!!!

    Cynthia

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous Miss Shari! There is no brush or paint you can work some magic on!

  6. She is absolutely beautiful!!

  7. Pin it button worked for me, so it’s pinned to my DIY Restorations page on my “I Restore Stuff” Pinterest page. Enjoyed reading your makeover. Lovely work. I found you via Refinished here in Australia.

  8. Hi Shari Love the color and your treatment of this piece. I am curious though, what did you do to the inside ? It looked somewhat dirty and stained? I’m asking because there is a piece similar to this that I am considering tackling. Appreciate any info on this. Keep up the great work!

  9. ooooh! That looks great. I love all the chipping paint and the wood on the top is gorgeous.

  10. Sue Pagels says:

    Love the dresser and love the cow!!!

  11. Love both the cabinet and Goldie. I really like the finish you got on the paint. I’ve just started experimenting with milk paint and to be honest I think I’m doing something wrong! :)

  12. I love the top with hemp oil. It is really beautiful and natural. Love it!

  13. You did a remarkable job with this piece. I love the technique you used with reversing the paint mixes, clever!
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