Furniture Makeovers

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Vintage End Table
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Desk and Chair
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Dresser
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Shabby Chic Dresser/Hutch
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Oak hutch
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  Antique wooden door
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  Wood organizing box
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After: In Antique Blue
 Desk
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After:  In Country Yellow
 Kids table
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After: Charming Shabby Chic in Robin Blue
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After: Vintage Style Turquoise

                                        Small hutch
                      
                                                    Fiesta Style
Many people want to go bold with their color choices, however, if not done right your room may leave you with a headache. While visiting Mexico, I learned just how it is they can go so bold and colorful without blinding you. When attempting this look, remember that the color you pick can be brighter than originally desired. After paint dries applying an umber or dark stain will bring the color back down to earth, this allows for a rich flow with other neutral furniture in the home including dark wood peices. And don't forget a laquer finish to make cleaning of painted furniture much easier!
*Tip on getting the look right*
After furniture is painted, rough the edges and various spots with sand paper, removing paint in those places so the umber or stain can grab thicker in those places. This gives it more of an authentic feel.

Shabby Chic
Some furniture is found in perfectly chic condition. But for most found pieces, a little sweat is needed: Paint for desired coloring, perhaps an umber for antiquing the look. Whatever your look may be, remember a lacquer finish. Lacquer can protect not only your furniture, but in the case of really old pieces, it can protect you or your children from chipping paint. Especially worrisome led paint. So cover old and new!