Thursday, November 4, 2010

Glazed Creamy White Sideboard

A couple weeks ago, I found this at Goodwill ~


I don't have a pic to show what it looked like before I removed the hardware and sanded.  I LOVED the design on the doors and thought they would be perfect for a little distressing job! 


I used my spray gun to prime this piece with my zero VOC Kilz Clean Start primer.  Can you see it under all my mess?


I had just a little bit of my Powdered Snow color left, and thought it was the perfect choice!


As I was pouring the last of the paint into my spray gun, I noticed I was getting clumps.  Yuck!  I didn't have any kind of paint strainer, so I had to improvise.  That's right, my tuna fish drainer did the job perfectly!


Worked like a charm.  (Most) Clumps all gone!  :)  The drainer fit over my spray cup perfectly!


I was done spraying before I knew it - I just can't believe how FAST the gun works!  This is what it looked like after the paint job~

Gorgeous!
As I was in the kitchen cleaning out my spray gun, I started to get a little uneasy about my lovely, freshly painted, WET piece sitting out there, all by itself in the driveway.  I hoped it was o.k. out there. 

Why oh why does there always seem to be a "story" with each piece I do??? 

As I peeked outside to check on the sideboard, I had to GASP.  The green tarp lying underneath it had been blown by the wind back up onto the lower part! 

"Maybe the paint dried super duper fast, and it will be all right," I thought as I made my speedy resuce run over to the sideboard.  No such luck!  This is what I what I found after peeling, sniff, sniff, the green tarp off~
And this is just one of the spots that got attacked!  There was nothing to do but let this mess dry.  Sigh.

Several days after the tarp incident, I sanded down the disfigured :) areas with a fine sandpaper - 220 grit, and sprayed the front again.  It looked o.k., but the paint just didn't sit quite right on the messed up areas.  I just hoped that after I distressed and antiqued, the marred areas would be unnoticable.

I distressed the edges and the lovely doors with an 80 grit sandpaper. 


See the difference between the distressed and non-distessed door?

Then it was time to glaze.  I used my Ralph Lauren Tea-Stained~

Rather than doing the brush on, wipe off way, I did my best to follow Mandie's brush technique from her e-book over at Altar'd.   Can I just say here that Mandie is a lovely, lovely girl and was so sweet to try to help me figure out a problem I had on another project!  :)

By the way, the glazing covered up the "tarp incident" marks beautifully!  Yea!

Next up:  Minwax Paste Finishing Wax.

 I used the wax to seal the lower painted areas of the sideboard. 

The top of this piece was a beautiful oak, so I had already sanded it in preparation for staining.  When staining I try to remember to wear my fancy new mask I got for my bday~

                                                
                                                 Before staining, I wiped on this with a cloth~
                                    Just let it soak in for 5-15 minutes, then wipe off any excess.

Next I pulled out my Minwax Dark Walnut stain...


I used a cloth to wipe on the stain. 



I let it dry for about 5 minutes, then wiped off the excess with another clean cloth.  Since I wanted it darker, I applied another coat after the recommended 4-6 hours. 

When the top was completely dry, I sealed it with Wipe-On Minwax Poly. 



The hardware was goldish yuck, so it had to go! 

It was primed and then sprayed with Rustoleum Hammered Brown~

Ah, yes, much better!

After putting the hardware back on, it was all ready!

Remember the before~

Here's the after~












Thanks for stopping by!  :)

53 comments:

Artichoke Alley said...

Wow! This turned out beautifully...even with the mishaps! I'm glad I'm not the only one they seem to happen to! Thank you for sharing the good, the bad, and the beautiful!

lblogger said...

That is Awesome... will you sell or keep? How much would something like that sell for?

Dayna said...

Beautiful! Why can't I ever get awesome finds like this at my thrift store? How much did you pay for it and I'm dieing to know if you're keeping or selling. I have a hard time getting rid of anything I paint.

Anna See said...

Delightful, Kim!! I wasn't too keen on the before and I LOVE the after. Great job!

EmTea Designs said...

It looks amazing!!!!!

Christina said...

I LOVE THIS! Beautiful!! :)

Jeanne Nelson said...

Absolutely beautiful finished piece! I enjoyed seeing your step-by-step process, and had to smile with the tarp incident, as something such as it seems to happen to my projects too. Glad it all worked out, and looks awesome. I'm sure it will find a happy home for years or enjoyment.

Lacey said...

OMG!.. Beautiful job!!.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Look at all that detail. The glaze really draws your eye to it. I'm all for the two toned look. So rich! You do beautiful work!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Beautimus! I love your glazing. What model spray gun do you use? Thanks

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks great! and i just love that clean start primer- it is not as strong as the oil based but for being zero voc, it pretty much rocks!

Chrissie said...

Kim, this is an amazing piece! I love how it turned out.Isn't glazing wonderful!

Allison said...

It's beautiful! I love all of the detail and the top stained dark. I need one of those fancy masks!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Looks fabulous! And a nicely detailed post. Great job!

Meta said...

Your stuff turns out so well and so pretty! You make me want to paint!

Home Hinges said...

I love your sideboard. It looks beautiful. I bought a sprayer a few years ago and haven't had much luck with it. Just wondering what kind you have. I'd love to know.
April @ HomeHinges.com

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Just wanted to answer a few questions~
~I can't keep this one, so I'll be selling it!
~No, I haven't set a price yet. Any suggestions? It's a Thomasville piece and extremely heavy! :)
~I found it at Goodwill for $15 plus I had my never leave home without it 20% off coupon!
~My spray gun is a Graco TrueCoat Plus.
Thank you so much, girls, for stopping by!!! :)

patrice said...

this is gorgeous! I'd ask maybe $175 or so for it? It really is a nice piece.

Janet said...

Love it!

NYCLQ said...

God bless you my dear!! You really did an AMAZING job executing the refinish on this find!! Love it!

:D Lynda

Jami said...

Thanks for all the details- I just redid a dining table and got brush marks with the poly, so I'm glad to know about wipe on poly! Looks great, btw. :-)

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Amazing!

Seamingly Smitten said...

My mouth literally dropped when I saw the "after" picture! WOWWWW!!! It's amazing!

Lindy said...

This piece looks wonderful. Perfect finish! Love all the details!

skriggs said...

I love it!! I am amazed at the finished pieces you paint. The before and after pictures really emphasize the beauty out of ashes theme.... Wow!!!

Shaunna said...

Kim, this is LOVELY and a stunning finish. Wonderful work! Thanks so much for linking up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

sweetpea324 said...

Gorgeous!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Kim, this looks fantastic, what a difference. Love the glazing! All of your pieces turn out fabulous!!!

Becca said...

This is a great sideboard! Nicely done. I'd love it if you'd come link this at my linky party. Every Friday I host Home and Family Friday.

Becca
becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it! Good job!
Shannon
www.akadesign.ca

rockpaperscissors said...

Great tutorial! Just what I needed to start my refinishing job.

Restyled Vintage said...

wow that is stunning, such an improvement!

Rene said...

What a great piece and a great job by you! I'm a big fan of the hammered spray paints too.

-Rene

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

That is beautiful....and a lot of hard work!! Great job!

Biljana said...

Great makeover, looks amazing, bravo:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Sylvia said...

Double Wow...it sure turned out beautiful!!!

Sylvia

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is gorgeous!! I found you over at linda's!
XO
Kristin

Brenda said...

Wow fantastic! Thanks for stopping by.

Tasha said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS! I am so jealous, I cross my fingers everytime I go into a Goodwill/D.I. just so I could have the chance at something that amazing! It has never happend....YET!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Have a great day!
Tasha
www.dotdotdotthis.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

P.S. I am your newest follower!!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A very gorgeous piece!! Great job :)

Blessings!
Gail

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Turned out beautiful! I can only imagine the sinking feeling you had when you saw the tarp fly into your finish. What kind of sprayer do you use?

Christa

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This looks lovely! I am (obviously) a huge fan of the creamy white bottom and stained top. The glaze brings out the details beautifully!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh I would have screamed seeing that tarp stuck on there! Seems like you got it all worked out though. Looks fabulous. Love the dark top and light bottom ;)

Shelia said...

Oh, how pretty this turned out! Thank you for the step by step progress too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Terrific transformation. I love it. Thanks for sharing this at my party!

nickys nook said...

i am completely in awe you did a great job i had never taken notice to the hammered spray i am going to try this on my next piece

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great looking transformation...love that spray paint for your hardware...I have been using it around Coastal Charm and love how it's looking!

Blessings,
Linda

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

What a divine transformation. I love the dark stained top. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Letty said...

I just love everything you do!!!

Kreative Knack said...

SERIOUSLY! This is awesome! I am officially your #1 stalker :) I mean follower! Love your stuff!

Jennifer said...

A simply stunning transformation!!! I am so glad to have found your blog!

Helen said...

Hi looks incredible!! Great Job!
Just wanted to tell you...my ex is a paint contractor. Sooooo when you need to strain your paint..save your old stockings! Works great! Good luck, and don't ruin any more tuna strainers!

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