Thursday, January 17, 2019

Old Used Dresser Gets a Mini Makeover (Before and After)

 An old used dresser I got from a friend for $20 got a mini makeover this week. 
I painted the shell of the dresser and painted a water-based gloss to enhance the drawers. 

Sorry, I forgot to photograph the dresser before removing drawers.


The drawer handles were so filthy...they were black from the age of the dresser. I took the handles and I poured a CLR knock-off from Dollartree. A picture of the bottle is below.

As soon as I poured the solution, it began to instantly clean them up.

After 20 minutes in the solution, I took a small brush and I lightly brushed the rest of the dirty grime off. Wow!!! They look like new.

This is the dirty water after soaking the handles for 20 minutes and after brushing them in the solution. Look at that dirty water.

This is the brush I used.

Here is the magical solution. I also used this solution to clean the dresser's wood and as you see the wood came out gorgeous. I just gave the wood 2 coats of a water-based gloss. 
The dresser came out fantastic.

Beautiful finish.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Before and After Lamp Makeover

I would like to apologize for not updating my blog, but my computer has been down since Christmas Eve. It is finally back and working well so far.

I have spent the last few months getting much done out of my "To Do" list.  One of them was what to do with this lamp.  I purchased this lamp 16 years ago at a flea market. It had seen its days and it had been extremely scratched up and the painting had gotten really bad through time. I finally got it finished in a way that pleases me and goes beautifully with my bedroom. I used twine to cover it all and some jute to decorate it. I hope you like it.

Before photos.

This lamp sure needed something.

The beautiful after.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Note to my Followers


To all my followers:

I am currently without the use of my computer. I cannot login to use I will not be able to post any photos from my camera which is full of many current decorating projects I have completed.  But I  want to wish you all a very happy new year.

So until next year have a great holiday.