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Not gonna lie, I’ve been pretty excited about this round-up! I’m such a HUGE fan of every one of these artists, and I’m super psyched to share their amazing talent with you!
A few of these people I’ve stalked for a couple of years now, and they never cease to deliver jaw-dropping transformations!
I wanted to put together this post to show you what a little time (I hesitate to say little..) and paint and creativity can do to make something old and sometimes quite ugly, into something anyone would LOVE to showcase in their home!
Also, don’t you hate when you see an awesome furniture make-over but there isn’t any products or DIY information listed?? Well these fabulous people have all kindly provided materials used so you can re-create the look!! Show them some love and check out their pages, this is just a taste of what they do!
Let’s get to it, shall we??
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Industrial Warehouse Dresser by Restored4U
I can’t even say how much I’m in love with this piece! This was done by Ildiko Horvath at Restored4U, she actually painted this piece for Annie Sloan Painters in Residence! No surprise that Annie Sloan herself loves Ildiko’s work!
Materials Used: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite mixed with a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Honfleur to get that rich chocolate brown color. Accented with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Barcelona Orange and the mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence for that cheerful blue color. Sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax and Dark Wax was used in some areas.
Ornate Turquoise Dresser by Restored4U
Isn’t the color on this dresser incredible?!? I can’t stop looking at it!
This is one of my absolutely favorite people to stalk! Every time one of her stunning pieces pop up on Pinterest, I pin it! Her staging is so perfect and yet so simple, it makes every single piece draw you in. Check out her GORGEOUS red buffet!!
Materials Used: Painted in General Finishes Holiday Red with a very light coat of dark wax applied on top, on the legs she used General Finishes Java Gel Stain. She then sealed it with General Finishes Satin Topcoat.
Re-purposed Vanity Nightstands by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
Katie does the most fantastic thing with old vanities, she re-purposes them into nightstands! The ones below are the 12th pair she’s done! Aren’t they fun?! I literally want every single set she does!
Wynwood 12-Drawer Dresser “Iron Throne” by Refurbished Gentleman
If you haven’t been introduced to Refurbished Gentleman a.k.a Mark DeRemer, you don’t know what your missing! He’s crazy talented, takes amazing pictures and is just straight up inspiring! Check out this awesome-ness below!
Materials Used: Painted in layers of Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Graphite Chalk Paint. Then given a Clear Wax coat with Black Wax accepting throughout to add to the detailing and texture from the brush strokes below. In addition, the knobs and pulls have been given some bling to add a little something, using Annie Sloan Gilding Wax in Dark Silver. Lastly a gentle layering of that same Dark Silver has been applied throughout to add to the overall theme of this piece.
12 Drawer Dresser “Rustic Rose” by Refurbished Gentleman
This one I could just stare at all day, how gorgeous is that color!? Mark gives different names to all his finishes, if you visit his page he gives more in-depth instructions on how he achieves each look. He’s also an instructor on Furniture Painting University!
Materials Used: Painted with Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk, sealed with Clear Wax and Black Wax. The top was done with Emperor’s Silk, then Graphite, then distress to show the Emperor’s silk, then Black Wax directly (no clear) to give the deeper black color.
Dresser Make-Over in Pink by The White Plum
I’ve had the absolute pleasure of being introduced to this amazing lady, Susie Ayala, from The White Plum! I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite as captivating as the painting techniques and photography skills this artist has!
Materials Used: Painted with a mix of Annie Sloan paints in Henrietta, Antoinette, and Arles … and there is some Emperor’s silk and Barcelona orange mixed with some of the pinks to darken. Sealed with Clear Wax and Black Wax. She also planked the top of the dresser with old Cedar!
Re-purposed Dresser “Boho Farmhouse” by The White Plum
This one is stunning! I love how she re-purposed this dresser into a Media stand, they also replaced the top with 2×10’s!
Sweet Side Table Make-Over by Market House Restorations
I fell in love with this talented artists page as soon as I saw it! She does amazing work! I adore this sweet little table she redid!
Materials Used:The color is Graphite by Amy Howard at Home sealed with General Finishes HPTC in flat. For the top she used Old Barn Milk Paint’s stain called Weathered and then lightly glazed the top with General Finishes White Glaze to give it a little bit of a driftwood look. She also repurposed antique electrical insulators for the knobs, how genius is that?!
Chippy China Hutch Redo by Market House Restorations
This was the piece I saw first that I just KNEW I had to feature in my round-up and you can see why! It’s absolutely amazing!! She couldn’t have picked a better color or technique to use on this hutch, I want it so bad!!
Materials Used: Painted using Pistol Annie by Old Barn Milk Paint and on the legs and shelves she just used Oil & Wax by Old Barn Milk Paint. Distressed it a little but the milk paint did most of the chippy work. She also purchased the handles from Hobby Lobby!
Amazing Blue Dresser Redo by Rustique Elegance
I had to reserve a spot for us on this list! My sister Miriam and I flip furniture for profit together and these are a few of our transformations. This one was done by Miriam and she loved it so much it became a statement piece in her home! For obvious reasons!
Materials Used: Painted with a mix of Annie Sloan’s Aubusson and Provence Chalk Paint ( approx. 3 parts Aubusson, 1 part Provence), applied a wash with Annie Sloan’s Graphite, sealed with Clear Wax and then applied a Black Wax Glaze (achieved by adding a small amount of Mineral Spirits to the black wax). The top has been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
Antique Dresser & Mirror Transformation by Rustique Elegance
This one was one of my favorites! I love using Annie Sloan’s Greys with her Black Wax!
Materials Used: Painted with Annie Sloan Paris Grey Chalk Paint and sealed with Clear Wax and then applied Black Wax shading (along the outside lines of the piece moving in, not covering the entire surface with it…I call it shading!) The top and the hardware were painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed with General Finishes HPTC in Satin. The entire piece was distressed, for an authentic aged look(except the mirror, that distressed beautifully all on it’s own!)
Virginia’s note: If you’re just getting started Flipping Furniture I always recommend checking out the Flipping Furniture for Profit 12 Step Course, we more than doubled our profits and improved every area of our business after going through that course, it will literally be your go-to resource for every aspect of starting, marketing and growing a super successful Furniture Flipping Business!
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