Dixie Belle 16 oz. Antebellum Blue Paint
Dixie Belle Black Wax
Dixie Belle Clear Wax
3 inch Artist Brush
220 grit sandpaper
F150 Clingon Brush
Dixie Belle Satin Top Coat
Dixie Belle blue Sponge
Dixie Belle White Lighting Clean
Lint free towel
DIY Upcycled Ugly Duckling Coffee Bar
I love to repurposed old and unwanted furniture. I was in the Goodwill when I came across the ugliest dresser I’ve ever seen. The unusual hardware caught my attention. I stepped closer and noticed the wood was quartersawn. She was UGLY but could I make her beautiful again?
The possibilities ran threw my mind. Plus she was $7.50. I never made a coffee bar before so why not try? I got her home removed her drawers.Their were tracks in that that had to be removed.Otherwise than that she just needed a good cleaning with white lighting and a scuff with 220 grit sandpaper.
I choose a gorgeous color Antebellum Blue.I gave her 2 coats of this paint. Letting the coats dry completely in between. Wow she was shaping up nicely to my surprise. After fully dried I applied a clear wax ,buffed and applied some black wax to the top,It added so much richness and depth to this piece. I did the same thing on the sides,but this time I shaded it in.Wow she was beautiful.
Happy with the results, I used black spray paint on the hardware. Boy, my ugly duckling was turning into Swan right before my eyes, I buffed the piece with a lint free towel .I applied 3 coats of satin top coat, letting dry between each coat, using the blue sponge.
My ugly duckling became the beautiful Swan I knew she could be.What do you think? Please feel free to leave a comment below and follow my journey on Facebook,Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. You can also sign up to my email list to receive my latest blogs and tips.