Before and After: Furniture Edition

Yay! It’s time for another before and after furniture post.

1. The Find:

We found this dresser and thought it was very unique and had great detail, like the curved front and the flower drawer pulls, but the wood was in bad shape on the top, on the legs, and on the bottom.  So, we decided it needed a paint job.

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2. Picking out a paint color:

We’ve been on a green kick lately so we knew it was going to be green. I pulled a couple of images that I loved with some green.

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We were looking for a bright green that was way over on the blue side, rather than the yellow side. I love the pops of green in these spaces, which was the goal for the dresser.

 

Here’s the one we landed on:

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Kilkenny Green from the HGTV Sherwin Williams paint collection. Kilkenny is a city in Ireland. The paint guy asked me twice if I was Irish. I said no, I just like green.

3. The painting:

We sanded the piece with a belt sander and then primed it. We let it dry then rolled on the paint with a foam roller (supposed to be the smoothest) and brushed on the front. We let that dry for about 3 hours and then painted one more coat. And VOILA; I give you the finished piece:

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It turned out even better than we expected and I LOVE the green color.

Here are the flower pull details that we fell in love with:

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Here’s the piece all decked out in merchandise at the shop:

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Come by to see it at the shop or call us at 706-782-0388 for more details.

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Before & After Furniture Edition

We love unique furniture and giving pieces new life here at Personify Shop. Our desire is to fill your home and life with an eclectic mix of old and new. Here’s a look at the before and after of a current antique piece at the shop that exemplifies the Personify Shop ideal of personalizing your world.

BEFORE: We found this sad settee at one of our favorite places to find unique items. The intricate carved wood at the bottom was too interesting to pass up. We had never seen a piece like it. But the fabric was dismal and the cushion was drooping and saggy. We knew it needed some love and refurbishment.

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AFTER: We had the upholstery redone in a gorgeous citron yellow velvet fabric. We took the badly done cushion off, added cushion to the the seat itself, and voila! This settee is perfect for dining, a bedroom, a hallway, or living room. The antique charm and intricate design of the carved wooden legs makes this piece truly unique. The color and fabric choice modernizes the piece a bit and makes it pop. The pillows in the picture are also available here.

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If you’re interested in the piece for your home, please call us at 706-782-0388.