Hello friends! I hope you’re enjoying the last weeks of 2016. December has always been my wind down month so I’ve been relaxing and enjoying time off. I’ll officially be back-at-it starting Monday January 2nd. But, in the meantime, as we say goodbye to 2016, it’s always fun to share my Favorite Furniture Restyles of the year. Before we start the countdown, thank you SO MUCH for all the lovely comments and feedback on all the pieces I posted. Without you, this blog wouldn’t be the special place it is. I hope you enjoy revisiting these restyles as much as I enjoyed working on them!
10:: Restyled Tea Cart
I loved working on this Restyled Tea Cart. It was given to Richelle (a client) by her grandmother-in-law. Rather than keep it tucked for safe keeping in storage, it was brought to me for repair and a fresh new look. It was painted in General Finishes ‘Linen’. The classic simplicity and timeless finish on this piece make it one of my favorites of 2016.
9:: Bluestone House Dresser
This sweet vintage dresser was featured on our Valentine’s Day Bluestone House Giveaway. I used a wash of Bluestone House’s signature paint color of the same name. In my opinion, this dresser couldn’t have turned out more charming.
The couple that purchased this piece originally came to buy another. Once they spotted this Bluestone House Dresser, they knew it was meant for their beautiful baby girl’s nursery.
8:: Restyled Sideboard
Here’s another piece that was restyled in Bluestone House’s signature color. Yes! This IS the exact same color used on the sweet dresser above. This showcases how using the exact same paint color with a different technique can provide two totally different looks. This one of a kind sideboard sold quickly once it was posted to Facebook.
7:: General Finishes Coastal Blue
I was so happy and excited when General Finishes invited me to be one of their featured bloggers for the month of June 2016. This gorgeous vintage dresser and mirror was one of the pieces we included in the feature. I love the details on this piece! And GF Coastal Blue keeps this dresser’s rich history and integrity in tact. This piece ended up being purchased and turned into a vanity. Brilliant idea! I’m sure it looks stunning in their bathroom.
6:: Driftwood Buffet Restyle
Gray is not a color that really stood out to me prior to 2016. But when I tried ‘Driftwood’ from General Finishes it did not disappoint. Gray is a beautiful neutral. It’s incredibly versatile and blends beautifully with any color decor. I submitted this Driftwood Buffet into General Finishes 2016 Design Challenge Contest, but didn’t win. No worries. I’ll try entering a few pieces again next year!
5:: Farmhouse Chic Dresser
This dresser made it into my favorites because it’s just so darn fun and charming! The soft pink and rich wood tones play off each other perfectly. I painted this dresser with a custom DIY Chalk Paint. The hand carved floral knobs were the original knobs to the Driftwood Buffet above. Although they didn’t suit the buffet after it was restyled, these knobs certainly add character to this pretty in pink girl!
4:: Vintage Desk w Annie Sloan White Wax
This Vintage Desk was restyled in Annie Sloan’s White Wax which was one of her new products available for purchase at the beginning of 2016. This desk made the cut because the wax tutorial is a hit and it’s been pinned so many times. The effects you can achieve with Annie’s White Wax… gorgeous!
3:: French Farmhouse Armoire
Another fun giveaway we had in 2016 was sponsored by The Millionaire’s Daughter. Metallic details, matching hardware, and gorgeous curvy legs really made this piece pop. In keeping with the French Farmhouse Style, the inside of this armoire was left all original. The rich dark walnut provides beautiful contrast for displaying knick-knacks or baskets.
2:: POTTERY BARN KNOCK OFF
This unremarkable 80’s buffet was updated using General Finishes ‘Lamp Black’. I LOVE the finish on this piece! The finishing touches on this black beauty were the classic hardware and the fun black and white drawer liners. I’m itching to do another piece just like it because… well, Pottery Barn Knock-Offs are fun!
1:: Yellow Milk Painted Dresser
I’ve included my very last painted piece of 2016 in this countdown because it’s a reminder to me to take chances with color. She’s sitting in my dining room as I write this post waiting for her new forever home.
I hope you enjoyed the countdown and I’m wishing you all Happy Holidays. The very best to you and yours. Have fun ringing in 2017! 🙂