Thursday, July 28, 2011

{Saturday Antiquing}

This past Saturday my family and I went antiquing at "Antiques Downtown" a little quaint shop in the historic downtown district of Thomasville. Not expecting to buy a whole lot......BUT when I got too looking around ALOT was spotted by my eye........First was a whole table of old antique books which I love,and is a must have for decorating! So after gathering up the ones I wanted, my eye then looked up at this low back vanity bench another must have! I could already see it done in my head.........

  In my head I was thinking Annie Sloan Old White with heavy distressing. A coat of clear wax,with a tad' of dark.....Then re-covered in a antique grain sack.....GREAT!
{It looked great at the end of my Mom and Dad's Bed}
But had to go to the shop to sell.....
{Grain Sack Greatness}

My next find was a Antique mirror with great details....The mirror has that antique smoking that I adore.........
Annie Sloan Louis Blue it would be with dry brushing in Old White. A lil' distressing and a coat of wax and WOW!
{It looked great in the dining room also!}
But off to the shop it went...

Both of these pieces now have new homes!!! And all of my pieces in the shop are GONE! Yay me.....but now it's time to re-stock..... In the next post I'll share with you what I found in the "More Stuff" building the Antique store owner let me go in Saturday...........

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WOW!!! What did I get myself into-

With my new side job I have been VERY...VERY...VERY busy! Which is GREAT but I have forgot about my blog. A couple of weeks ago I got a call from a friend wanting me to come by there house to look at a piece of furniture in there basement. So down in there basement I went to find a diamond in the rough. Just giving it a quick look over,I said sure it could be done. But little did I know,when I went to pick it up the next week boy was it in BAD shape! But I had to take the project on..... Here is where we started.

See what i mean by potential??? But boy was it in bad shape. A door in pieces, wobbly doors, a back board that wouldn't fit back in place,and I could go on...on...and on...... But it had to be done. I knew what my client had in mind, she was adding on a screened porch and had the perfect wall for this piece. Old worn out red is what it was going to be. So after all the repairs took place,the painting process started. Milk Paint in "Barn Red" was my choice. And may I add it's a great red...... Here is a close up-pic of the finished product.

I have to say I was very proud of the outcome of this piece!

I promise for my blogs not to be so few and far in between from now own!!! What does everyone think of this piece?!?!?!?!?
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Re~Dunagan Paint & Design

Sorry my fellow bloggers for my recent SLACKING of post!!! As you see in the above picture, my hobby has become a new business....I must say it has been FUN so far! Even though I have found myself waist deep in furniture,which is a GOOD thing! This explains to you my SLACKING, that I hope doesn't happen any more. Any how here is a link where you can "like" my business page on facebook Re~Dunagan Paint & Design. Now would you all like to see some of my recent work i have been hiding for you all?!?!?!?

Sorry for the quality of the pic! Silly me only took pictures with my iPhone....This 5 drawer chest was a great find but needed a lil' TLC. In which it got with Annie Solan Old White and Blue and lil' distressing and finally a couple coats of wax.

Next was this dresser that I wish I had the before picture, you wouldn't believe it!!!

And then it was this shabby night stand....Can I say the word FREE! Yep free, this was a throw in from a lot purchase and now has a nice home on our back porch~

Now I'm going to leave you with some pic's of some customers pieces that got Re~Dunagan!!!
Black Chest {redo}

Black Bed {redo}
Red Chest {redo}

Annie Solan Bench {redo}

Saturday, June 4, 2011

{5:56 TEXT}

Boy was I sleeping GOOD this morning at 5:56 AM, when I received a text that prodded me out of bed and it read-   "Out looking for yard sales want to go???" Ugghh I said to myself, even though we where planning on going but not until 6:45 and that's a few more minutes sleep and that's allot for me! But I got myself up and got dressed for a morning of driving around to "look for treasures." But boy was I glad I went, at the first sale I found an antique unusual mirror that I love, and sorry no pic's will post latter I have plans for it you all are going to drool over! Janet found a large shiny silver........... wait, wait, wait for it MIXING BOWL ha ha!!! And of coarse I made fun of her, I guess it was a nice bowl for the price ha. Rhonda had no finds here. And we where off to our next stop which was a great disappointment, no finds here.....Off again we went, my next GREAT find was not planed-up the road we where going when out of the corner of Rhonda's eye she spotted something and SLAMMMMM the brakes went, out of the car we jumped and we found this diamond in the rough-BAD shape it was in-in it's current state,but just wait for it's "after"

{An antique writing desk}

{the top lifts for storage}
It needed lots of work but, I already saw it done in my head-so we loaded it up! Oh First i paid for it of we went on our next journey and a long one I may add, and with only a few finds with none in my hands-On our last stop before heading back home Janet and Rhonda found some bargains and I watched my chairs that would have been GREAT with a lil' help-go down the road without me-too a home that will not give them a new look!!! Don't we hate to see that happen-Janet found a nice box of antique books for a whopping .10 cents each, a bag of dainty handkerchief's $1 WOW, and a very nice tablecloth for yet again $1.-Rhonda found a popover pan for a $1 and a blender for a $1- we then ended our fun filled day which was "priceless". {Now here is what I had painted in my head for the desk-}

Saturday, May 28, 2011

{To Sale or Not to Sale}

On the way to work last week out of the corner of my I spotted my next redo, at first my thought was no I'm not going to stop and I didn't. After thinking about it all day and night I went back the next and AHHH it was still there!!! It was not the best looking thing,but I could already see it done in my head...
First thing I knew had to go was the UGLY brown plastic leather, and I knew just what I wanted.... Burlap coffee sack, I had some extra form a project a while back and knew it would be perfect.....

Next was the color, I chose a blue/gray color which I thought ended up looking GREAT with the burlap....

Next came the distressing, and this time i chose to wax the piece instead of glazing and it ended up great!!! Then it came time to take pictures and post to sale,which I thought my mind was made that I would sale the bench, but I grew attached and even found the perfect place for it... But I said to myself you can't keep every piece that is done. :( :( :(  So here it is and I hope to sell it soon!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Re~Dunagan Paint & Design

Hi bloggers, i have just created a new facebook page!/pages/ReDunagan-Paint-Design/168438436551236 so please go and "like".. I would greatly appreciate it!!! I will leave with you tonight a couple of chest redo's.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

{As easy as 1..2..3..}

For a while now I have had this inexpensive TJ-Max find in my bedroom, and on the spur of the moment decided it needed a lil' spiffing up. Here is what took place in three easy steps:
Since this small black chest came already painted black when I purchased, the first step i used a palm sander and hit all the edges and any place where natural wear would take place.

After I got the desired distressing i wanted, I cleaned the chest down with Spray Nine if you have never used this product it is a must have for any cleaning job, it can be found at your local hardware store for around $5 bucks.
 Best product out there..
Next came the waxing process, I like to use on black or any dark furniture MINWAX finishing wax {dark} that can be purchased at your local hardware store for around $8 bucks. I like to apply this with a worn out paint brush, covering the whole piece with a taping motion not brushing like you would paint. Now it's time to wait about 15-20 minutes until a haze appears.

Did I mention how much I love the bottom of this piece!
The last step is, buffing to bring the richness out this step really makes the piece and makes it extraordinary!
That's all until next time...