Furniture re-dos Shabby Paints Uncategorized

Heavily distressing…..

Ok, before you start to worry, I’m ok… I think I’m in a phase… a heavy distressed phase.

I have these super cool pieces and just need them to speak to me. Shabby Paints introduced some new colors and speak they did!

Here is what I started with… a sorry state of affairs if you ask me.

sxs mojito dresser before


Did you get a look at that drawer front? Someone had a rough time of it… “been rode hard and put away wet” as my mom would say…

sxs mojito dresser trim before


I grabbed a bit of Shabby paints Texture product and went to town…

sxs mojito dresser drawer trim texture fill

Grabbed a putty knife and carefully trimmed out the areas where the veneer was supposed to be (after I glued down the pieces that were lifting). I used an awl to scrape along the edges and create the shapes then I let it dry. Gave nearly the entire dresser a coat of Mojito.. a beautiful soft mint green and I really just used Hazelnut reVAX like stain on the top.

SXS Mojito dresser no distress


I went to town… and you now what happens when you use texture on mahogany and forget to paint or tint it first? Umm, it’s kind of obvious it’s not the same wood… but ReVAX to the rescue! It tints pretty well..can you see where I tinted it and where I didn’t? (Don’t worry, I added a more coats before I was done.)

Mojito dresser stain texture

Then I gave a try to some knobs….

sxs mojito dresser glass knobs ss mojito dresser knobs trial close


NOPE. They weren’t right… then the quest began for what it needed and I dug through my stash and started texting my poor girlfriend who had to go through every test with me… well, that’s what friends are for right? (and for the the record, you can totally send me pictures of every knob you wan to try, I will analyze the heck out of it with you)

Eureka! Seriously… it was THIS easy..?!

sxs distressed handles


So this shot could NOT be the impression you’re left with. No way!

Well, sweet husband wasn’t home… when has that stopped me? I drug this thing all the way across the yard.. and I am not kidding , it’s far… because I had to get THIS shot!

sxs mojito dresser after

Pretty freaking awesome, right?

I’ve been working on this post for a week.. I will show you the other piece next time.. It’s super cool too and uses a hot new color called “Pardon Me” Can you guess what it is?

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  • Reply
    Shabby Shannon
    April 23, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    As your go to knob picking therapist I can honestly say this is a home run! She is beautiful from top to bottom!

    • Reply
      April 23, 2015 at 12:23 PM

      You are sure good at your job my dear! 😉 thanks again!

      • Reply
        Shabby Shannon
        April 23, 2015 at 3:44 PM

        Glad you think so..I’ll be sending you a bill for therapy 🙂 I have a desk I’m going to try and get to tonight so I’ll need some help soon myself.

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