Thursday, September 5, 2013

Paint-Dipped Furniture.

I'm sure my last post left you guys wanting a whole lot more.  I shared half of my furniture makeover for our new-to-us nightstands, and then stopped right before I got to the good part.  My sincere apologies!  I'm here to make up for it by revealing it all! ;)

After I chopped all the legs down, I started taping off different proportions on the bottom of the desk and dresser to lay out the "paint-dipped" sections of the pieces.  Once I found the look I liked, I continued taping and covering the furniture so that anything I didn't want paint on was covered.  I also made sure the "dipping" would be even on both the desk and dresser.





Then the pieces were taken to my spray paint workshop {aka - the garage}, where I covered the exposed areas in a few light coats of gold spray paint.




I removed the tape carefully while the paint was still wet because I didn't want to risk peeling any paint off.



Then I stood back and melted into a puddle on the floor because I loved the pieces so darn much.

After they dried for about 24 hours, I brought them inside and poly'ed the tops {since they'll get the most wear and tear} with Polycrylic and a quality brush.  For anyone poly'ing over white paint...use polycrylic since it will not yellow your paint over time!!!


Once my first coat of poly was dry {about 2 hours}, I sanded the tops lightly with fine sandpaper, wiped away the dust and applied another coat.  {Do not sand your final coat of poly. :) }

While all these steps were happening, I was on the hunt for hardware that would finish the piece perfectly.  I needed to find hardware that fit the original holes {since I didn't feel like filling and drilling new ones}...so 6" centers it was!  I had a rough time in the beginning...I just couldn't find anything that really spoke to me.  But finally, I laid eyes on this collection...the Lewis Dolin Hardware Inc. Barrel Collection.  The pieces in the brushed brass...oh. my. goodness.  They were EXACTLY what I wanted for my mid-century lined pieces!! I chose the knob for the top drawers and the 10.5" long pulls for all the other drawers.

When they arrived in the mail I was giddy.  The weight of the hardware is fantastic, and I loved them even more in person.  It was like they were made for my project! :)









Are you guys as in love as I am?!?!  Probably not, but that's okay. ;)

And yes, you may have noticed a dark charcoal gray wall making an appearance in one of the last photos.  I may have repainted our master bedroom, again.  We have gone over to the dark side!!!!

60 comments:

  1. OHMYGAWD. now i want dipped furniture in my house!! LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM! great job Gabbi girl!

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  2. Holy cow...those are stunning! So sleek and gorgeous!!! Love them! ;)

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  3. Wow!!! So very cool! I love that hardware. Saw your sneak peek on Instagram. Love the dipped legs too! Fabulous! "This girl is on fire"!!!

    Laura
    House Envy

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  4. This is amazing Gabbi! Great work, I think this is my favorite of yours so far. Gorg!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenn! I think it's my favorite too! :)

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  5. That hardware is to die for and is just perfect. Good work woman!

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    1. Thank you, Ashley!! I'm so happy I stumbled across it in my search! :)

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  6. I am head-over-heels in love with everything you have done to these dressers. The white is so crisp, but still warm and not cold/sterile, but the gold 'dip' and the brushed brass hardware is perfection. I'm melting with you. Great job. Excellent vision and execution!

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  7. YES you used gold! Love everything about how they turned out. I would love something like the desk for my daughter's room and the end table next to my bed ;) I think I'm jealous!

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    1. Oh yes I did!! I'm in love with the gold. I think I'd spray everything gold if I could. ;) Thanks Julia! :)

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  8. Those turned out AMAZING! I love the hardware you found - they're perfect!

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  9. Such beautiful finish on these pieces. And I love, love the hardware. Perfect!

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  10. Love this what you have done! Erin @ House Envy

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  11. Oooh, I love it! Yes, I noticed the wall. What color is it this time, please? :-)

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    1. Thanks Delia! :) I went with Martha Stewart's Zinc.

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  12. They're beeeeeautiful!!!! Excellent job. :)

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  13. Awesome! Thanks for the tip on the polycrylic. I have yet to poly over paint, but good to know.

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    1. Thanks John! :) I don't usually poly my pieces, but I wanted to give it a try on these since the tops will get a ton of use.

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  14. Okay this is awesome! I have been trying to figure out some great, but simple home renovations that I can do for our new place in Seattle. My wife wants to make our house more of a home and I think she will be really happy with what I have found here. Thank you!!
    www.cascadebuild.com

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    1. You're very welcome, Mike! I'm so glad you like the makeovers. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  15. LOVE the paint-dipped trend and it looks great on your furniture. Can't go wrong with white and gold!!! I think I need to try this on some of my own!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lindsay!! I couldn't resist giving this trend a try. :)

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  16. What a fun look! And I'm all over gold in home decor these days! Awesome project ;)

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    1. Thanks Jane! I love me some gold too! I can't get enough of it! ;)

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  17. I. Can't.

    I want to gold dip my life! LOL! Seriously though! It doesn't get any more understated glam than this.

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    1. Bahahaha! I'm right there with you. I wish we could gold dip everythinggggg. Thanks Mindy!! :)

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Great job!

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  19. They look so pretty and the hardware is a perfect fit!

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  20. These turned out great. I love the hardware. Thanks for the link I am looking for hardware for the dresser I just finished.

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    1. Thank you, Anne! I hope you find the perfect hardware for your project! :) I've got another hardware post coming up this week for my dresser-turned-console. I'm loving all the hardware I'm finding lately!! :)

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  21. I LOVE these!!!!! Seriously, fabulous!

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  22. These are so awesome Gabbi. I love how they turned out! Great job:)

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  23. So pretty, Gabbi! You're right, that hardware is perfection! Love the added touch of the dipped bottom.

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  24. GORGEOUS!!! I love them! :)

    That hardware is divine!

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  25. LOve love love love love these!

    Why doesn't Dallas' Craigslist ever have great pieces like these!?

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    1. Thank you so much, Jess! I'll try and send some of our Craigslist luck to the Dallas area. ;)

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