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Bamboo Chairs Makeover

Posted by Krista Mulkey on

Bamboo Chairs Makeover

Hey Everyone! Today's post features one of my Favorite Dixie Belle Paint Colors, Colonel Mustard!  I found these matching bamboo chairs at Restore...What a Score!  I was so excited because I am a sucker for a matching chair makeover, but a Bamboo chair set makeover is Awesome!   They were already painted white, but I wanted to create a fun summer vibe, with a twist!   I had purchased some Southwest Style Fabric for another project and have been dying to use it on something else.  Well...today was the day!   I gave the chairs a good cleaning and lightly...

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Apothecary to Card Catalog Transformation!

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Apothecary to Card Catalog Transformation!

Good Morning! I wanted to share a project with you about how I tackled a small Chinoiserie apothecary style cabinet.   This style of furniture is usually found in a black lacquer finish and can be a furniture painters nightmare if it isn't prepped properly.   This water base primer worked like a Charm!   Step 1:  I cleaned with White Lightening. Step 2:  I applied Slick Stick, a primer, with a chip brush, which I don't recommend if you are wanting a smooth surface to paint on.  I recommend any of the Dixie Belle Synthetic Bristle Brushes, which will give you a...

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Moroccan Inspired Armoire

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Moroccan Inspired Armoire

Hello World!   It's been a while since I have written about a piece...okay...maybe a long time!  But!  This piece is going to make up for it! How many of you have had or actually own one of these Big Bulky Rustic Cabinets in your home?   I can honestly say that I had one when were in Texas and now here in Virginia!  These are great pieces and solid wood!  You may hear this style being called "Rustic Pine" or "Texas Pine" Furniture.  This style of pine furniture is actually imported from Mexico.  It has a "Mission" Style look...

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