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Curb Shopped Vintage Footstool Redo

My husband was out working one day and seen this bench setting out on a curb. He brought it home to me and I was ecstatic!

I love vintage furniture and I love restoring it. I knew what I was going to do right away.

The frame on this stool is amazing. I didn’t have to do one thing to the finish.

It was solid and clean! So I just redid the upholstery. I removed the leather that was torn and added a thin fresh padding to the top. I bought white fur from Joanns and stapled it on.

I just love it! I put it in my walk-in closet. It was such a dramatic transformation. You can find so many cool things in the trash!

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Queen Anne Highboy Dresser Makeover Restoration

I am so in love with this new (vintage 1976) furniture I got for my master bedroom at the lake!

I got a Queen Anne Highboy and a nightstand. I got these beautiful pieces for FREE a friend was giving them away. I knew the second I saw it, I wanted it. I’m now on the hunt for another similar nightstand to redo.

This is what it looked like before. Very pretty but didn’t go with my lake decor. I went with Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue and her Dark Wax.

This was by far the most challenging piece of furniture I have done! It was a lot of work but worth it!

This is the paint only, before the dark wax was applied. So bright, I know! But I had a vision. This paint is amazing. It covers well, no sanding needed! I just used Awesome Cleaner to wipe off any residue, that’s it. I painted two coats of blue then applied the dark wax.

This was after the wax was applied but before buffing.

This is after buffing.

All finished!

Here’s the nightstand.

The tools I used:

These brushes. The big brush is a chalk paint brush. I used it mostly. The others were for small detail areas.

Awesome cleaner from dollar store…it’s well, awesome!

I wore a mask while using the Awesome. It has a strong odor.

The paint and wax I used. I used a soft cloth to buff the wax.

Here’s the link for the nightstand makeover: https://thethriftyjewell.com/2020/04/25/vintage-queen-ann-end-table-makeover-chalk-paint-furniture-restoration/