So, this piece of furniture is actually one that I painted about two years ago. It has been one of my most popular photos on Pinterest. People have pinned it almost 4,000 times, which is super duper exciting, but when my website totally crashed this was one of the many posts that I lost.
Thanks to a totally awesome follower I was able to find and recover some of my old content. This wonderful woman, named Susan, directed me to a site called the way back machine, which I never even knew existed. It’s this crazy site that archives a ton of stuff from all over the internet. I have decided to slowly, but surely, recover as much of my old content as I can using this resource. Below is a copy of the original post that I did on painting and staining a pine buffet.
Here at Alchemy fine living my mom and I use many different furniture painting techniques to transform old furniture. Not only do we find our own antique and vintage pieces to paint and restore for resale in our boutique, but we also offer the service of furniture painting to clients.
We can paint furniture one solid color in a super high gloss finish to give the piece a more modern look or we can create the look of an old piece with chipping paint. We love to distress and create farmhouse finishes on furniture and we often use wax or dark stain to create an aged patina. Whatever look our clients desire we strive to achieve it. We have been painting furniture for close to ten years and it is not only our business, but our passion!
This buffet is one of our most recent projects. We painted it Mesclun Green, a color from Sherwin Williams. It was a bright, cheerful color until we stained it with Dark Walnut Minwax. The wax toned down the color a bit and gave it a subtle aged appearance. Before staining it we lightly sanded the edges to distress it.
Above is a picture of the doors side by side. You can see how the stain changed the look and created an antiqued finish. For detailed instructions on how to use Minwax to distress and stain your own painted furniture CLICK HERE and you’ll find a tutorial video I created.
Alchemy fine living is a creative business. My mom and I offer furniture painting services, simple upholstery, and custom slipcovers.
We have been painting furniture for clients for over a decade now. The two of us have been sewing our whole lives. We've sewn things like prom dresses and bathing suits, but back in 2008 we decided to focus our seamstress abilities on home decorative items; specifically custom made slipcovers.
I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom, Connie, taught me from a young age how to spot a deal at a flea market or a thrift shop. She could always spot the hidden potential of an old, worn out piece of furniture. I learned to sew when I was four years old and all through the years I helped my mom with DIY projects around the house.
In 2008 she & I turned our hobby into a business. We offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services.