Antique White…

I wanted to show you a piece of furniture
that I finished this week…
I used white paint & gave it an antique
look with wood stain…


Before….

After…


Staining Method:

-Paint the dresser the base color {in this case it was white}
- Allow paint {I used semi-gloss} to dry completely
-Brush on the stain with a regular paint brush
-Wipe stain off with a damp cloth or paper towel 
-After wiping with a damp cloth wipe again with a dry cloth
-Continue wiping until you get your desired look
-Allow to dry & then you can seal the piece


I also changed the hardware out for
oil rubbed bronze to accent the antique look.


I love all the storage in this dresser & 
the placement of the drawers.. it’s very unique.


The detail in the dresser made the staining technique
turn out great because the stain says in all of the
details crevices…


I love the way this dresser turned out & it’s a great
alternative to your average white dresser.


I hope you are having a great week…
My week has been full of custom furniture orders
that I can’t wait to show you.
Have you tried this staining technique yet?
How did you do it?
I would love to hear your way. 
Talk to you all soon…
xx Liz Marie

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Comments

  1. IN LOVE!

  2. Thank You Bobbi!! :)

  3. bonniegetchell says:

    Love it! It's beautiful!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

  4. JoAnna of re-U creating new spaces says:

    Beautiful. I love the drawers too, very unique.

  5. Is this your piece Liz?? Are you selling it? I'm going to be looking for something just like this soon… ;)

    Thanks!

  6. It actually is not my piece.. I kind of wish bc I love it so much. As of right now it is sold but I am waiting on the customer to come pick it up… Let me know if you need a dresser, you know I'm always busy painting away :)

  7. Let me know if they don't come pick it up!! hehe! Love my bed you did by the way! It looks amazing. :) and I will def let you know about a dresser soon!

  8. I was just going to tweet you and ask you about your bed!! I'm so glad you love it.. you should send me a picture of it all set up! & I look forward to hearing from you!

  9. Renewed Upon a Dream says:

    This looks great Liz. Such a cute piece. I love the little keyholes. I'm a sucker for keyholes :)

  10. Liz, this looks great! I love staining. I was wondering..have you tried Annie Sloans Chalk Paint yet? I have not seen any projects from you using it…You would LOVE it…It is so easy to use and it is half the work. I just finished another piece with it that I am going to post about. I still like using latex for some things when I need a certain color but man that chalk paint is so easy. You should try it out :)

  11. Liz Marie says:

    Thank you so much!! Staining is a fun way to antique isn't it?? I actually have not tried Annie Sloan's chalk paint.. but guess what! I made my own today & will be sharing a project soon with me using it.. I do what to try that chalk paint soon though!! I want to see your projects using it!

  12. Check it out. I just posted it…Sorry my pictures are terrible!! Something is off on my camera. I can't wait to see how you made the paint, I've been seeing little things online about making your own :) Glad you tried it. I will say my favorite thing about the Anne Sloan stuff is the wax. I never liked to use wax on furniture before until I've used hers.

  13. Looks really great!

  14. Sara Blohm says:

    Can't wait!!!!! <3 You do amazing work!

  15. Lovely! Such a wondeful job you did (:

  16. Deborah March says:

    Looks SOOO lovely!!! Don'tchajust LOVE white!?

    Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/…hope you'll stop by too!)

  17. Jennifer Leible says:

    Wow! This piece looks fantastic I love it! I've never used this technique but I think I'll have to sometime! I just did a small little craft of refinishing a clock and I did a white coat and sanded it down to give the roughened look.

  18. Jenny @ Simcoe Street says:

    Liz, this looks great! Love it!

  19. Liz…did you sand certain areas after you let the paint dry and before you applied the stain?? I will be redoing some dinning room chairs for a customer next weekend and this is the look we are going for (but using the sea foam blue paint). I am wanting to try the stain method but wondered if you scuffed any of it after the paint dried! Love this piece, it's gorgeous!!

  20. What a beautiful piece!!
    Thanks for linking up at Mommy's Moments Alexa Drop Hop!!

    Karen
    Mommy's Moments

  21. Brooke @ Inside-Out Design says:

    It's beautiful!! I love how the gorgeous hardware pops out against the white.

  22. Liz Marie says:

    Hi Amanda! I actually did no sanding on this piece, except for a light sanding before I applied the first coat of paint.. I hope this helps!!

  23. Between U & Me says:

    This is so awesome! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute party happening right now! I've got an awesome giveaway this week, too! :D

    http://www.betweenuandme.com/2011/10/crazy-cute-link-party-25-and-victorias.html

  24. Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter says:

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    If you're interested in linking up at more parties, I've got one that just started! I'd love to have you!

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  25. Amazing job!

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  27. Anneke {RustiChic} says:

    This turned out so nice. Classic, solid, and functional! I need to refinish a dresser like this for my girls. :-)

  28. The dresser looks great, fantastic transformation! thanks for linking up to Catch as Catch Can, I don't see a link back to my party though.
    gail

  29. Sassy Sites! says:

    I seriously have a dresser that looks exactly like the one you have! I'm going to have to turn mine to white now too! :) Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend! XOXO!!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  30. Sarah Kay says:

    Gorgeous! it looks so vintage!

    I just hopped over from the blog hop at the chickenista reviews

    I am your newest GFC follower:)

    I would love it if you could stop by and follow back and check out my blog (and giveaways) sometime!

    Hope your having a great weekend!

    Sarah Kay
    @ http://magicallifeofmamas.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love this. Pinned it on Pinterest. I just bought a fixer upper chest and I am excited to try your technique on it. What color stain did you use?
    Sarah
    http://www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

  33. Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano says:

    This is gorgeous! Great job!

  34. fromgentogen says:

    This turned out beautifully — I just started blogging about up-cycling furniture, so this is a great example!

    Blessing, Becky
    http://www.fromgentogen.com

  35. This is a gorgeous piece of furniture! Wonderful job, and thanks for sharing how you did it.

    Gabby
    The…Late, Young Family

  36. olive and love says:

    Great job! How did you finish off the inside of the drawers? would love to hear from you!

  37. Ooh So Shabby says:

    Turned out great, I love how the staining makes the details pop. I really want to try staining but I am so nervous, after seeing your dresser though I might have to give a try.

  38. So creative and beautiful:)) Love it..Officially following ya with smiles via somewhat simple..Such a lovely creative blog..I'm Marilyn and will love for you to share this awesome idea via my Pin'Inspirational Party today pls.Ty ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

  39. CraftyCanadian says:

    Very pretty. Can't wait to see more, going to go stalk the rest of your blog :)

  40. Goings on at the Glenn's says:

    absolutley gorgeous!

  41. Ally Holm says:

    Hi Liz! What kind of wood stain did you use? I am doing a dresser this weekend- it's already painted white so I just need to add that! And one more question- do you always seal after you sand? Thanks so much!
    Ally Van Iten

  42. Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy says:

    Hi, I love the stain! It looks great! It's amazing what paint will do :) Visiting from tatertots!

  43. The dresser looks gorgeous. It's amazing.

    Ruth

  44. looks great!!
    :-)
    shaunna

  45. I think you did a wonderful job. It looks beautiful!

  46. This is really gorgeous! You have such a talent for transforming different pieces. And this is absolutely stunning! Great job! Happy to have you @ Show & Share each week!

  47. This is just lovely! You can really appreciate more of the detail with it being the lighter color! I just started refurbishing furniture myself so I love checking out other people's before/afters and this one is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  48. It's beautiful! Great job!

  49. mitch@organizing closet says:

    This is a Beautiful piece of furniture. Great job! and thanks for sharing on how you did it.

  50. Trish @MomOnTimeout says:

    GORGEOUS!!!! This is exactly the look I want for my furniture in the master bedroom. I'm pinning this right for when I find my new furniture :) Thanks so much for sharing this project at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again this week :)

    –Trish@Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

  51. I have a small dresser that looks exactly like the one you have! I'm going to have to turn mine to white now too! Hope my family give a good reviews on it.

  52. the vintage lemon says:

    Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

  53. I absolutely LOVE this dresser and what you've done to it. It's exactly what I want to do to one that I find!

  54. What kind of stain and what color stain did you use on this? I’m starting mine tomorrow and really appreciate your post. Thanks

    • Kathryn says:

      Hi,

      Did you find out what the kind of stain was and the colour stain?

      I am going to do the same thing!

      How exciting is it decorating your own furniture! :)

  55. margarita niekamp says:

    just wondering what paint brushes you use? or techniques for smooth look

  56. Amazing job. I am going to try.
    What stain are you applying after you paint
    the white base?
    Thanks

  57. Hi Liz,
    Would you be able to tell me what paint and stain colour you used?
    Thanks!
    Katie

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