the vintage kitchen dresser goes beach cottage coastal white
Fri 2nd, Nov, 2012
Good morning! It’s the girl with the white paint here!
Warning : If you are averse to vintage furniture being painted white (or any colour for that matter), please step away from your screen right now. Pop off and do another load of laundry. K?
So ladies, I am still painting.
Yes two big vintage pieces in the house have been waiting for another nice coat of beachy coastal white.
I must say that I have enjoyed these two, though the armoire has been a tad painful and we have now hit a problemo with her, more on that soon.
But this lady is going well.
As you know, I was debating whether or not to paint her white, I loved her au natrel but the more I looked at her, the more I realised what a state she was in, really quite horribly grubby.
Now I have painted a few things in my time, remember I am no expert, pleeeease don’t even think about looking closely for brush strokes, drips, droopy things orany kind or lumps. They are so totally in the house. I love that. Keeping it real ladies. (If you missed all that the last thing I painted on here, the coastal table, a troll sunning themselves in Bali left a comment saying that I was, ahem, quite the amateur with my drips….funny though cos oh how we have laughed in this old cottage about droops and drips since then, not that anyone in this old cottage is droopy or anything, haha, bring it right on lol)
Anyhoo, yes, I have painted lots of things white in my time in my role as Chief Medical Officer to old furniture on the beaches and kinda felt it in the water that with a fresh few coats of white this girl would be all bright again, she would sing out to the high heavens, she would hold my vintage things, love having a jug full of flowers displayed on her and adore the odd sea shell collected from the beach.
So off we went with the white paint, and if you subscribe to the newsletter you will have seen a sneak peek last week of her beginning to go white…it was looking good already…
And here she is with a coat of paint, plus a few mugs for a feel of what she will become
Still not sure whether the door will be staying this way or not. At this moment in time staying this way and contrasting with the white but then again the glass against white, well that could rock.
I left this broken one on for now to see, but seeing as the one on the other side of this section is missing, it will be coming off and I will be adding baskets etc to the shelves
What do you think, coolio, moolio?
I do believe so.
And for $40 and a whole lot of time painting her in my undies (so much easier than painting clothes when the school run is looming) I am thinking not bad at all.
Yours in white
if you missed the armoire update, she’s white and nearly done go here
& my quick, easy & simple guide to painting furniture is here