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April 11, 2011

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Barbara Burkard

how'd ya know i was going to be painting out our antique dresser in our bedroom???!!! you are a psychic!!! it's really dark wood..and i want to paint it a light aqua for our beachy bedroom...now i guess i have no excuse, eh? since i've learned from the master...lol...(soon to be older, master...lol) hugz

Sheila R

Thanks for sharing your painting technique. I'll have to give it a try.

Janet Ghio

This looks so great! I have always hated sanding--love to know the name of the primer you use.

Laurie

You're the painting queen! I'm going to have to try this on some of my pieces (which are dark, which you would hate!) Thank you for sharing!

Biljana

Absolutely beautiful:-)
Hugs, Biljana

kathleen

What timing ~ I was just thinking of painting our bathroom mirror frame to look a bit grungy white but was afraid to try. Guess now I have no excuse not to!

Kathleen

My Blessed Serendipity Life

I love that you shared your technique and I just love how your vanity turned out. Very pretty.

Danielle

Lorraine Bell

Morning from Canada Karla...I enjoy your tutorials...they are so full of great hints...I never used to use the primer,sealer till i started reading your blogs,acouple of years ago...I do it faithfully now ,with super results...thanx again for your inspiration...Lorraine

Celeste Hude

Wow! This is great Karla, thanks so much, I just painted a little round table, white shabby chic, found your directions today, I always forget about the glaze, so will get some and put on the table, that should give it the finish I am looking for, Celeste, victoriantailor.blogspot.com

Diana Connell

You're a genious. I had kind of an idea b/c I'd already checked out your other tutorials. You are so kind to share your knowledge with us! On a related note, I was quite taken with those charming invites made by a Birdsong sponser that appeard on the eyeball entry in March--the first picture with a little bird. Is there a way for me to find out how she made those as well as the lovely little flowers? Do I have to attend Birdsong next year to find out? If so, I do hope you do a similar event... I hope you had a fabulous time with your fairygrandbabies this past weekend. I'm amazed that as busy as you are, you keep your priorities straight! --which is a good thing, because I have to say, I believe you are at your creative best whenever you get around them!

Terri Gordon

Hi Karla, Thank you so much for sharing. This is so beautiful. I love how you don't need a sealer. It is just beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Dorthe

Dear Karla, it looks so easy, looking what you have been doing--- but I`m sure ,there are more to it than a dabbing :) you are a master painter-
and your bathroom , looks FANTASTIC--the curtain is a dream- and the room so beautifull now.
And I love the two little fellows, they are just so sweet and cute, Karla--sitting there ,looking as they own the whole big room- :)
Hugs and happy evening.
Dorthe

sadie

and it looks fabulous. Totally love it. It was gorgeous before, but now it's perfect.

x

Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse

Now that is something I could do! Thanks!

sandy

I've been looking for directions on painting, I've got several pieces to do. Thank you

Elaine L.

Karla, did you use a different technique for your doors?
I love how you did the bathroom cabinet. I have a mirror that I bought that would look great done this way.

~elaine~

Secret Pepper Person

What an awesome effect! Thanks for the tutorial!

Sharon, Morrison Mercantile

I love this chest/sink and the way you painted it.
You make it simple...and that I can do!!

Suzie Q

Love the puppy party! Love your bathroom too. I have to confess, when I saw the vanity you were painting in the before picture, I though- Is she crazy? That's gorgeous as is! But then I looked at what you did to it, and it's even better now! Miss you! Someday I'll have to make it out that direction with Matthew (when he's older) and come say hi and have a craft day!

lesley Harbron

hi, I'm from England. I am going to repaint a garden table (I painted last year but didn't work so good!) and an old desk. And I hate sanding! We don't have Gripper Paint here so will try Unibond - think it's ok! If I used a high gloss paint after the Unibond, do think this is ok outside for the garden table? Love what you have done here...

Thank you!
Lesley
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plumbing

The finishing effects looks very impressive. Your skills are totally great and I do envy you for having those skills. I'll keeps visiting to see more of your works.

Diego

I had lots of wooden furniture and now it looks too old, when I saw your post, Now I know what to do.

Laura B

Hi, this is absolutely beautiful. Will this non=sanding technique work on pressed wood?

Karla Nathan


Yes, its all about the finish itself that you are covering, not the wood or pressed wood underneath the finish

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Pat Goh

Thank you for sharing this technique. I have a couple of pieces in my home that I can't stand, because they're so dark and gloomy - but now, I can do something about them! Yay :)

And, my living room furniture! Because I thought I was stuck with them for life, if I didn't get down and sand every piece!!

Thanks so much! xoxo

Eidine Lubbs

This is just the greatest tutorial for furniture ever! I actually loved it first look, but after what you've done to it? I'm totally obsessed with it! I hope I can find a similar one for me to repaint...

Terri

Good morning! I am obsessed with your site and specifically your painting techniques! Thank you so much for sharing. I wanted to ask about a piece I have that I'd like to finish similar to this bathroom vanity that you have. I am not a very good interior decorator and am trying to re-do my bedroom in a shabby chic sort of theme. My walls are painted pink and I would like the antique looking furniture in there in addition to my lamps. I have a very old makeup vanity that is now a dark mahogany color. First, what would your suggestion be for colors such as the priming color, paint and then finally the glaze? Next, I see where you use the Glidden's Gripper primer and Behr glossy white. I have never used a glaze so I have no idea where to even start with that. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks again!
Terri

Terri

In follow-up to my previous post, I forgot to mention that the contrasting colors in my bedroom are mint green and antique white. I was wondering what using a green color somewhere on the vanity would look like? I really respect your thoughts!
Thanks again,
Terri

Ann

Hello,

I used Gripper, then a semi-gloss laytex enamel on two nightstands. I would like to put a protective finish on them - I see you used Minwax Polycrylic on some pieces. The fellow at Home Depot said if I wanted to put a protective finish on the pieces I should use an acrylic. What would you suggest please, and thank you for your help.
Ann

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