Showing posts with label brass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label brass. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Client Project: Small Vintage Cabinet Restore

A client had this adorable vintage cabinet in her garage for quite some time when she approached Bloom. about giving it a new look. The piece belonged to her grandmother and had been painted once before. After years of wear and tear, the green paint had begun to peel and chip away. The client requested a polished look in a rich shade of navy with a quick refresh to the hardware. Let's take a look at the Befores:



We absolutely love Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy and suggested the color in a satin finish to the client. After applying the paint via HVLP sprayer we added a few coats of polyurethane to just the cabinet top for added protection should the client choose to add decor accessories to the piece. The hardware was given a new look using Barkeeper's Friend and was then sealed using a clear coat of enamel spray. We think the finished look is a polished and classic finish that will give our client many years to enjoy. Take a look:




Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Cheers,

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Client Project: Pair of Dressers

A previous client recently purchased a pair of dressers to use as nightstands in her master bedroom.  She new exactly what she wanted, the dressers done in a semi gloss white finish with a gold accent that would feature the unique lines of the pieces.

Before



The original hardware was in pretty rough shape, but with some Bar Keepers Friend and a damp paper towel the results were perfect!


After


We chose to use Benjamin Moore's Advance line in the color Mayonnaise.  The white has a warmth to it that really works well with the gold/brass accents.  We were playing around with where to add the gold outline, and are very pleased with the result of choosing the inlay around the drawers




These dressers are going to work perfectly as nightstands with deep drawers and a durable, long lasting finish.

Thank you,
Shannon and Danielle



Sunday, October 4, 2015

Feature for Sale

As you know, we have been loving the high gloss look of Benjamin Moore's Advance.  We've used it both on the gorgeous Client Project:Dining Table Refinish and on a Full Size Bed Frame that is currently for sale.  

The product is amazing to work with and we couldn't wait to use it in another color. When a Mid Century Modern Buffet found it's way into our stock we knew it was perfect for the project! 


 The clean lines of the piece are really accented by the high gloss finish, and the original brass hardware finish it off perfectly.





Nine drawers, original brass hardware, high gloss gray finish, 72"L x 18"W x 30 1/2"H.
If you are interested in purchasing this piece feel free to contact us at 



Monday, July 13, 2015

Client Project: Restored Vintage Buffet in Red Lacquer

Danielle and I are so pleased to reveal our first client project together as Bloom. Restorations! This project is special to us both in so many ways, not only because it is our first collaboration as a team but also because the project involved using tools and techniques that we had never used before. This was such a great learning experience and we are so excited to share it with you all!

We are loving high-gloss finishes right now, and anything that offers a bold pop of color is especially fun. So when a client approached Bloom. to restore her mid-century buffet in a bright, red lacquer we were more than excited to get started. Our client had purchased the buffet locally and it was in quite a state. It needed a few repairs and the solid brass hardware was in desperate need of a polish. Here are some befores:






The buffet included an attached hutch, which the client did not wish to incorporate into the finished piece. We easily removed the hutch and filled in the old screw holes with wood filler. The entire piece was given a good sanding and cleaned thoroughly to remove dust and buildup. The original, solid brass hardware was cleaned and polished using a cool, DIY method that you can learn more about here. Once the hardware was polished, it was sealed with a clear coat of spray enamel.

As mentioned earlier, our client wished to have the piece refinished in a shiny, red lacquer, which we absolutely love! To ensure an even, shiny finish, we decided to apply the lacquer using a compressor-powered, HVLP paint sprayer. This was our first experience with paint spraying and the process involved a lot of trial and error. There were some very interesting bumps in the road, but thankfully, we were working with a very patient client, and after what felt like a never-ending journey, the project was finished. The results are nothing short of stunning elegance.

After delivering and installing the piece into the client's home, we were lucky enough to be allowed to photograph the buffet in it's new resting spot. Let's take a look!













We love everything about this room from the beautiful vintage dining table, to the gorgeously unique chandelier. And now that a custom painted Bloom. piece has been added, we couldn't love it any more!

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today!

-Shannon & Danielle

If you are interested in learning more about Bloom. Restorations and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact us at bloom8281@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook. 














Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How to Clean Brass


WOW, have things been busy around here!  A client project that we are currently working on is a beautiful vintage buffet.  The client has chosen an amazing red LACQUER finish (how cool is that) and would like us to restore the original brass hardware, for a phenomenal classic look.

The hardware itself was in great shape with no noticeable markings but there was definitely a patina from years of wear and use.  Originally we thought we would clean the hardware and then use a rub-on metallic wax finish to get the shine our client was looking for.  To our surprise, we used Bar Keepers Friend and the results were amazing, no second step necessary!
Here's what we did!

*Note: The cleaning did take a bit of time and elbow grease, but the elimination of the second step was well worth it!