A Tale of Two Tall Boys – Part Two

ALEXA Tale of Two Tall Boys – Number One

Remember I had these two tall boys in my workshop last year, and I finished off the first one in blue (MMSMP Bergere to be exact) which you can read about HERE.

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Read about this tall boy makeover here.

They were both this orange pine colour and in need of some sprucing up which is what I Restore Stuff is all about!Bergere Tall boy before-1437 smaller

A Tale of Two Tall Boys – Number Two

Here’s how the second tall boy turned out …

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For this makeover, I stencilled one of our drawer stencils onto each of the drawers before painting, using Fusion Smooth Embossing Paste.smooth-embossing-paste-for-web-1030x1030

It is so easy to use, and you can mix it with Fusion colours to create a beautiful pearl raised texture on your painted surface.

This time, however, I used it straight onto our wood drawers with the stencil BEFORE painting them.

I recently filmed a video of this whole process, so will let you all know when the editing has been finished on that, so you can watch all the steps. Make sure you are subscribed to our email list where I send out my blog posts direct to your inbox so you don’t miss any. (Enter your email on the sidebar)tall boy arabesque-2970

This drawer stencil is available HERE.


Here’s the finished piece:

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Products I Used in this Makeover:

If you have any questions about this furniture transformation, let me know in the comments below.

Here’s the link to the matching First Tall Boy transformation in case you missed it.tall boys

I also hang out regularly on our Facebook & Instagram pages and there is LOADS of inspiration on our Pinterest account.


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  • Reply
    February 8, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    That looks lovely! Love that Arabesque! Such a pretty colour. And the embossing looks great! Wish I’d seen this before I placed my order! 🙁 Ah well, next time!

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      February 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Next order Elisabeth! It’s a fantastic medium to use. Really makes your stencils “pop”.

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    February 9, 2016 at 5:53 am

    It’s perfect!

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    Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide
    February 19, 2016 at 11:17 am

    That looks amazing!! I love the soft pink color. Xx-Doran HauteBeautyGuide.com

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    March 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Great blogpost btw. I have up cycled many of my old pieces of furniture. I find both Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Grand Illusions Vintage Paint brilliant! Found mine online here http://www.trafficattic.com

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