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Sunday, July 26, 2015

The 40's NEVER looked so GOOD!

My hair dresser text me and asked me if I'd be interested in her dining room table and chairs.  It was a family heirloom type piece.  When she sent me a picture of it I immediately told her to take to some place where she could get exactly what it was worth.  She declined and asked me to make her an offer.  I did, she agreed and I was now able to bring home a little piece of her family. This table is from the 1940's .  It had 2 leafs and 10 chairs.  I decided to keep 4 of the chairs separate and use them with a different table.  This table top is gorgeous it's downright unfair.  The chairs have this curvy woodwork on the front that is so beautiful and unique.  For being so old it is in exceptional condition.  It went from the 40's and that attic to a bright coastal relevant stunning show stopper of a piece. If I do say so myself.  I absolutely love how she turned out.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Puttin' on her makeup

This is my 1st video clip.  I couldn't resist keeping this goodness to myself.  I love a good before and after as I'm sure has become obvious given that's basically what this entire blog is about.  But one that is happening right before your eyes is even better.  Something as simple as a thin coat of paint on entricate detailed wood is so fun to remix because all of that craftmenship just jumps off the furniture once it's painted.  It's sort of lost before that.  Hope you enjoy this quickie.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Desk Feaux Pa

So Nobody's perfect right?  This desk from American Drew Furniture company was that same old 80's dated look.  I thought I would do something a little different with it.  So I sanded each drawer down and stained it a dark walnut color, then proceeded to paint the rest of the desk this awesome emerald green color.  I seriously thought it was awesome. And you know what?  I still do.  But apparently I'm THE only one who thinks so. I can't sell this puppy.  So after lowering the price several times and being stood up a few other times I finally relented and painted it another color.

 To this clean and safe white.  Here is the problem... Still no sale. Any suggestions?  I'm asking 100.00 which is really fair I think considering its a nice brand name with 4 working drawers, solid wood and the original matching chair.  Also I have now painted it twice so if it doesn't go I guess it'll be mine instead.  I know most of my followers aren't too big on the whole leaving a comment thing, but would y'all mind chiming in on this one?  The artistic side of me doesn't really like a whole lot of advice, because then it sort of takes away from my creativity, but the business side of me desperately wants to figure this puzzle out.  I usually sell stuff promptly but this puppy has me confused.

p.s. the craziest part is it's gotten pinned quite a few times when it was the green color, so it must not be too hideous.... right?  Unless it's in someone's board called "hideous redo's"