Friday, August 9, 2013

The Slow Down

Long time no post, huh?  Since moving to San Diego a few months ago, I have noticed a huge change in my furniture selling.  Extremely slow:(  I have no idea if it's the colors and style that I use or something else...  In the three months that I have lived here, I have only sold 3 pieces.  It's okay though, I will keep chugging along.

I found this little table at one of the thrift stores in my area.  It needed a little TLC and was in my price range, so it came home with me.

I gave it a quick sanding, and then painted it with a medium grey that I had on hand.  Next, I whitewashed it, and then distressed it.  It was my first time distressing something that I have whitewashed.  To be honest, I prefer it without the distressing.  I used my favorite contact paper to line the back of it.  And then I protected it by using a paste wax.

Here is the after.

Sorry that the pictures are so boring.  This was one of the pieces that sold.  And it sold faster than expected, so these are the Craig's List photos from my cell phone.

I do have a exciting piece that I am starting to work on.  It's going to take a lot of work.  The veneer is coming off in some of the places, but is really on there on other parts.  I am going to have to get my iron and elbow grease out!



  1. I love it! It turned out great - a huge improvement over the before. :o)
    I hope things pick up for you soon...hopefully you'll be "discovered".

  2. So pretty! Love the pretty floral - no wonder it sold so quick!