Friday, January 24, 2014

Small Black TV Cabinet

Hello Everyone!  I hope that you all are having a fabulous week!  Mine started out rough.  I ended up catching strep throat AGAIN!  I have no idea how it happened, but I am so thankful that I'm the only one in the family that got it.

I was at The Salvation Army a couple weeks back.  They were having their 75% off sale!  I didn't find much, but I did come across this little TV stand.  It was solid wood, so I grabbed it.

Here is what it looked like before.

I had every intention of switching out the hardware, but there are no screws to take off the old hardware.  I have never seen that before... I dunno... I just went with it.  I decided just to paint them black.

Here is the after!

My stockpile of furniture is gone, so I get to go shopping this weekend.  It's my absolute favorite part about flipping furniture!  I love the treasure hunt! 

I hope that you all have a great weekend!!!


Monday, January 13, 2014

Blue Detailed Chest

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I am showing you the larger of the two chests that I picked up a while back. 

Here is the before.

This one was in much better condition than the smaller one.  I started off by sanding the whole thing.  The finish was kinda chipping off, so I made sure to sand it really well.

Here is the after.

I LOVEEEEE how it turned out.  I used an oops paint that I found at Home Depot.  It was this gorgeous blue/grey color.  It had really great coverage, so I just had to use one coat and then I went over a couple of spots.

I'm sad that the pictures don't do this little chest justice.  The finish is so awesome!

 I knew that I wanted to glaze it, so I got out my glaze.  While looking around, I came across a wood stain that I had.  A light bulb went off, and I decided to mix the two together.  The glaze that I used was a pearly iridescent finish, when I mixed the stain in, it turned a beautiful silvery/brown color!

I distressed it and then waxed and buffed.

I love this chest!  If I had room in my house, I would find a spot for it.  Unfortunately, it will go up for sale.  I just hope it finds a great home!


Monday, January 6, 2014

The One That Almost Beat Me

Hello everyone!  I hope that you all had a fabulous holiday. I ended up catching strep throat 2 days before Christmas, but thanks to antibiotics, I was still able to enjoy Christmas morning with the family.  My kids are 5 and almost 4, so there was no way that I was missing the magic of Christmas.  We only get so many years before they become big. It's so fun to watch their little faces while opening and giving gifts... It makes my heart go pitter patter...

I found a set of these gold chests at Salvation Army.  I loved the details on them, so I snatched them up.  These suckers are HEAVY! 

I didn't snap a picture of the small one, but it looks exactly like this one just a little smaller.

I figured that these would easy peasy since they were solid wood, or so I thought...

The small one had some damage on the top veneer.  No problem.  After tackling my antique secretary this was not gonna be a challenge.  I peeled back the veneer only to find that top was framed in wood, but the center was particle board.  Big problem.  You can't paint that.  Trust me, I tried!  It looked awful.  So, I did the only thing I knew would work.  I used Modge Podge and my trusty dollar store paper.

Here is the after.

I wanted to paint all of the details in white, but do you see the detail on the front?   I couldn't help but laugh when I painted it.  I looked just like teeth. 

Here is a close up of the teeth, I mean detail:)  See what I mean?

I decided that instead of painting it white, I would just try to use a white glaze on it.  It was not the look that I wanted, so I ended up using a dark grey glaze over it. 

I almost took this back to donate it a couple of times.  I ended up leaving it in my garage for a couple of weeks.  Sometimes I just need to step back and take a break.  It always seems to make it easier to tackle my challenges. 




I still have the large one to paint.  What do you think?  Should I paint it to match or should I do something different?