...that's the best way to describe today's featured furniture flip!
Brittney from The Painted Piece started flipping furniture as a hobby almost 7 years ago. It was just a year or so ago that she decided to turn her hobby into a small business. Two of her friends were helping clear out an old barn when they came across this beat-up buffet and asked her to perform a miracle.
Yikes! Right? You don't have to answer. I'm calling it and it's a definite "YIKES!". You are just lucky, dear readers, that this isn't TLC and you aren't watching an episode of "Scratch & Sniff" Honey Boo-Boo. Why? Well, Brittney said this buffet smelled. Smelled BAD were her exact words to me. Stink, stank, STUNK!
She actually took this piece outside, grabbed the garden hose, some dish soap and gave it a good scrubbin'! Brittney doesn't recommend that approach for all cases but in this instance drastic smells called for drastic measures.
Once she de-stunk it, she began to see some potential in this farm fresh pick! She sanded the whole thing, removing broken wood veneer, and used wood putty for
the bad spots....LOTS of wood putty! After that, she custom created a
green color using a couple different paint samples from Sherwin
Williams for the base. She used a mixture of paint and stain for the top
to provide coverage with the look of stained wood! Finally, she followed by adding a
custom created glaze over the green. Brittney prefers to custom mix her own glazes because she admits to being a bit of a perfectionist. (That's okay with us, Brittney, I suspect we have a lot of those among us, me included.) Lastly, she clear coat sealed the piece for
Ready to see the after? Ta-da!!!
From stinky to striking just like that! Her friends were pleased and said they will treasure it forever. (On a side note, LOOK how CLEAN her floors are! Why, she wasn't kiddin' when she said she is a perfectionist, was she!)
Check out Brittney of The Painted Piece on her Facebook page. Let her know you saw her here. Also, if you live in the Batesville, Arkansas area you are really in luck! The Painted Piece is now accepting orders to custom refinish furniture
pieces. So, if you have any old, outdated or otherwise ordinary
pieces of furniture just contact her and let her turn them into something special!
Thanks so much Brittney for sharing your furniture flip!