Tuesday, July 16, 2013

If At First You Don't Succeed...

...try, try again!  That's exactly what Stacy from Diamond In The Rough had to do when she decided to tackle this seen better days chest of drawers.

She found this piece at a house chock-full of antiques.  The chest had what appeared to be a wax finish on it.  Stacy decided to repaint it to sell in her booth.  However, the paint kept scratching off.  (Who among us hasn't had THAT happen, right?  I know I have!)  

So, Stacy sanded it once again and painted it once again.  Same thing happened.  Stacy said at this point her head hurt from all of the aggravation and she was beginning to think she'd throw it on the burn pile.  (Stacy, you can't even THINK that in my house or Triple H will have it reduced to ashes before you know it!  What is it with guys and fires?  Must be a caveman thing!) 

Luckily, for this piece of furniture, help was on the way.  It was during this time that Stacy was in the midst of becoming a CeCe Caldwell's Paint retailer and she was waiting for her first pallet of paint to arrive.  Once it did, she gave this stubborn chest of drawers one last chance for new life.  

Stacy painted the drawers Santa Fe Turquoise and the body Vintage White.  She finished it with clear and dark wax.  She was so impressed and excited that THIS application STUCK, she felt like doing cartwheels.  

Let's take a look at this third time's a charmer, shall we?

Job well done, I'd say!  And, what a testament to the power of the right type of paint.  

You can visit with Stacy of Diamond In The Rough on her Facebook page.  She is located in Mississippi and is a dealer of CeCe Caldwell's Paints, Websters and Fiddes.  She also does custom work on furniture.  Let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.

Thanks Stacy of Diamond In The Rough for sharing your furniture flip!   

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