Sheila has worked with bad veneer before and learned some tricks of the trade. The veneer on the sides and drawer fronts came off pretty easily. It was the top of this piece that proved to be really stubborn. The older the furniture is, the more stubborn it becomes, just like husbands, I mean, humans. (Sorry Triple H!) Sheila would have none of that though and she turned the table(top) on it! She removed the top and flipped it over. Genius!!
Then came the sanding and stripping. Sheila was going to stain it but then she thought she'd see what Rustoleum's Decorative Glaze would do to it. She tried it on the inside of a drawer and liked the results so much she continued with it on the top and the drawer fronts. She had already decided to use Annie Sloan Graphite with some distressing on the rest of the cabinet. She removed the broken down cabinet door, painted the inside and added some stenciling. All of that was followed up with a few coats of polyurethane.
Let's check out the after...
Sensational!! I'm not surprised though because Sheila always hits it out of the ballpark. You can see more pictures of this makeover and read about the details that I glazed over (hehehehe...pun intended) on the Furniture Alchemy blog. For you Facebook fanatics, skedaddle over to the Furniture Alchemy Facebook page and let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'. If you are looking to buy, then form a line to the right and point that mouse of yours towards the Furniture Alchemy Etsy page. See! Ask and I'll be happy to tell you where to go.
Thanks so much Sheila for sharing your fabulous furniture flip!
To the rest of you...I bet you have a piece of furniture sitting in your house that you've been thinking about making a change, too. Well, if you do, email me a picture of it and let me ask all of the talented Furniture Flippers we know what they would do to it. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
So concludes another episode of "As The Furniture Turns". Tune into tomorrow when we'll discover...well, I have no idea what we'll discover. I seldom plan too far in advance. It could be YOU!