Monday, October 14, 2013

Not Too Shabby At All...

Back in August Mamye from The Distressed Fleur De Lis submitted this dresser for our "What Would You Do?" feature we do on our Furniture Flippin' Facebook page.  She wrote, "I can usually see in my mind what I want to do with a piece the moment I pull it up on Craigslist but not this one.  I'm tired of beige, white, off white, kilim beige, antique white, old white (you get the picture) but it's the safe route.  I need help or suggestions to keep this piece neutral but not WHITE!!!" 

She asked and you all responded.  Some of the color suggestions you gave were:  emerald green, lavender, Duck Egg blue, pink and off-white, black with gold or silver, dark red with black wax, and so on and so forth.  You also suggested ways she could repurpose it with the majority of you thinking it would make a great bathroom sink/vanity.  I was on that band wagon, too.  

Mamye loved hearing everyone's ideas but it was the color suggestion of black that really stuck with her.  So, she painted it with a homemade chalk paint in Lincoln Cottage Black.  Then she distressed it and applied a dark wax.  She painted the hardware with Rustoleum metallic spray paint and then applied antique gold rub 'n buff.  She waxed the hardware with clear wax to give it more of a blended aged look.  She also used the antique gold for the scroll work on the dresser and mirror. 

How does this dresser look now you ask?  Check it out for yourself...

What a big difference.  I like it.  I like it a lot.  The hardware and scroll work really stands out now.  Whereas before it just kind of blended in to the woodwork.  

You can see more of The Distressed Fleur De Lis on their Facebook page.  She is based in Louisiana and really enjoys making over pieces in a shabby chic fashion.  Let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.  You might recall her $5 flip I featured back in May. 

If you have a piece of furniture you've made over, feel free to email the before/after pictures and all of the details to me at .  Or, if you have a piece of furniture that you aren't quite sure what to do with it, send that to me as well.  I'll ask our talented group of furniture flippers and maybe together we can all help solve your dilemma.  

Check back tomorrow for another fantastic furniture flip!  If you haven't subscribed by email yet, whatcha waiting for?  There's no time like the present!

~ Stephanie

1 comment:

  1. I saw this first on my phone, it didnt do it justice so I had to go to my computer to get a good view of it. I love the way it turned out!!


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