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"I am somewhat new to the furniture flipping thing although I have had a terrible thrift store addiction for years. There doesn't seem to be any treatment for it and I had been enabled in this behavior by my mom until I lost her two years ago. She would really love to be in on this little venture with me though and sometimes, when I find a great piece of furniture I can still hear her squeal in my head.
It is only recently that I have been rescuing treasures to sell rather than keep for myself. I am a single parent of 4 beautiful grown daughters and have one lovely granddaughter. I began buying second hand furniture out of necessity but grew to love that feeling of finding awesome stuff for a steal of a deal. I know from reading your page and your blog that you know that heart pounding "omygoodnessthisissogoinghomewithmetoday" feeling. This is one of those pieces.
I actually walked away from this one because I don't have a truck and it's long - 66" long and the delivery price was too much, but, I couldn't stop thinking about how great it could look so I went back mid week and bought it anyway.
I removed the hardware, sanded down the entire piece, and decided to try out the recipe for homemade chalk paint that I found on a blog. I bought Behr Interior Flat self priming paint in a color called Sparrow. I applied two coats of that and loved that shade of gray but it looked a little flat on a piece as big as this one. I watered down a little Annie Sloan Old White paint and just went over it really lightly. Then I wiped most of it off. In certain spots, like the middle door, I just left streaks of white. I applied two coats of Annie Sloan clear wax. I liked the hardware well enough and decided to just paint it and see how it looked. I bought Tremclad Rust Paint in Gloss Grey and put two coats of that on the hardware. It almost has a blue/greenish tinge to it that picked up something in the Behr paint and complimented it really well. Then, I found two big strong boys hanging around my living room and got them to lug it outside to take pics in the sunshine!"
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It's Stephanie again! Let's take a look at this heart pounding too good not to buy and totally worth the delivery charge dresser/buffet/sideboard now...
That is lovely. I agree Sharon. I think with the new paint color the original hardware was definitely a keeper. Good call! I don't think I could have passed that one up either.
Shay'd It Up is based in Canada. You can see more of her work on her Shay'd It Up Facebook Page. Let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin' and that she's not alone in her thrift store addiction.
Thanks Sharon for sharing your wonderful furniture flip.
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Have a great weekend! Fall back!