Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Wreck On The Deck...

We've all seen them.  Lonely dressers left to languish outside in the elements.  There's one down the street from me right now and I'd go rescue it but I have a strict no trespassing rule.  I don't need to end up in the clink, no matter how good the food may be.  (My friend is the food service director at the one I'd most likely end up at but I doubt that they'd let her hang out with me all day while I served my time.)  
Anyway, our Savoir of good furniture today is Natasha from Parker Furniture Revivals.  She found this dresser hanging out on someone's deck.  Natasha knew a beautiful sturdy piece of furniture such as this one did not deserve to live outside.  She also knew it would perfectly suit her friend's new home...once she made it over.

Natasha said the drawers were in great shape with only one separating at the dovetail.  That was easily fixed with wood glue and a rubber mallet.  The dresser did have a few pieces of trim that needed to be repaired.  After that was complete, Natasha with the help of her dad sanded down the entire piece.

Natasha writes, "My friend wanted a coastal chic vibe for the dresser so I painted the body using latex paint in the color Chandelier Sparkle.  I used a blue tinted stain for the top of the dresser and painted the original drawer pulls black.  The original plan was to distress the dresser but it was so pretty I left it as is.  My friend was thrilled!  When I went to deliver her dresser I left with an antique nightstand (family heirloom) to refinish in the same style."

Let's take a look at this former deck dweller now...

Well done Natasha!  Parker Furniture Revival is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  They're just starting out and loving every minute of furniture flippin'.  You can follow along with Natasha on her Parker Furniture Revival Facebook page.  Let her now you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.  

Thanks so much Natasha for sharing your beautiful furniture flip!

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~ Stephanie


  1. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing my story.

    Natasha Parker

    1. You are so welcome Natasha! Feel free to submit your flips anytime! ;-)

  2. This is my dresser! I wish I could upload a pic of the table she did to match, the pieces are so lovely!

    1. Oh, I'd love to see it Kim! If you can figure out a way to send it that would be great. Feel free to email it to me.

  3. This is such an amazing transformation! Outstanding work!


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