Today we are going to get a glimpse into the lives of two teachers outside of school.
Meet Marie and Meghan of Made Lovely M & M. They describe themselves as two moms, teachers, crafters, weekend DIYers, friends and dreamers who have a passion for turning ugly, neglected, out-of-date pieces into something lovely. Here's proof. This is the "before" of one of their pieces. They initially paid $10 for it at a garage sale...
They were getting ready to debut at the Kane County Flea Market in November and wanted some show stoppers. If you have never been to the Kane County Flea Market (located in St. Charles, Illinois) then you are missing out. It is THE place to go. So, you should go. Let me know when you'll be there and I'll trek that way, too.
Meghan said, "This piece was screaming for a two-toned look. We enjoy creating lovely pieces that are unique but also neutral enough that it would work for the vast amount of buyers. After it was painted, we were a bit torn on the hardware and didn't have a clear vision for them. Marie voted on leaving it brass but polishing it up a bit. I was leaning towards an oil-rubbed bronze. So we decided to throw if up on Facebook and let our followers decide. After much discussion, debate, and ideas... it was ruled that they should be left brass. I have to say that after shining them up a bit- I agree! What a beauty she is."
They did a two tone effect on it using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco and Old Ochre.
Some wax and gentle distressing were next. This lead to the gorgeous final result. Check it out...
Isn't that lovely? As in every flip we feature here...I want it. I'm so torn. Do my guest bedroom furniture like yesterday's flip or do it like today's flip? If I don't stop this blog RIGHT NOW I'll continue to be conflicted.
If you are conflicted about the way your furniture looks, might I suggest you contact Made Lovely M & M? You can find them on their Made Lovely M & M Blog. There you'll see more great examples of the beautiful work they do. You can also tag along with them on their Made Lovely M & M Facebook page. Check them out and let them know you saw them on Furniture Flippin'.
Thanks so much Meghan and Marie for sharing your beautiful furniture flip!
We are over half-way through this week of furniture flips! Have you submitted yours yet? Email me before/after pictures and a ton of details to firstname.lastname@example.org .
See you tomorrow!