Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How Do You Like Me Now?

If you are a longtime Furniture Flippin' reader you know I am not a big fan of French Provincial furniture.  However, I'm slowly being converted over to the other side with each new makeover I witness.  Today's furniture flip further strengthens my conversion from hater to admirer.  It also makes me a little less anxious about the bedroom full of FP furniture on the second floor of my house that has been begging for a new look since the day I brought them home.  
Check out what Roni from Roni's Rescued Relics recently transformed. 

Roni writes, "A customer brought this piece to us for a small makeover. This piece was in rough shape!  Every drawer was falling apart and had to be reglued.  There was no drawer guide for the top drawer.  The top really bugged me because not only was it a really shiny plastic laminate but the sides on the top were straight, it didn't have the rounded corners on it...like it belonged in the middle of 2 other pieces.  So, I had my husband make a new top for it."  

After Roni repaired the drawers and replaced the guide, she mixed up a custom color of paint using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Florence mixed with the color Graphite. She followed that up by applying wax to it and then gold gilding it.  Finally, new "jewelry" (that's what Roni calls the pulls.  L-O-V-E that!) was added.

Check out these amazing pictures of the outcome of all of their hard work.  

Look at how the gilding brings out the details.  It perfectly ties into the new pulls.  I don't think a closer match could be found.  Roni needs to just come to Illinois and do my furniture because it'll never look as good as this piece does if I do it myself.  

I torture myself with this blog.  I really do.  I'm so jealous of you people with your talent.  Remember when we saw Roni around these parts before?  I showed you her buffet that she turned into a KITCHEN ISLAND.  Then if that wasn't enough, she scored a hat trick with this three for one flip she did that I shared with you here.  

Okay, let's take a look at the whole shebang of this furniture flip...
How do you like that!?!  Don't it make my green eyes even greener?  Yes.  I'm green with envy.  I sincerely am.  

You can see more of Roni's spectacular furniture flips on her Roni's Rescued Relics Facebook page.  Grab your coffee because you'll be there awhile combing through her photos.  Let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.  Roni's Rescued Relics is based in Long Island, NY.  If any of you are planning a trip there, swing through Illinois with a car trailer.  You can take my stuff out there for her to do for me.  I'll pitch in for gas.

Thanks so much Roni for sharing your awesome furniture flip.

Dear readers, Furniture Flippin' is currently looking for some "What Would You Do" pictures to share with our Furniture Flippin' friends.  If you have a piece of furniture you want to makeover let us help you decide what to do!  Email me a picture along with details to furnitureflippin@yahoo.com
I'll see you tomorrow with another amazing flip!
~ Stephanie


  1. I wouldn't have thought to mix Florence with Graphite. Wow, this is an exceptional piece of furniture now. Bravo Roni!!!

  2. Wow... what a turnover. That piece is officially stunning.

  3. NOw that's Awesome , didn't think it had so much potential,love it.

  4. Like you I'm not a fan of the French Provincial look but I really am kinda diggin' this! I love the color...and the Jewelry looks kinda opalescent and really shows them off. Going to check out her blog now.

  5. Love he color and the jewelry. Great Job.

  6. Love French Provincial and LOVE this makeover!


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