Thursday, April 10, 2014

She's Not Only A Dealer, She's A User, Too.

I'm tired just looking at today's flip but, I'm totally inspired, too!  You'll see what I mean in just a second.  Let's say you have an entire dining room set.  Six chairs, a table and a humongous hutch.  If you are me, it would take you a YEAR to get it done.  I didn't even have the chairs or table to do, but just a hutch and a buffet and it took me that long, however, I'm not Stacy from Diamond In The Rough.  The safe bet is this: If you are looking for a furniture flipper to revamp your dining room set and you only have me or Stacy to choose from - PICK STACY!!!  Here's the set her client commissioned her to makeover. 


Stacy's client received this set from someone in her family and it had been in storage. They had recently moved and decided to get it painted and finally use it.

Stacy likes to paint in CeCe Caldwell's Paint, Websters or MMS Milk Paint (she's a Dealer for all three - visit her online store to purchase some for yourself.)  One of the reasons she loves those products is because she HATES sanding and priming. In this case, though since it was a dining table Stacy took the extra steps.  Knowing the use this set would get, she wouldn't recommend sealing with wax.  She chose to antique it with a stain.

Stacy sanded, primed with oil based primer and painted 2 coats in Behr "Antique White".  She then broke out the sander and sanding paper and distressed it.  She antiqued it with Minwax Stain "Early American" and sealed with CeCe Caldwell's Satin.  She did 6 coats on the top of the table for EXTRA protection since her client has kids but only did 2 on the chairs.

Stacy's awesome mother-in-law reupholstered the chairs. Look at how fantastic they look all lined up in a row...
Makes you tired just looking at them, doesn't it? When I ask our Furniture Flippers what they don't like to work on - the #1 answer is chairs.  

After the work on the chairs & table was complete, Stacy moved onto the hutch.  She did the same treatment to it which also turned out completely awesome.  

Stacy was excited to get started on the hutch and skipped taping off the glass, figuring she would deal with any paint mishaps on the glass later.  BIG MISTAKE she said.  It took forever to get that paint off of the glass.  Save yourself that energy and tape it off she says.  

Look at the closeup of the detailing now...

Stick around...I have some bonus pictures coming towards the end of this post.  Get your "pin" button trigger finger ready, readers.  

Diamond In The Rough is located in Brookhaven, Mississippi.  You can follow along with Stacy on her Diamond In The Rough Facebook page.  Let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.  She's my former "cellmate" from last year when I was in Facebook Jail. 

Stacy's writes, "My customer and her husband were so happy with their set and that is what is all about!  Making pieces pretty again and making people happy make me HAPPY!"

Look at how lovely the completed set looks in it's new home sweet home...

Let's do a side by side comparison of the before & after...

Huge difference!  

Thanks so much Stacy for sharing your awesome Furniture Flip!

Dear readers, get your flip in!  What are you waiting for?  Here's your invitation.  Email me before/after pics & a ton of details to .
See you tomorrow!
~ Stephanie


  1. Wow- that turned out amazingly well. Great Job- I'm inspired!

  2. Don't mind me while I go get a towel to wipe the puddle I just left on the floor after seeing this!! =:^O)


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