Friday, May 2, 2014

Green With Envy...

I'm being left behind!  I know I am not the only chicken when it comes to fun colors but the members of my group are one by one...others are stepping out of their comfort zone and stretching their color wings.  Say hello to Dena Billingsley and her husband Mick  of Richmond, Texas.  They recently acquired some of Dena's great-grandmother's old furniture including this buffet.

Dena was really wanting to add color to this piece and after searching for some inspiration on the internet (including our blog - Thanks so much Dena!) she threw caution to the wind and just went for it.  As you can see this piece was sturdy but it had some veneer issues.  

So, they removed the offending veneer.  Then before they painted it, they applied some Kilz Primer.  

After the entire piece was primed, they stood back and admired it in white.  Did they stop there?  No!  Would I have stopped there?  I don't know.  It's at this point that I would have chickened out and grabbed a neutral color.  Or at least I would have before I saw what comes next.  What comes next is really good...

They applied Rustoleum's "Eden" in a satin finish.

They weren't finished yet.  The final step was to apply a glaze to the buffet.  

What a gorgeous choice that was.

Check it out now...

Stunning!  I love how the dark glaze settles into the details and really makes the whole piece come together.  Beautiful job!

Dena has since completed even more furniture and though she currently just does the flips for herself, she does admit to being hooked.  

Thanks so much Dena & Mick for sharing your furniture flips.  Keep 'em coming!  

Dear readers, that concludes one more week of Furniture Flippin'.  This week went by fast, too!  Don't forget to get your flips in if you have them.  Email me before/after pictures and a lot of details to .

Have a great weekend!
~ Stephanie


  1. Wow, that green scared me a little until they finished it with the glaze. LOVE IT!!!! It's stunning!

  2. I usually don't like green, but this turned out great. The glaze made all the difference.

  3. Great job sister! Looks wonderful and now you can come to my house and refinish my stuff!

  4. Oh, I just want to hug this! :) Beautiful job!!!

  5. Amazing job! Love how you made use of the color green! I am sure it would stand out in every interior!

  6. I love this piece ...I have a similar one I'm going to do in a beachy blue.....I would love to know what specific glaze was thanksgivings


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