Monday, February 22, 2016

Dinner & A Dresser...

World's Best Tenderloin
If you follow Furniture Flippin' on Facebook you might have noticed that I ask you all (pretty much every single night) what you are having for dinner.  We have some pretty good cooks out there.  You may get annoyed that I ask every night but I don't really care.  Obviously, those posts aren't meant for you and you can just ignore them.  There are some of us though who love to talk food and swap recipes.  There are some of us who copy each other's meal plan.   And there is one of us who is thankful that she is four hours behind us so that she can pick from our menu offerings and then doesn't have to come up with her own idea for dinner.  That someone is Natasha from Trash & Treasure Creations located in Homer, Alaska.  

When I see the color turquoise I think of two people.  Natasha, because she has done some AWESOME flips using the color (like that one of a kind chest and that also one of a kind bench) and my Uncle Chuck because he always wore a turquoise belt buckle.  He was my parents' friend.  He would come to town every now and then to surprise all of us.  We never were quite sure what Uncle Chuck did for a living.  Mobster, maybe?  Who knows.  He drove a fancy car and was a bigger than life character.  I wonder what ever became of him.  We haven't seen him since the late 70's.  Just like Jimmy Hoffa.  Oh, well.  What can you do?

Natasha, on the other hand, I know what she is up to and right where she is.  She is busy transforming items like this one into something spectacular.

This dresser came with some history.  It was her husband's as a little boy and then was his daughter's.  Now, it was time for Natasha to put her mark on it.

She writes, "It had seen some wear, and ALOT of paint!  I've been using it for the past year, and finally got around to repairing the drawers, stripping the four layers of paint, and adding some pulls that have been missing for a couple of years."  (Can you imagine the hours she spent stripping all of that away?  I have to go take a nap just thinking about it.)

Natasha was inspired by a sketch her grandmother had created in school of a Calla Lilly.  She "painted" it on the front of the dresser using wood stains.

Isn't that pretty?  Such a beautiful job!

Let's take a look at the entire completed piece.

Absolutely beautiful!  It doesn't even look like the same dresser.  At all!  

You can see more of Natasha's beautiful work on her Trash & Treasure Creations Facebook page.   She has many original custom built items on there she has produced.  Go check her out and let her know what you are having for dinner tonight, too.  Tell her you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.  

Have you submitted your flip yet?  I think I'm closing in on blog post #300.  Wouldn't it be cool if that was you?  Well, there's no chance of that if you haven't emailed me at furnitureflippin@gmail.com with before & after pics and plenty of details.  Get on that.  
See you tomorrow!
~ Stephanie 

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