Thursday, March 3, 2016

Buh-Bye Dark & Dreary...

Dark & dreary...that could describe my mood on days when the sun doesn't shine.  Well, it could, if I didn't look for the little things that brighten my day.  Case in point, the picture right here.  On this particular day these things were making my day!  My new duster that I used all over the house that day.  The fact that the M&M's in my cookies matched the flowers on my counter.  My always makes me happy regular iced coffee from McDonalds.  My open windows.  Finally, the sound of my wind chimes.  Yep, that's what it takes to turn a potentially dark & dreary day into a happy sunshiney one for me.  It's the little things...(Come on Spring!  I want my windows open again!)

Speaking of banishing dark & dreary.  Check out the two pieces that our lovely furniture flipper Kellee of The Charmed Workshop rescued.  

Both of these are from the 1970's.  The top one piece with the gold fabric was Kellee's first save.  She found it at a local thrift store for $4.50.  Her husband couldn't see the potential, but Kellee could.  (How many of us wives have had the same reaction from our husbands over a piece we've dragged home?  Raise your hands!  Quite a few of us.)  

Kellee fell in love with the metal grid on the doors and knew she wanted to highlight them.  The entire cabinet was too dark so she lightened it up by painting it Marine Isle by Behr.  The old gold fabric was removed and she added some feet to it.  (I love when feet are added!)  Look at this beauty now...it's now living out it's life with new owners but I hope they tell it that Kellee thinks of it often.

The other piece's size impressed Kellee.  She started painting it in cream but didn't feel that it was quite as light as she hoped.  So, she went over it in a white glaze.  Adding the new feet to it really changed the appearance of it.  Finally, she replaced the hardware with new.

What a difference! 
These two pieces are no longer dark & dreary.  

You can see more of Kellee's work on her Facebook page, The Charmed Workshop.  She is located in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Head on over there and let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.

Thanks so much Kellee for sharing your furniture flips!  Keep 'em coming.

Speaking of flips, dear readers, have you submitted yours yet?  What are you waiting for?  Email me at furnitureflippin@gmail.com .
~ Stephanie

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Stephanie! So exciting that you wanted to share my work! I love that you're doing this blog - there can't be enough before/after sites in my opinion. It's so inspirational!

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