Friday, March 11, 2016

Curbside Creativity...

Boy, am I an indecisive person.  If given too many choices, I waffle - big time.  For instance, I thought I had an idea of what I'd like to find for my son's apartment in the way of a coffee bar.  I was leaning towards something like the industrial table that Dee from DeeConstructed made out of an aquarium stand.  

Then, I get an email from Dee's friend Gary Meincke.  He sent me a number of really cool flips.  When I saw this one, I was immediately torn.  Something like this would be cool for Zach's apartment!  It could serve as a coffee/wine bar.  So, now I'm back to square one.  (If someone else submits another potential option, then I'll just have to leave it up to the readers here to choose.) 

Gary saw this dresser sitting curbside.  He brought it home and removed the drawers.  He cleaned up the inside area with 1/4" MDF.  Then, he separated the two sections building the stem glass hanger and the bottle holders.  He left the right side door for storage.  Because every good bar needs lighting, he ran LED rope light thru the glass and bottle section.  He chose the color Merlot for the exterior and Cappucino for the interior.  (See?  Wine & Coffee names! Meant to be!)  He changed the hardware to "grapes" and he was done.

Isn't that terrific?  Very creative!  This piece sold quickly. 

Currently, Gary sells by word of mouth and via Facebook.  He's building up his inventory though, and he'll be going the flea market route soon.  

Thanks Gary for sharing your furniture flips!  Your one of a kind table will be coming up very soon on the blog. 

That wraps up another week of furniture flips.  If you have a furniture flip you'd like to show off, email me at furnitureflippin@gmail.com .
~ Stephanie

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