Welcome to my Blog!

I am very new to this and just getting started. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I am a husband and father to the most perfect and beautiful women in the world. My wife and daughter mean the world to me! I started fixing, painting, refurbing furniture as a hobby and it has continued into something great. Enjoy the blog and thanks again for stopping by! -Nick

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Furniture Updates & a makeover!

I hope everyone is doing well!! I had a good week last week and was able to sell all my existing pieces that were still available. Thanks Craigslist! I did some calling around here in Raleigh and I was surprised to learn at how much little specialty stores charge to cosign piece's. Most here wanted a percentage of the sale and then a 50/50 split. I guess that is the norm but once all that jazz happens there is not a lot of meat left on the bone! I guess I will stick to the internet sales for now!

On to the newest makeover!

Again there is no before! I suck! Think this but with worn out stain, white over spray and really bad hardware. All was there and in great working order. All drawers open/close easily. I painted this one with a Martha Stewart Metallic paint from Home Depot. It was in the mistint section for $1. I sprayed it and let it cure for a couple of days. Once it was ready I decided to try the Valspar antiquing glaze. I used it straight out of the bottle. It added a little hint of depth and age to the dresser. It looks 100 times better in person.
She still sits on her original casters. The legs have a lot of detail. Antropologie had these knobs on sale this week so I jumped on them. I think they add some class and a great look to the dresser! I think $12 marked down to $2.95 is a good deal! Here is a close up shot of some of the details:
I coated the entire piece with wipe on poly. Let me know what you think! This is the first non-distressed piece in a while. I will let it happen naturally. Have a good rest of your week and a great weekend!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Furniture Updates

I have been really slack lately taking before pictures. I need to remember to take a before, a during, and a finished product picture. Most of these pics are unstaged photos. It does give you an idea though of what I have been working on. I have been answering a couple fellow bloggers questions about what type of paint, glaze, etc I use. Please email with any other questions. Most of your furniture is better than mine but I will be glad to help in any way. So on to the pics! Everyone loves pics!. Picture these piece's with your typical old worn out stain. This buffet was done and sold within a couple of days but I had to end up taking it off the market because a certain sister in law claimed it as her's. It is now proudly sitting in her new home!

This is my latest piece. It was finished over a week ago. The outside is painted with paris gray chalk paint and the drawers are painted with old white. I apologize to a fellow blogger in advance because it looks identical to her's. I cannot remember the actual blogger's name but I saw it over at Primitive & Proper's POWW party last week. I showed it to my wife and said at some point people use the same piece, the same paint, the same finish etc. I like it and hope someone else falls in love with it!


This piece is still available! If you are in the Raleigh NC area and are interested please email me!