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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!


  1. WOW, nick! that is spectacular! i love the shine and the beautiful color!

  2. You did a fabulous job - love this piece! Beautiful color, too

  3. I really like the color & shine on this one. Nice work!

  4. okay, this is a total show stopper! i'm toying with a metallic finish and you've talked me into it now!

    btw, i'm with you on the "meat on the bone" observation about listing pieces in stores/consignment shops. not much fun to share half the "wealth" after all that hard work!


  5. Wow wow WOW!! This is SPECTACULAR!! I've never tried metallic on furniture, but you've totally inspired me! WICKED AWESOME!! How on EARTH can you let it GO? Ooohhhh...if I only lived closer...

    Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you'll stop by and say hi too...) ♥ ♥

  6. So gorgeous. I have been wanting to try this paint out. I am inspired! Visiting from Restored Interiors.

    ps I host a linky party every Friday, I would love it if you could stop by and link up. Thanks!