Had me a little painting marathon this last sunny weekend.
I actually did almost ALL the painting on Saturday. Then detailed, distressed and varnished on Sunday. Rain was predicted for Monday night, so I loaded it all up in my PT Cruiser on Monday afternoon. (it ALL fit too; with room to spare!) Took it all to Stars today.
This table from the Forest Heights neighborhood garage sale . . .
Now looks like this.
The pedestal base was in perfect condition, so no need to fuss with it. The top just needed a little TLC.
This base would have been a real PAIN to sand and repaint. I probably would not have even bought it if the base had needed refinishing. Good profitability comes from knowing what projects to NOT take on too!
Love the detail on the apron.
$75.00 in my booth at Stars,
JUST picked up this solid maple coffee table on Saturday morning. VERY damaged top, and good legs.
Sanded away the damage and painted it turquoise. I did half of this batch of stuff aqua and half turquoise. I usually do it ALL the same color, but I really like how the various shades work together.
Left the legs as is.
$89.00 in my booth at Stars.
I could have almost left this vintage child size wicker chair ‘as is'; but decided to apply a coat of aqua paint.
Not a HUGE difference when you look at it by itself.
But definitely ‘coordinates’ better with the other stuff. This chair sold MINUTES after I took the picture!
That partially prepped solid oak two tier stand. Just had to sand the legs before I painted it.
Went with aqua on this one.
And after ‘sleeping on it’, decided it needed something more.
LOVE those curvy legs!
Really had to ‘cram things in’ to get it all to fit! My booth was already plenty full; and I was entirely prepared to pull out and take home some of the old inventory to make room for all this new stuff. But I got it ALL to fit!! $45.00.
Little black table from the Forest heights sale went from this:
To this! Turquoise with some Paris chic fleurs in the corners.
When adding designs like this, I distress before and after painting on the design.
This one is ‘pretty well hidden’ under the round maple coffee table; only way I could get it to fit! $45.00
But, the advantage to stacking furniture like this is that I don’t end up with a huge bare spot as soon as one or two things sell. Which is extremely helpful for me, considering that it’s a 2+ hour round trip for me.
One of those little ‘kit’ tables.
Not so ordinary now!
Minimal distressing on this piece; just along the very edges.
More strategic stacking! $29.00 for this little table.
HOW long had it been since this kind of white and gold paint has been in style?
It went from that, to this!
It is just me, or is that knob much too small for the space?
I traded out that small knob for this bigger pull that I had in my stash. I’m sure I’ll need that small knob for another project someday!
Turquoise paint and minimal distressing; and a fun new drawer pull.
“You’re painting the BACK???” Michael said as he walked by. Why not? It literally took 30 seconds to roll paint on the back; and it looks SO much better when the backside shows in my booth display.
$65.00 in my booth at Stars.
Hot pink carrier; a nice extra looooooong one!
Initially I just painted it turquoise.
Then I decided it needed a ‘little something’, so I stenciled this PARIS design on ONE side.
*** HELPFUL HINT: When painting decorative designs on items like this, that have TWO sides; I always only add the design to ONE side. WHY? The design might not suit everyone’s design preferences. So this way, it can also be used with the PLAIN side showing. Thereby appealing to a larger shopping audience.
I also added a little felt chandelier ornament; tied onto the handle, but easily removable. $29.00.
Forgot to take these to Stars this trip. Just a couple of shadow box shelves. Had been very POORLY painted a medium brown. I painted them aqua and distressed the edges a bit. These are very handy to have on hand to use as ‘risers’ in your displays. AND they usually sell well!
SO, that was MY weekend. Glad I got a lot of painting done when I had the chance because ti’s RAINING again now!! Ahhhhh . . . .summer in Oregon; people don’t tan, they RUST!
So, since it’s raining, you might as well go shopping!