Well, I guess the customers at Stars prefer the ‘new blue’ too! Everything I painted that color has already sold! Here’s the rundown:
You’ve already seen this piece in the previous post, but here are the details of it. It was originally a plain dark pine stain with round wood knobs and sat flat on the ground.
I added some wood feet, because . . . . . I like stuff with feet!
Just sanded off the original varnish, painted it my new blue and sanded again to distress. The plain wood knobs HAD to go! (although if you MUST re-use the original knobs, you CAN paint them)
I found these gorgeous bubble glass knobs at Home Goods a while ago. I NEVER go out and buy specific knobs for a specific project. I buy them when I find them at the right price and always have a stash of them to select from. The old original knobs get added to the stash as well. These just happened to have one knob missing; so only five instead of a set of 6 . . . and consequently at a reduced price!
I lined the drawer with some vintage post card wrapping paper.
And decided to line the shelves too.
I must have made the ‘right choices’ because it sold from my space at Stars in just over a week!
I also painted this old wood chair my ‘new blue’ and distressed it.
Here’s what it looked like when I bought it. Gotta LOVE it when you find pieces that don’t need a lot of prep-work’!
The chair sold right away also.
Painted this pair of end tables with the new blue as well.
The tops were pretty badly chipped and scratched, so I did have to sand them quite a bit before I could paint; but the legs were pristine!
Love this little cut out detail on the fronts of them.
And the ‘shapely’ legs.
No two pieces will ever distress exactly the same, so don’t even bother trying to get them to perfectly match.
As long as each has a comparable AMOUNT of distressing; they will still look like a ‘matched pair’.
I almost always price everything ‘individually’, makes the clerks job much easier and saves them and ME time. Because IF you price items as a ‘set’ you can BET that half the people who look at it will want to know if they can buy just ONE!! Then the clerk has to take time to call me and ask IF I will break up the set and what would the individual prices be . . . . and 9 times out of 10, the customer will NOT buy even one of them!!
So, save everyone involved a lot of time and trouble and price items separately. UNLESS you absolutely insist that they be sold as a set. In which case, BE SURE to make a note of that on the price tag.
For example I found a pair of matching twin size chenille bed spreads. Chenille is always hard to find and I have NEVER found two that match. So, since this is such a rear find, I want them to be sold together, so the new owners can really enjoy their ‘rare’ vintage find.
So, all of these items sold within WEEKS of putting them in my booth. Now I need to find more stuff to paint. And that ‘might’ involve bringing some of the ‘white stuff’ currently in my booth home to RE-paint! Haven’t been finding much furniture lately on my thrifting adventures.