Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wonderful Dresser

This week we had a beautiful piece to work on. It was in pretty good shape when we bought it for 75 dollars. It has carving on it which was all there. All the hardware was still on it, which is unusual and it was really pretty hardware always a plus.

Here is the before picture

Notice the nice rope around the bottom with fluting on each side and carving at the top and the bottom and of course the beautiful swag on the top drawer in the center.

Here is the After Picture

We painted the case of the piece a taupe color. The side panels and the drawers were painted a light tan. Then the details were distressed by hand with sand paper then everything was rubbed with Antique Pine Paste wax.

This is what it looked like after our very creative Decorator got her hands on it.
This is Thursday lets see how long it lasts on the floor. The end of the month is just a few days away I am sure the store would like for it to sell pronto!!

Update April 1st : SOLD for 450.00 in 4 days.
A great feeling that someone liked it as much as I did.
More detail pictures.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cabbage Roses

It was another creative week at Treasures Resale. I had a wonderful time doing another headboard. Items seem to come in bunches one time we had lots of chandeliers come in. Next its couches now it is headboards. This one was very plain but with a little paint and a few hours of creativity I am very proud of the end result.

Update on Spring around the corner

The headboard from last week made it into the window! Yay

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring is just around the corner!

Last week I got some time to be creative. It was a real joy. I had a headboard, it was white. I forgot to take the picture before I painted it, Pink with Lime Green posts. That I do have a picture of ;)

I was stumped with what to do with it after that................then I had some inspiration. We received a girls bedding set. It was pink and lime green and had daisys on it.....ta da!! I was inspired..

To add a touch of whimsy I added a small daisy on the inside of the foot board so when the little person wakes up in the morning she can sit up and see this cute little daisy looking back at her.

Then to do the other side of the foot board. We realized that when the mattress is put on the bed the grass won't show all that much so we painted the grass on the foot board

When I was done the store decided that we needed some spring in the window and that is where it ended up. Spring is just around the corner after all.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Yellow is a popular color!

We also did a yellow corner cabinet this week. I unfortunatly don't have a before picture of this but it turned out really well. It was a very light color, and it really wasn't wood it was just pressed boards. We painted it yellow and then distressed it. You never know how well the piece will distress, this piece went VERY well. as you can see in the pictures the exposed wood took the glaze very nicely and it sanded down really well too. I was really pleased.

We also did a set of 6 chairs, 4 regular chairs and 2 with arms. Painted you guessed it Yellow then no distressing because these didn't distress well at all. The exposed wood just wouldn't take the glaze. Anyway they were painted then glazed and we also changed out the fabric on the seats.

It is sitting next to the table we did the week before.

Something a bit different

This week I had the opportunity to do something a little different. Because we have consignment items,, we got in a fireplace screen that was painted, then left where one panel had gotten LOTS of sun. It had actually bleached out the color. We sold it, if we could restore the color to the one panel. Here are the before and after pictures.

The customer was very pleased with the results and happily took it home to enjoy.

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