~SIMPLY FABULOUS TRANSFORMATION~
Would you believe it if I told you no one in my immediate family except ME likes to hunt down fabulous old junque? 'Tis true. Not my daughter. Not my son. Not my son-in-love, daughter-in-love and since my Miss K is only nine I don't count her opinion about it one way or the other. :) I'm not even 100% sure my Mr. AGPMan would love it if it wasn't for the fact his wifey is in the biz of transforming JUNQUE into CASH! That makes him a willing partner in the scavenger hunt and more than happy when he goes to the bank! :) :) :)
Now my sister in Tennesee...well, she's the junquing queen! She's my favorite gal to dumpster dive with. Only problem she's so far away so we don't get together nearly often enough. Maybe that will change someday!
Last Thursday I scored this sweet old maple chest from either the late 50's or early 60's at one of our local thrift stores. It's not what I'd call an AMAZING FIND, but the piece does have good bones. The upper knobs were missing (what a pitty), but everything else was in great shape. Given the price I paid for it deciding to buy it was a no-brainer! :)
~LOVE THE ORIGINAL PULLS~
After one coat of my favorite primer (Zinsser) I gave it a couple more coats of soft white paint and replaced the missing pulls with wooden knobs. The edges have been gently distressed and then it was given a couple light coats of sealer. It's going into my booth space at Edmond Antiques (Edmond, OK) tomorrow.
~NOT SO PRETTY!~
Because so many requests are made from would-be-buyers for furniture that is plain white (without artwork) I've opted to keep this one as you see it!
Here's a tip for you if you are going to paint furniture that is found unpainted and in it's original wood condition...
You may be temped to just begin priming without first sanding on the finish. I almost always lightly sand the varnish off when possible. Doing so helps the primer bond directly to the wood and not just the crumbly old sealer. Then when you distress the edges the paint doesn't come off in chunks. Instead you have smooth, gentle distressing!
I should make enough money on the chest to pay for my booth space for the month (or more!). Pretty good, huh?
Blessings for an awesome Saturday!
Love to you...