Do you plan to or did you get rid of all your old cheapo furniture and buy new?
I don’t…I flip them.
Today’s project is one of those put together side cabinets that typically you would give away to Good Will and buy something much better when you could afford it. But for me, it’s not about the money. It’s about achieving a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture art.
This month’s challenge from the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest asked for a piece that goes from drab to fab by painting it with Deco Art Chalky Finish paint. The contest theme is “Make a Statement”. I’ve used Deco Art Chalky Paint before on other projects, so I knew the paint would be easy to use and would turn out great.
“MAKE A STATEMENT”
I used the colors Treasure and Yesteryear of Deco Art along with another paint from my stash in dark gray to antique it and Deco Art’s Cream Wax as a finish. You could use Relic from Deco Art for the dark gray.
I cleaned the side table off (super dusty) and painted the entire piece with the color Treasure and then painted the top with Yesteryear.
I used a foam brush for each color.
I just painted it on and used a t’shirt to lightly wipe it off, leaving just enough of the wash to tone it down a bit.
Updating the hardware – a new knob – makes a big difference in a furniture flip.
Participants of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest receive product compensation from the sponsoring brand, Deco Art, in order to complete their themed projects. Deco Art will also provide the prize package for the contest winner.
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8 thoughts on “Cheapo Side Table Flip – February Fab Furniture Flippin Contest”
What a difference! Your new side table looks so much better! I love that blue color, too.
Thanks, Carrie. I tend to go with conservative colors, so this was a stretch for me.
Love the colorwash Val, it really adds a beautiful layer of dimension to the piece!
Thanks, Brenda. I thought on it for almost two weeks. It sat there with the gray and teal waiting for me to finish it. Sometimes ya just gotta think on it a while!
Love that side table, Val. It is amazing what a bit of paint can do! Wonderful job!!
Thanks. My DH and I were talking about that this morning. It always amazes me what paint can do.
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