Welcome to the workshop series brought to you by Mustard Seed Creations and Funky Junky Interiors! A quick reminder: the voting for the So You Think You Can Decorate competition is open through Friday, so make sure you vote for your two favorite “old” entries this week. We are now going on a journey together to the wonderful world of painting and refinishing furniture. For those of you who are familiar with my blog, you know that I love, love, love furniture makeovers. I’m going to share some of my techniques, tips, tricks, short-cuts, ideas and favorite makeovers with you over the next few weeks. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try to address them along the way.
Donna is sharing a how-to on board and baton, so if you’ve been waiting to do this in your home, you’ll want to bookmark her page. I love the architecture interest and character it gives to a space. This treatment is relatively easy and inexpensive, so check it out when you’re done here.
4.) Don’t buy beyond your skill. If you’re in love with a piece, but it’s falling apart or has a wicked wobble, don’t buy it unless you or a hubby/friend/dad knows how to fix it.
The bottom line of buying furniture is go with your gut, but be realistic. It’s so easy to fall in love with a piece and be blinded to the challenges. It’s always good to shop with someone who can counter your enthusiasm. Be patient and wait for the perfect pieces.
So, Donna, do you have anything to add?
Buying and reworking upholstered pieces is a totally different animal, so I’ll do a separate Workshop Series on that, but here a few tips:
Once you find those diamonds in the rough, there is a lot to do to turn it into a stunner. We’ll cover all aspects of that process, including stripping, sanding, painting, staining, distressing, antiquing, protective coats, equipment…all of that and more! Stay tuned!