I know what you think, it was probably about time that I show you a new piece. It has been crazy around here, and I apologize for going M.I.A for almost two weeks..
First, my Etsy shop got almost sold out in a week, and we spent a lot of time packing and prepping all those dressers, night stands, chair, vanity, for shipping, gathering shipping supplies, quotes, etc..not that I complain, that was a good busy..and I can’t be thankful enough to all those nice ladies, for making space in their homes for our pieces..
Second, another big news this month, starting August 1, some of our pieces will be available at Jam, a super cool art boutique in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. If you are in the area, please stop by for a visit, you won’t regret it. I definitely wanted to buy everything on my first visit, you can find so many unique pieces there, starting with home decor items, jewelry, and even better, everything is hand made or repurposed… And while you are there, you can visit the entire area, it is filled with great unique shops.
Now, the introduction…meet Greta
she is such a beauty, and I must confess, I didn’t even think she will turn out so well..
I picked up this console from Goodwill, a few weeks ago, and the entire finish was full of scratches.. I think somebody even tried to write their name on it..I saw it, and I knew it has to be mine..
I had a lot of fun stripping it of the thick layer of lacquer..
The good thing about it, it didn’t need almost any repairs..I do not understand why people give away such good stuff, but hey, I am glad I was there to get it..
I wanted something different for it, I love mid century pieces, but I also wanted to put my print on it..that is why I choose to paint the drawer a high gloss yellow..I initially wanted to paint them different color stripes, but sometimes, even if it is a good idea in your head, in practice, doesn’t work..
Since I had the piece stripped to bare bones, I re-stained it with Minwax in Dark Walnut, for an authentic Mid Century look..I used the original hardware, because it would have been impossible to change it, so I just use some silver metallic paint to give it a new look. I finished the piece with high gloss polyurethane, 3 coats to be exact, and that went easier that I had expected..
The piece is now sitting in my dining room, and I love how it looks next to my table..I think it would look great like a buffet, and I am so bummed that I do not have space to keep it..
So, what do you think?