So it started with a dresser for sale on craigslist that I DIDN'T buy, but I picked up 2 of these for $75 instead.
Then I found this amazingly beautiful chest and a wonderful lady who is going to paint them both for me. I hated to pay someone to paint, but furniture refinishing is not my specialty. She gave me a reasonable price and she does such beautiful work that I decided to have her paint these pieces because I'm too chicken to paint them myself.
This one, sadly, is not mine but it's the inspiration for the paint, except we're leaving the top and the drawer fronts the stain color because the wood is so beautiful.
Can't wait to see it finished!
|INSPIRATION - can you feel it?|
I found this desk and small dresser on CL for an unbelievable $60 - BOTH PIECES! So for that price I'm feeling sort of BRAVE. I'm going to attempt painting these two pieces myself. They need a
Now I'm just on the hunt for a long dresser with lovely lines for a low price. These frenchy furniture pieces sell SUPER fast on CL. What I've found so far is either a) gone in a few hours or b) very high priced. But I don't need to rush too much on the dresser. First I need to get everything I've already bought finished up and into the room.
My goal is all new bedroom furniture for less than $1000 net. It seems fair to subtract the dollars I make selling old stuff from what I spend, right? Considering that a new bedroom suite would run $8000 or more I think that will be a really inexpensive bedroom furniture switcheroo.
I'm already looking at wood flooring and paint colors, I'm thinking 2013 might be a good time for those projects. It's only 7 months away.....
And a final word today about SuperDave, my better half. He's been, well, SUPER through the last two weeks.
Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!