Let's talk about something that's not a very popular subject. What do you do when a piece doesn't sell???
Or, what do you do when you get sick and tired of a piece you have in your house??
I mean, it's not a very glamorous subject, but the fact is, sometimes even our best creative ideas just don't work.
I've had two of those kind of pieces recently - and as I'm getting ready for the market this weekend, it was time to either clear them out or re-work them! I chose to re-work them. Here's what I did...
First up, I had this fun painted bench. It was a great piece to try painted upholstery on - but maybe the colors were off, or it just wasn't quite right, or just a little too crunchy - whatever the reason, it's sat (pun intended!). (Here's the original make-over post.)
So I thought we'd try something fun and upholster it with fur! Now it's a fun, fuzzy bench, the perfect accent piece - a little more neutral - but no less fun! I hope someone loves this bench - it would be the perfect bench for the end of a big king bed!
Next up - the blue glitter dresser. Now listen, I think this one was a little too specific to sell - I'll be honest. But I loved it when I did it, and I had really been wanting to try glitter on furniture, so I did, see how I did it here.
I neutralized it by color washing it with Coastal Blue - and added big sparkly knobs. I love it!
The glittered drawers and feet were sanded and painted navy. And now it's just a beauty. I hope this one finds her forever home. To see the color washing tutorial, check it out here.
One of the nicest things about General Finishes Milk Paint is that since it's not sealed with wax, it's very easy to paint over it and get a whole new look. I didn't even sand this piece, I just color washed directly over the existing paint finish. Worked perfectly. It's amazing what a quick coat of paint wash and new knobs will do for a piece.
So you have a piece that you are tired of in your home, or that just doesn't sell - time to break out your brushes and give it a whole new look!