Midcentury Modern Bar Beautified

There was this amazing midcentury bookcase with glass doors that entered my life and I knew that it had the potential to be spectacular! (Shout out to Natalie’s boyfriend, Anthony, for finding this piece for me).

The first thing that popped in my mind when I saw it was a midcentury modern bar. I wanted to give this piece a makeover and transform it into something beautiful. Trying to decide on a paint color for a piece is the most stressful and exciting part. I want to make sure that I choose the right color the first time to avoid having to redo it once finished.

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Bench Turned Farmhouse Chic

Every time I am given a piece of furniture to beautify, I try to imagine how I want it to look like in the end. I will strive and work hard to make it look like or surpass how I envisioned it. I can honestly say that this bench went above and beyond how I imagined it.

A customer of mine found this bench on the curb and it was going to be thrown out. I am so happy that she was able to rescue it because she saw the potential it had. She wanted the bench to be painted white and distressed with navy and white fabric for the seat.

Bench before Picture

Let the beautifying process begin!

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Coffee Table From Drab to F.A.B.!

We love to beautify furniture for our customers because there are no better words to hear than “Omg, I love it!” However, there is a downfall. We have no time to beautify the furniture that is in our own home. There are multiple pieces in my apartment that need to be given a makeover but keep being pushed to the back burner because customers’ orders come first!

I got lucky and had a little bit of down time in my schedule. Instead of kicking back and watching Netflix, I decided to redo my coffee table that was in dire need of help.

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First Build, First Failure, First Success!

I have always wanted to attempt to build a piece of furniture to see if I was any good at building/woodworking. I just never knew what to build. I wanted to make sure that whatever I built, it was going to be useful for someone. That’s when it hit me…my friend Kristi has been talking about how she wanted a sofa table for quite some time. She was never able to find something that fit her couch well or matched her living room. I knew at this moment that building one was the way to go and I could surprise her with it!

First I needed the measurements of her couch. However, I never found the perfect opportunity to take my measuring tape out and measure without ruining the surprise. So instead, I went online, found her couch and pulled the measurements from the website.

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Dresser to Bar Transformation

The project that you are about to see has to be by far one of my favorite pieces that Nat and I made in 2017.

We were able to transform a dresser into a bar!

I found this dresser and immediately saw how amazing it could look if it was flipped into this great bar. The dresser had amazing bones and was SOLID wood, so….it was very very heavy. Thankfully with the help of my friend, Lori, I was able to transport it back to my house to be beautified.

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6 Reasons to Refinish Your Furniture

Natalie and I started flipping furniture a few years ago because we had a passion for turning something that was no longer wanted into something that looked beautiful again.

I have to admit, when we first started we did not know all that much. Flipping is a very big learning process. Most of the time you have to learn the hard way. There was a lot of trial and error but we learned what needs to be sanded, what type of paint would look best, how to properly stain pieces, and most importantly PATIENCE! All good things take time and I know that we both tried to rush a project and trust me it didn’t turn out well. My mom always used to say when we were younger, “do it the right way the first time or you’re going to end up doing twice the work.” Who knew that this advice would apply to, well, EVERYTHING in life?! …Thank you mom, I think I learned my lesson.

I wanted to take some time to explain to you why you should always consider buying furniture from a Furniture Flipper like Nat and me.

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