July 8, 2010

From flea market ugly, to flea market chic

This piece was kinda ugly in the beginning, but now it's pretty stunning. I'm kinda in love with it to be honest. It turned out so good. It's in the shop and waiting for you to snatch it up and make it yours.

P.S. Sorry for the not so good before pictures, it was a last minute thought.The top and the bottom came together, but in the hauling process ended up in 2 different spots. Sorry you can't get the full effect of the before.

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12 comments:

  1. Can you share how you got the gold detail off the glass? Thanks.

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  2. I used a razor scraper, I use the little plastic ones that cost less than $2.

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  3. That looks amazing! I LOVE the background print you chose. You did such a great job!!!

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  4. This piece turned out fantastic. I guess you could see the great bones under all that brown. I love it in white.

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  5. Found you through Better After. I have one very similar I would like to do the very same way. Would you share about types of paint/primer and number of coats, etc?
    Thanks!

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  6. Jen I generally use eggshell finish, and use mistinted paints. As for primer, I don't use it really, but when I really want to cover something I just use a quick coat of white or cream then the desired paint color over it. I used a sprayer for this piece because of all the nooks and crannies. I think I did 2 or 3 coats, but really it just depends how well your paint covers as to how many coats. hope that helps!

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  7. What a beautiful transformation!

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  8. I am interested in how much you paid for it and what are you going to ask for it now that your done.

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  9. The price for the finished piece is $450. But what a paid for it is my little secret, let's just say I got a really good deal.

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  10. For the print on the inside, what did you use?? Is it contact paper or wallpaper?

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  11. I used wallpaper, and some watered down mod podge, but watered down glue would work also.

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