Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Chip Off the Old Block

My daughter decided when she was in Peru that when she came home, she wanted to pursue refinishing furniture.  I did what I could to discourage her knowing that it is so much work and very little money ~ not an ideal way to make an income.  And then there was the fact that she is living with me in our little house with no basement, so that meant that whatever piece she was working on would sit in the middle of my living room.  Having done furniture myself for a couple years, I was not ready to relive that experience through her.
But . . . she insisted and drug home her first piece of furniture from a weekend road trip to St. Louis . . . a lovely chest of drawers that has real character.
 
 
She bought it at an antique store and paid way too much for it considering she was flipping it.  But after painting and distressing it, it came out absolutely stunning.
 
 
She used Caramel Color's Reclaim black paint on it and then 
distressed it to perfection.
 
 
 It is a perfect piece for a bedroom or any place in the home.  It just seems to have a stately presence about it.


After all those years of watching me paint and showing no interest in it, who would have thought that she would end up being a "chip off the old block"?
 
 
To say I am proud of her would be an understatement.  The  surprising part is that she has sucked me back in to doing furniture with her.  I'm not doing as much as she is because I'm trying to slow down the "extras" in my life.  But I am helping her accessorize and trying to pick up small things that don't need a major makeover.
If you're in the Columbus, Ohio area, we will be doing a show together on Saturday, August 23rd at the Columbus Arts and Vintage Market Place.  It will be held at the Aladdin Shrine Temple from 10am to 5 pm.  We would enjoy seeing any of you who are nearby by and I will of course be so proud to show off my daughter, Kate.
You can see more of her items on her Facebook page Rustic Market.
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Linking with 
 
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
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The Carm of Home for Home Sweet Home
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Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday
 

11 comments:

The Charm of Home said...

That is the most gorgeous flipped furniture ever. The color is masculine and well traveled looking! I just love it! She did a very good job! Thanks for linking to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

BRAVO!!

What a gorgeous piece.

If I am able I will come by for the show. Love to meet her.

Hugs.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

ps

we listed our posts one minute apart, how weird is that?

must be columbus' perfect weather lol.

My Garden Diaries said...

I wish I was close by because I would so come!!! And my goodness it is just stunning!!! She has her mama's gift for sure! I would buy that piece in a heartbeat! And ha...you just never know in life what route people will take! Maybe she will open up her own shop and then you can make some goodies to sell there as well!!! Tell her a job well done friend! Nicole xoxo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beauty!! Your daughter did an amazing job on this makeover...LOVE IT!!

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Beautiful and elegant. I wouldn't have thought of that colour as I'm painting some dark wood pieces grey or white to give them a lift. All the best with the show to you and your daughter.

Sally Somervill said...

Your daughter has great taste! Her dresser makeover turned out beautiful! Love it!! It makes me want to go paint something charcoal. I'm sure it will get snatched up quick!
Sally @cottagefix

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

I just have to tell you, Hurrah! for your daughter. That is simply beautiful and looks very professional..Happy Weekend..Judy

Connie said...

Gorgeous, your daughter is great at this and I think that it is wonderful if she can make a living doing something she loves:)
The post before this one with your canned tomatoes is so pretty. All those canning jars lined up and really for winter meals. I have my first garden this year and I am wanting to learn to can. This year it is tomatoes and then next year I'll try something new. I'm so excited about learning.

The Charm of Home said...

I will feature this tomorrow at Home Sweet Home!

Nicki said...

Wow! I love furniture, and this is one of the prettiest pieces I've seen. The dark color was such a good choice. If you ever want to stop by our "Pin Your Friday Favorite" link party, we'd be honored to have you (Fridays- tshirtjeans.blogspot.com). So impressed!

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