The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest / Class It Up

Ok, so I really stink these past 2 months with DIY.  My energy & focus has been off & I’m one craft fail after another.  Heck, it’s taken me an extra week just to focus & finalize this blog post :-/.   May & June were GREAT & then everything went down hill a bit from there.  I LOVE working with the fabulous brands of our Fab Flippin Furniture Contest so let me at least show you what I’m trying to work on now.

I have this guest room furniture that has a unique color that I have loved but I know it’s time to change it up & make that room cozier for my folks that stay with us a few times a year.
Here’s what I painted a few years ago:

It was an oops paint & I love that this unique color, whatever the name it was, found it’s way to our home.  But, I believe I need to change it up or “Class It Up” for my parents now 🙂 They deserve it! 🙂

So I chose 3 different color Old Fashion Milk Paints for my July project.  I had high hopes I was going to paint a big kitchen storage cabinet.  Well July came & went & of course that didn’t happen.  So we are now in August & the 3 colors could have worked for these dressers.  I chose Federal Blue, Pitch Black & Slate.

Here’s a link their beautiful color palettes:  http://www.milkpaint.com/color.html

At first I wanted to paint them Pitch Black & mixed it up, time ran out that morning & I didn’t do it.  Then I changed my mind, mixed up Slate & started painting with my daughter.

I cleaned up the smaller dresser, sanded it down so the paint could adhere better & we started painting.  I don’t know what I did wrong, but it came out crackled & some of the milk paint was still chunky.  It’s not them it’s totally me! I’ll give this paint another try when I have time to concentrate on it more.  I’ll post when I do so everyone can see the better results you can get than my first time mistakes with it.

So August was sponsored by D Lawless Hardware.  I can’t say enough about this wonderful company & what they have to offer for your hardware needs.  But sigh… again I think I chose the wrong hardware.  I went a safe route & I kind of don’t like them. They are a beautiful set, but I’d like to get something a little more different.


I’ll post links in a new blog post to colors combos & hardware that everyone can help me decide on from these AWESOME companies.  I’d love to do all of this during September.  My ultimate goal for a lot of projects around the house is mid October.  My folks will be coming up & I’d like to finally have some fun & “homey” like decor around here for them.  Obviously I’d like to do it for the 3 of us too, but adding a solid deadline makes this a heck of a lot better to finally Get Things Done Around Here! 😀

 

Let’s make this room something that will blow my mom’s size 4 1/2 sandals off! 😀

 

I’d love for you to stop by & see the incredible projects that came out of the Fab Furniture Flips again.

FFFC graphic (6.18.2016)

Stop by 58 Water Street & be sure to vote for your Favorite Fab Flip! Every month there are SO many great choices it’s so hard to choose!

http://www.58waterstreet.com/2016/08/fab-furniture-flippin-contest-class-it.html

If there is any questions or interest in joining this talented group of DIY’ers feel free to email info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com.

So starting next week I’m looking forward to starting new projects & adding new ideas to NutMeg Creative Cafe. I hope everyone had a fab summer!!

2 thoughts on “The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest / Class It Up”

  1. I think I know what happened in july and August… Your DIY partner in crime had a baby! But I’m back and we can DIT! ( do it together)

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