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Creative Furniture Finishing
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I Love Garage Sales

You just never know what you’re going to find at a garage sale and most times the little things are the most fun – especially when they start out looking like they’ve had a really rough life!

The two ‘treasure’ boxes with square drawers shown here were coming apart at the seams and needed more than a little wood glue. I then added ball feet and top spindles and, after repainting everything, replaced the drawer knobs with old-fashioned antique ring pulls.

The little miniature armoire was in the worst shape of all. It had so many coats of paint the columns on the doors were bumpy and might as well have been painted with chunky peanut butter, and none of the drawers would close all the way. Lots and lots of sanding was needed on this one! When I finished painting I replaced the badly damaged drawer pulls with some little silver balls I found in a jewelry shop.

After that I cleaned Hobby Lobby out of wooden candle holders and painted a set to match each box!

1 creative furniture finishing
Ultramarine blue with bronze trim, 11” high x 10” wide
2 creative furniture finishing
Kelly green with gold trim, 7” high x 10”wide
 
3 creative furniture finishing
Deep Purple with silver trim, 8” high x 9” wide
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Miniature Armoire
This wonderful, little garage-sale find (only 20" tall, 12" wide, and 8" deep) looked as though it had never been touched with any kind of paint, stain or varnish....just dirt! The grain of the wood was so beautiful, after much sanding, I was tempted to simply clean and varnish the piece. Unfortunately, I found some small scars that couldn't be sanded out, especially on the top, which apparently had something attached that had been removed. The doors and one side also had some small but deep blemishes.

Hence the flower design to hide those imperfections and yet preserve as much of the wood grain as possible. I must say, it took some willpower to keep myself from covering the whole thing like I did on the Flowered Chest. Hooray for willpower!

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natural wood with painted flowers & accents
20" tall x 12" wide x 8" deep


Jeanette is available for creative custom furniture finishing and other custom paintings.

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