There are so many makeovers going on my head is literally spinning. There are furniture pieces being made over for my own house, for clients, for the LiveLikeYou rooms, for friends…and for no particular reason other than they just have to be made over. My garage is now officially a furniture factory. Thankfully some pieces will be shipped out next week so I can have some space for my car!
Here’s how it typically goes…I spot something in a store…
…get a quick Iphone picture. I prefer to buy from places that support a charity. If a piece has the right measurements, good bones, good wood etc. I buy it.
I bring it to my furniture factory aka garage, and call my go to guy Omar. I think of how I envision the piece.
I pick a color….for this piece ORANGE.
I pick a finish…SHINY LACQUER.
I select hardware color and finish if the hard ware is good enough… for this piece SHINY CHROME.
Does it need to be fixed? Yes, this one could use a new back.
Since I sell a lot of these redesigned pieces I want to make sure they’re done professionally.
So Omar, lightly sanded it, added a new back, primed it, painted it, fixed it….
….and today it looked like this:
A shiny orange lacquer chest with shiny chrome hardware.
Makes me wonder sometimes why we always buy new things. This is now as good as new.
The hardware stands out more with chrome.
I had the inside done in orange lacquer as well, however I’m thinking of adding wall paper inside.
Now all it needs is the right home.
Hope you all have a nice weekend!!