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So, we flip furniture, right? Doesn’t sound very romantic and dreamy but that’s essentially what we’re doing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the work. Love finding the junky pieces, painting, distressing, photographing, making things beautiful. But for me at this stage in life, I’m attempting to accomplish two things: build a business doing something I love to do and help my kids learn a little bit about work and money management as they buy and refinish their own pieces.

Here is my latest “flip.” This dresser was purchased off of craigslist. It was a plain looking thing… nothing special about the design or finish. It sat in the garage for a while and on Saturday, I decided to flip this thing by painting it a color combo that is sure to sell rather than try out one of the ideas I keep stashed away in my idea notebook. Best laid plans….

Well, the finished product isn’t exactly what I planned. I wanted to give it a smooth, finish, low on the distressing. But as I worked on it, I felt as though it needed texture. So throwing caution to the wind, I whipped out the sander and assulted that silly dresser in an attempt to breath some life into it.

After sanding, I liked it and left it alone.

The chipped paint effect on the top was a complete accident. The sander kind of scraped the paint off of the top (see picture below).

Colors and technique used:

-Base: ASCP Ochre
-Top: ASCP Provence, Benjamin Moore dark gray

Distressing technique
-Used a sander with 220 and 80 grit paper to scrap away the paint
-Finished with steel wool to get that super smooth finish

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