Posts tagged with: #fatpaintretailer

One of my favorite pieces of furniture to do was this pirate map dresser, for some friends who wanted it done for their new baby boy. I knew the couple had traveled a lot through their whole relationship so I knew I wanted to do something fun and creative. I compiled a list of all the countries they had been to over the years, starting with the first trip on the top left drawer, and then on the bottom right where the baby was conceived. The dresser was the baby dad’s when he was a little guy. It had been stored for years but still had a great shape and very useful.

    I started the dresser by sanding down lightly, gave it a good scrub down, 2 coats of chalk white from our FAT Paint collection, sanded and distressed, then attached the maps with decoupage glue & sealed with our top coat. Once I was finished we delivered to the baby’s room with lots of time to spare so mom could fill the drawers with little things for the baby. It was a total surprise for dad, he had no idea that it was missing from the garage. So much fun to be a part of.

Debi xo

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Sometimes it surprises me what folks have sitting in boxes in the basement or crawlspace… A few weeks ago a couple came to me with a box and this chandelier that had been in his family for 80 years and they didn’t know what to do with it. It took some new wiring, a little up date with some paint and here you have a beautiful new fixture. I used to be that person with stacks of boxes, not knowing what do to with the stuff. My motto now is if you aren’t going to use it everyday then what is the point of hanging on to it. Or worse maybe paying for storage somewhere. Get those gems out of storage and enjoy what-ever it is you have packed away. Debi xo

 

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I was asked by someone the other day how many pieces of furniture have we built, painted and fixed over the years?? Wow that made me think about it for a few days, look over some old files.. I would have to say the answer is somewhere in the the hundreds. I am totally honored to be doing what I love. Not many can say that, I know because I have been there once. Debi xo

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Shabby lil Cabinet

 

Yes, I paint furniture- I hear it all the time why would you paint that.. Well it’s what I do. This lil’ cutie was just finished, I kept thinking while painting where can I put this at home?? I know I can’t keep everything, so what do I get rid of. Needless to say, she’s for sale. Debi

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