Announcing the winners of our Fab Furniture Friday giveaway!
My pick was Kristin, Long Part of Five Blog. I love how she not only breathed new life into this vintage pieces of furniture but also re-imagined it a bit by adding her own touch. I just loved the post she did about her project and wanted to share a bit of it below so you could learn a bit more about Kristin and her project. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Reinvent and Reimagine
I use those words a lot (reinvent and reimagine) when I’m writing grants. Recycling properties that were once used for industrial purposes and reimagining them into something new once they’ve been cleaned up – put back into productive use – I tell that story over and over. In fact, am gearing to write it about 18 or so times over the next 60 days as I write for communities in the hopes of getting some federal funding to help move redevelopment along.But I’m also using them a lot more around the ol’ homestead these days. (And I dare say – my spouse starts to cringe and shudder just a bit when they come out of my mouth – as they usually involve some sort of woodwork for him…)Case in point – my first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint project. When we moved into this house – we gave up a lot of storage. A LOT of storage, apparently, because after I unpacked the last box to make sure nothing had been broken in transport, I realized we had a lot of crap treasures with no place to store them.The curio cabinet we moved with us was bursting at the seams – and there was simply no place to store the platters and plates, bar ware and serve ware that had filled the built in cabinets in our old home.Realizing I’m married to who is arguable the cheapest man alive – I knew new furniture was out of the question. So I’d have to get creative.
Enter the Habitat for Humanity store + Stylish Patina. I signed up and took one of the chalk painting classes at Stylish Patina after visiting the shop and warehouse sales. I loved loved loved the shabby chic look – and wanted to learn the secrets to recreating it in my own home.
Our 2nd winner is the person that had the most “likes”. This winner provided this before & after! I love the clean lines and how the vintage hardware really gets shown off once it’s painted.
AMAZING projects, ladies shoot me an email email@example.com so we can get you your $50 in DIY products! Be sure you enter in to to the next Fab Furniture Friday on Stylish Patina Blog!
Virginia native Kelly Millspaugh Thompson’s company Stylish Patina is where vintage meets modern in home furnishings & decor. She believes that all spaces should have modern function and a vintage soul. ... read more
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