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Furniture Makeovers / Tips & Tutorials

Have you struggled with using Clear Coats in the past?  Well I'm here to tell you, those days of frustration are over.  Why?  Because Frenchic's durable and Easy-to-Use Finishing Coat is here! Introducing Frenchic Finishing Coat! It's durable and so easy to apply! Frenchic's Finishing Coat is a durable, Environmentally Friendly, top coat...

A while back I asked for opinions on color combinations for this piece and I'm thrilled with all the votes that came rolling in. Before Picture We offered different color combos to choose from ~ you voted and we painted it. The transformation began with two thin coats of Frenchic Furniture Paint's beautiful Lady Grey, a rich, deep...

This dresser stuck out like a sore thumb at a local thrift store and I have to admit, I almost didn't bother looking at it because it's so not my style.  At first glance, I thought it was something a dad had made for one of his little kids  The combination of baby blue and bright green was enough to make me grab for my sunglasses.

before picture bright blue and green dresser

I didn't care for the extremely high gloss finish on it, but that's just me.  Retro just isn't my style - AT ALL - but it had a great price on it, so I started checking it out.  What I discovered is, it was very well made dresser.  The entire piece is well built and definitely not homemade.  The metal seal on the inside reads "Tri-Bond Furniture III".

Tri-Bond Furniture label III

Long story short, it came home with me.  We took a vote online for color choices and after all the votes came in, we decided on a classic white.  Check out the difference a little paint makes...

I found this antique bow front dresser two years ago during a trip to one of my favorite places, Traverse City, Michigan.  I usually  bi-pass pieces that need a lot of work and this one was definitely in need of some TLC, but I knew there was a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.  Sad part is, every time I looked at it, I bi-passed it for another piece that didn't need any repairs.  It sat in our workshop for so long, I actually listed it for $45 and when it didn't sell for that I thought forget it.  The pulls are worth more than that alone.  I had just returned to work after my surgery and I was on a mission.

Don't fight the Character, Embrace it!

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