Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fab Furniture Flippin Contest: A Furniture Flip

**This post was sponsored by DecorArt, Inc. However, the opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own. 

If you're new to The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest, welcome! We're glad that you're here! Each month 30+ contestants compete for a GRAND PRIZE from our monthly sponsor by refinishing a piece of furniture and displaying their incredible furniture flipping skills to coincide with our monthly #fabflippincontest theme. Are you a blogger with some competitive bones in your body!? Send us an email to info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com, we'd love to have you join!

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This month is so exciting! Not only do we have an AMAZING sponsor lined up for February but we are also honored to have the talented and edgy Mark Montano step in as our celebrity guest judge! Without further adieu, let's get to it!

Here are the details for this month's contest...


February 2016 Theme: "Make A Statement"
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 19th @ 11:59 PM EST
Sponsored By: DecoArt, Inc.

PRIZE PACKAGE: 
DecorArt Products Valued At Over $250


DecoArt, Inc. is our sponsor for this month. They offer a comprehensive line of products for just about any kind of DIY or furniture project that you could dream up. Check out their color palette of Chalky Finish paint and start imagining your next flea market transformation! I'm going to show you how I "Made A Statement" using a FREE dresser, some scrap wood and an 8oz. jar of Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish paint in Relic mixed with a few spoonfuls of Legacy. I call this furniture makeover, The Elizabeth Console

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I started with this six drawer dresser. One, two, three, four.. okay yes, I know. There are only four drawers. That's why it was FREE! It was miss'n something... or two things. But without those bottom drawers, both my brain and my heart were whispering, "console".

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Without too much effort we trimmed down the middle support, removed the bottom drawer brackets and filled in any holes or scuffs with wood filler. Once we removed the dust, she was given two coats of Chalky Finish paint.

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Those four drawers needed some texture to "make a statement" so I dove head first into our wood scrap pile. Anytime I have a chance to empty something from this pile it puts a big old smile on my face. Not only is re-purposing FREE but it also allows me to fit another car into our garage. ;) I made sure to grab wood with varying degrees of thicknesses so that the drawers would have some nice depth and texture.

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Once we had our drawer measurements, we made our cuts and then layed the wood strips onto the floor to create our layout.

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We used a nail gun to secure the wood to the drawer fronts and then we took a little break. That was exhausting! Not. It was so easy! We did take a break though... I wanted a Dr. Pepper.  :)


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We finished the drawer fronts with our custom mix of American Decor™ in Relic and Legacy, then sealed Ms. Elizabeth with a layer of Creme Wax. Bu-bye flat drawers! Hello, gorgeous deep gray with a little punch!
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Refinishing furniture doesn't have to be expensive. It's not hard. And your piece doesn't always have to be used for what it was originally intended for. Adapt. Change. Up-cycle. DecorArt made that easy!

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Now, it is time to start the party! Our February 2016, "Make A Statement" Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest begins now. Bookmark this page and continue to check back to see the FABULOUS furniture makeovers our contestants come up with. And be sure to head on over to see Charlotte from Ciburbanity. She's cooked up some fun projects using products from DecorArt and her DIY mojo is always AMAZING!

Happy Creating!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Adding Design With Country Chic Paint

** I received product from Country Chic Paint to complete this project but my opinions and thoughts within this post are 100% my own.


I'm excited to be guest posting at Country Chic Paint today! There, I'll show you a quick and easy way to add design to the simplest of organizational tools... the bulletin board. Do you or your kiddos need a dedicated space to put your important papers or works of art? Do you want it to look prettier than these? Come see how we went from this...

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to this!...

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Happy Organizing!

Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street

Friday, January 8, 2016

DIY Rustic Desks

**This project was sponsored by General Finishes. However, the opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own. 


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Today I am sharing a fantastic way to re-purpose an outdated table and turn it into a rustic and space saving workspace. This was an easy and quick furniture makeover because I was working with some FANTASTIC products!  You guys!.. I can't say enough great things about General Finishes new line of Chalk Style paint. It's awesome!

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I needed a designated quiet space for our kids to complete their homework but there wasn't much room for a traditional sized desk. I had a well loved kitchen farm table that would do just the trick! Full of scratches and nicks, an outdated blond top and a bright green base this table had seen better days. But, I had an idea of how I could make it work for me!

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I started by sanding the top of the table down to the original wood. Wiped down the table top, then brushed one coat of General Finishes Water Based Stain in Walnut. This was my first time using a water based stain and I have to say that it went on like a dream! The coverage was superb and clean up was a cinch! The green base was painted in General Finishes new line of Chalk Style Paint in Empire Gray. I've tried several chalk style paints over the years and this one has become a new favorite!


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We made our measurements, then marked our line with a chalk line.

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Once the table was cut in half, I sanded the table in a few strategic spots to give it a worn in look. Then, sealed BOTH the stained top and the gray chalk style paint with 2 coats of Flat Out Flat. This top coat is incredibly endurable and gives off little to no sheen. If you like the look of wax, you'll be smitten with Flat Out Flat. Plus your arms will thank you because you can kiss that buffing step good-bye! Each of these products are simple and easy to work with and because all of these products are water based, with just a little soap and water, I was done with clean up in minutes!

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The desk was attached to the wall with a few screws and a couple blocks of wood. At 18" deep, this table turned rustic work space gives ample room for books, papers and a laptop and checks off every box for EASY, INEXPENSIVE and great for SMALL SPACES! With just a little bit of effort, this table created not one, but two desks that now have a fresh start. :)

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Our talented #fabflippincontest hosts have some wonderful furniture flips to share!

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You can also keep checking back to see what the contestants of this month's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest linked up below. The theme is A Fresh Start and the sponsor this month is General Finishes. If you are interested in becoming a participant in future monthly contests please email info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com


Contest Details




January 2016 Theme: A Fresh Start
Contest Start Date: Friday, January 8th
Contest End Date: Friday, January 22nd
Prize Package: 8 Quarts of General Finishes Product

Feel like you want to try your hand at painting or staining with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint and Water Based Stain? Check out all of their paint colors and products.

Happy Painting!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Friday's Furniture Fix Link Party No. 20


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It's our last round of Friday's Furniture Fix for "2015" and we're so glad that you're here! Thank you to all of you who shared your furniture makeovers with us this past year! Today, we've got lots of timeless refinished pieces to share! Enjoy!

Your hosts for #fridaysfurniturefix are...
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Here are our favorite picks for this week!
Week 19 Friday's Furniture Fix Features

ReFind Design by Coco Clare took a vintage chest of drawers and turned it into the loveliest nursery dresser/changing table for her daughter. We're crazy about this shade of pink from Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint collection, the white floral knobs and it's original wood legs. So fun and whimsical!

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Kim from Hunt and Host found this little side table for $5 at a garage sale. With a little chalk paint and some painters tape, she gave it both function and a purpose! Pop some popcorn... who doesn't love a good game of checkers!

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Paige from A Junk Chick Life is a negotiator, a furniture flipper and a magician! Seriously, you absolutely have to head on over and see the before of this desk. It was a mess. Paige has restored it beautifully!

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We're smitten with the texture and design of this classic grey dresser from Gray Table Home. Those knobs and the original wood legs and top give this piece both warmth and style. 

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Our most popular makeover this week goes to Heather from The Heathered Nest for her Mid-Century Modern Armchair Revival! What luck to find not just one, but a pair of these mid-century cain chairs! Gorgeous makeover, Heather!

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If you like our features, make sure to follow Friday's Furniture Fix on Pinterest.



And if you've been featured, please help yourself to our button below!

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We hope each of you will be surrounded by family and friends this Christmas season. Have a safe and terrific New Years and we'll see you next year! 
This party closes on Monday, January 4th @ 11:59PM EST.

Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Friday's Furniture Fix Link Party No. 19

It's that time again... Thursday evening... time for another round of Friday's Furniture Fix and we're so glad that you're here! Thank you to all of you who shared your furniture makeovers with us this past week! There's a whole lot of wood and neutrals today to inspire you... take a peak!…

Your hosts for ‪#‎fridaysfurniturefix‬ are...

Patina Paradise | 58 Water Street |  Slightly Coastal | Thirty Eighth Street


This week's host is Lucy
Here are our favorites for this week!

I'm in love with the rustic awesomness of this Reclaimed Wood Media Console by My Love 2 Create.  Can you believe that she built it from scratch!!! She shares her plans on her blog so that if so inclined you could make one yourself. I need more power tools!



Honey and Roses shares how she extended the legs on this little Farmhouse Table. I totally thought they were the original gorgeous spindled legs!  And she even shares what she would have done differently.


Ally and her husband from Mr. Wilson and Me gave their French Provincial Table and Chairs a pretty and fresh update with paint. The chair skirts were made using drop-cloths. So simple and yet so elegant! The table looks beautiful set for Christmas!




And D.D.'s Cottage has worked her usual magic on this vintage dresser... Just love the contrast of the white and the wood!




The most viewed piece was this gorgeous China Cabinet makeover by Orphans With MakeUp. Just look at that salvaged wood backing! It's a stick and peal product called Stikwood!!! I can think of a ton of projects I could use it on, how about you!?




If you like our features, make sure to follow Friday's Furniture Fix on Pinterest.


If your project was featured, we would love for you to grab a button and post it on your blog.
 
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Can't wait to see what you'll share with us next week! 
 Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Friday's Furniture Fix Link Party No. 18

Welcome back to another edition of Friday's Furniture Fix! We hope you had an incredible Thanksgiving filled with great food, fun, and family. It was a lot of fun to pick 10 projects last week from projects linked up to all the past #fridaysfurniturefix parties. One thing is for sure...you are a talented bunch of furniture fixers!

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 Thanks for linking up to the party each week and sharing your amazing talent. We really love pouring through your links and seeing all of the pieces you link up. Your hostesses are...

 


As usual, we have some amazing projects to feature this week. Be sure to click on over and read about each one. These ladies have some really great information to share.

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The most clicked project of the week was this sweet little turquoise and blue chair from Nan at Granny Fabulosa. It is a real eye-catcher.




Then along came this incredible pink campaign dresser from RPK Interiors.
Wowza! The pink and the painting and the gold...perfection.


We go straight from the clean lines of the campaign to the very feminine lines of this beautiful French Provincial dresser from Patricia at The Wood Spa. I mean, is this a beauty or what?


Finally, we have this incredible two-tone dresser from Denise at Salvaged Inspirations. Everything about this is fabulous. The hardware, the two-tone, the shape of the piece. Gorgeous!


If your project was featured, we would love for you to grab a button and post it on your blog.
 
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Once again, thanks for linking up to our party! We are so looking forward to seeing some great projects!

Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street