**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 firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd love to have you join!
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Once we had our drawer measurements, we made our cuts and then layed the wood strips onto the floor to create our layout.
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. :)
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!
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!
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!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street