Thursday, March 23, 2017

When is it Wrong to Paint Furniture and Friday Favorites Linky Party 364

As a DIYer, upcycler, and maker of things, it isn't unusual to paint a piece old and beat up furniture. I do it all of the time and I'm sure you do too.

But I am starting to rethink that updating strategy after hearing about the long and horrific restoration job a friend went through to remove silver spray paint from a set of antique rattan Mid Century Modern footstools. There was one footstool for each spouse and they groused about DIYers ruining a classic antique but it also meant they added them to their collection for a song because the current value was shot.

I understand both sides of the coin. I love a good painted or reworked furniture project but I can also get sick to my stomach when I see someone wreck a piece that would sing on its own with stripping, sanding, and retaining the finish (Flea Market Flip I'm talking to you.)




Which is why I appreciate the extra work Vintage Green took to restore her scratched and water stain dresser rather than take the easy way out and paint it. Bravo!
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Ornate Mirror Makeover
Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose
Ornate Mirror Makeover from The Navage Patch

Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs Recipe - These yummy deviled eggs are perfect for Easter or any family gathering.
Penny from Penny's Passion chose
Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs by Dear Crissy

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose Detoxifying Turmeric Tea from Dear Crissy

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 Furniture Fix #2 - Low Dresser Made Useful from a Vintage Green

Easy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe - One Pinner said this easy peanut butter pie is the BEST dessert she's ever made!
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Easy Peanut Butter Pie by Dear Crissy

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Driftwood Art from Crafts By Amanda


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