It’s not the first time this has happened…
…where I’ve sold a piece of furniture right out of my garage.
And it’s always to the same customer, my friend and neighbor, Michelle, who has deemed me her own personal picker. Should I be flattered or afraid that I’m veering too far into Sanford & Son territory?
I do have the red truck, after all. I came home from the ultimate picker’s yard sale with the back of my truck loaded full — twice — and lots of keepers for me and project pieces for my antique store booth.
This pretty little mahogany shelf, which was looking a little scratched up and beat up when I brought it home, was one of my favorite finds. Despite its rough shape, it’s still a pretty piece with lots of character. And good bones. I knew it would have a fabulous second life as a painted bookshelf.
My neighbor happened to catch me out in the driveway painting, and she immediately claimed this beauty. (OK, maybe I called her and told her I’d found a piece I thought she would like!)
She fell in love with the color on another piece I was painting and decided the bookshelf need the same treatment.
So that’s just what she got. After a good cleaning and sanding, I brushed on two coats of Sherwin-Williams flat latex in Indigo Batik, a highly pigmented dark blue.
I dry brushed the raised details in white (specifically DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting.)
The bookshelf was missing its finials, so I replaced them with some wood dowel caps I found at the craft store.
To finish, a few coats of DecoArt Soft Touch Varnish.
And another garage furniture deal completed.
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Beautiful! I have the perfect place for this.
Atta Girl Amy
You’ll have to fight Michelle for it.
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads
That is a gorgeous color that you used on this piece, Amy! It looks beautiful!
Atta Girl Amy
Thanks so much, Jane. I do love how the color turned out. I’m really digging indigo lately. Must redo entire house in it… Only kidding, I think.