It’s sooo haaaaarrrrdddd to say goodbye… to furniture!!

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A classic Boyz II Men song comes to mind every time I sell a piece that I’ve painstakingly refinished. Dramatic? Yep, sure am, but justifiably so… I happily put my blood (albeit only a splinter’s worth so far, knock on wood), sweat, and tears into every piece that I work on. pencil_beforeA piece of me goes into each piece, if that makes any sense, hehe. In fact, if I had it my way, I wouldn’t sell my most recent work… I would have a lovely circular foyer where this beautiful table would rest right smack in the middle of, properly dressed with a vase of fresh flowers on top along with a gorgeous rug and my little guys’ shoes strewn about underneath. But, alas, I do not have a foyer (pronounce it the hoighty toighty way while reading, please), so therefore this beauty is up on the auction block. *insert sad face here* Though it does turn my frown upside down when someone falls in love with my refinished pieces and gives them a happy home!  Here’s hoping this table finds a new owner before I swoon any harder!
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This beauty was a wobbly, dinged up, sad-lookin’ wooden doorstop when we met, but I bathed her in 4 coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s ‘Typewriter’ milk paint (adding bonding agent in the first two coats) & topped her off with some clear Briwax. The end result is a super cool finish that looks exactly like it was sculpted from a huge block of no. 2 pencil lead & I ADORE it! But, no! I cannot fall in love!! I am selling it since I don’t have a foyer… maybe I should just move so I can keep it! ;)

 

 

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2 thoughts on “It’s sooo haaaaarrrrdddd to say goodbye… to furniture!!

  1. Gwen

    Your table is classic beauty. Isn’t Typewriter a wonderful color? I totally understand your dilemma. Recently I painted a Bombay coffee table and a little desk/vanity in MMS Typewriter. I LOVE the results of both and don’t want to part with them, especially the little desk. I plan to do nightstands for my bedroom in Typewriter. Hopefully will get to start tomorrow.
    Keep up the good work.

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    1. SawdustOnMyBoot Post author

      Hi there, Gwen!! Thanks so much for the kind words & YES, Typewriter is beautiful!! I hope to find a piece that has Boxwood written all over it next time I’m out furniture hunting!! ;D Happy painting to you!!!

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