We bought this retro Bassett dinning set for $150 and after some cleaning and polishing we were able to sell it on Craigs List today for $ 325. I love it when we come across furniture that doesn't need to be refinished in order to be sold at a profit. Michelle recovered the chairs in a retro styled fabric from Hobby Lobby she also covered the back board of the china hutch with the same fabric. We had a lot of interest in this set and it sold fast.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Michelle bought this battered table for $20 at one of our favorite thrift store's it had a solid wood top and I knew it could be beautiful again.
So I stripped it back to raw wood and sanded it smooth....Why is Daisy sniffing the table leg??? I bet the previous owners of this table had a cat.....Daisy's arch enemy
Michelle found these Duxbury style chairs at another thrift store for $35 they were wobbly and needed re-gluing but after re-gluing and clamping over night they were decent again. I sanded the chairs and painted them with BERH's Oregano Spice semi-gloss paint.
Here is the finished set...the table top was stained with Minwax English Chestnut stain and then received 4 coats of Minwax satin finish polyurethane....the polyurethane was sanded with 220 sandpaper between coats.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
This desk started out as a thrift store find and the chair was also a thrift store find, both piece's needed help.
Really liked the different compartment's in the hutch top. The chair was really sturdy but very dirty and surprisingly comfortable.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Bought this dresser at a local thrift store and stripped the top and stained it with ebony stain and then polyurethaned it. Sanded the dresser and drawer faces and painted them a color that Glidden calls Swiss coffee white, anyways it turned out nice and is for sale on CraigsList now.