Hi everyone, I am so excited to tell you that I am taking part in a fantastic competition this month called “The Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest” organised by a group of wonderful bloggers and this month hosted by Charlotte at Ciburbanity and Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street.
Not only you get to showcase your piece, your transformation and get opportunity to be featured on these blogs, you also get a prize! This month The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company is the sponsor of the contest!
This competition runs monthly and each month there is a new theme. This month’s theme is – Shabby Chic Storage! I love shabby chic items, so I thought it would be so easy.. but once I started thinking I had so many ideas and wasn’t sure which one to go with.. I decide to test myself a little and try to transform this old dressing table. This was definitely more shabby than chic..
I found it abandoned and thought it would be perfect for upcycling it for the Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest.
It needed some fixing before I could actually create what I had in mind, but after some wood filler, lots of sanding and cleaning the piece was ready to be transformed.
I used Annie Sloan’s Antoinette for the base colour. As I wasn’t happy with the piece as I thought it was looking a little plain in just baby pink I decided to use a bit of lace painting for this project. I ended up injecting some deeper colour in this piece as I thought it would give a better effect and to be honest I am so glad I went for it!!
I had a net curtain with beautiful butterflies which I thought would be perfect for this theme. I placed the net curtain over the drawers and the shelf and sprayed some matching baby pink spray paint over.
I took the lace off….. and Loved the effect..
I painted the door knobs in fuchsia pink and sprinkled some gold glitter on, sealed it with varnish…
and then it was done.. From shabby to chic!!!
Meet the bloggers who are part of this wonderful contest