My Ramblings: Paint to Sell or Paint to Create

The furniture painting business is a tough gig. I mean it's about the oddest job you could imagine - painting late nights a coat here and there and working around family commitments, driving all over the place to pick up furniture that may or may not even be nice, meeting with complete strangers in their homes and trying to be wise about safety, and laying on the cold garage floor to paint at … [Read more...]

Turquoise Vanity Makeover

Craigslist is always interesting. I use it very often thus I have learned quite a bit as a result. I found a lovely looking vanity for sale on the site...here was the actually picture from the ad: I emailed immediately. And then heard nothing for days. You never know if the seller got the message or not or if you just missed the sale. I would guess about 1/2 of the time, I don't hear back at … [Read more...]

Why I Price How I Do: The Process of Refinishing Furniture in a Nutshell

I don't really know the best way to title this post, but it has occurred to me that perhaps my readers may be curious about why I price my furniture pieces like I do? Figuring out how to price a piece that is painted is not an easy task and surely I haven't always gotten it right, BUT I will tell you you that I do price my pieces as I do and I am a believer in paying myself for the work and … [Read more...]