Flip This, Flip That….Flip my furniture?
We have all been glued to the TV watching all the shows where they take an abandoned house and in 30 minutes they make it better then new and of course sell it for a profit. We tried the same on a much smaller scale.
After performing all the interior painting on a home in Methuen the client was looking for something to add some color but didn’t just know what to do.
We offered a suggestion of repurposing and old piece of furniture that had seen better days. As you can see by the attached picture the old dresser had seen better days but was well built.
We found this piece of furniture at Habitat for Humanity Restore for only $ 40.00. The Habitat Restore is a store where they sell good building material and furniture at discount prices so they will not end up in landfills and can be repurposed (the proceeds from sales go to building new homes).
We took the drawers out of the old bureau and installed light plywood for shelves. Then it was sanding down the piece of furniture then applying an oil primer tinted gray for easy covering of the finish.
After some dry time we applied two coats of latex interior Benjamin Moore red interior latex paint, black interior latex paint for the shelve paint.
I also purchased the new draw pulls at the Habitat Restore for a dollar each. The total cost for the entire project was under $70 for everything. This will probably not become a family heirloom but a great functional piece that adds color to a neutral room.
Update after this was presented and delivered, we found an old chest that was very, very worn and didn’t have any handles for $50.
With a little sanding, polyurethane on the wood and more red paint we ended up with a matching chest for the extra blankets around the house.
Fun, functional and environmentally friendly project for the house and if you need direction or assistance give us a call at Ramsden 1-800-PAINTING.