Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Campaigning Pays Off

I found this campaign piece at The Salvation Army the other day for $27 and brought her home. I was thinking what can I do with you little boo boo. She is missing a corner plate, but I think I can find one that will fit it, so no biggie. Other than that she really is in pretty good shape.

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Primed DSC_0806 DSC_0807   Painted Heirloom White & Not Happy At All. The whole thing was done, and placed in the house to see how it looked, and I almost cried with disappointment.

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    So in comes my friend Klean Strip Paint Stripper, and Klean Strip After Wash

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The after was clean, and beautiful. The whole layer of stain came right off and left me with this lighter shade. To be honest, I thought about doing the whole piece over with the stripper, but it would have been to much work. Maybe another time.

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Stay Tuned to see the results…

Sorry.

XOXOX,

TamStyles

10 comments:

Hello Lover... said...

I cannot even tell you how jealous I am! I have been searching everywhere! Cannot wait to see the final product. Look on ebay or google shopping - I've seen the brass hardware via both of those!

Champagne Taste said...

DAMN! So Jealous!!! SO SO SO jealous! Try White! Just plain White! FAB!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

You lucky girl! I'm still trying to find the nerve to ask my inlaws for theirs! I've always liked them painted in a funky color. But, I don't know where you're using it.

Mine will surely go in TJ's room (if I ever get one)!

Kay* said...

great find! i love me some thrift shops :) looking forward to the reveal!

Redbonegirl97 said...

I am sure that you are going to make it look great as all your projects seem to come out in the end. Are you sure this is just a hobby, lol?

Peace, Love and Chocolate
Tiffany

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

$27, such a deal!! What's the deal with everyone painting furniture Heirloom White? So sorry you were disappointed. Do you want some suggestions?

Mrs. Chic said...

What a great price!!

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Great! you finally found It looks so much like that one I found at another Salvation Army location.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

great find! i just asked my mom if i could have their campaign dresser sitting in the basement and she said yes! can't wait to re-paint it.
i'm glad you're doing this post so i can see how yours turns out.

Brooke said...

Good Buys and more Good Buys!

You always get the good deals!

Hurry to the ATL!

-bc