I'm so excited to bring you this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! I've teamed up with 20 other bloggers for this thrift store blog hop. The rules were simple--take an item(s) from a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. and transform it into a new piece of home decor. There was no budget, or theme to stick to so we were free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Meet the Hosts
Hello all! Welcome to the April Edition of The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest!
This month, our phenomenal sponsor is none other than Pure & Original, makers of some of the most fabulous paint to hit the DIY industry in recent years. It's a luxury brand, imported from the Netherlands and crafted to be environmentally-friendly with little to no VOC.
They are solid fruitwood, made by a company called Kindel. A stamp on the bottom dates them back to 1956.
I knew they were great quality the moment I spotted them at Goodwill, but they had some cosmetic issues, including what appeared to be a handprint in the varnish. Weird.
First, I stripped the top to remove the old varnish (and the handprint). Then, I gave the base a coat of P&O Classico Paint in Majestic Cloth. This paint is like butter, I tell ya.
After that, I brushed on some Greek Blue and Libo Bay here and there, trying to keep it random and rustic-looking.
After some distressing, topcoat, and new pulls, they were all ready to go!
Instead of restaining the tops, I kept them their original color and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. They are so much prettier now! :)
I am so excited to have had the chance to try this awesome paint! Some of the finest painters in the biz, including Leslie Stocker of Colorways and Diane Grover of The Paint Factory, are huge fans of Pure & Original and have created some gorgeous pieces with it. They'll also be serving as guest judges for the FFFC this month!
Over 60 talented bloggers will be completing their "Pure Colors, Original Elegance" themed pieces this month. It's our largest contest yet, competing for our largest prize package yet! Here's what's up for grabs:
1 Euro Gallon of Fresco Lime Paint ($125 value)
1 Fresco Brush ($32 value)
1 Euro Gallon of Marrakech Walls ($134 value)
1 Marrakech Walls Trowel/Spatula ($32 value)
2 1 Euro Gallons of Wall Primer Tinted ($212 value)
1 Euro Gallon of Dead Flat Eco Seal ($130 value)
1 Hand-Painted Classico Color Card ($10 value)
1 Classico Sample Pack ($60 value)
One hour of application consultation (via Skype) with a P&O expert ($150 value)
Free shipping to continental USA
Total value: over $1000 USD
Be sure to come back throughout the month to see more the 60 amazing projects from our participants and hosts, including our featured host, Carrie and our social media manager, Thea! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
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