10 August 2015

Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest: Icing On The Cake

This month the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest team collaborated with D. Lawless Hardware.

This hardware company is basically a gift to furniture lovers. They have an amazing selection of hardware and the prices are unbelievable. I love restoring and flipping furniture, but the cost of nice hardware adds up quickly. In the past I've spent more money on new hardware than I did on paint, supplies, and the actual piece of furniture, combined.

The August contest theme is "Icing On The Cake." We were challenged to create a "jazzed up" piece with a little something extra, an embellishment of some sort, whether new hardware, cork, tile, decoupage, gems, etc. I can't wait to see what the other furniture folks come up with!

I found this dresser on Craig's List. It is a great piece - solid wood, very nice size, and in desperate need of some love. It is aesthetically...difficult to look at. 

There was something nasty dripping down from the top. I don't know what it was, and frankly, I don't want to know. I got out the soapy water, TSP substitute, vinegar, and went to work. I poured an entire container of baking soda in the drawers and let that sit for two weeks, while I finished up some other projects. 

Somewhere along the way I decided this would be a great dresser for Owen. His current furniture once belonged to his Dad, and it is on the small side. 

This dresser is perfect in his room.

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Owen helped me paint the arrow, and we picked out some accessories to display on top. The books  are from his Dad's childhood collection. 

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He loves the label pulls, and we will eventually label them accordingly, once he decides what will go in each drawer. 

I chose the Antique Brass Cup Pulls, and these are SIXTY CENTS each! Even at sixty cents, they are heavy and solid. 

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Ready for the Icing On The Cake?

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I know plaid isn't for everyone, but I LOVE plaid, and I especially love plaid flannel. In a little boy's room it's perfect.

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I attached the material to the drawer with plain metal thumb tacks, which are barely noticeable. When  he decides he is over the plaid, the flannel is easily removable. For now he loves it. 

Please visit this month's hosts to see their beautiful projects!

Michelle at Dandelion Patina created homework cubbies:

Evey at Evey's Creations made this functional hall tree:

If you are interested in joining future contests, please contact Stacy (info@anastasiavintage.com) or Evey (info@eveyscreations.com) 

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*disclaimer: I was not paid for this post, but I did receive free product to review. All opinions are my own. 


  1. I'm in love with the plaid. What a great overall design! It's a huge transformation from before. :)

  2. So nice to see a masculine furniture redo for a change of pace, My Husband loved this piece and picked it right out of the contest line up! I could easily see this piece in a lakeside cabin as well! Nice transformation!

    1. Your comment made my day! I couldn't agree more - it definitely has a "lakeside cabin" vibe, which I couldn't quite put my finger on. I love that plaid, rustic, woodsy feel. Thank you!

  3. I seriously LOVE This piece...SO awesome!!!


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