I’m opening up a store!
Okay, well not “officially” yet.
More of a “putting my intention out in to the universe” type thing.
So there you go universe. You’ve been notified. Make it happen.
When I attended the Amy Howard paint and finishes workshop last month she called herself a furniture rescuer. She recounted a few experiences of “meeting” a piece of furniture for the first time and could see the potential right away. In fact, I would not be surprised if she’s shed tears over furniture. Sounded a little nutty but I could SO relate. Furniture rescue and restoration makes me giddy. The thrill of the hunt for something broken down, dirty and oogly gets my heart beating faster. It’s the finding a unique piece that isn’t mass produced and turning it in to a gem…exciting. So it’s time to turn my porch full of furniture in to a business.
My latest score is this vintage bookcart.
I first gave it a good cleaning with some Simple Green.
When I wiped it down the paint came right off. Then I looked at the bottle and saw it read, “Concentrate”. Apparently you have to dilute this stuff down. Can’t figure out the purpose of the spray bottle? Anyway, after you de-grease I would strongly recommend wiping down with water to make sure the cleaning residue doesn’t produce some kind of chemical reaction with your paint.
A razor blade is probably one of the most handy tools I have in my tool box. Often times there’s sticker residue that you just can’t get off. A razor blade takes it all off in seconds.
This one’s ready for the store!