Check out these before and afters.
One of our “finders” found this chest of drawers that needed some TLC.
It was a little plain and we envisioned some pretty pink and greens that are the color of the year. We were thinking… beachy fun, coastal bungalow… Palm Beach!
Originally it was fine but needed a bit of sassing up. We started with sanding and shoring up the drawers with repairing rails and several coats of candle wax to make them glide smoothly. Then it was time for 2 coats of heavy duty clear primer/sealer. After that it was 2 coats of a primer/paint combination of a pinky fun color.
Now we decided to add a bit of custom made crackle medium before applying 2 coats of a light green.
After sealing it we realized we wanted a bit more of the pinky fun color to shine through so we hand dry brushed it until we got it to the AHA point that made us smile. We painted the blue handles with a coat of the light green and then with the pinky fun color on top of that.
And here she is…Palm Beachy chest of drawers. She found a new home and that makes us happy after spending several days with this piece.
We love finding and recreating items. With a few good repairs and lots of layers of custom paint, things that were once considered non usable are now functional and fun again! Like this lovely vintage Florida Industries side table. Stop by and see us at The Other Side Vintage in Tallahassee, Florida or online at Instagram http://www.Instagram/TheOtherSideVintage or http://www.Facebook.com/TheOtherSideVintage or http://www.Twitter.com/VintageinTally
We love before and afters.
We are still working on replacing the top knobs. We took the photo before replacing them.
We love finding all types of goodies to bring into the store for our customers.
The Other Side Vintage in Tallahassee, Florida
“Do you want to browse a vintage shop that sells an antique cupboard from the 1800s, faded high-waisted jeans, clip on earrings, The Stones on vinyl and an old tape recorder all at once? Meet your new favorite store, The Other Side Vintage in Railroad Square. Located inside a huge old warehouse, The Other Side carries anything and everything vintage, and customers rarely leave without a knick-knack in their hand. “[When I shop] at The Other Side I never have anything in mind when I go in. They have a big selection. I have gotten some old Cheech and Chong pins that I couldn’t find anywhere else,” said Tallahassee local Chris Wilson.” from the article linked below by Allison Kridle
Last week I was reading the blog of http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2016/01/a-spectacular-show-during-a-bike-ride-egg-run-bike-ride-trails-sunset.html#comment-733080 and it made me realize that taking breaks in nature is much needed when running a business. I woke up super early this morning excited to work on a furniture project redo. While revamping furniture there is always time in-between drying coats of paint. This is a great time to work on laundry for the store, answer emails, and work on the taxes, yet today I was inspired by Donna’s blog about her bike ride and the idea of being outside in nature enjoying a few minutes of fresh air called out to me. Yes, it was a bit chilly on this rare cold morning in Florida, but I was able to take a break while paint was drying and go outside into the woods that I love and take a nature walk. Just 30 minutes of walking and taking in the beauty of the woods down towards the lake and back was just what I needed. I am very grateful for this business that I love, and this beautiful city Tallahassee.