Before and Afters:

When a piece of furniture is made from good, solid materials, you can do just about anything with it. Solid wood, as opposed to particle board or veneers, can be painted and repainted, stripped down, refinished, or painted again. What ever your style, you can make a piece of solid wood furniture transform to fit right in. These two “Before and After”s are great examples.

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 Before…

 

 

 

 

 

Our first story comes to us from a husband and wife duo who are making her family’s home theirs.  Though the wife, Angela, was reluctant at first to sit on this chair’s “well-loved” retro cushions, they both found its gentle rock too soothing to pass up. The finish on the wood was a little dull and wearing at the edges, but they were inspired by what it could be. Her husband sanded and refinished the frame himself so that aged look is a distant memory. He used a red stain on certain details to match the new, velvety-soft reupholstered cushions and give it some more flair. We’re quite impressed with your craftsmanship, the wood looks brand new! What was once a bit of an eyesore is now their favorite chair in the house. We’re so glad we could help in making this masterpiece possible!

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 After!!

 

 

 

 

 

Our second transformation this week comes from our own Clea Lockwood-Wynns. The newest addition to the Mimi’s Attic staff, Clea wasted no time in diving into the spirit of the business. She purchased this simple wooden bookshelf to help organize all the DVDs, CDs, video games, etc. crowding her living room floor. But the shelf was in rare form with paint splatters, nicks, scratches, and a dark uneven stain. That was just not gonna fly with this fly girl, so she sanded, painted, and stenciled it to match her bright personality. From all the rest of us here at Mimi’s, you go, girl!

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If YOU have a treasure from Mimi’s that you worked your creative magic on, send us some pictures and your story!! We’d love to write about it AND we give you $5 in store credit for being so marvelous.

 

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