Repainted Dressers

I can make you wait no longer. In my last post, I discussed the phenomenon of my paint jobs getting repainted. It reminds me of the work that real estate agents go to in order to get a home ready to sell. They get all this nice home decor, only for the new owners to completely change it up. I guess that’s part of the business of selling real estate. It’s also part of the business of selling furniture.The following two dressers were both bought with the intention of being painted by their buyers. Maybe I just have a good eye for the shape of dressers! I used paint bought from Menards for both dressers.

Dresser #1:

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AFTER
blue dresser

SOLD FOR $80

Dresser #2:

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AFTER
dresser nutmeg1

SOLD FOR $65

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To Paint, Perchance to Repaint

By the third time it happened… well i still wasn’t quite used to it! I have painted something beautifully, and in some cases painstakingly, and the buyer plans to repaint it a different color. What is this phenomenon? Perhaps I am sensitive because I was once a housepainter for the highly recommended Complete Home Care, and thus I have some professional experience. What the f do these girls know? Yes, they were all girls. Why would they buy an item that is the wrong color? Are they gonna die when they see the actual original surfaces, lol, or are they gonna just go over my smooth paint job? I know I told at least one customer about Klean Strip paint remover and even showed her my scraper and gave her some instructions for how to remove the paint.

Here is the first of three: “I painted it, now they plan to repaint it” incidents:

1. Now this one is scary. I had managed to conceal that underneath lie a piece of crap. My customer was a mother with her son, who wasn’t all that much younger than me, buying stuff for his new apartment. The mom said she just needed it to be a different color to match the room it would be in.

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SOLD FOR $25

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