The “first” Fancy Farmgirl Makeover
Once upon a time, Liz sold a bookcase on Craigslist.
She had multiple calls within minutes,
(sure sign she under priced it);)
and happily pocketed her 40 bucks and called to tell me the beauty of Craigslist.
Again, this was yearrrrs ago.
Well, not to be outdone, I went and listed my cute little bookcase on Craigslist.
Ring , ring and sold!
And so it began…… Fancy Farmgirls was born.
This dingy little guy was my first official “Fancy Farmgirl” piece. I bought it off Craigslist for $50 and planned to refurbish it and re sale it on Craigslist for a profit. The “before” was some old stained wood. And the “after”….well this is the after! It’s been years and used and abused so it was time for a new “after”.
New and improved!
I went the easy route and used Rust-oleum Chalked paint, meaning zero prep, get right to work.
Color is “sensible sage”.
I’d say it’s a dark version of a robin’s egg blue.
Hardware was updated and bling-ed up.
They started out like this.
Iv’e had these knobs forever, and tho they’re cute as is, I’m loving pops of gold right now.
I scuffed them up with some sandpaper and gave them the gold spray paint treatment.
Yes, everything needs a little bling.
This is “Bear”. He’s our souvenir from Alaska, (hence the name) and this is his perch where he guards the pride lands.
It’s a full time job and he takes it seriously!
These antlers I did several years ago for my daughters room. It’s just flowers hot glued to the base. Antlers spray painted white to take the rustic edge off.
Chalk paint needs a protective coat, so I used Varathane poly, which makes for a quick top coat.
Love how these striped walls are subtle while adding a lot of personality.
And once again, paint reinvents the piece and gives it a whole new look.
All opinions are 100% Fancy Farmgirl approved.