Hello everyone! Our computer at home has died a horrible death and we are trying to budget a new one into the household budget but with my sons’ birthdays and back to school. Mom is taking a backseat which is ok as long as the kids are taken care of first:) A few things that I have been working on since I wrote my last post:
1. Bookshelf that I bought for less than $5, sanded, primed, painted and polyurethaned and added a chalk board top per my client’s request.
2. Issue that I am struggling with as far as pricing furniture after I finish it. I really try to seek out bargain deals on furniture and I have been blessed in finding many people’s trash that I have turned to treasure. BUT I feel that I am pricing way to low. But the crowd that I am targeting and advertising in my town are very much want to buy the best of things for little money. For example, while I paid less than $5 for the bookshelf, I put all of the materials and my time spent with labor and I sold it for $20.00 How do you guys feel about that price? What are your secrets and advice when it comes to pricing? Please let me know! I’m thirsty for answers:)
3. Octagon end table that is huge! If there was another matching end table to this set, it would take up a very large part of someone’s room. I honestly would probably use it as a coffee table personally. But I am working on it now and I am in love with it. Now that brings me to another issue I am having. Or should I say my husband is having. When I buy these ugly ducklings, I feel nothing for them. But after they are done, I don’t want to sell them. I want to keep them forever. lol Does anyone else experience this feeling of attachment?
4. $15 garage sale dresser. I found a dresser at a sale down the street from my house. Got it home and started to clean it. Then I opened the drawers and WHOA!!!! Horrible musty smell. I totally thought I was going to have to set it outside my house with a FREE sign on it. But then I read an awesome hint on a Facebook page, about trying Borax. I had serious doubts about this but then I recleaned it about 4 times. And it worked! I am a complete fan of the product BORAX! I used super hot water and added the BORAX and it worked wonderfully. It is now a must have on the grocery list! This dresser we purchased specifically for my son so my husband is alright with me keeping this one. Thank goodness. I could never have parted with it:) lol
I can’t wait to be able to upload some pictures for you to see. I am still very new to giving new life to old pieces but I am in love with the process, the paint, the furniture, everything. I wish I could give up the money making job so that I could do this full time but the bills determine that is not going to happen anytime soon!
I hope you enjoyed the post even without the pictures and I’m looking forward to any comments, suggestions or stories that you might have about what I wrote. If you have ever felt the same way I have, please let me know that I am not the only one in the world!
Me and Matilda