A few words regarding a post that I have since taken down, “Has Furniture Flipping Flopped?” In the post, I wrote how I believe there are instances when furniture is not enhanced with paint and should be left to age gracefully. My opinion. I happen to like a room that incorporates both painted and natural wood. I was in no way arrogantly telling everyone that I am the only one who knows what furniture to paint and in what style to paint it. I think that gorgeous wood grain is pretty obvious to anyone. There is so much ordinary old furniture to flip out there that the lovely old pieces with a history still to be told should not be painted over. I wrote in the post, “You are killing my business.” Meaning, killing the integrity of my business. Yes, this was harsh and maybe over the top but I do adore and respect my old furniture.
If a customer brings me their grandmother’s antique bureau to paint white, well hey, I will paint it white and it will look wonderful. If you pay me, I will paint your grandmother white. However, this post was in regard to flipping furniture. This is furniture that is purchased to paint and sell – to flip. Not custom work. There is a big difference.
Below is my Hungarian Chest (full post HERE on this find), purchased from a thrift store. Although I’m sure it would look fantastic painted, I am leaving it alone. I obviously love how paint breathes new life into old pieces but I also believe that not all old pieces warrant it. This in no way means that I do not appreciate the beauty of a painted piece of furniture. There is room for both.
I removed the post because there is already so much negativity in this world that I honestly couldn’t take any more. It is everywhere and I don’t want my blog to add to it. Peace, y’all.