You Never Know, Clarksville, TN
I did some furniture painting last week in the shop where I have my booth. I used to paint furniture at the shop, You Never Know, when it first opened but then the JTS and I had a workshop built and no more painting at the store.
It was nice to paint at the shop for a change and visit with customers at the same time.
I painted a pair of tables black with Beyond Paint, color Licorice.
I bought the pair of tables at my favorite junk shop for $10 each. They really aren’t my style but the tables are nice and it’s hard to find a pair of side tables. They should sell fast.
I applied two coats of paint and didn’t do any distressing. The top of the tables is MDF (aka, fake wood) and it doesn’t distress well, just kind of shreds and then it puffs up when it gets wet. All the carved details on the apron and legs would have been pretty distressed.
Sometimes I paint a piece and it doesn’t sell then I repaint it. I painted the top of the antique table in the corner blue. The first time I painted the top it was green and I aged the paint with toner. The blue paint in the photo above is not quite dry that’s why the color looks uneven. You can see the original paint job here.
The sewing machine cabinet is another piece I had to repaint. I decoupaged fabric to the top of the cabinet the first go round and I painted over it with white paint last week. Maybe it will sell now.
You can find a little bit of everything in the shop. Take a look at the beauty above. A true antique and the wood is beautiful. Sara and her son put a new top on the piece because the original top was in bad shape.
The beautiful chest above was painted by one of the shop vendors and you can find more info about the vendor on Facebook here…..Steves Knot Board. The floral design on the chest is a furniture transfer from Iron Orchid Designs.
Another vendor booth in the shop. I love the rocking chair painted and distressed and the new fabric seat.
Cute bench. I don’t know if it is made from a headboard and foot board. The two tone color is nice.
Another booth with painted furniture and all kinds of dishes.
There is nothing prettier than a painted china cabinet with a white interior…….distressed paint too.
This is a bench Sara’s son, Chris, is making from an old dresser. There are all kinds of things happening in the shop. You just never know what we are up to.
How about this Art Deco chair. It’s in mint condition.
Vintage kitchen cupboard. Those red and white glasses look just right in the hutch.
I’m a fan of this paint technique ……..if there are only two or three paint colors used in the makeover. The china cabinet is really pretty with the two shades of blue.
Pretty gray wardrobe with white waxed details. This paint is Wise Owl Enamel.
The nightstand and dresser with the decorative drawer fronts is a bit different. I didn’t look closely at the script but I’m assuming it was stenciled on the furniture. The script and the fleur de lis knobs give the furniture a French look.
You can find several brands of furniture paint at You Never Know. Sara sells General Finishes milk paint, gel stains, and sealers.
You Never Know is the first shop to carry Miss Lillian’s No-Wax Chock Paint. Marilyn, the creator of the Chock paint, was a vendor at the store when she decided to develop her line of paint.
I’ve painted several pieces using the no-wax paint and I love it, the colors are especially pretty. You can find two of my projects here…..Spun Sugar Color Miss Lillian’s No-Wax Chock Paint Project
and ……Wet Distress Paint Technique: Use A Household Cleaner
Miss Lillian’s NO-WAX Chock Paint is available in over 160 (and growing!) beautiful colors. It is safe to use around your home, kids, pets and not harmful to the environment. No Stripping, Sanding or Waxing Required!
And you guys have heard of the Beyond Paint which I use quite a bit. The paint is an all-in-one paint, primer, and sealer. You can find several of my projects here….Beyond Paint For Furniture: No Sanding or Priming
Hope you enjoyed the photos from the shop. As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy