Flipping a Goodwill Mismatched Furniture Set with Rustoleum Smoked GlazeJun 01, 2021
hey guys welcome back to
flippingteacher if you are new here my name is lauren and i am a full time kindergarten teacher and i also flip
furnitureto the side for a profit that i put directly into my debt from student loan today I'm bringing you another
mismatcheddresser and nightstand set and I'm also bringing back the beautiful
smokedenamel so I'm going to remove the accessories but first I want to tell you a little bit about the numbers I got this big guy for 50 at
goodwilland I don't usually spend 50 at
goodwillbut I loved this dresser it was in great shape the hardware will be perfect with the look I'm going for and then these two night stands was in a different goodwill and we were about to leave but then they said 65 off and me and my mom went back and we actually ended up buying like six or seven pieces of furniture three sets of nightstands and a dresser which was crazy but still so i got these for seven ars dolls a piece so we're at 64 here and let's remove the hardware so i'm actually going to replace this hardware here on the wooden ones to match the ones on the taller dresser and It's crazy because I was in restoration and I love to look for hardware there and I found the exact same knobs that are on the large dresser so I'm going to put them here as well.
I'll stick with this hardware because you never know when you might need some. I always recommend keeping old hardware if you're replacing it because you never know. I might come across a dresser that is missing one of these knobs and then I needed it. I'm going to go ahead and pull out the drawers because I'm going to pull them out to clean anyway the fixtures are all off so we're going to clean both the dresser and the nightstands so I'm going to clean with my super clean and, again you're going to want to clean with a degreaser because it's not going to be tons of oils and just dirt and you don't know why I used someone's old dresser and plus it was in a thrift store the other reason you should clean is because you want the paint to stick to the furniture so it's a twofold reason so you have to clean all the regions even cleaning the inside here there's a lot of dust that gets trapped in there so you know if this goes to a person new, think about it, would you like someone else's disgust?
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Even though I'm not painting here, I want to clean all that up now. we're going to put on gloves because this is a chemical cleaner and i want to protect our skin so my initial cleaning is done and now the reason i have a double bucket is because i'm going to let my dirty water stay on this side but then i have some clean water with a new clean rag and then i'm going to go over all of that and then i'm going to clean up any leftover dust but also any leftover cleaner the reason i want to get all the cleaner off is because if it comes back Leaving some residue means that the paint does not adhere so much to the surface of the piece but rather adheres to that cleaning residue and that is not what we want ok look at this dirty water ok so this was the original cleaning and then until the second clean is still a bit dirty so again that shows why we need to clean before painting.
My next step will be to fill some of these hardware holes. I know I said I was going to use the same hardware for the top. or for the taller dresser however I'm going to fill some holes from the smaller dressers and also the top drawer of the dresser because I'm going to replace that so I can make them more cohesive so I'll show you what I mean but first I'm just going to show you how easy it is to fill a few holes so I'm going to use my Dixie Mud to fill these holes and I honestly haven't found a better wood filler style product than this. dixie mud really is so smooth and so easy to work with and it goes in and fills the hole so sometimes you need to do two different applications because it sinks in but that's ok because it also dries really fast but i also say this every time but I like to just make it a little higher than the actual hole that way when I come back and sand it down it will be very easy to maintain so I'm going to replace the knobs on the top drawer of the dresser and then the top two drawers or the top drawer of both nightstands there were four knobs on these top drawers of the nightstands and that's a lot so I'm going to replace it with just one and it will be a handle instead of a knob ok the holes are filled and I don't have any gouges that I need to fill on top of any of these so the next step is to let this dry and then we'll sand a bit, okay we're here ready to sand.
I have my orbital sander 120 grit sandpaper because really I'm just going to be sanding scraping I'm not going to go to any raw wood areas this is actually not real wood it's particle board but it's chipboard great quality particle board and then there are two nightstands and those are solid wood but again i'm not going down i'm just wearing down sanding so the paint can adhere and i'm going to wear my mask so i can protect myself so let's get started okay we have a couple more drawers to sand down i need to go check and see if the dixie mud is dry i actually had to add another coat of that so it's been drying for a good amount of time like this which I'm going to check and see if it's dry, well some places are drier than others, but generally it's not done, so I'm going to prime all the other pieces and then we'll go back and finish the sand on these.
We're going to move these here because we're actually going to try out some spray primer today. i just want to try it out i've heard it makes things a lot easier so i thought why not for this nightstands i'm going to use bin zinser primer lacquer base because i want to block any stains that might show up again with the pieces of wood. they will likely still be sticking out of the original color or the paint I'm going to paint especially since I'm painting it white so we're going to use the shellac stain blocker to block them out and I'm not very good at opening oh I did ok so also one of my generous viewers our followers bought me this from my amazon wish list and it's actually a spray paint can holder which makes it so much easier to continuously spray instead of hurting your head finger.
This is my first Time to try it out so let's see how this goes here we go ok it seems right let's try it real good firstly that was very quick and secondly my finger doesn't hurt this is incredible. so this was much faster yep though i load like i'll keep experimenting but i just wanted to test it for myself and you it works. We're going to prime the larger vanity with a different primer because it's not going to bleed through the paint I paint on top. I don't need the shellac base again because it's particle board so let's move on to that one now heck it sprays weird I don't know it's almost like I'm not pressing it all the way you know what I mean as if it was pushing down on the edge and it's not quite like there's still a lot here but it's not sprouting I haven't changed like hey it's running like it's squirting I'm doing something wrong I swear it's just a can of spray paint No I'm going to let this dissuade me from trying again, but it looks like an epic fail. with this can the other can was great but let's check and see if the dixie mud is dry but ok it's dry let's sand it down how does that work for you? this is so frustrating i just need this last drawer and nothing wants to work i call it good ok i promise i'll give it another try on another project but at this point that really frustrated me anyway let's just leave this manual dry for a while and then i'll go back and do a light sanding to smooth everything out and then we'll start painting the primer is completely dry so we'll do a light sanding.
I have 150 grit sandpaper and we're going to sand. run it down just to even out and smooth out the primer before we put the paint on. You want to do this every time you print, but I really realize that the spray paint made it a bit rougher. There will be no such brushes. strokes like you used a brush but still that texture needs to be smoothed out or Ok and even though that was just a light sanding there is going to be some dust so I'm going to go ahead and take a microfiber cloth and rub all the dust like i told you guys the rust-oleum smokey polish is back as y'all.
I know it's the last step, although the first step is we have to paint the bases and drawers of these dressers and this dresser and the nightstands white, so I'm going to use rust-oleum linen white today to paint these pieces that have It's been a while since I've done this style of furniture here on the channel, but it's also generally been since February. I didn't do any of this in March, but this skin is selling like hot cakes in my area, so I have to keep going. doing it and they love it, so when you find a style that works in your market, why change it when you enjoy doing it?
Keep doing it because you know it will sell when I started painting furniture. using this same paint and it was pretty thick and i never really thought about thinning it down a bit but as i've gotten older and learned a few things i know that adding a bit of water with a spray bottle or a spray bottle or any kind of spray bottle will help the paint paint glides smoothly across the surface. so I'm going to add a little bit of water to my surface, my brush and a little bit to the paint. If you don't have a spray bottle, you can always add some water to your paint in a different container now. you have to be careful you don't want to add too much but that's what i did before i got a spritzer so that's another option i'll link the spritzer below it's actually from dixie bell it's a continuous mister it really does the job great and i am using a zebra brush today and this is the two inch angled short handle i love zebra brushes and the link can be found below as well these brushes are affordable can be found online or at home depot so check them out like good ok all done up with coat number one white this will dry for a little bit longer and then i'll start again on the other end with coat number two so yeah they just need two coats that are already done so now we can do the gray on top so now that we're done with the white we're on to the next step which is the gray the gray the rust-oleum aged gray is a lighter gray and that will go on the top of both nightstands and the dresser and then we'll get to your favorite part, the
I'm going to use the same technique that I used for the white paint using the spray bottle and a zebra brush. This is the two and a half inch zebra brush, the angled brush. and i've never used this one before but it's a bit bigger we'll probably need two layers of the gray on top as well you have to be careful unlike me you have to be careful not to put it on the white i know i should engrave but sometimes i'm just too lazy so that's ok coat number two finished with both nightsta nds and this tall dresser so my next step will be to head to the drawers and do some distress and then we'll come back and do the smoky
glazeon top so distressed I'm just going to be Taking my hand sander here with 120 grit sandpaper and then I'm going to rub a little bit of paint and abrade just gives it a little bit of extra character basically I'm going to remove some paint and give it some wear. and tear the look and I will do it in the natural areas in the things that could be hit without me getting distressed.
I'll just do it before that happens, for example, the corners of the drawers, the edges of the drawers, things like that. it's more natural for them to get hit, so that's where I'm going to focus on distressing. I'm not going to be in the middle here. put the top coat on well so the top coat i always use something t of sponge brush either the dixie bell sponge, the blue one or a sponge brush really makes it easier than the top coat in my opinion go ahead so i'm going to use the clear matte oxide -oleum top coat and i'm just going to spread this all over the drawers and everywhere because this will give it that protective layer after the paint is completely dry wow , ok, just a top coat, it won't stain, but it's time to smoke. frost your favorite part my favorite part let's do this so what you're going to need for the smoky frosting is a brush and the smoky frosting and a lint free cloth or even a paper towel will work just fine so what we're going to do what I have to to do is use my brush to brush it on top of the gray and not only do you have to use gray but to get this specific look that I'm showing you I would recommend using this aged gray you're going to brush to cover the entire area that you want to look at, do it quick so it doesn't dry out before you can clean it you can also do it in sections but I think for him for the most part it's best to do it all at once for the most cohesive look when I clean it so nowthat it's all there I'm actually going to cover my lint free cloth with a little bit and me doing this this is the first time I've ever done it but because usually the first time I use it with a dry one it takes a lot off and then , once I do the others, it darkens them because it already has something there. so I'm going to try this out and basically I'm going to clean it up and I'm going to go in a back and forth direction along the edges and then I'm going to check to make sure I erased enough everywhere and there we have it, our smoky
glazed top let's do the same thing we're going to brush it down nice and then I'm going to come clean it again okay let's do the big vanity now that's ok the top is finished and then we're going to let the smoky glaze dry for a bit little until I do the top layer on top and in the meantime I'm going to be drilling some holes in the dresser drawers so I can add the new hardware so like I told you before I'm going to use the old hardware on the dresser tall and then ended up finding a few others at the crown shop that matched the one.
I just needed a couple more nightstands though, so I ended up filling a few holes and to keep everything cohesive I'm going to replace the hardware for the top drawer of the dresser and the top drawers of both nightstands. Funnily enough I got some hardware the other day from a supporter and I just want to thank you again for always checking my Amazon listing and I'm excited this is one of the first times I get to use any of that hardware. I've been sent by you guys so I'm going to measure and drill some new holes in the top drawers so I heard about this hack for drilling holes for new hardware which is to put some masking tape on it and then when you drill the holes it doesn't it will make everything go everywhere so i'll try it and hopefully it will also help me straighten everything out so these are three inch shanks so i'm going to measure right here is my mid point.
I saw another youtuber diy wife that has this tool where you can set it to what inches your hardware is and then you just drill it down so I'm definitely going to go get one of those because I absolutely hate trying to measure and match it and all of the above so I'm definitely going to be looking into that but I think we've got it pretty good here I don't know it still made everything go everywhere I don't know what the point of that was but I think something cool is I'll use this here and then i'll know it will be exactly right let's see if that will fit perfectly ok ok those holes are drilled let's go to the nightstand drawers i think my drill died oh my god oh my god i can't take a break i have to go to look for my other drill oh okay I have the other one more drawer what it is I don't know it's me doing something wrong I swear geez okay let's put the hardware to do that because the hardware gave me a chance for my money at first but we got it all figured out next step is top coat on top and then we'll get to staging and photos ok that's out of here we set it up and take photos just don't we were able to record it and three hours after i posted this for sale on facebook marketplace for 340 bucks it sold and i had money in my venmo account and the person actually came and got it that same night and it was 9:30 on the night they were really anxious to get it home so let's go through some of the numbers on this set so for the tall dresser I got it on goodwill for fifty bucks and then the two nightstands seven bucks each at a different price. no goodwill so we're at 64 just on the furniture and then the primer and paint and all that good stuff all the materials i spent about twenty six bucks on so we're at about ninety bucks and thanks again to one of my viewers who bought those handles for me, I didn't have to spend anything on that new hardware, so ninety dollars and then I sold it for three hundred and forty dollars, giving us a total profit of two hundred and fifty dollars that I'm going to put directly on my student loan debt.
I hope you enjoyed this
mismatchedfurniture set. These are some of my favorite things to do and actually, once they're all painted the same, they don't even look like they weren't supposed to match. Looking for different mismatched dressers and nightstands because if you can sell a set you'll make a little more profit than if you just sold individual items so please comment below if you like the mismatched sets. Have you ever done something like this, what do you like to sell in your area? Nightstands and dressers? Is there anything else I'd love to know? some really exciting stuff is coming summer in just a couple of months so you know what that means to me as a teacher and check us out on Instagram at Furniture Flipping Teacher because we're always sharing behind the scenes and then we even go a little deeper with our community yesterday i posted something that really inspired me and neiman so if you want to go check that out on instagram and we have three days left until you make an appointment the shirt on the other side so if you haven't already plz course head down there's a link in the description and i'll see you on the other side
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