I’ve had such an incredible summer! I wanted to share with you a furniture painting project I completed using the Black Dog Salvage Furniture paint. I was pretty impressed with the ease and the coverage.
After I put my cards into a consignment contract with Black Dog Salvage, I decided to go ahead and set up a case display with my jewelry as well.
But I had to find a case, and they are really expensive! I decided to try and find a used case, and I ended up driving to a small town about 45 minutes from Roanoke when I found one that was advertised on Facebook Market Place.
The case is a heavy, wooden glass-toped case with lots of cabinet drawers. The wood looked dated to me, so I decided to paint it with Black Dog Salvage furniture paint and see what I could do to freshen it up.
It was pretty dirty! But I had taken a class from Black Dog Salvage on how to clean the furniture before painting and also on how to mix the color that you want to use. It’s a very simple process to mix the colors since the furniture paint comes in primary colors that are very true. I worked with ‘Swooze’ Hudson to get the right formula, and I was really please with the final effect.
The class is a few hours long, and you really learn everything you need to know about how to do special effects with the paint, how to prepare the surface of your paint project as well as things to consider as far as putting the protective coat on it as final step.
I got a simple foam board sign made from Staples and attached it to the case using velcro tape in case I decide to change my signage in the future. The total expenditure for my case cost about $275 total, including the case, paint, signage and strip lighting. Not too shabby!
I decided to paint it using the color scheme of my website and collateral material, which is what I like to call a ‘Virginia Bluebell’ color. I have these flowers in my backyard and I love their blue/violet/lavender color! I eagerly await each Spring when they bloom in these wild clumps.
I had a lot of leftover paint, because the coverage is really exceptional. I didn’t need to paint more than two coats on the case. I decided to use some of the wood I bought from Black Dog a few years ago for photography purposes, and paint them in a rough way to serve as the backdrop for my jewelry.
I like how it turned out. I am a HUGE fan of anything beachy, so this was a way for me to also incorporate that aesthetic in my case. A little piece of my heart!
I then used some thick specialty paper and simple card stock cards to display each piece. I have a sticker on the back for the staff to easily input my vender info and price, and I decided to also make it easier on the staff by putting the prices on the card so that when they are asked to open the case, the customer knows exactly what each piece costs beforehand.
Overall, I’m really pleased with how well this project turned out. And I am super excited to now have a place in Roanoke where my jewelry has a retail home.
Blessings to you!