Painted and Refurbished Furniture Pricing

Source:  The Magic Brush Inc.

Source: The Magic Brush Inc.

My love of spray painting and refurbishing lead me to my love for vintage pieces. Unfortunately I do not paint items as much as I would like, but when I do I always struggle with pricing the piece if I plan to sell it. I try to keep my prices reasonable but the time it takes to find, clean, fix and paint the item can add up. Another thing most people don’t realize is the time it takes to keep up on the latest trends of paint color and painting techniques. Most people who repaint furniture and sell it for a living spend time researching, learning and keeping up with what their customers want.

I came across this blog post, What Determines the Price of Painted Furniture by The Magic Brush Inc about pricing of repainted furniture. I just had to share it. The gray side table above is one of her repainted pieces.

I, too, hope more people try painting furniture and other wood pieces. However, if you do decide to buy a redone piece, please know there was a ton of time and love put into it.  It probably is underpriced, so go ahead, support the small business and labor of love.

Have you repainted a piece of furniture, sold it and felt you lost money on it?  I would love to hear about it.

Refinished Little Chair

A few weeks ago when my Mom and I were out at garage sales, we came across this chair.  My Mom immediately grabbed it.  It reminder her of a chair my Dad had.  He had a chair similar to this growing up.  It was in our house until my Dad died almost 13 years ago.  We then had an auction sale.  One of the thousands of things sold was this chair.  It was one thing my Mom spoke of that she wished she hadn’t sold.

The chair wasn’t in the best shape, it was loose and the finish was awful. I told Mom to buy it, and I would redo it for her.  She just wanted it to be sanded and restained…a little less yellow but not too dark.  I had my son sand it down.  I then filled a couple of holes.  I stained it Minwax Early American.  My husband helped to tighten it up.  We even replaced the yucky old screws that were in the back.

So here it is.  I can’t wait to get it to her.  Hope she likes it.