Two things we’ve learned from selling furniture in a booth space. 1.) White sells. 2.) Coffee tables do not sell.
Sometimes we get bored with painting things white, and because we feel like it might bore you too, we don’t share all of the white makeovers on our blog. But we’ve learned quickly that this style sells in our area. People dig the white, slightly distressed furniture around here. I love to experiment with different colors and finishes, but we know when we do that, it’ll probably take twice as long to sell as when we just paint it white. So even though I sometimes feel like I’m going to poke my eyes out if I have to open another can of Annie Sloan Old White paint, if we want to sell something quickly that’s the direction we head in.
I had painted this drop leaf coffee table once before. It was tan with a grain sack stripe and a number, and when I asked for opinions on Facebook you guys were 50/50 whether you liked it or not.
I decided to go with it anyway and see if it would sell. Well, it didn’t. It sat, and it sat, and instead of lowering the price I decided to just give the people what they wanted and repaint it white.
We did a little distressing around the edges, and I love that you can see a bit of the tan paint and some of the original dark wood finish.
We sealed it with CeCe Caldwell’s Endurance. This is the first time we’ve worked with this product and so far I think I like it, but I want to play with it some more before telling you guys for sure what we think.
Do you sell painted furniture? I’m curious to hear what sells best in your area and what doesn’t. Hope you have a fantastic week!
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