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Westfield, NJ
USA

Welcome to WHAT'S NEXT FURNITURE ... where vintage, antique and thrift shop finds are re-imagined with a 21st century twist!

What's Next Furniture pieces are hand-painted, one-of-a-kind creations that will look beautiful in your home.

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Along with new upholstery and modern fabrics, WHAT'S NEXT FURNITURE uses a variety of paint types, glazes and distressing techniques to transform furniture.

So, explore "what's next?" for furniture pieces  . . .  and "what's next?" for their lucky new owners!

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Creating pieces ready to sell!

Anne Riegel

This small cabinet was found in a local thrift store, needing repairs and a new look.  I used this piece as a chance to experiment with a silver/metallic glazed finish, which came out as an interesting grey/silver.

For extra interest, I stenciled big "zinnia" blooms on the sides in red and dark silver.  The red coordinates with the new handle on the drawer, which I fell in love with.  (I know, "love" is a strong word for a piece of hardware.  But it's true.)  Shiny chrome and nickel knobs on the two fluted doors further dresses up the look.

There were several repairs necessary, including replacing the wood molding on the drawer.  I received wonderful help at Westfield Lumber to create a custom replacement.   There was a gooky area on the top, along with scratches and areas with damaged finish.  Sanding and gluing, then priming, helped prepare the surfaces for their new coats of paint.

Since this is a vintage piece, some of the original markings on the wood are still visible  ... adding character!  Here are some (more) photos of the "Red and Silver Cabinet." 

 

  "Before" photo of front.  Piece has damaged wood and some missing trim on drawer and leg.

 "Before" photo of front.  Piece has damaged wood and some missing trim on drawer and leg.

 View of piece from angle and top ... so much potential!

View of piece from angle and top ... so much potential!

 Replacement piece of trim glued on

Replacement piece of trim glued on

 Piece is primed in grey, getting ready for decorative paint

Piece is primed in grey, getting ready for decorative paint

 The first "zinnia" bloom is stenciled

The first "zinnia" bloom is stenciled

 All finished! (And thanks to my sweet husband for his help in drilling!)

All finished! (And thanks to my sweet husband for his help in drilling!)

 The glaze layer adds depth and tones down the shiny metallic paint; it almost appears as shadow-y

The glaze layer adds depth and tones down the shiny metallic paint; it almost appears as shadow-y

 Close up of top, showing impact of glazed finish

Close up of top, showing impact of glazed finish

 Interior painted a pale grey to coordinate, and look finished when open

Interior painted a pale grey to coordinate, and look finished when open