Happy Monday! Sorry, I failed to post on Friday, I was not feeling too well on Thursday and Friday and took a well needed break from everything.
Let’s me state the facts….I LOVE Target’s clearance aisles. I can literally live in them! Back in March I gave my not-so-very-big master room a makeover and I purchased some frames from Target for a set of watercolor paintings one of my good friends painted for me. I found two frames in the clearance home decor aisle and to my surprise, both frame were chipped, one more-so than the other.
NOW…before I go any further, I know some of y’all may not agree with my tactics BUT this was not planned out….it was just pure luck.
BACK TO THE STORY…I really like the frames and I placed the two frames in my cart and as I was shopping, I ran into one of the Target employees who was marking down the prices and I asked him why were these marked down because I could not find any other frames like it. He entered the product into his little digital store remote thingy and responded, “they are marked down because they are discontinued”….my eyes lit up and I was like, “REALLY?”…Side note: I used to work in retail, so I know some stuff, if you know what I mean. Anyways, I asked him, “what are your chances of discounting these some more because they were chipped?”…He said, “How much do you want off of it?”….I responded, “Can you do an additional 70%?” (I thought that percentage was kind of bold, but I wanted to see what he was going to say)…..GUESS WHAT?….He did it! They were originally priced on clearance at approximately $20…if you do the math it equals an awesome price for such an easy fix.
I know, I am bad! but if they were on clearance because they were discontinued and not because they were chipped, wouldn’t you ask for a price reduction? My friends have told me I am crazy to do that especially since Target items are so well priced. But hey, I did not plan for it to go that way, I just asked.
Today, I will be sharing how I fixed the chipped areas on my faux burl wood picture frames.
This is not a sponsored post, but I thought I would share, since this is something that I have used for years on furniture pieces with minor (small) chipping and flaws—especially on craigslist to sell items. You can purchase one of these pens at any home improvement stores. The smell is kind of strong so I would not use this around kids and I would open any windows, if used inside the home. There are a handful of stain colors to choose from varying from light to dark.
My apologies, before I started this tutorial I colored in the rest and I forgot to take a before shot from a distance. I have a bad habit about forgetting to take photos for tutorials and I normally dive head first into a project than think about everything while in the middle of it.
The Steps are as pictured below—please forgive the difference in frame color, I had to shoot some of these photos using my left hand so the lighting angle is different.
Although, the color is not a perfect match, it really does not bother me because when hung on a wall, you cannot really tell there were any imperfections to begin with. Plus, this is faux burl and if you know real burl wood, they have dark and light spots in it already.
Do you see it? Here is a hint, The blemish is located in the lower right hand corner above the miter joint. Love it!
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