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Lawyer bookcase

I was given this lawyer's bookcase by a client who was downsizing.  Now, if you are familiar with these bookcases, you know that they are independent units that stack.  This one, in particular, had a base, 2 separate units for shelves and the top.  Additionally, the glass doors hang freely on the hardware.  As precarious… Continue reading Lawyer bookcase

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It’s more than just a job

Some of you have seen this picture that I recently found on Pinterest and reposted. When I read this quote, it actually made something in my heart ache because it is so relatable.  For me, furniture is my artwork.  When you see a piece of my furniture in a shop or on my website, you see… Continue reading It’s more than just a job

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Broken is Beautiful

There is a mindset behind this Japanese tradition that embraces the concept that "stuff happens".  Now, those of you with OCD--you might want to look away.  But the idea behind this is so fascinating and so opposite to what our culture teaches us, I had to share.  I love the idea that the world around… Continue reading Broken is Beautiful

Makeovers

A Fresher Dresser

I was given this dresser by a family member.  I absolutely fell in love with the style and lines of this piece.  The problem was that it was falling apart.  As you can see in the before picture, the bottom was falling out, and most of the drawer slides had come apart.  Structurally, it needed… Continue reading A Fresher Dresser

Custom Built

Cutting board hack

I want to share a simple cutting board storage idea with you.  If you are like us, you use cutting boards several times a day (my favorites happen to be wood).  The challenge is how to keep them accessible and let them dry completely between uses.  Cue my incredibly simple cutting board rack (or hack!)… Continue reading Cutting board hack

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Thinking outside the block

When we overhauled our kitchen last year, we replaced our laminate kitchen counters with butcherblock.  We purchased the unfinished butcher block and stained, sealed and installed them ourselves.  Now, if your kitchen is anything like ours, you know how valuable counter space is and how easy it is for it to get away from you.… Continue reading Thinking outside the block

Custom Built

The mantle of my dreams

When we purchased our home 3 years ago, we fell in love with it.  It was the layout, size, and space we were looking for.  It was colonial in style, but the problem was, my husband and I are not colonial in taste.  Therefore we set out to adapt some of the features of the… Continue reading The mantle of my dreams

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Custom Built Frames

We've all done it.  We get sucked in by those canvas print Groupon deals.  We order our favorite picture (or pictures for gifts).  Sometimes they look amazing.  Sometimes the look a little. Well...unfinished. Custom built frames are the easy solution.  They can be built to any size, depth, color, and finish.  That means you can… Continue reading Custom Built Frames

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Reducing drafts

A client recently asked me to help her reduce the draft in her living room that was coming from her fireplace surround.  It seemed that no matter what she tried, there was always a "wind" blowing from the fireplace.  She had the idea of covering the entire opening to reduce the airflow but wanted it… Continue reading Reducing drafts