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Made-Over Stool Gets Passed Down in the Family

Our family lost our matriarch (my mother-in-law) in February of this year.  In the time since the family has gone through the process of sorting through her belongings and selling her home of 50+ years.  It is an emotional and difficult process, as many of you know.  The photos and sentimental items are distributed throughout… Continue reading Made-Over Stool Gets Passed Down in the Family

Makeovers

Stacked Dresser Goes Coastal

I love the shape of this dresser with its stacked design, but it looked dated as a result of the drawer pulls and the scrollwork at the base. The dresser had some minor scratches and damage, so I started with repairs.  I filled the damaged areas, removed the drawer pulls and recut the scrollwork on… Continue reading Stacked Dresser Goes Coastal

Makeovers

Sophisticated Secretary Refresh

A client recently contacted me to refinish her secretary desk.  It was a used desk that she had picked up and it was in really good condition.  It was just very “orange” for her decor and had some cosmetic wear and tear. She wanted a combination of paint and a stain with gray-brown undertones that… Continue reading Sophisticated Secretary Refresh

Dresser makeover, before and after
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Modern Makeover of a Dated Dresser

I love a good dresser makeover.  They are such blank canvases that can go in almost any direction.  This dresser is simple and very well made, but had some features that dated it.   The first thing I needed to address was the scrolls on the bottom.  I was looking for a clean, modern look,… Continue reading Modern Makeover of a Dated Dresser

Live edge charcuterie board
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Live Edge Charcuterie Boards Elevate Your Food Presentation

Charcuterie boards are the latest entertaining trend for displaying food-from large parties to intimate gatherings.  While technically charcuterie boards are a selection of meats surrounded by foods that complement those meats, including fruits, nuts, crackers, and dips (as opposed to cheese boards, which are an assortment of cheeses surrounded by complimentary foods), the term is now… Continue reading Live Edge Charcuterie Boards Elevate Your Food Presentation

Small dresser makeover after-coastal vibe with driftwood and ocean blue finish
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Drab Dresser turns Coastal Cool

The petite stature of this dresser is what drew me in immediately. At 28.5 x 25.5 x 16, my first thought was how perfect it would be for an entryway! Plenty of storage for mail, leashes, bags, and keys. The problem was in the aesthetics. It was drab, damaged, and dated. I decided that coastal-inspired… Continue reading Drab Dresser turns Coastal Cool

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Live-Edge Business Card Holder

Given my profession, I realize I may be biased, but I think wooden decor and accessories really elevate a space. They add warmth and texture and are somehow grounding. With the rising popularity of live-edge wood being used in furniture, accessories are now becoming more and more in demand. (Live-edge refers to lumber that has… Continue reading Live-Edge Business Card Holder

Cutting board care, cutting board stand, display
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Cutting Board Stand

Who doesn’t love a beautiful wooden cutting board?  There are so many different kinds… butcher block, end grain, bamboo, walnut, olive wood… I could go on and on.  They obviously have their utilitarian purposes, but they also display beautifully.  They can be hung on walls, showcased in cabinets, or my favorite—layered against a backsplash in… Continue reading Cutting Board Stand