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Spring Cleaning Recycle Resources

Not to be Debbie Downer, but I did a little research and according to the EPA graphic, (most recent statistics from 2015) the United States generated 262.4 MILLION TONS OF TRASH.  IN ONE YEAR!!!  Of that, 137.7 million tons ended up in landfills.  The days of thinking that the garbage truck just takes what we discard… Continue reading Spring Cleaning Recycle Resources

Makeovers

The missing link

This project was so much fun! The client contacted me to finish this bookcase to go in her young daughter's bedroom.  The Lilly Pulitzer-style room was bursting with color and accented with navy blue.  She wanted the background of the bookcase to be Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy and wanted a link pattern in gold across the… Continue reading The missing link

Makeovers

Dining table refresh

Sometimes all a dining set needs is a simple refresh.  This table had served my client's family for years and was still in excellent structural condition.  It just needed a little cosmetic refinishing. The client has a lot of wood in her kitchen, so after discussing options, we decided on painting the chairs, table legs… Continue reading Dining table refresh

Makeovers

Office Hideaway

This media unit was given to me by a client. I love the style and character and was brainstorming on what I was going to create with this piece. Then they sneaky little voice in my head started to whisper that I may love this piece too much to part with it, and it started… Continue reading Office Hideaway

Makeovers

Beautiful Both Ways

I'm so excited to share this makeover with you!  This buffet and hutch were GORGEOUS before I laid hands on it. It was finished in a classic golden oak stain and was in pristine condition (can you believe she has owned it for 30 years?).  The only problem was that the yellow undertones of the… Continue reading Beautiful Both Ways

Makeovers

Nothing Wrong with a Little Vanity

I am so honored to be able to work on this vanity.  It originally belonged to my client's grandmother, so sentiment was a huge part of this makeover. (and you all know what a sentimental squish I am when it comes to furniture!) The vanity has clean lines and is in great shape.  The finish… Continue reading Nothing Wrong with a Little Vanity

Custom Built

Custom TV Console

I recently had one of my regular clients ask if I could build her a TV console for their family room.  She sent me a photo of what she wanted, and lucky for me, there were building plans attached!  I followed the design plans from Remodelaholic found here. The building plans warned that this piece… Continue reading Custom TV Console

Makeovers

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