As I recently covered in a blog post, custom-built furniture is the perfect way to get EXACTLY what you want. Don't let big box stores dictate your options. This week's post illustrates design and finish options of the same basic table build. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination.… Continue reading Farm Tables Any Way You Like
One of the great benefits of having furniture custom-built is that you can solve tricky problems in your home by specifying dimensions, colors, and finishes. My client was looking for a TV console with specific dimensions for her living room. She sent me a photo from Remodelaholic.com of what she was looking for, and the link… Continue reading Custom-built lets you choose the details
I was asked to build two large farm tables for a client. He frequently opens his home up to friends, family and the community and was looking for a way to seat a crowd, while being able to store the tables when not in use. I came up with a design that would allow the… Continue reading Custom-Built and Personalized Table
Although most of my work (and the majority of my posts) focus on rehabbing furniture, upcycling encompasses so much more. For instance, leftover wood and hardware can be repurposed in many ways. (You should see my scrap wood pile!) I was asked by a friend to create a 30-inch wall clock with a rustic/industrial theme. I… Continue reading Custom Clock
I acquired this desk through a friend and I just knew it was asking to be special (and for those raised eyebrows, no-I don't hear voices- but the furniture does have a way of communicating with you if you are willing to listen). The desk is very heavy and extremely well-constructed. What better transformation than to… Continue reading How I Transformed a Desk into a Kitchen Island
You build lanterns!! When you do as many projects as I do, you end up with scrap wood. A LOT of scrap wood. If I'm not careful, I can become overrun with these little treasures. When I get to the point where I need to reduce my stash, I create projects where I can use… Continue reading What do you do when life hands you scraps?
A lot of companies are renewing their focus on employee health and wellness. In addition to offering health coaching and insurance incentives, many companies are recognizing the value and benefit in recreational team building. What better way to encourage a little fun and stress relief than CORNHOLE!!! Cornhole boards are simple to construct and can… Continue reading How to relieve stress, team build and have fun in one simple step!
A recent overhaul of our living room left us with an awkward space in the corner by the sofa. We looked around at our favorite stores, and even at the thrift shop for a diamond in the rough. Nothing quite fit the size, style and finish that we were looking for. You see where this… Continue reading The Perfect Side Table
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
I had to wait a couple of months before gaining the perspective to post this makeover. You see, it was supposed to be a very simple paint job. The table was already painted the color that the client wanted but was showing some wear and tear. She wanted it repainted in the same color and… Continue reading Plan K