Makeovers

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

Live edge charcuterie board
Custom Built

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

Custom Built

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
Custom Built

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

Makeovers

Eye Catching Little Table Makeover

I bought this little table at a thrift store a few years ago.  It is in great condition, it just didn’t have a lot going for it aesthetically.  It had this great inset area on the top that was just begging for something interesting. I decided on penny tile for the top, so that I… Continue reading Eye Catching Little Table Makeover

Dresser Makeover before and after
Makeovers

Dresser Makeover

I have a thing for old dressers.  I love their lines, curves, and style.  I love their quality–even if they are in need of repair. I simply could not pass on this dresser.  The curved top drawer, the detail in the shape and that cool (and somewhat odd) vacuum cleaner stamp on the back of… Continue reading Dresser Makeover

Handmade cabinet before
Makeovers

Handmade Cabinet—Before and …During

I was offered this cabinet by a friend of a friend, and for some reason, I was just drawn to it.  Upon closer inspection, the entire cabinet is handmade!  Even the decorative carvings around the glass in the doors are done by hand.  I guess that explains my interest in it.  But let’s be honest…this… Continue reading Handmade Cabinet—Before and …During