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Makeovers

Trestle Desk with Great Bones

I have a garage full of furniture waiting to be transformed into something amazing.  But when a friend sent me pictures of this desk that one of her clients was selling, I had to jump on it.  This trestle desk is so cool, has plenty of workspace and tons of storage.  The finish and hardware,… Continue reading Trestle Desk with Great Bones

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Makeovers

Unique Storage Option

This storage unit is one of the first pieces I ever upcycled.   I absolutely fell in love with its shape, and although when I first bought it I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with it, I knew it had potential. In its original glory, it had a glass door and sides,… Continue reading Unique Storage Option

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Custom Built

Farm Tables Any Way You Like

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

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Custom-built lets you choose the details

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

Makeovers

Coffee and End Tables Get a Second Life

My client contacted me about refinishing some tables that they had had for a number of years.  These tables were well worn and in need of refinishing.  They were, however, some of the coolest designed tables I have ever worked on.  The doors on the front open and can be used as display space or… Continue reading Coffee and End Tables Get a Second Life

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Custom Built

Custom-Built and Personalized Table

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

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Makeovers

Changing the Style of Furniture

Not all upcycled furniture starts out in bad shape.  These nightstands are the perfect example.  They are traditional in design and finish, with modern hardware.  The client was moving to a new home and wanted to update the look.  The nightstands were solid and in excellent condition--they just didn't fit the new decor.   The… Continue reading Changing the Style of Furniture

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Custom Clock

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

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Makeovers

This Armoire Was My Biggest Makeover Yet-Literally!

As many of you who follow me know, I am no stranger to the occasional roadside find.  So when my husband spotted this television armoire with a FREE sign on it, he naturally alerted me to the location.   I couldn't believe my good fortune!  I headed out with my trailer and met my husband at… Continue reading This Armoire Was My Biggest Makeover Yet-Literally!

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Makeovers

The beauty of a paint and stain combination

In speaking to clients and potential clients, I get a lot of information about why people are hesitant to have their furniture refinished.  Some people strongly believe that you should never paint "good wood".  Others think that a particular piece is too damaged to be salvaged.  Still, others are just creatively stuck.  They are having… Continue reading The beauty of a paint and stain combination