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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
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

White 4 drawer dresser before and after with floral accents
Makeovers

Floral Accent Dresser

As is common with older furniture, this dresser is very well made.  The only repairs that were necessary were cosmetic from years of use.   I started by filling in deep scratches and giving it a good sanding.  Since I knew I wanted to paint the dresser white, I sealed the entire piece to keep… Continue reading Floral Accent Dresser

Ironing board cabinet with mirror
Custom Built

Ironing Board Cabinet

I hate to iron.  Seriously.   I avoid purchasing items that require ironing.   And if I do happen to  purchase something that I later discover it does require ironing, I won’t wear it because, let’s face it, once I do I will just have to wash it and iron it all over again.  It… Continue reading Ironing Board Cabinet

Potting bench before and after
Makeovers

Rustic Inheritance Turns Functional for the Kitchen

This piece belonged my my client’s mother in law.  We are unsure if it originally functioned as a dry sink or a potting bench, but either way, it is a great sentimental piece that she wanted to use in her kitchen. She chose a silvery-gray color to blend with her kitchen counters.  After completing the… Continue reading Rustic Inheritance Turns Functional for the Kitchen

Bookcase with storage before and after
Makeovers

Whimsical Book Case

This bookcase was a roadside find of my friend Tom.  He is an excellent scout of cool, quality furniture that just has some aesthetic issues.  This bookcase didn’t disappoint.  It is well constructed and has sliding doors at the bottom for storage.  It is also a hideous shade of green-gold.  It actually looked kinda like… Continue reading Whimsical Book Case

Hoosier cabinet before and after
Makeovers

Half of a Hoosier Cabinet for the Laundry Room

This little cutie was saved from a dumpster by the keen eye of one of my clients.  It is the bottom half of a Hoosier cabinet (the top was no longer with it), but my client's vision was to use it in her laundry room.  The enamel top and plentiful storage lend themselves perfectly to… Continue reading Half of a Hoosier Cabinet for the Laundry Room

Makeovers

A Sunny Little Dresser Makeover

What is better than a gorgeous dresser makeover?  A dresser makeover in a sunny yellow tone!  My client salvaged this dresser and will be using it in her foyer. She wanted a pop of color to break up an otherwise neutral palette.  I love the color she selected--it is a gorgeous, buttery yellow. This dresser… Continue reading A Sunny Little Dresser Makeover

Painted antique storage cabinet with shelf
Makeovers

Unique Details–and Unique Challenges

I'm always excited to work on furniture with unique details, and this was no exception. It did, however, come with some unique challenges as well.  The client asked for this beautiful cabinet to be stripped and refinished to what was likely its original stain color. When the client dropped off the piece, she said she… Continue reading Unique Details–and Unique Challenges

Martha Washington sewing/knitting table, painted furniture, Amy's Upcycles, upcycle
Makeovers

Sewing Table Repurposed into an Entry Table

I absolutely love these Martha Washington sewing/knitting tables.  I think they are so quirky and fun as entry tables.  This one, however, came to me in pretty rough shape.  The drawers were in pieces (puzzles anyone?) and the bottoms of the storage areas were in bad shape. Obviously, repairs were the place to start.  I… Continue reading Sewing Table Repurposed into an Entry Table