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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

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The Cabinet that Does Everything

This is hands down one of the coolest pieces I have ever had the pleasure to refinish.  It is the "everything" cabinet.  It offers tons of storage in the way of drawers and doors, it showcases collectibles in 9 individual cubbies, and just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the top drawer opens… Continue reading The Cabinet that Does Everything

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Cartoons Reimagined

A lot of what I do involves repurposing pieces in their new life.  When I saw this desk, I immediately knew I wanted to create a coffee or wine bar.  Drink bars are becoming more and more popular, and I love finding compact pieces that will fit the bill. I purchased this old secretary desk (yes,… Continue reading Cartoons Reimagined

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From Feminine to Masculine

This desk came to me as an old "girl's" desk.  Not only were the features and color feminine, but there was glitter and sparkles GALORE inside the drawers.  The front faces of the drawers had somewhat random detailing, with top one having oval trim and the bottom two having a corrugated square trim.  And yes, I… Continue reading From Feminine to Masculine

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A Soft Spot for a Roll Top

I don't know about you --but to me, a roll-top desk is super nostalgic.   When I was a kid we had a giant roll top desk in our family room.  It didn't matter that the top never really rolled correctly or smoothly.  The bottom line was that it was SO COOL!! When this little number… Continue reading A Soft Spot for a Roll Top

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They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore

At first glance, this piece was in pretty rough shape.  Ok, at second, third and fourth glance, it was a mess!  But its original beauty was peaking through and I knew it could be beautiful again.  Besides, they just don't make pieces like this anymore!                      … Continue reading They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore

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Mundane to Refined

This desk was donated to me and although it was in good condition, it was plain and dated.  For some reason, the vision that popped into my head was a desk that would work in a home's "hub".  I wanted it to fit in with countertops and cabinets or family room furnishings.  The finished piece… Continue reading Mundane to Refined

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The Hazard of a Job You Love

Did you ever get so excited about a project that you couldn't wait to get started and dive right in? Well, that's what happens to me all the time when I start a piece of furniture. After I sit with it for a while and finally decide on the design, I can't wait to get… Continue reading The Hazard of a Job You Love