I recently hosted a workshop with Erin Cochran of Revealing Redesign on how to get "unstuck" with your home challenges. One of the topics we covered with this wonderful group of fun and energetic people (I'm telling you, this group was a hoot!) is working with what you already have. You may look at some… Continue reading Work With What You Have
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
A few weeks ago I posted about the makeover of a gorgeous buffet/hutch (see Beautiful Both Ways). I just had the opportunity to refinish the dining table top in the same room. The table is solid hickory and beautifully made. It did have a few rings on it from 30 years of use, and it… Continue reading The Big (re)Finish
Sometimes all a dining set needs is a simple refresh. This table had served my client's family for years and was still in excellent structural condition. It just needed a little cosmetic refinishing. The client has a lot of wood in her kitchen, so after discussing options, we decided on painting the chairs, table legs… Continue reading Dining table refresh
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
I was contacted by this client to give her table and dining room chairs an update. It is a quality, oak dining set that the family had been using for many years and, barring a few marks, was in excellent condition. The finish was a honey oak and they were ready for a change.… Continue reading Dining Table Refresh
I have decided to try out a new approach to my blog posts. I am showing the before and after pictures side by side for those who enjoy looking at the contrast, but who aren't necessarily interested in "how the sausage is made". For those who are interested in the hows and whys, I invite… Continue reading There is a New Look to my Blog!