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

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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
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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
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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

Feminine trestle style desk in soft white and gray-green with vintage accent
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Trestle Desk Makeover

This trestle desk has a fabulous design, plenty of workspace, and tons of storage.  The finish and hardware, however, were making it look dated.  But when the bones are this great, you know it can be something really special.   I had visions of this desk sitting by an open window with a soft breeze… Continue reading Trestle Desk Makeover

End table, light and dark gray with bicycle image, before and after
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End Table Transforms from Formal to Freewheeling

Yes, I crack myself up with the puns!  Freewheeling…bicycle…get it??!! Anyway, I had this end table that I received in trade.  It had some cosmetic damage to the top in the way of scratches, and parts of the decorative legs were missing on 3 sides.  Luckily, the missing parts were saved inside one of the… Continue reading End Table Transforms from Formal to Freewheeling

White 4 drawer dresser before and after with floral accents
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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

Potting bench before and after
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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
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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

Builder grade oak vanity before
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Bathroom Vanity Makeover

It’s not often I get to work on bathroom vanities.  While I don’t do work on-site, I was able to refinish this vanity for my client because they removed it during demo of their bathroom and will reinstall it once I’m finished. The cabinet (pictured here on its back in the workshop) is oak and… Continue reading Bathroom Vanity Makeover