Makeovers

The Sweetest Story of a Desk Reimagined

I absolutely love the story behind this desk.  My client took over her father's business, and he had taken it over from his father.  This desk was the original desk in her grandfather's office.  You can actually feel the history and sentiment when you look at it.  It was well worn from generations of use.… Continue reading The Sweetest Story of a Desk Reimagined

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

General

Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season

      I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season--whatever your faith or beliefs.  I think it's important to remember this time of year that regardless of the words, the sentiment remains the same.  This is the season of love, compassion, joy, and giving.  May you be blessed in the New… Continue reading Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season

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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

Custom Built

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

General

All The Good Feelings

I've noticed a couple of trends emerging this year.  Relax, I'm not going to get into politics or any of the social quicksand that we are all dealing with.  Quite the opposite.  I am finding that people are in a desperate search for a way to feel good.  So many people have stopped watching the… Continue reading All The Good Feelings

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Creating a More Abundant Life at Home

I want to share with you a recent post from my sweet and incredibly talented friend Erin Cochran from Revealing Redesign.  In this video, she talks about creating a more abundant life at home.  I promise you the 8-minute commitment you make to this video will be worth it!  She will make you think of… Continue reading Creating a More Abundant Life at Home

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Makeovers

Saving Grandma’s Dresser

When a client contacted me to revive her grandmother's dresser, estimated at about 100 years old, I was so excited for the opportunity!  Restoring old, sentimental pieces makes me swoon!!  Upon seeing the dresser in person, I realized it was going to be a big undertaking.  All of the drawers needed to have the bottoms… Continue reading Saving Grandma’s Dresser

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General

As the Holiday Season Kicks Off, Let’s Remember the Value of Gratitude

Gratitude This week's post may seem a little off-topic, but I promise to circle it back. I noticed my attitude and chain of thoughts this week as I started the chore of dusting my house. Now, I have to say that dusting is truly one of my least favorite home maintenance activities. So, as I’m… Continue reading As the Holiday Season Kicks Off, Let’s Remember the Value of Gratitude