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Makeovers

Old 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 Old Dresser Makeover

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Makeovers

Trestle Desk with Great Bones

I have a garage full of furniture waiting to be transformed into something amazing.  But when a friend sent me pictures of this desk that one of her clients was selling, I had to jump on it.  This trestle desk is so cool, has plenty of workspace and tons of storage.  The finish and hardware,… Continue reading Trestle Desk with Great Bones

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Makeovers

Laundry Room Update

If you follow my blog, you know I am always talking about working with what you have and making your house work for you.  My latest home project (yes, this is how I spend my free time) is a perfect example. When we bought our house 4 years ago, it had a pretty laundry room… Continue reading Laundry Room Update

Makeovers

Returning Furniture to its Original Finish

Many of the pieces that I make over have elements of paint.  Paint can be used to refresh a dated look, coordinate with a client's style, express creative license or cover damage too extensive to blend into a stained finish.  However, when I client asks me to return a piece to its original finish, there… Continue reading Returning Furniture to its Original Finish

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Makeovers

Unique Storage Option

This storage unit is one of the first pieces I ever upcycled.   I absolutely fell in love with its shape, and although when I first bought it I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with it, I knew it had potential. In its original glory, it had a glass door and sides,… Continue reading Unique Storage Option

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General

Work With What You Have

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

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Custom Built

Farm Tables Any Way You Like

As I recently covered in a blog post, custom-built furniture is the perfect way to get EXACTLY what you want.  Don't let big box stores dictate your options.  This week's post illustrates design and finish options of the same basic table build.           The possibilities are limited only to your imagination.… Continue reading Farm Tables Any Way You Like

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Makeovers

Sentimental Dresser Becomes Beautiful Again

This dresser may go down as one of my all-time favorite makeovers. It was a custom order from a client who wanted me to give it a fresh face. It was a sentimental piece which once belonged to her father-in-law. There were several coats of paint on the entire dresser, and there were two small… Continue reading Sentimental Dresser Becomes Beautiful Again

Custom Built

Custom-built lets you choose the details

One of the great benefits of having furniture custom-built is that you can solve tricky problems in your home by specifying dimensions, colors, and finishes.  My client was looking for a TV console with specific dimensions for her living room.  She sent me a photo from Remodelaholic.com of what she was looking for, and the link… Continue reading Custom-built lets you choose the details

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