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Makeovers

Old Vanity Piece Gets Repurposed into Side Table

Sometimes old furniture is not salvageable in its original form. Sometimes it needs to be reimagined into something brand new. This was the case with this old vanity piece.  It was one of two ends to a vanity that held a mirror, and somewhere along the way it became separated from the other parts.  When… Continue reading Old Vanity Piece Gets Repurposed into Side Table

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Top 5 Ways to Source Furniture for DIY Makeovers

Sourcing furniture for DIY projects can be fun and exhilarating.  Check out my top 5 resources for scoring the best pieces. If you are interested in DIY furniture upcycling, the first obvious step is sourcing your pieces. I have gone through a lot of trial and error to determine the best places to find furniture… Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Source Furniture for DIY Makeovers

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Makeovers

Vintage Dresser Makeover

This gorgeous little dresser got a fresh face with some refinishing and a little paint. When a client contacted me with a picture of this little vintage dresser I absolutely swooned! Look at the lines and the details!  Granted, it was showing its age a bit, but it was clear that with a makeover it… Continue reading Vintage Dresser Makeover

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Time to Let Ourselves Off the Hook

"There’s nothing here that’s too perfect. And that’s OK. It works with the house." -Carey Vizzi Jacobs, Magnolia Journal, Summer 2017 Have you ever looked around your house and seen everything that was "wrong"?  Do you find yourself apologizing to company about the rug that needs replacing, the table that is showing its age or… Continue reading Time to Let Ourselves Off the Hook

Makeovers

The Big (re)Finish

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

Makeovers

The missing link

This project was so much fun! The client contacted me to finish this bookcase to go in her young daughter's bedroom.  The Lilly Pulitzer-style room was bursting with color and accented with navy blue.  She wanted the background of the bookcase to be Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy and wanted a link pattern in gold across the… Continue reading The missing link

Makeovers

Nothing Wrong with a Little Vanity

I am so honored to be able to work on this vanity.  It originally belonged to my client's grandmother, so sentiment was a huge part of this makeover. (and you all know what a sentimental squish I am when it comes to furniture!) The vanity has clean lines and is in great shape.  The finish… Continue reading Nothing Wrong with a Little Vanity

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Custom TV Console

I recently had one of my regular clients ask if I could build her a TV console for their family room.  She sent me a photo of what she wanted, and lucky for me, there were building plans attached!  I followed the design plans from Remodelaholic found here. The building plans warned that this piece… Continue reading Custom TV Console

Makeovers

Lawyer Bookcase

I was given this lawyer's bookcase by a client who was downsizing.  Now, if you are familiar with these bookcases, you know that they are independent units that stack.  This one, in particular, had a base, 2 separate units for shelves and the top.  Additionally, the glass doors hang freely on the hardware.  As precarious… Continue reading Lawyer Bookcase

Makeovers

A Fresher Dresser

I was given this dresser by a family member.  I absolutely fell in love with the style and lines of this piece.  The problem was that it was falling apart.  As you can see in the before picture, the bottom was falling out, and most of the drawer slides had come apart.  Structurally, it needed… Continue reading A Fresher Dresser