My client reached out to me to update a beautiful desk that was her mom's. This desk is a perfect example of taking an important piece of furniture and making it fit your lifestyle. The desk was in great shape except for a few natural scratches and dings. She originally asked me to paint the… Continue reading A Desk that Would Make Mom Proud
I am so excited to share this project with you! I was given this table and chair set by a client who no longer wanted them. I have had it tucked away in my garage for a few years now. So much of my work now is custom for clients that I rarely have a… Continue reading A Mission-Style Dining Table Makeover
I was talking on the phone to a potential client the other day about a desk he has that is a sentimental family piece, but is simply not functional. The place where your knees are supposed to go is so small that only a child could fit. I have not seen the desk or even… Continue reading So Many Ways to Repurpose a Desk!
I recently came across this blog post from our master bathroom renovation. I wanted to share how a little creativity and some leftover materials can go a long, long way. Here is the before picture. I knew the "feeling" that I was after for the room. Let's call it spa meets rustic. I'm over the… Continue reading Reflecting on Renovations
I received a lot of positive feedback on my previous crib-to-bench and bed-to-bench repurposing projects. As a result, I had another client reach out and ask me to do the same for her crib. The part I love most about repurposing is that each project--while similar in concept--is completely different in execution and final results.… Continue reading A New Spin on Repurposing a Crib into a Bench
We are all certainly aware that we are spending time at home more than ever these days. I just rewatched this video from my very gifted friend Erin Cochran from Revealing Redesign. In this video, she talks about creating a more abundant life at home. As our perspectives and situations have changed so drastically in the… Continue reading Creating a More Abundant Life at Home
My client contacted me to refinish this small cabinet that holds his television. He wanted it refinished in a golden oak stain to match the rest of his furniture. When he dropped it off to my shop, there were a few surprises. It seems that someone had attempted to strip it down but, well, let's… Continue reading When Mother Nature Doesn’t Cooperate
As we all try to navigate this challenge new reality, we are spending a lot more time at home. We are working, learning, and even shopping from home now more than ever. With all the extra time and demands now placed on our homes, it only makes sense to want to make that space feel… Continue reading What Adds Comfort to Your Home?
If you follow my blog, you saw last week's post about the farm-style dining table. You know, the one for gathering friends and family. The big one. Well, a huge farm-style dining table requires some long benches. Once the table was complete and delivered, I had space to build the benches. Here is the finished… Continue reading Seating for the Gathering
A client recently contacted me about building a large, rustic, farm-style dining table, and two matching benches. She wanted a place for her kids and their friends to gather, as well as a place to host family dinners. She was hoping to seat 10 people. After measurements and calculations, we ended up deciding on a… Continue reading A Farm Table for Gathering