General

It’s More than Just a Job

Some of you have seen this picture that I recently found on Pinterest and reposted. When I read this quote, it actually made something in my heart ache because it is so relatable.  For me, furniture is my artwork.  When you see a piece of my furniture in a shop or on my website, you see… Continue reading It’s More than Just a Job

Custom Built

The Mantle of my Dreams

When we purchased our home 3 years ago, we fell in love with it.  It was the layout, size, and space we were looking for.  It was colonial in style, but the problem was, my husband and I are not colonial in taste.  Therefore we set out to adapt some of the features of the… Continue reading The Mantle of my Dreams

Custom Built, Uncategorized

Reducing Drafts

A client recently asked me to help her reduce the draft in her living room that was coming from her fireplace surround.  It seemed that no matter what she tried, there was always a "wind" blowing from the fireplace.  She had the idea of covering the entire opening to reduce the airflow but wanted it… Continue reading Reducing Drafts

Makeovers

Snazzy Storage Upgrade

I client of mine came across this cool little cabinet.  It is unique in how many drawers it has for storage and definitely has a vintage feel.  The problem was that it looked a little too much like a piece of office furniture.  We decided that the original finish on the metal should stay as… Continue reading Snazzy Storage Upgrade

General

A Great Reminder this Week–Gratitude

Gratitude April 25, 2017 This weeks 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… Continue reading A Great Reminder this Week–Gratitude

Makeovers, Uncategorized

Dry Sink and Cedar Chest Makeover

I had the pleasure of refinishing a dry sink and cedar chest for a client recently.  Both items had been in the family and held sentimental value.  The dry sink had been painted red at some point over the years, and had also served as a teething block for some puppies along the way!  It… Continue reading Dry Sink and Cedar Chest Makeover

Makeovers

The Little Kidney Bean

So this little cutie came my way as a custom order.  It is a vintage vanity, and from what I could find, it dates to the 1930's-1950's.  Originally it had a fabric skirt as evidenced by the staples around the top.  I thought the piece was really cool but in pretty rough shape.  First things… Continue reading The Little Kidney Bean

Upcycling

Throw back (Tuesday??)

I was scrolling back through the photographs of all the pieces I have refinished, and a couple of oldies but goodies caught my attention. The theme? REPURPOSING!! Making something entirely different out of a common item. Let's take a look at a few of my favorites. First up is this suitcase end table. Hard-sided suitcases… Continue reading Throw back (Tuesday??)

Makeovers

Just “Puttering” Around

I found these little numbers years ago at a thrift store. Golf theme is not really my speed, but I liked the elongated frames and detail, so I snatched them up. They have been in my stash ever since. Recently I was inspired by a mirrored tray that I saw and knew what these little… Continue reading Just “Puttering” Around

Makeovers

If You Listen…

When I shop for furniture, whether at auction, the curbside, or at thrift stores, I always arrive with an open mind, and allow the furniture to “speak” to me. Yes, I know that sounds crazy, and most of my friends and my husband would agree. But there is something about taking the time to be… Continue reading If You Listen…