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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

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Spring Cleaning Recycle Resources

Not to be Debbie Downer, but I did a little research and according to the EPA graphic, (most recent statistics from 2015) the United States generated 262.4 MILLION TONS OF TRASH.  IN ONE YEAR!!!  Of that, 137.7 million tons ended up in landfills.  The days of thinking that the garbage truck just takes what we discard… Continue reading Spring Cleaning Recycle Resources

Makeovers

Office Hideaway

This media unit was given to me by a client. I love the style and character and was brainstorming on what I was going to create with this piece. Then they sneaky little voice in my head started to whisper that I may love this piece too much to part with it, and it started… Continue reading Office Hideaway

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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

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Broken is Beautiful

There is a mindset behind this Japanese tradition that embraces the concept that "stuff happens".  Now, those of you with OCD--you might want to look away.  But the idea behind this is so fascinating and so opposite to what our culture teaches us, I had to share.  I love the idea that the world around… Continue reading Broken is Beautiful

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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

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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