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

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

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

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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

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

Custom Built Frames

We've all done it.  We get sucked in by those canvas print Groupon deals.  We order our favorite picture (or pictures for gifts).  Sometimes they look amazing.  Sometimes the look a little. Well...unfinished. Custom built frames are the easy solution.  They can be built to any size, depth, color, and finish.  That means you can… Continue reading Custom Built Frames

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

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If Only We Could Get Out of Our Own Way

This article I found on BBC is a powerful example of the opportunity that exists for upcycling and reducing waste but also illustrates how laws, technicalities and our litigious society can sideline even the best efforts.  This particular article is geared toward goods, but imagine the implications as this concept relates to food.   There are… Continue reading If Only We Could Get Out of Our Own Way

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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