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Makeovers

Antique sewing table adds some entryway flair

I absolutely love these Martha Washington sewing/knitting tables.  I think they are so quirky and fun as entry tables.  This one, however, came to me in pretty rough shape.  The drawers were in pieces (puzzles anyone?) and the bottoms of the storage areas were in bad shape. Obviously, repairs were the place to start.  I… Continue reading Antique sewing table adds some entryway flair

Custom Built

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

Custom Built

Cutting Board Hack

I want to share a simple cutting board storage idea with you.  If you are like us, you use cutting boards several times a day (my favorites happen to be wood).  The challenge is how to keep them accessible and let them dry completely between uses.  Cue my incredibly simple cutting board rack (or hack!)… Continue reading Cutting Board Hack

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

Custom Built

At Attention

I was recently hired by Dave and Lesley Shade from At Attention Dog Training in King of Prussia to help complete their military-based dog training facility.  I normally work on one or two pieces for a client within their decor and was so excited to be a part of building an entire brand for this… Continue reading At Attention

General

New Home for a Vintage Stereo

I client recently asked me to build a cabinet to house a vintage stereo system, including two large speakers, a receiver and a CD player.  I got to work on measuring dimensions and designing their cabinet.  Since the overall dimensions would be 32" wide, 21" deep and 46" high, I decided to build the sides… Continue reading New Home for a Vintage Stereo

Makeovers

Old TV Cabinet

Gone are the days of those televisions that are 2 feet deep, 1000 pounds and require their own piece of furniture.  As a result, half of the population is left with television cabinets they no longer use.  Many thrift stores are so overrun with these cabinets that they will no longer accept them.  Most have… Continue reading Old TV Cabinet

Makeovers

Summer Color

When I first saw this buffet, I knew that it was special.  It had beautiful detail that was going to be spectacular once it was highlighted.  Overall it was in excellent condition aside from the giant chunk out of the top and several deep scratches.   The chunk eliminated any chance of staining the top,… Continue reading Summer Color

Makeovers

My Love of Book Cases

There is something so special about a bookcase.  It is a single place to hold the pages that can take you anywhere in the world, all in a tidy, compact spot.  Put a comfy chair next to a bookcase and you can pass hours on end. I have a lot of fun refinishing bookcases.  They… Continue reading My Love of Book Cases