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
I don't need to tell you that the world has been turned upsidedown in 2020. No reminder needed. What I do want to remind you of (and myself while I'm at it) is that more than ever it is important to create a quiet, safe space for ourselves to regroup, turn inward, and experience comfort… Continue reading Turn In For Comfort
One of my favorite things about working with furniture is to be able to take a piece that no longer serves a purpose for the family and reinvent it into something sentimental, beautiful, and useful. My client held on to the crib she used for her children (it does not get more sentimental than that!!)… Continue reading Crib to Storage Bench
I have seen posts over the years of people turning beds into benches but had never had the opportunity to convert one myself. That is, until now!! My client had her childhood twin size bed which held sentimental value but she didn't have a use for it as a bed. We discussed options and decided… Continue reading Bed to Bench Makeover
I know I have talked about necessity being the mother of invention in the past, but it couldn't have held more true with my last project. I had been searching online for a deck box to store our yard games, grilling necessities, and the like. I didn't really think I was asking for much. Just… Continue reading When you can’t find want you want, custom-build it!
I was contacted recently by a client to paint this dresser to give it a fresh, clean new look. It was in great condition except for a "chunk" broken off of the corner of one of the drawers. There was a little damage to the top, but nothing that a bit of sanding wouldn't smooth… Continue reading White Paint Creates a Crisp Finish for a No-Cost Treasure
What do you do when life hands you scraps? You build lanterns!! When you do as many projects as I do, you end up with scrap wood. A LOT of scrap wood. If I’m not careful, I can become overrun with these little treasures. When I get to the point where I need to reduce… Continue reading Lanterns From Lumber Scraps
Did you ever have a quality piece of furniture that was nice, but just not something you needed? Consider transforming it into something you will love--and that will fit your lifestyle! This desk is high-quality and extremely well-constructed. I wanted to take the opportunity to transform it into something completely different. Considering the size, quality,… Continue reading Repurposing Furniture: Turning A Desk into a Kitchen Island