Beautiful Both Ways

I'm so excited to share this makeover with you!  This buffet and hutch were GORGEOUS before I laid hands on it. It was finished in a classic golden oak stain and was in pristine condition (can you believe she has owned it for 30 years?).  The only problem was that the yellow undertones of the… Continue reading Beautiful Both Ways


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

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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


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


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


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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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

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Thinking Outside the Block

When we overhauled our kitchen last year, we replaced our laminate kitchen counters with butcherblock.  We purchased the unfinished butcher block and stained, sealed and installed them ourselves.  Now, if your kitchen is anything like ours, you know how valuable counter space is and how easy it is for it to get away from you.… Continue reading Thinking Outside the Block