Makeovers

Made-Over Stool Gets Passed Down in the Family

Our family lost our matriarch (my mother-in-law) in February of this year.  In the time since the family has gone through the process of sorting through her belongings and selling her home of 50+ years.  It is an emotional and difficult process, as many of you know.  The photos and sentimental items are distributed throughout… Continue reading Made-Over Stool Gets Passed Down in the Family

Makeovers

Stacked Dresser Goes Coastal

I love the shape of this dresser with its stacked design, but it looked dated as a result of the drawer pulls and the scrollwork at the base. The dresser had some minor scratches and damage, so I started with repairs.  I filled the damaged areas, removed the drawer pulls and recut the scrollwork on… Continue reading Stacked Dresser Goes Coastal

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Sophisticated Secretary Refresh

A client recently contacted me to refinish her secretary desk.  It was a used desk that she had picked up and it was in really good condition.  It was just very “orange” for her decor and had some cosmetic wear and tear. She wanted a combination of paint and a stain with gray-brown undertones that… Continue reading Sophisticated Secretary Refresh

Small dresser makeover after-coastal vibe with driftwood and ocean blue finish
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Drab Dresser turns Coastal Cool

The petite stature of this dresser is what drew me in immediately. At 28.5 x 25.5 x 16, my first thought was how perfect it would be for an entryway! Plenty of storage for mail, leashes, bags, and keys. The problem was in the aesthetics. It was drab, damaged, and dated. I decided that coastal-inspired… Continue reading Drab Dresser turns Coastal Cool

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Eye Catching Little Table Makeover

I bought this little table at a thrift store a few years ago.  It is in great condition, it just didn’t have a lot going for it aesthetically.  It had this great inset area on the top that was just begging for something interesting. I decided on penny tile for the top, so that I… Continue reading Eye Catching Little Table Makeover

Handmade cabinet before
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Handmade Cabinet—Before and …During

I was offered this cabinet by a friend of a friend, and for some reason, I was just drawn to it.  Upon closer inspection, the entire cabinet is handmade!  Even the decorative carvings around the glass in the doors are done by hand.  I guess that explains my interest in it.  But let’s be honest…this… Continue reading Handmade Cabinet—Before and …During

Feminine trestle style desk in soft white and gray-green with vintage accent
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Trestle Desk Makeover

This trestle desk has a fabulous design, plenty of workspace, and tons of storage.  The finish and hardware, however, were making it look dated.  But when the bones are this great, you know it can be something really special.   I had visions of this desk sitting by an open window with a soft breeze… Continue reading Trestle Desk Makeover

End table, light and dark gray with bicycle image, before and after
Makeovers

End Table Transforms from Formal to Freewheeling

Yes, I crack myself up with the puns!  Freewheeling…bicycle…get it??!! Anyway, I had this end table that I received in trade.  It had some cosmetic damage to the top in the way of scratches, and parts of the decorative legs were missing on 3 sides.  Luckily, the missing parts were saved inside one of the… Continue reading End Table Transforms from Formal to Freewheeling

White 4 drawer dresser before and after with floral accents
Makeovers

Floral Accent Dresser

As is common with older furniture, this dresser is very well made.  The only repairs that were necessary were cosmetic from years of use.   I started by filling in deep scratches and giving it a good sanding.  Since I knew I wanted to paint the dresser white, I sealed the entire piece to keep… Continue reading Floral Accent Dresser

Ironing board cabinet with mirror
Custom Built

Ironing Board Cabinet

I hate to iron.  Seriously.   I avoid purchasing items that require ironing.   And if I do happen to  purchase something that I later discover it does require ironing, I won’t wear it because, let’s face it, once I do I will just have to wash it and iron it all over again.  It… Continue reading Ironing Board Cabinet