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Let’s travel!

There are so many great ideas out in the world and I’ve always wanted to do some sort of “luggage” themed makeover, but coming across the right piece of furniture was a long time waiting. During the summer, I put it out that I wanted something to paint. Boy did I get some responses! After finishing custom painted pieces for beloved clients, I was finally able to get donated pieces from a friend. We picked up the two nightstands and a dresser months ago, and after drawing a couple of designs and contemplating how I wanted to tackle this fun project, we finally set out to do it.

An inspired piece

An update to the inspired piece – We’ve since painted another table which I like much more! What do you think ?     My first project earlier in 2015 – I had this table which I thought was really cute – but it had been in our shop longer …

Working with bleed-through

I had this piece sitting around for a long while, waiting for both time and inspiration to come.  It was an old piece and had seen better days, so there was some repair work to be done before refurbishing it. I could have stained it, but it was in our shop and …

Repairing a frame

Chris brought us a frame she had stored in her attic and told me it had been in the family for generations.  I knew right away it was a plaster over wood frame and wanted to repair it as best I could.    I’m always up for a new challenge 🙂 The whole …

Having fun with Mica

We’ve been playing again!  This time, I had to try out  mica powder.  It comes in a glittering array of gold, silver, copper, pewter and black.  I wanted to try the copper on our latest piece, a beautiful console/buffet.     I wanted to also try  Beach Glass under Lincoln’s …

Upcylcing a television armoire

Having an armoire is a joy.  Whether used for televisions or clothing, they add style.  But what do you do when you no longer need it for it’s original purpose?   Upcycle it!   I’ve seen armoires transformed into craft or gift wrap stations, or used in toddler’s rooms for clothing.   The …

Around the cocktail table

Every once in a while I do something which requires a little more than simply brushing on some paint and calling it a day.   This cocktail table was donated  a few months ago by a good friend, Anne, and it always reminded me of a ship wheel.   I only thought it appropriate to …

Saturdays in our Shop

We love Saturdays in our shop. Mostly because we get to see our wonderful work-a-day clients and friends as they come in to see what’s new and stop to chat a while. We love visiting with you all! We also get to meet some new folks who’ve ventured in for the first time and love their reactions and comments.