Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FWF's Year Review - 2013

What a difference a year makes.  This has been a huge year for Fisherman's Wife Furniture and for me personally.  This marks one full year out of the classroom and being a full time business owner.  Somedays I still can't believe it and I am waiting for someone to come take it all away.

Over the past few months, many new followers and readers have come along so I want to do a quick review of my favorite and/or most popular posts from 2013.

Monday, December 30, 2013


I know I have had big news before but this one ranks in the top 3 of BIG announcements.

Do y'all know these magazines?  You see them in Lowes, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Nobles....everywhere. They are published by the same company as Better Homes and Gardens as special interest publications.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Reupholstered and Refinished Rocker

Happy Friday!  Today, I get to show you another Christmas surprise!

I am so excited about this project so let's get right to it and see the before pictures.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Vanity Makeover

Hi all.  I hope everyone had a very, merry Christmas.  We traveled to SETX (Southeast Texas) to spend Christmas Eve and Day with my family and now Blittle's parents are staying with us for a few days.  Its been a busy week!

It is time for me to show you a Christmas present project.   This one is extra special to me because it was given to an extra special someone.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dresser to Entertainment Center

Hi all!  I know I have been a bad blogger this month with only 1-2 posts a week and I am sorry for that but I have been busy working in the shop on furniture makeovers.  The blog is the first thing that gets neglected when I get busy with work.  My house cleaning duties are second...we won't talk about the laundry that sat on the end of my bed for more than a few days.  This week will be better!  The house is clean and blog posts are already written!

Today, I have a quick look at a dresser I turned into an entertainment center.

A repeat customer found an amazing Thomasville, solid wood, 9 drawer dresser and wanted it turned into an entertaiment center.  I love projects like this.

Here is the before shot.  And yes, I know this is a bad picture.  And yes, its the only one I have.  Again, bad blogger.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

"The Lorax" End Table- Part 2

So it is crunch time for you last minute shoppers?!  Good luck this weekend if any of you are getting out and headed to a mall or shopping center.  Yikes!

Y'all remember "The Lorax" end table I made for a baby shower gift to my friend?  You can read about it by clicking here.  Here are a few reminders.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Coastal Dog Collars

I know this is not furniture but I have tons of friends and followers who are as crazy about their dogs as we are about Sabine and Jaxson.  It makes us feel better to have other coo coo, dog people around us.  It makes us look not so crazy.  :)

Every year we get the dogs new collars for Christmas and like most things, I want to get something different and special.  Getting a collar off the shelf at Petco or PetsMart is ok but I prefer to find something that I am not going to see on every other dog in the area.  If you haven't discovered the shopping world known as Etsy, you need to venture out.  There are some amazing homemade products on there for reasonable prices.  Anything from quilts, shirts, baby bags, pillows, furniture.  You name it.  Even dog collars.  This year I wanted a coastal/nautical theme so the first place I started looking was Etsy and I found some super cute collars.  It was hard to choose but I love the ones I got.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

An Update, an Announcement and a Video

Happy Saturday, y'all!  I hope everyone had a great week and has a fun, relaxing day planned.

I am off to spin class this morning then working the rest of the day.  I know the blog has been quiet the past few weeks but I have been focused on furniture (and boats) and I have been exhausted.  Last week, I only made it past 8:30 PM one night...embarrassing I know.  All the other nights I fell asleep watching TV at some ridiculously early time.  Another reason I haven't posted much is because several of my current projects are Christmas presents and I can't show them to you yet.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Guest Room End Tables

Today I am going to show you my end tables in the guest room.  Hopefully the guest room will be finished soon and I can reveal the entire room!  The theme for the room is navy and white.  I want it to have a light, bright, comfortable feel for our guests and a classic look that will last.

Here are the solid wood end tables before.

Monday, December 9, 2013

What A Week!

What a week!

Is there an echo in here?

Didn't last week's post start out with that statement?

Yes, it did but for a totally different reason.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Overflowing with Thankfulness....and Furniture

What a week!   I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday with friends and family.  My husband and I traveled to Southeast Texas Thanksgiving day to see my family, then traveled to central Texas on Saturday to visit his family.  For black Friday, I stayed home and worked.  I hate shopping so staying up super late, standing in line, and risking my life is not for me.

It was a big, BIG week for Fisherman's Wife Furniture!  I was featured by Furniture Flippin' on Wednesday (Read post here) and then my guess post for Remodelaholic was published on Saturday (Read that post here).  I am extremely thankful for both of these companies recognizing my (and my husband) hard work and creativity and helping me grow my business.  There are not enough "thank you"s to anyone that spreads the word about Fisherman's Wife Furniture!