Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Updating the Outside - The "To do" List

Hi all.  I hope everyone had an amazing weekend.  It was beautiful here.  Spring is around the corner and I can not wait.

Look what I came across this weekend!  I wish I had a place for it in my home, but I don't so it is available for custom finish.  Let me know if you are interested.  It had a 1920 stamped underneath.  I love that!  Its a great piece with tons of character.  It just needs a good home.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Elevator Makeover

I have another makeover to show you today!  A while back I mentioned I was wanting to give our in-home elevator a makeover.  I was trying to come up with something brilliant but nothing great came to mind.  I didn't want to add any weight, take away any room, or do anything expensive.  My main goal was to make it cute and make it feel less like a coffin.  Here are the before pictures.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Duncan Phyfe Style Buffet

Hello, all!  I know its been a while.  Sorry.  Things have been busy but I didn't finish a project to post last week therefore I had nothing to blog about.  And if I am being totally honest, the freakishly cold weather got the best of me and I have been hibernating a little.

This week, I have several things to show you!  First, some housekeeping stuff.  If you follow me on Facebook you saw me post this picture.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Painted, Distressed, Glazed Dresser & End Tables

It is ridiculously cold again.  Ugh!  I am ready to migrate farther South.  My productivity depends on the weather and not being able to get as much done as I would like, is irritating.  Plus, I like being outside, working on pieces in the driveway and be able to open the shop up but I can't do that with these ridiculous temperatures and north wind.  Yikes.  This really has been one of the coldest winters I can remember.  It hasn't let up and I think I might be going crazy from it,  Is that possible?  Going crazy from cold weather?

Even with the bad weather the past few weeks, I was able to stay on schedule with the next project.  A beautiful Ethan Allen dresser and end tables were brought to me for a face lift.  The pieces were in great condition and were pretty as is, but looked a little dated.  The client wanted them refinished to look like my grandmother's dresser that I use as a buffet.  These were perfect for this type of transformation.  The dresser and end tables have beautiful details and edges for the glaze to highlight.  I love this makeover.