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Summer Days

Hard to believe today is the final day of June.  We (the kids) are loving the lazier days around here without having to rush out the door to school, however I’m getting less painting done these days!  I do have a few projects to share and I hope you enjoy them! Right now, we are… Continue reading Summer Days

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See What’s Available

Check out our shop to see our available pieces.  We currently have some great pieces ready with more coming soon! Our white desk / vanity table is adorable and would look great in any bedroom or office space.  This piece, refinished in a beautiful white chalk paint and slightly distressed, is also adorned with unique… Continue reading See What’s Available

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Blue and White

Here’s a look at our two newest listings.  We are so excited about both of these pieces.  The blue highboy is truly from a long ago era, but this pop of color really gives it a fresh, modern look.  The knobs on this antique dresser, from Anthropologie, add a bit more color and uniqueness to… Continue reading Blue and White

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Old White and Ethan Allen

I found this awesome, Ethan Allen,single pedestal desk awhile back and have been excited about freshening it up.  Here’s a before photo: As you can see, its style is a bit dated, but I knew with a little updating this piece could have a new life.  Ethan Allen is known for their solid, impressive quality… Continue reading Old White and Ethan Allen

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Missing the sun

Missing the Florida sunshine right now.  It’s so hard to believe it’s April here, with bitter winds, snow covering the daffodils that are trying to bloom and gloomy skies above…I need to return to spring break. We are busy in our shop this week working on several custom orders which have put on hold a… Continue reading Missing the sun

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Lamp Black & Rustic Top

Here’s a closer look at our newest listing.  Our antique black writing desk is such a cool piece and would shine as an entry table, office desk, accent table or even a sofa table. This piece was painted in ‘Lamp Black’ by General Finishes.  I’ve been dying to try their paint and this is my… Continue reading Lamp Black & Rustic Top

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Friday’s Favorite Furniture Finds

“Molly” Chest of Drawers – This gorgeous chest of drawers was expertly refinished by loveandvintagebymlr.  This shop has been a favorite of mine for quite some time and all of her bright redesigns inspire me.  This one is such a show stopper with its stunning color and amazing hardware!  The size and storage of this piece… Continue reading Friday’s Favorite Furniture Finds

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Favorite Furniture Finds: Desks

I missed my weekly Friday posting this week but still wanted to share some of the pieces I’ve been eyeing over the last few days for a little inspiration.  I have a cool antique desk which I can’t wait to get started on – but I’m still trying to figure out just what type of… Continue reading Favorite Furniture Finds: Desks

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Favorite Furniture Finds

Happy Friday!  Enjoy this list of stunning furniture redesigns.  Don’t forget to stop by our shop for more amazing vintage pieces.  Our VALENTINE14 sale ends Monday!  Glossy Emerald Green Highboy – I LOVE the bright shade of green on this beautiful dresser.  This piece was refinished by VintageRefined, which has been a favorite shop of… Continue reading Favorite Furniture Finds

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How to Find the Perfect Hardware

The right hardware can really make or break the overall appeal of a piece of furniture. When refinishing a vintage piece my first step is deciding whether or not to keep the original hardware.  Keeping with the original is almost always my first preference. Vintage hardware can be so much more unique, impressively detailed and… Continue reading How to Find the Perfect Hardware