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Goodbye to 2016

Today is suddenly the final day of the year!  How did this year go by so quickly?  Here’s a look at some of our favorite pieces from this year! There are a few of these pieces still available!  Check out our shop today! We can’t wait to get started on our New Year’s pieces and… Continue reading Goodbye to 2016

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Our Etsy Shop

Here’s a quick look at our Etsy shop!  Visit us today and check out our available vintage pieces or our custom carpentry items. We have been so busy adding new items to our shop – here is a quick look at some of our newest listings.  Our midcentury blue chest of drawers is amazing!  It’s… Continue reading Our Etsy Shop

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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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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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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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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