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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

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Favorite Finds for Friday

Excited to share this week’s favorites with all of you.  You’ll see here a wide variety of pieces but a bit more coral than I usually include.  These coral pieces just popped out at me!  Enjoy this list and don’t forget to shop our available pieces! Coral Hollywood Regency Mirror – This mirror is so… Continue reading Favorite Finds for Friday

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Update: MidCentury Paloma

Not too long ago we introduced you to our Paloma Highboy in a post here.  After refinishing both the dresser and hardware in Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and posting it, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it wasn’t quite finished yet.  I loved the subtle lavender color yet the hardware just wasn’t doing it for… Continue reading Update: MidCentury Paloma

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Before and After: Antique Gray Chest of Drawers

I love this little chest of drawers!  We sold this piece so quickly, I didn’t have a chance to write about it.  So, although it found a new home awhile back, I thought I would share a bit about it just to highlight one of my favorite pieces.  To begin, you need to see a… Continue reading Before and After: Antique Gray Chest of Drawers

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Friday’s Favorite Finds

Welcome to Friday!  Enjoy this week’s list of favorite furniture.  Check out our shop today to see our available pieces and watch for our new arrivals!  MidCentury Gray Ombre Highboy – This mid-century dresser looks amazing.  I love the shades of gray and white.  This spacious piece would make a statement in any room of… Continue reading Friday’s Favorite Finds

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Paloma…and a little Graphite

This is a photo of our newest listing – a spacious four drawer midcentury dresser.  I refinished it using a ‘new’ (for me) color from Annie Sloan’s paint line – Paloma.   Paloma is such a cool color and I was excited to try it out.  Before starting this project, I debated on a color… Continue reading Paloma…and a little Graphite