Saturday, January 28, 2017

Handcrafted Console Table

I'm proud as heck to say that I built a few console/entry/sofa tables from the ground up a few weeks back. Made primarily from salvaged spindles and  reclaimed shiplap, I think they turned out quite cool if I do say so myself. 




Here are a couple shots of them in the shop, at various stages.



If you want to see more pictures of projects that we are working on, you can find me more regularly on facebook and instagram.

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Have a great weekend!
~Crystal 




Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dualing Dressers

Two different dressers today; empire and serpentine. The empire is finished in a custom Annie Sloan Chalk Paint mix: a dark, rich navy. The serpentine is also ASCP: a crisp, fresh, classic white.

Enjoy.











Thursday, January 12, 2017

Reclaimed wood wall art. Handpainted signs. Dipped hearts. And a dresser for good measure.

 I've been awol from the blog for over a month now, but I'm back and have so many exciting things happening I don't know quite where to start!

I got a great gift this year for Christmas. No outrageous jewelry or a fabulous trip out of this tundra we live in ... instead, it was something I had been wanting for over 4 years now. I was finally able to purchase the Urban Patina domain name! Complete geek, I know! But man you have no idea how incredibly giddy that makes me. {now I just have to find time to amp up the design of the website}

So after a couple weeks of enjoying the holidays, resting and regrouping, I've got a few projects to share today.


Reclaimed Wood Wall Art




Handpainted Signs




Dipped Wood Hearts



Refreshed Amish Dresser




We have lots of exciting things on the horizon this year ... I hope you will continue to follow along on our journey!

Here we go, full speed into 2017!

~Crystal

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Not Just One, But Two Nightstands

The holidays are well underway {no shock to any of you I'm sure}, hence my hiatus from posting on the blog for, like, um...two months---eek!

Things have been amazingly busy between Urban Patina projects and the demands of my 'real' job. The days are flying by and not nearly enough hours. Thanks to you all for the continued support of Urban Patina and the handcrafted creation that we make. I receive messages everyday from wonderful followers, inquiring about custom orders, special projects and show schedules. I get your messages, everyone of them and I'm doing my best to respond as quickly as possible. I appreciate your patience while I try to balance my time!

Enough of that and on to these nightstands! These beauties were bound to be adorable no matter what color I painted them, but it's the hardware that pushes these girls over the edge.






These will be up for sale very soon, I encourage you to follow UP on Facebook and Instagram for more up to date activities.

or on Instagram: @UrbanPatina

~Crystal


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Farmhouse Inspired: Nightstands + Cabinets

Whew! How can we already be approaching Halloween weekend. Time. Must. Slow. Down.

With so many things on my to-do list this fall, at times I actually feel overload paralysis. Do you know the feeling? I look at the to-do list and can't seem to get any of it done, instead I've allowed myself take some time each day to enjoy some evening walks and soak in the gorgeous fall weather that we've been having. I've sorta rebooted my system and now I'm ready to get working on products for upcoming holiday sales.

In the meantime though, I wanted to share some of the projects that have been coming together! Here is a quick glimpse at the cute nightstands and end tables as well as a couple lingerie cabinets. 
















That's all for today. Now off to get those holiday projects started!
~Crystal










Monday, October 3, 2016

Antique desk + chair set and other uniquities

Spent some much needed time alone in the shop this weekend. With the music cued up I started more projects then I care to mention...and I actually managed to finish a few too!

Here is a glimpse at the projects that rolled out and will be for sale later this week.












October can be the most beautiful month of the year, let's hope for more beautiful days like this past weekend! 70s in October, yes please!

As always, thanks for dropping by!
~Crystal



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

My Little Corner in Chaska - Part 3

Where did summer go? And now we are already a week into September! I'm not sure about you, but I'm thrilled to be thinking and prepping for fall. I love the crisp mornings, all things baking in the oven and fall colors...pure joy I tell you! And on top of that, with the more mild temps, I can leave the shop doors open and enjoy working in the fresh air instead of cooped up inside. {it's the little things}

I'm pretty sure I missed a week in there somewhere, oh well, let's just call this week three. This is what you might see in my little corner in Chaska if you meander on over...


The breakdown goes something like this:

A pair of medium grey, restoration hardware inspired nightstands.




Handcrafted metal pumpkins and halloween decor.





An industrial inspired coffee table with reclaimed floor boards and salvaged wire mesh.



A darling blush side table with a natural stained top.
{this lady hasn't made it over to the shop yet, but she is on standby, awaiting her turn}



Once again, thanks for keeping tabs on what's happening here at UP. 

Best,
~Crystal