Sunday, December 2, 2012

Shabby Chic Shelf Unit

 Broken legs and loose all over...this little shelf unit was in rough shape when I found it, but the potential was evident.
After lots of glue, screws and putty it's as solid as could be. The dark stain seemed so heavy on this cute detailing so I opted to brighten it up with some fresh white paint.
I couldn't be happier with the outcome--hope you agree!


Antique Moss Secretary

This is such an adorable little desk! This piece was really in pretty good shape, just needed to be tightened up and painted. I gave it a couple coats of Antique Moss paint, which was essentially a neon green--yikes! Obviously that wasn't the look I wanted, so I distressed it and gave it a coat of dark stain to achieve the nice moss color. I liberally applied a wax and feed solution to the inside and replaced the boring old wooden knobs with some really cute white ceramic ones.
Such a lovely, usable piece!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ruby Red Side Table

This adorable little table would add a nice punch of color in a living room or bedroom.  She is cute as can be -- I'm always partial to red pieces and now I don't know if I'll be able to part with this one:)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Vintage End Table

Whoa, this little end table needed to be rescued!

Two of the legs were broken and part of one was just missing all together, the top had several water stains and much of the stain had worn off from years of use or abuse.

My husband kindly worked his magic and fixed the legs.  I sprayed the cabinet turquoise, sprayed the hardware black, painted the inside of the drawer and cabinet black, gave it a quick sanding, coated it with a rich Kona stain and finished it with some poly.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Distressed Black Dresser

I can never pass up a nice dresser for added storage space so when I saw this nice piece, I knew she was coming home.
These older pieces are usually constructed really well, and this one was no exception -- solid and sturdy. I just freshened it up with a distressed black finish and some new hardware.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Barnwood + Wine Bottle Sconce

During a late night 'pin-fest', I stumbled across a sconce similar to the one shown here. I just fell in love with the idea! At first I made some singles like the ones shown here and then I made a couple triples with three bottles in a row.

I think these will be fun all year around!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Armoire Makeover

We live in a 1950s style rambler and while the house has lots of character, it lacks closet space. So I went in search of a piece that could serve as a nice wardrobe in our entryway.
I found this rustic pine armoire on Craigslist, it had some light damage but nothing that wasn't fixable. I painted it flat black, distressed it a bit and gave it a coat of satin poly. I added a clothes rod on the inside for our jackets and it was done.