Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Everything!

As we bring 2014 to a close, we will celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Urban Patina being in business! I can't believe its already been 2 years, the time goes by so fast. We have had some really great things happen over the past few years and I can't wait for coming year...I have a feeling that it's going to be bigger then the last.

I thought this was as good a time as any to thank you all for supporting us along the way.  As cliche as it sounds...without you, there is no UP. Thank YOU so much!

Cheers to you and yours for a beautiful holiday season!
Merry Everything!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Blue Christmas Inspiration

Inspiration comes in all forms. Take my latest project for example...after hearing Elvis sing Blue Christmas about 10,000 times this season already, I decided to paint this buffet a velvety aubusson blue.

The drawers were missing when I got this girl, so I bought some nice maple lumber and transformed the void into shelves. And of course I needed to update the hardware to match the new look...seemed like something with a little glitz was in order so I used these gorgeous mercury glass knobs.

Short post this week, it's a busy busy busy time of year!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014 Furniture Project - Wrap Up

I'm trying to motivate myself to start holiday shopping, but it's just not happening. So I'll continue procrastinating and do something more fun like share a few {11 to be exact} of my favorite projects from this past year. Trust me when I say, it's really hard to cull the list down to 11. Honestly, I get pretty attached to some of these projects and could easily become a hoarder if I'm not careful!

Get comfy and enjoy the highlights!

 Flo was purchased by a gal to be converted into a bathroom vanity.

This beauty was the dresser makeover that won me bragging rights when it was selected as the winner of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Challenge.
{and featured in the November/December issue of Fresh Style magazine!}

 This graphite looker is living a fine life with a great family in the south metro!

 Oh Chester, you are such a stud! This fella was really hard to part with...oh that beautiful wood grain!
Surprise! Coordinating fabric covered drawers are a fun surprise on this antique armoire. 

 This soft blue vanity made it's way to the north shore this summer to live, in what I consider, one of the most beautiful areas in Minnesota. Sorta jealous!

We delivered this looker to an equally stunning home in Golden Valley.

Who needs the third drawer anyhow...and the wicker baskets are a nice compliment to the soft blue chalk paint.

 The story behind the wood on this coffee table is so wild, and the hand crafted base just puts this one-of-a-kind table over the top!

Victor. Victor. Victor.
I may have shed a tear when you were loaded up and drove away---what a HUNK!

Simple. Plain. Tall.
One classy lady.

Monday, December 1, 2014

2014 Holiday Craft Boutique - Part 2

We have wrapped up the Holiday shows for 2014 and what a finale it was!

We setup for the CEC Holiday Bazaar on Friday night, and did so in record time I might add. I think we have finally gotten our system down!

Here's a glimpse at our setup...

From the minute we walked into the show Saturday morning until we left we were busy-busy-busy! We met a ton of new people, customers and vendors alike. We even had several family members that were in town for the holiday weekend come by to see us and checkout our goods. It was a crazy fun time!
 I can't express in words how thankful we are for all of you that have shopped UP this past year! I'm sure I speak for many crafters and artisans out there when I say, we pour our hearts and souls into making our products and it's the ultimate reward and compliment when we see our creations make their way into your homes.
Thanks for the ongoing support of our small, local and handcrafted business.
Although I'm still recuperating from all the action on Saturday, rest assured, my brain is already dreaming up spring ideas!