Sunday, December 27, 2015

Debonaire Dresser {Twelve Drawer}

It's been weeks since I have had the opportunity to get into the shop and transform some furniture. So I decided to go BIG...and by big I mean this twelve drawer Empire brand dresser!

Let's be honest, this guy was a beauty from the get go: solid wood, dove tail construction and drawers that glide like new. Really the only problem was the visible signs of wear on the surface.

I got busy removing the hardware and stripping down the top. While I was messing with all that I was contemplating the color for the body. I love a two tone mix of stain and paint on pieces, so I decided to go dark grey and a rich warm brown stain. 

For the body, I mixed a custom color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Graphite and Coco. {finished with a mix of dark and clear wax} And for the stain on the top I mixed up another custom concoction...dark walnut and natural oak. 

Part of my process is that I go through each and every drawer, cleaning, repairing {if needed} and sanitizing them thoroughly. For you, that means peace of mind to know they are clean before the new owner uses them.

As part of our thorough makeover process, we also paint all sides of the piece. You can rest assured, that in the event you want to position the piece in a way that the back is exposed ... it's finished and looks as lovely as the front. 

This guy would be perfect to store all your winter sweaters.
It would double nicely as a changing table in your newborn's room.
It would even look amazing in your dining room to store all your linens and grandma's silverware!

No matter where you can envision this handsome devil, it's ready for the task!

Here are some more shots to flip through...

It sure felt good to makeover this guy, I didn't realize how much I missed the brush these past few months.

Thanks for swinging by and looking today!
~ Crystal

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Last Minute Holiday Sale in the Porch

We had a fun day in the porch yesterday! We had great customers visiting all day...crossing off names on their shopping lists. {and maybe even picking up a thing or two for themselves...don't worry, I won't tell!}

Here are some shots from the porch at the beginning of the bright Saturday!

{Greta had to get in a shot too, she's a good helper}

 {Vintage wood spool trees were still a fun gift item for the seamstress or crafter}

  {Something about boxwood that just looks good with everything!}

 {Industrial inspired metal and reclaimed wood signs were popular items for boyfriends, husbands,  son-in-laws, moms, friends, nieces and on and on!}

Thanks for stopping by my little blog and taking a look!
Have a great day.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Winter Market at the Brewery

I just realized it's been a month since my last post. We have been burning the midnight oil finishing up some custom orders and preparing for our last sale of the season.

Here are some photos for you to look through of our sale yesterday at the Sisyphus Brewery in Minneapolis. Really a fun and cheerful day despite the grey and rainy day outside.

Now it's time for me to get ready for the holidays...we haven't even got the tree up!

Have a great week! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Holiday Boutique Season: Round 2

Yesterday was nothing short of OUTSTANDING. 

We were setup (and I thought prepared) for a fun day at the Annual SOLLC Art and Craft show but had no idea how much love and support we would receive. The lines started right at 9am and didn't really let up until noon. With the help of Paul and my friend Angie, they hauled in more product, restocked as fast as possible, wrapped up purchases and even helped haul goods out to cars. It was so nice to have the help from them both yesterday, it allowed me to have a few minutes to chat with all the ladies (and a few brave men) along the way.

I woke this morning with a grateful heart and added motivation to get creating more beautiful and unique things for you all.

I have always said that I love being a maker but without the continued support of my customers, friends and family, this little biz of mine wouldn't be squat! Thank you once again for shopping local, supporting small businesses and purchasing handcrafted goods.


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Friday, November 6, 2015

Holiday Boutique Season 2015

I have a great schedule of shows that we are participating in this holiday season...a couple new events and a few regulars that I just love doing year after year. If you want info on where we will be, please check out our Facebook page.

The first pop up show this year was this past THURSDAY and it was an incredibly fun night. Shopping, dinner and drinks with a plethora of amazing ladies...a night like no other!

Here is a quick look at some of the handcrafted creations that we brought to the show. If you've been following us for awhile, you'll see that we are bringing back a few favorites as well as introducing many new items.

Without further ado, let me show you what I've been working on for the last several weeks and what you can expect to see at the holiday shows.

Thanks to all who came out and shopped our booth, the support was overwhelming!

Hope to see you all again real soon!

Monday, October 26, 2015

October Projects: A Hodgepodge of Projects

Hello UP followers!

I know, I know. It's been a month since I've posted anything but I really have several good excuses. Meh, we all have excuses so let's not dwell on that and let's get to the projects from this past month.

I have everything in this post from a custom industrial table that we created for a local family to a clock we donated to a benefit for a young lady fighting her second battle with breast cancer. 

Let's get started.

This industrial coffee table was created for a local family. The wood that we used on the top was reclaimed from their Great Grandparents farm in North Dakota. {of course our camera shy friend wanted to get in on the action too}

I have also been working on a new line of industrial wall decor. These metal and reclaimed wood signs are in various sizes and wording. Look for them to be on Etsy in the coming weeks and at some of the Holiday Boutiques that I will be participating in.

Love how the boards cleaned up on this table, the clear coat really brought out the right amount of red paint and character too.

UP donated this giant wall clock to a benefit for a local breast cancer fighter. We were honored to have been able to help this young lady in her fight!

The clock is a repurposed wooden spool, that has been finished in a driftwood look. To complete the look we with distressed the numbers and added some industrial metal accents.

And finally, I got back into the studio to mix up this custom Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color...a lovely medium grey. Absolutely smitten by the balance of the stained wood with the warm grey and the mercury glass knobs. I have a lot of favorite projects over the year, but this color mix has got to be in my top 5!

 It's been almost 3 years since Urban Patina started and we continue to find so much enjoyment in creating unique, one-of-a-kind projects. Meeting and conversing with so many amazing people that enjoy and appreciate the history and art as much as we do, is just the icing on the cake!

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Photo Gallery

So many new projects out of the shop this week and a ton more are in process. No rest for this girl in the coming weeks, so keeping it short today and simply sharing a photo gallery.

Buffets. Clocks. Custom Industrial Signs.

Enjoy the first week of Autumn---I love these cooler temps and gorgeous fall colors!