Piano

As I continue to work on custom and inventory, I took a break to refinished our piano bench in Sherwin-Wiliams Tricorn Black. Reupholstered her using a solid grey fabric. The piano had some areas where the stain had worn off, so I just stained matched it and blended it in, since I wanted to incorporate wood in our home alongside painted pieces. Now my little can practice in style!

1914 White Beauty Hoosier Cabinet

This 1914 White Beauty Hoosier Cabinet has been in my clients family for over 100 years and has seen better days. They wanted this antique beauty to have some parts restored, like the flour sifter, hardware, metal spice holder, and side metal mounts. The original wood body to be refinished in white.

Before Pictures:

As I started to strip this gal I found 4 separate paint colors from throughout her life time. Not only was this paint extremely hard to remove but each layer was lead paint. Proper removal required the utmost safety precautions one must do. This gal took me a long time to complete.

Once the paint was removed she was looking rather good in her natural state! I replaced the backing on the top section as the original one had a few cracks and started to fall apart making her less sturdy.

The hardware was black and grimy, but once stripped, soaked and clean I found engraving marker’s and the original color to be nickel! The hinges and knobs were stained from time so I revamped them in nickel to give it a new fresh look.

Priming was the next step!

Once primed, I painted everything in Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa and did a light glaze using Sherwin-Williams Cadet, a soft blue grey to help tie in the porcelain enamel top. Finishing her off with adding nickel casters, like how she had before- once upon a time ago.

This project took time, patience and lots of stripper, sand paper and elbow grease. There was blood, sweat and tears, but we don’t need to go there. I am so happy with how she turned out and even more grateful to add her to my portfolio!

Summer Loving to School Studying

I took this summer off to be with my family, I enjoyed myself so much! We had a wild ride which started off with our middle son making his First Communion and Confirmation in his faith, a family trip to Del Mar Beach visiting California friends, my husbands Bowling Tournaments in Las Vegas, a visit from my In Laws from Texas, kid sleep overs, swimming parties, a visit from my sweet nephews from Oklahoma, and all around fun with friends, family and neighbors. We were so busy that when school started I didn’t know where the summer went- it went by way to fast!? Anyone else feel me?

I did however, have one project that I worked on- so I wasn’t completely off. haha. This custom piece was the most difficult project I have taken on thus far. Only because I was dealing with lead paint…many layers… more on that gal later 😉

School is in session and we are back to schedule! Even if it is 115 degrees outside! All my babes are in school full time! My preschooler is now in Kindergarten and I am all yours! AHHHH *Joyful screaming* watch out world, it’s about to go down!!

Stay tuned in! I have August customs and new inventory selections coming your way!

xoxo

Becca

Recent Highlights April

Love all of these colors!! Most recent projects!

“Emmett, what are you doing with my paint stirrers?”

“I’m a king, and these are my swords!”

I’ve been busy playing and enjoying my last few weeks with my half day Preschooler before the Summer Loven goes full blast. August he starts Kindergarten, full day, and life as I know it will undoubtedly change. I will have all three boys in school and an empty house. Talk about excitment and sadness!!

The good thing for you, is I will be able to schedule more jobs and really set off on Second Chance Charms. The past 7 years has been wonderful! I have all of you to thank for that!! You have allowed me to be a stay at home mother while helping pay a bill or two. Thank you!

Xoxo Becca

Home Remodeling

I seriously don’t even know where to start with this blog post. I want to show you what I have been working on and the big changes we have made, but like all good things, it takes time to get everything perfect. The major work is completed, and all that is left is decorating, furnishing and fine tuning.

With that being said, I’ll show you some before photos and after photos of our home renovation!

Here are a few photos of the process. Let me just say, I am so thrilled to be at the point we are now. A few times it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

When you take a look at the after you will see we replaced the flooring with Wood Tile from Emser, the Mokuzai collection: Color Daku. Added quartz countertops by Daltile, Cinder Storm. Installed and painted new baseboards. Painted the walls in Sherwin-Williams Useful Grey. Painted the ceiling. Refinished the kitchen cabinets in Sherwin-Williams Hide White. Kitchen island painted in Sherwin-Williams Black Fox. Added kitchen hardware. Added ivory subway tiles backsplash by Pure with white groute. Along with a new deep sink, I of course treated myself to a new faucet!

As the process went underway in the house, I refinished a few of my own pieces to have them coincide with our new color scheme. My little coffee bar area is one of my favorite spots!

The front family room, and backpack wall got it’s own makeover as well. We are still furnishing it. We took the previous couch to the dump, but on the back wall to the left my hutch sits there and got a facelift as well.

We just finished painting the stairwell and half bath. Downstairs is almost complete and once everything is how it should be I will share more photos. We still want to change out the fans and replace the kitchen lighting with different pendants.

Thanks for looking!

Becca