I get many questions on the “How To’s” of things; what products I use and the process I do to complete my pieces. Back in August of 2016, I shared with you how I refinished… More
Continuing with the custom master bedroom transformation from traditional style into farmhouse chic, today I am sharing with you the dresser. Yesterdays post of the His and Her Nightstands was a complete success on all media sites over at Second Chance Charms Instagram & Facebook page.
Refinished in Sherwin Williams Reflection and lightly distressed. Replaced knobs with some very adorable white distressed knobs and pulls from Hobby Lobby that my clients picked out.
And to think my client was on the verge of getting rid of these pieces to buy something… dare I say it…. NEW! When she sent me pictures of her master suite furniture pieces for a quote I fell in love right away. How could I not? Look at the curves of the legs, the front bow of each piece. And not to mention the sturdiness of everything, you can tell in the photos these items were heavy-duty and well made.
I am in absolute love over this custom bedroom set that I have been working on these past two weeks. Stay tuned in as you will see a master suite traditional style bedroom set transform into a farmhouse chic style! First I will be sharing the nightstands.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Reflection with a light distressed finish. Added new white chippy knobs from Hobby Lobby. These gals are officially farmhouse chic!
Before picture. When removing the exsiting knobs I filled in the gaping holes they left behind and created new spots for the knobs my client picked out.
“It doesn’t even look like the same piece of furniture. Bringing oak into the future”. I love these type of responses from my customers!
My client wanted to update their home office in a bold color. Using their trusty old filing cabinet and giving him a makeover is the perfect piece for a second chance.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Real Red and lightly distressed.
Hello May, goodbye April! I finished April off well with six custom projects resulting in 13 pieces. One of those being a piece I never had the chance to do until now, a playhouse. I am scheduled out at a steady one month for custom pieces that make my heart flutters like no ones business. I enjoy my returning clientele and welcome new charmers to see what Second Chance Charms has to offer!
This is the first month this year where I didn’t have anything new for you in Shop Selections. I am sad about that. However, I did find some exciting new pieces during my treasure hunts that are up for customization over at In the Studio. If those pieces don’t get pick up soon, you bet your cute bottom, I will be painting those gems up and will list them for sale soon! Remember to get yourself on the First Dibs Email to be notified first!!
May always seems to be one of those busier months out of the year. School is coming to an end, vacationing starts for some and spring cleaning has a few of us looking at the next Home Project to complete before the summer hits. I for one am ready for summer. My kids are ready; we hit the school books hard this year and deserve our break! We have family coming into town to visit in a few weeks to help us kick off our ‘summer livin’, not to mention the fun projects I want to start on that have been weighing heavily on my list for quite some time!
Most recent work! These six pieces were not only big custom projects that took up some space in the shop but put my scheduling skills to the next level! Each piece was exciting to work on and allowed me to either get creative, try something I haven’t done in a while or check a piece off the ol’ portfolio list; hello little playhouse! Regardless of the projects, as always I enjoyed refinishing each one for my clients!
A heirloom antique 1800’s chest by Helmers Furniture. Talk about Second Chances! I’m so thrilled to share the back story about this vintage tall chest. Appreciated enough to be passed down to family members throughout the generations but literally never truly loved enough to be accepted which always resulted in hiding this gal in the closet.
When she finally found her way into the hands of my client she too had her hiding in the guest room closet. That is until her eyes had opened to the possibilities of taking one ugly piece of furniture and creating a swan. I refinished a piece for this client back in January, Navy Armoire, and when she came to pick her piece up she already knew her family heirloom was going to be next.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Dover White and slightly distressed on the edges. Added a gorgeous stenciled art that my client picked out painted in gold on one door- the side that has no knob. I also added a small stenciled art on the top to tie it all in. She picked out miss-matching knobs in white and gold to showcase this gals new artsy look. Completing this Cinderella story by lining all the drawers in a white and gold paper. From the bottom of her legs to the top of her rail she can now come out of hiding from the dusty closet and be the princess she deserves to be out in the open!
Do you recall yesterday’s custom piece, Three-Piece Computer Desk? To complete my clients home office he wanted his generic veneer office desk top to look as good as his other pieces! When dealing with veneer painting it can leave the piece to look very dull and a solid boring pile of yuck especially on a desk top. There isn’t wood grain, texture or detail.
To change things up I used two colors, the same ones on his other office pieces to tie everything together. Now once what was a simple plain top now has character!
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Well-Bred Brown and dry brushed with Agreeable Gray.