Goodbye January, Hello February

Starting this year off with some wonderful pieces! Lets take a quick look at 11 beautiful custom/ available furnishings we had in January.

In December I had ask what my fellow fans wanted to see more of, going into 2017. The answer was simple, “available pieces to be purchased”. I am trying to do just that! Second Chance Charms is mostly busy with custom client projects and every now and then I will find pieces at garage sales and swap pages that I will jump on. I always put them up on In the Studio for anyone looking for an item that they can customize to their home decor. What I am doing differently is not letting them sit for too long. I have been refinishing them up the way I see fit and posting them up for sale on Shop Selections.

For January I refinished three pieces that I really enjoyed. I got to put my heart and soul out there on display.  Most times I am recreating a vision that my client has. I do my best each and every time with my returning clients and new client projects. However, with these three pieces I got to create what I envisioned. I must say it was exhilarating! Remember my New Years Journey for 2016? Inhale confidence. Exhale doubt. I created something I loved and put it out there for acceptance. I got lots of LOVE from social media. I couldn’t be happier! Looking forward to putting more pieces out there for purchase.

 

To stay informed on the newest of pieces that are for sale I have created a “First Dibs Email”. Stay with me as I figure out all the bugs, in the meantime if you wish to be apart of this group you can sign up here: First Dibs Email.

People don’t do anything until they are inspired. But once they are inspired there is almost nothing they will not do.

I want to share with you a little bit about my New Years Journey for the 2017 year and what has been happening as of late, if you can recall it was about Inspiration.  Inspiration comes in all different forms, but what I want to focus on is to inspire others. Spend time lifting others in there successes. Empower each other with our knowledge. Support one another in all the good that has been achieved. Embrace the love that God has for each and every one of us, as we all are important.

in-spi-ra-tion [in-spuh-rey-shuhn]

  1. Stimulation of the mind, body, and soul to a high level of feeling or activity.
  2. Divine guidance or influence exerted directly on the mind and soul of a man or women.
  3. Something that is inspired, such as a sudden creative act or idea.
  4. The quality of inspiring or exalting.
  5. An agency, such as a person or work of art, that moves the intellect or emotions or prompts action or invention.

This month I attended a seminar with Matthew Kelly hosted by my parish. Some very amazing special gals in my life were in attendance. Matthew had many words of encouragement pertaining to personal clarity and best practices as a Christian. One of the sections that spoke to me, was about our talents and abilities. Each one of us were given talents and abilities that need to be carried out in the mission that God has created each one of us for.

I truly feel that painting brings the best of me out as a friend, sister, daughter, mother and wife. We are all on a journey and I hope you find what inspires you in this crazy-busy world. For whatever your journey is (going back to school to better your education, finding the balance between family and work, focusing on health, or transforming yourself spiritually) find your inspiration and be that inspiration for others!

xoxo- Rebecca

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3 Shades of Grey

Yes, its okay to gawk!!! I am. I am sitting here writing this blog post in front of her convincing myself to put a price tag on… *looking around* Where could I put you…

A gorgeous feminine in curves yet masculine in color, a statement piece perfect for your home!

Last week on my Facebook page, Second Chance Charms, I had asked my fellow re-finishers, clients and followers what color this dresser should be that came into the shop. I had total artist block. I knew in my heart glaze was a must… look at all that detail that needed to be showcased. I got many helpful responses. One of the ideas that were suggested was a two-toned look. At first I was nervous at the idea. This piece is already busy and I didn’t want too much going on. After I was finished priming her, I purposely left the drawers primed and painted the body in a dark gray. When I put the drawers back in it was there. Screaming yes!!!!

This amazingly huge dresser has 12 Drawers. (There is a mirror that can be refinished to match if interested- for an additional price). The base is refinished in Sherwin-Williams Gauntlet Gray. The drawer faces are painted in Reposed Grey. Finished off with Tricorn Black glaze. The original pulls of course had to be finished off in Nickle.

Measurements are 19″ deep x 68″ long x 35″ tall. Yes, she is FOR SALE! Click over to Shop Selections to view pricing.


 

Tv Entertainment Unit

Remember the Hutch End Pieces that were completed back on January 11th? This piece is the section that goes in the middle of those two pieces! I can not wait to get a photo from my client on how this turned out all together!

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Paperwhite and lightly distressed. Original hardware revamped in bronze. What is special about this piece is that it use to be an armoire. To give this old set a more modern feel my client’s husband hacked off the top! Creating only a base with no limit for television size plus she can add decor on the wall behind if she choose too. I added a shelf inside to hold my clients’ husbands receivers, consoles etc. (Those boys seem to have so many “things” that are must haves!). Popped a hole in the back for wires.


Recent Highights January

Most recent projects! If you missed any of these beauties, please scroll though and check them out! I got to refinish my first antique record player cabinet (I am not counting the famous Victrola because there were no insides to that piece just his amazing shell- Click 2015 Portfolio to view him- He is the 1st one on the 2nd row).  As well as I got to do a new refinishing style- the Dipped Look, on an adorable french provincial nightstand! Check out Refinished Styles as I added this neat style for you to choose from. Of course we can’t forget that navy armoire with those amazing handles! Last but defiantly not least, a sweet bookcase that was built by my clients father many years ago when he was a young boy.

Bookcase

A bookcase that was built by my clients father when he was younger was brought in for a Second Chance. She wanted the backdrop to pop against the white and to have it match the bed frame and dresser I refinished for her back in 2015. 

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Dover White. The backing is Sherwin-Williams Black Fox and Glazed in Tricorn Black.

Vintage Record Cabinet

I’m super excited to share this piece! My friend got this antique record stereo cabinet from a family member and has plans on fixing up the insides and making it work! Until then she wanted the outside refinished and looking chic in her space.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Snowbound and distressed for a perfect shabby chic feel. Original knobs cleaned.

Navy Armoire

Simple doesn’t mean easy! A sleek solid finish for this transformation! (I find that it is hard to photograph dark blues, or maybe its my camera phone.) Nonetheless, this piece turned out great! A dark navy color matched to a shelf my client provided. New gold dipped white feather pulls are absolutely lovely!