Hello April, Goodbye March

What a busy and great month March was! April Already?! I am booked out a month in advance and can not express to you enough how gracious I am to all of you! Thank you for continuing to share my work with friends and showing family members your NEW pieces in your homes!! Taking a look at what was accomplished in March has me over the moon 12 pieces and 2 mirrors.

One item that was a total of six pieces, making that project the biggest I have ever done in one sitting. There were two non custom items, a media console and a buffet, that found themselves refinished with what I had envisioned for those pieces to transform into. Farmhouse chic and rustic vintage. Both stunning and classify themselves as Statement Pieces! They are for sale, you can view them over in Shop Selections!

 

 

April. Deep inhale slow exhale. April is one of those months every year where I find myself reflecting a lot on my life.  Why in April you ask? Simple. I grow another year older. If I am lucky, more wiser. If I am blessed, more richer. haha -not materialistic rich… Rich in love. Rich in relationships. Rich in Him. With Lent drawing to the end we prepare for Easter. A new beginning.

It’s not how much we give, but how much LOVE we put into giving. – Mother Teresa

This year I have been working on inspiring others, whether it’s through the artist realm with Second Chance Charms or in my everyday personal life. However on this journey, it is me who is becoming inspired by the ones I surround myself with. My art class (I’ll explain that in April or May’s Goodbye post). Family members. Clients. Of course, friends.

A family friend reminded us that cancer has no prejudice. Thankfully now she is on the path to remission and all we can do is keep praying that her and others like her continue to be brave and not lose hope in this battle. As always continue to do your breast self examinations, you can click here for more details: National Breast Cancer. This month I was inspired to give a little something of myself. Last time I donated my hair was four years ago.  I went with Pantene Beautiful Lenghts this time around and experienced a different type of “lite” on my shoulders.

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I was reminded once again to place myself in others shoes. People are often starving for a connection with one another. We get busy in our everyday lives and schedules that we do forget to “stop and smells the roses”. There is so much one can do for another person that doesn’t cost money at all. Giving is free. Smiling. Waving. Complementing. Be thankful for what we have. Thankful for what we can give. What I did a couple of weeks ago, is a small act. But a simple act that leads me in the right direction. One that makes me feel happy.

“Our lives change when our habits change”

– Matthew Kelly

I challenge you to do a good selfless act for someone; a stranger, a friend, a neighbor. It doesn’t have to be big, or fancy, or expensive. It just needs to be genuine. Then ask yourself: How did that make me feel?

 

xoxox

Rebecca

Entertainment Unit

This media console is absolutely enormous! So please excuse my final photos being taken in the shop and without hardware (which is at his home.) It doesn’t give this piece the respect it deserves. I can’t wait until he is all set up in his house and I can get some beautiful pictures of this guy to share!

A custom TV entertainment unit by Robb & Stucky totaling in six different pieces, by far my biggest piece to have been refinished. (If you don’t count Kitchen Cabinets 😉 Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Snowbound and glazed in Well-Bred-Brown. Lightly distressed in a few area where I saw fit, such as the legs and bottom molding where glaze couldn’t sit. The tops and backing were kept original finish from the previous manufacture.

My client got her piece all setup! Love how this massive entertainment unit looks in her home. Definitely lighten up her space!

Dresser turned Media Console

I found this amazing piece (also has an end table if interested)  from a fellow re-finisher. When I picked up this handsome fellow I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The square design on the drawers is too perfect for the card catalog holder hardware. Something I have been wanting to add to that perfect piece! I will be having a hard time letting this guy go! That’s right!! He is up for sale! Click on over to Shop Selections for details.

Solid and very heavy dresser up cycled his way to a media cabinet. Dovetailed joints. Now 6 Drawers with 3 shelves. Wood stained top. Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Extra White and glazed in Network Gray. The top is stained in a light gray. Added nickle card catalog holder hardware for the extra flair! Be sure to check out his before picture.

Before picture! I took off the middle doors and added shelves. Closed up all preexisting knob holes. Stained the top a light grey. And painted the base white for that farmhouse look.


 

Day Bed Frame

We all love getting certain hand-me-downs! My customer received this day bed from her late mothers estate and wanted to do something special with it. Her mother had once painted this piece in a teal crackle and yellow base with brown glaze many years ago.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams White Flour and lightly distressed. The detailed middle design glazed in black for a nice POP! Simple, Sweet and Sleek!

Chic Nightstands

Can you envision how gorgeous a Master Suite will look with having these nightstands, paired with a grey upholstered bed frame!? Oh the feels!

My client chose the color Sherwin-Williams Hush White, glazed in Network Grey and lightly distressed. The top stained in a custom gray color. Adding lovely antique silver mercury scallop knobs from Hobby Lobby totally completed the girls chic transformation.

French Provincial Dresser and Mirror

December 2016 my last piece for the year was this gorgeous French Provincial Chest of Drawers . My client picked up a french provincial bedroom set and wanted an updated look. Clean and classic. Starting her bedroom transformation with the tall boy, refinished in a solid look using Sherwin-Williams Extra White. Original hardware revamped in gold. I finally got my hands on the the small dresser and mirror!