We are officially in the swing of things with school and schedules. I had a great month in September with lots of gorgeous pieces! Let’s take a look at what was completed for customers and inventory, remember to get yourself on the First Dibs Email list to be notified on available pieces that come into the shop! Click over to Shop Selections to view what is available for purchase!
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
Back in August I refinished a dining table for my client’s mother. This month I received the pedestal side table to that set.
Read his debut here: Dining Table
My client wanted them to match. During his travels the side table broke his leg and my client thought all was lost. As long as she had his foot- I could fix him!
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Toasty and glazed in Black. The top stained in Chestnut. Original hardware revamped in bronze.
I love these waterfall furniture pieces. This piece belongs to my Aunt. She had purchased this art deco vanity some time ago back in California at an antique shop. Finally ready to give her a Second Chance she decided on the classic stain and paint combo!
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black and distressed. The top veneer on this vanity is stained in Dark Walnut. We updated the pulls with antique gold glass knobs from Hobby Lobby. I removed the back middle part where the mirror connected; as my Aunt didn’t want to use the original mirror. I think she looks fantastic!
Are these not the cutest antique little chairs you have ever seen? Built by Phoenix Chair Company many many years ago, they found their way to me from my clients family barn in New Mexico. She just messaged me saying they found two more that will need to be done.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Well-Bred Brown.
My most recent projects! A master bedroom set containing a king size bed frame and two nightstands, a custom rocking chair and a piece I had up over in Shop Selections and sold within 24 hours!
Continuing with the master bedroom, up next is the bed frame. Click here to view the Master Bedroom Nightstands.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Snowbound and reupholstered the panels in a grey fabric for a modern vintage chic style.
Sometimes we need a change in color. My client chose to have their master bedroom furniture updated in a solid white finish. First up, his and her nightstands.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Snowbound. She picked out silver glass mercury knobs from Hobby Lobby, giving these pieces an updated look.
Okay… where to start. What is the world is this? My 3-year-old son, Emmett, thinks that it is a pirate chest. Its one of the most strangest pieces of furniture that I have come across. Which is the main reason why I had to purchase this bad boy.
He has 3 drawers and that is it. The rest of him is for looks. A huge chest that looks to be sitting on a table. Straps and studs, belt buckles and grooves. Why not right?! I think he is the perfect statement piece to place somewhere that could use a little farmhouse charm!
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Pure White and distressed. Original hardware updated in white and distressed to allow patina to show through to match the studs.
He available for purchase, click over to Shop Selections to view details.
Remember this lovely gem from July of 2016? My client had a rocking chair that she wanted to match to this gentleman in case they shared the same space, if not he will be in the master suite. Read his story here: Buffet turned TV console.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Pure White and glazed in grey.
The month of August flew by way too fast with lots of exciting things that took place! Before we take a look at what was completed for customers and inventory, remember to get yourself on the First Dibs Email list to be notified on available pieces that come into the shop! Click over to Shop Selections to view what is available for purchase!
Think positive & positive things will happen
August tenth I had opened up our Etsy Shop! (You can read all about that story over at the post: Etsy .) I am so excited to share with you that I received my first customer! I have pieces all over the state of Arizona and pieces that moved with their owners to Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Florida (that I know of). I got a message from a gal on Etsy about wanting to purchase the French Provincial Dresser and she lived in California! After doing some research on shipping I was becoming a little reluctant about what I was doing with Second Chance Charms. Nationwide shipping is expensive! But that didn’t stop this grandma from wanting this gorgeous piece! She and her husband drove almost 5 hours to come and pick this gal up! Making this special piece my very FIRST furniture piece purchased from out of state! How exciting!! Back to reality: I need to research this shipping thing way more for my clients that do live far away and can not make a road trip out of a day! Until then, I’ll enjoy my happy dance a bit longer!
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
A little flashback from August 2016. A year ago was an experience to which I will never forget! I was being featured in Phoenix Magazine for the September issue under Statement Pieces in the At Home selection. You can read my story here: Featured in Phoenix Magazine. I was sick with delight all of the month of August until the issue came out a few days before September. Sharing that achievement with my clients, friends and family was such an awesome experience, one that I will never forget!
As always, I thank each and everyone of you for your continued support in Second Chance Charms!