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!