I have been wanting to do a bending technique for a while now on one of my pieces of furniture. However, I felt like I needed to have a certain piece to do it- Something that has detail and curves. It could be because all my inspiration out there would have the perfect old vintage pieces that I absolutely was obsessing over. I finally found this little dresser and thought its perfect!
An antique serpentine front dresser. Five drawers in total with three top glove drawers and two bottom deep drawers. Back is stamped with No945. Refinished in a blending technique using three colors: Sherwin-Williams Tradewind, Riverway and Open Seas. All original hardware revamped in Brushed Nickel. Long legs, curves for days this momma is available for purchase! Click over to Shop Selections to view details.
I am not to sure where the month of April went, but boy did I enjoy my break! I completed a few client projects along with two home projects, one I am currently still finishing up on. Ready to rock and roll for May, I have some goodies coming your way!
Occasionally I will get the type of client that has difficulty seeing the big picture. Not a bad thing at all, a lot of us are visual people! I totally understand. However, the hardest part has already been achieved- messaging me with wanting to give your pieces a Second Chance. It can be scary for first time clients. I am here to make this process enjoyable, stress free and your pieces lasting another lifetime and beyond.
She has a dining set and hutch that she wants refinished but because she was having a hard time envisioning it I offered to first do a chair so she could see it in her home and make sure she was happy with our color consultation choices. As well as give her the opportunity to feel her piece of furniture. To see that her piece is contractor grade, not paint slapped on .
I am in the midst of working on her table as she is head over heels with how her chair turned out. Here is the first piece I did for her, a dining chair, that helped her have faith!
Stay tuned in as her dining table is next and a matching hutch to come soon.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa, lightly glazed in Brown. Seat reupholstered in a grey vinyl from Joann Fabric Store.
If you have been in my home, you will know where my boutique room is located. I believe that this random spot in my home is supposed to be a dining area. However, it’s completely on the other side of the house away from the kitchen. So completely not functional.
Enclosing this area and making it a den is perfect for anyone who will need an office/playroom or for me, a boutique room to store my inventory pieces and staging area! With two openings entering this room; one hallway area and a huge arch doorway. I had a few ideas. I wanted to enclosed the hallway area providing shelves for storage and add barn doors to close off the room when not in use.
Here is the new wall we added (with the help of my amazing father). This view is from the family room.
Here is the boutique room with the barn doors that I refinished myself. I am in the mist of making shelves in the space where we built the wall to match the barn doors. These shelves will house my portfolios, cards, staging decor and the likes. Everything is almost complete!
Looking from our living room when you enter our home, you can see the barn doors. They are a gorgeous focal point and I have had many compliments this far. It took me years to find these doors. I found them from craigslist and I wanted a certain style of doors. Where I have the arch on my opening, I wanted my doors to have that same thing on top. These doors were once front doors to a huge home in Scottsdale. I had to cut them down to fit. I bought the barn door hardware from Amazon. Walls are painted in Sherwin William’s Gossamer Vail.
I’ve waited so long to have this space done and its exactly how I envisioned it. Better, actually.
What do you think of my little happy space dedicated to Second Chance Charms?
My client has this baby gate custom built and brought to me to be stained. She chose to match her cabinets, Warm Chestnut by Wood Classics.
I hope everyone had an exciting Easter and a wonderful month in March. My littles enjoyed their spring break the last week of the month following into Easter and we were busy with fun, friends and the start of our two home projects!
Let’s take a peek at what was completed for the month of March! I had one inventory piece that went out in the First Dibs Email and was picked up that week. Visit Shop Selections to get on the First Dibs List and to see what is available in the shop for purchase that is already finished ready for your home! As always, you can view what pieces are available for customization over at In the Studio.
I’m in love with each and every one of these pieces! I had the pleasure to complete my first ever piano alongside staining a table and bench that my client built.
If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.
We are in the last phase of completing two home projects that have been on the paper for quite some time. One, of which took me 2 years to find the perfect barn doors. There are a few sayings that come to mind about patience. Boy, did I have to remind myself countless times about waiting. Once I found my doors everything else seem to fall into place. Stay tuned in as I will share in detail in two different blog post about how I made space in my home into my official Boutique Room as well as what exciting task we did for our back patio ceiling!
Looking forward to April!
While I don’t build exciting things- I can finish them in a professional finish for you! That’s exactly what my client had me do. Her husband and a family friend built two baby gates and a farmhouse table and bench for their new home. Click here to see the gates that we finished for her a couple weeks ago: Baby Gates.
Stained in a custom grey stain that I made up for my client based on her insprational photos from Pinterest and our conversations.