Antique Secretary Desk

This little antique secretary desk belonged to my clients grandfather. She had fond memories of him sitting there doing his work when she was a child. My client aquired this desk some years ago and wanted to have it match with her master bedroom furniture.

Using this piece for a vanity she decided it needed to be a lovely artistic statement. Family heirlooms are my favorite!

My client matched her colors using Behr Paints color swatches and I had Sherwin-Williams color match those swatches in the products that I use. Refinished in Gem Silica, Honey Tea and Roasted Squash. The original hardware revamped in Oil Rubbed Bronze. I refinished the inside of the desk in Gem Silica for a surprise POP of color. Using Honey Tea and Roasted Squash I did a blunt blending in a horizontal line that matches her bedroom furniture. Distressed the entire piece to help give a finish blend as well as tie this piece in with the other pieces this little lovie will be sharing space with.


Octagon End Tables

I had these awesome octagon end tables over In The Studio ready to be customized and a returning client picked them up.

She wanted a pop of color in her family room and I am so excited for her! Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Cloudburst and glazed in Web Gray. Original hardware revamped in Oil Rubbed Bronze.


Dining Chairs

Seven dining chairs and a table that I am head over heals for!! My husband loved this set so much that we decided to keep it and replace it with our old set.

I had this set in inventory ready to be customized posted In The Studio for a while with no takers. After walking by it for quite some time, I had an idea of how I wanted them to be refinished. Of course, I had all intentions on selling them. My husband was helping me move the set inside to be staged and he says to me, “oooh, we’re keeping this right?”… you can’t say that to me! So, stay tuned in, I will be redoing our farmhouse table and chairs and sending out First Dibs email (round oak table with a leaf to create an oval with six farmhouse X back chairs).

Refinishing the base of these chairs in a solid finish using Sherwin-Williams High Hide White (which matches my cabinets). I wanted the seats to be stained to match the table top. I used Minwax Weathered Teak in a clear base.

In my house!!

Antique Dining Table

Next up for this client is her dining table. You recall the buffet, hutch and chairs? I still have 2 more chairs to complete but at least I feel like we are getting somewhere with her dining area makeover! Slowly but surely!

This gorgeous set has two leafs that was also refinished, but wasn’t set up when we took pictures in her home. This table was too massive for me to move into my studio for staging, but seeing it all together with the other pieces in my clients home made me smile nonetheless!

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Software and glazed in Cyberspace. The top is stained in Minwax Weathered Teak.


Back to School! Kinda?

This summer was a completely different summer then we have ever experienced. Towards the end of school last year we were quarantined and did online distance learning. While we did our best, the chaos of the world weighed pretty heavy on everyone across the board. Nonetheless, my husband and I had an amazing time with loved ones.

We took our boys to multiple staycations in Arizona (the first for us and definitely a must do going forward!) This past weekend just the hubby and I did a trip across Nevada, visiting Vegas and Reno. During this pandemic, we are so fortunate to have four families in our neighborhood that made swimming parties, game nights and conversation in daily life, worth living and not forgetting the beauty during a pandemic. Surrounded by love, positivity and laughter really helped keep us all sane and grounded. Our nephews from Oklahoma made their annual trip out to visit us and sleepovers, Fortnite and movies made the world less crazy still. I don’t feel like I am someone who takes life for granted, but these past experiences are worth more to me now then before. Take time and relax. Enjoy the small things once again. Breath. Pray.

Last year I took the summer off from refinishing furniture to really enjoy my growing family. This summer I relied heavily on Second Chance Charms. I needed my artistic creative outlet to not only keep myself level, but to still be connected to my wonderful clientele. To be connected to people. To make sure you all were happy. Safe. And healthy.

School is back in session- kinda. We were givin a few options to decide how we wanted to educated our children. I truly believe there is NO wrong choice. Every family unit will chose what is best for them, and I support each one of you. I know it wasn’t easy making it. Finding our new schedule, online distance learning, will have some bumps, learning curves and new insights that may lead to other paths for us down the line. I look forward to the day when my kiddos can go back to school and be with their teachers and friends. To gain independence. To make decisions. Until that day arrives, we will distance learn and hopefully grow in ways we never thought possible. Take one semester at a time.

With a 7th grader, 5th grader and 1st grader my resume just grew to adding the title ‘Teacher’. I have customs and inventory pieces that I will work on for August and hope to find a nice balance with all of this… Stay tuned in! Continue to be positive, and support one another with love and prayer.



Antique Dining Chairs

Three more custom chairs finished! Two more to go.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Software and glazed in Cyberspace. My client picked out a cream and grey damask fabric from Joanns Fabric Store. Finally adding a dark grey cord to match and to finish them off!



“Oh my gosh! It’s so beautiful. I can’t believe I contemplated getting rid of it and buying a new piece for my space.”

Really in love with this gal! My client had a vision and although she didn’t quite push me out of my comfort zone, I found a challenge worth the reward.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Anonymous and glazed in one shade darker using Porpoise. (The challenge in glazing one shade darker was I couldn’t tell how much of the glaze I was applying and taking off. When paint is wet its lighter. So during the glazing process I felt like I was reapplying the same base color. Talk about nervousness!) The top is stained using Varathane Wood Stain in Weathered Oak. The original hardware is cleaned up, however, the two long plates were more gold. In order to match them to the pulls I sprayed the two plates in Oil Rubbed Bronze and wet sanded them to bring a little gold out to match the existing pulls.


Antique Chest of Drawers

A returning client wanted her antique chest of drawers refinished. Loving the pattern on the original wood she wanted the faces stained.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Gray Matters and glazed in Cyberspace. The top and drawer faces are stained in Minwax Weathered Teak. The casters are revamped in Oil Rubbed Bronze and the original hardware cleaned up and left alone.