Antique Hutch

FACT: Family heirlooms are special. I have refinished and restored many custom pieces throughout the years, however, family heirlooms are close to my heart.

I love restoring and refinishing these pieces for various reasons. The main one for me; YOU chose me to carefully re-love your piece. What an honor! I pride myself on wanting to not only make YOU proud of your heirlooms, but also your family members who are still with us today, as well as the original owners who are looking down from heaven. Trust me, the stories these pieces carry are tremendous, but giving them another page to their story is what makes them continued to be past down for more generations to enjoy!

This client piece was passed down from great grandmother, to grandmother, to mother and now to daughter. I cant express enough how beautiful that is in itself.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Cityscape. Glazed in Pepercorn. The inside and gorgeous legs have been stained in General Finishes Java.

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Antique Telephone Chair

Past down the generations my client wanted something special to be done to her antique telephone chair. She sent me a few pieces that she loved of mine that had the bohemian technique style. My mind started swirling!

Refinished the base in Sherwin-Williams Grays Harbor. Blending both Grays Harbor and Secret Cove only on the desk curved part, both front and back, and highlighting in Fleur de sel gave a dramatic effect. Excitingly, I found upholstery from Joanns in the same color as Fleur de sel for the chair cushion! Perfection!!!

I love how this antique telephone desk chair turned out!

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Steamer Trunk with Victorian Arch Top

This steamer trunk belongs to my clients grandmother and has been past down the generations. She wanted to give her heirloom a makeover to match her home and style.

Refinishing the inside in a brown stain using Wood Classics Weathered Teak and sealing will keep the inside healthy for more years to come. I blended three colors for the body to create a bohemian technique. I used Sherwin-Williams Open Air, Lakeshore and Oceanside. Once completed I glazed her in a mixture of both Tricorn Black and Oceanside for a darker aged blue. Highlighting a few spots with Open Air on the base and Victorian Arch Top really popped this beauty out!

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Antique Trifold Table

How adorable is this custom antique side table? Irish I had one! (Haha, enjoy my humor!). Refinished in a custom color that I blended using two different greens and a brown creating a gorgeous forest green. Glazed the base in brown. Stained the top in Sherwood Chestnut. Handpainted clovers and flowers by Maureen Flanigan.

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Small Buffet

When a piece has been in the family for a long time and doesn’t match your decor, giving it a Second Chance is the perfect opportunity to make everyone fall in love all over again! My clients’ husband never cared for this piece, but he knew the importance of it to his wife. Today, I was able to make everyone happy with their family heirloom!

Refinished in Sherwin William’s Black Fox and glazed in Tricorn Black. Updated the hardware with these light grey and black knobs from Hobby Lobby.

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Antique Folding Chair

I love this little folding chair! Even more so the story behind it. My client was out walking her pup and noticed a neighbor throwing this chair out into the trash. She stopped him and ask if she could have it. He replied with “it’s broken, are you sure?”…

“I have a girl who can fix it!” She tells him.

So here we are, fixed his leg and replaced the screws. Refinished him using Sherwin-Williams Black Fox and lightly distressing him. Added a new print fabric that my client picked out. She gave this fellow a second chance, literally saving him from the trash!

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Piano

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!