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.
Summer break has come to an end and the 2017-2018 School Year is starting this week for my littles. We are all ready to rock and roll and make this year another great school year! As always I ask for your patience as we adapt to our new schedule.
In July there were some amazing pieces that were completed for both customers and inventory!! As always please email, text or call me for a quote! Remember to get yourself on the First Dibs Email to be notified first on available pieces. Let’s take a look at what was completed for the month of July. Click over to Shop Selections to view what is available for purchase!
Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.
-William Arthur Ward
Keeping on point with my 2017 New Years Resolution- Inspiration , I am happy to share with you that I started a Behind the Scenes with Second Chance Charms. A group on Facebook where clients, refinishers and friends that want to see ‘behind the scenes’ of what happens here at Second Chance Charms.
Refinishing furniture isn’t glamorous, easy or quick (well, when I do it at least). You will laugh with me at my corkiness, watch all the work that comes with refinishing a piece of furniture- beleive it or not, most pieces don’t require only paint. Find tips and advice on upcycling, staining and painting furniture. You can ask for help, color suggestions and more with a group of amazing individuals who share a common interest! There is an album where you can see all SCC pieces in my client homes!
Make your own vintage doll house! Bookshelf + Legs + Paint/Paper = Doll House!
I found a small wooden bookshelf at a garage sale for $5 bucks. My client picked out small little legs from Home-depot to give this little piece flair. I added a few wall dividers and added paint. My client wants to add wall paper and little furniture so her grand-daughter can play with her dolls.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Dover White and slightly distressed.
This wonderful gal is up for sale! Click on over to Shop Selections to view details.
Refinished in a Navy blue and original hardware updated in gold for a nice pop! The body and top have been distressed in the natural wear and tear areas. This piece has a small crack and chip. This is the first piece where I left her as is, instead of fixing and covering her stories, I chose to leave them hoping that someone will love it as much as I do!
Second Chance Charms completed one hundred and fifty-four pieces of furniture and charms for the year 2016, both custom projects for clients and inventory selections that were sold! MEEEP!
Thank you. Thank you!
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong
Looking back at my 2015 Portfolioconfidence was my 2016 goal for SC Charms as well as in my personal life. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. I grew as a women through God, my family and my clients this year. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses. When you finally accept everything you are, and aren’t, you will truly succeed.
I can look back on 2016 with pride, honor and happiness. SC Charms was Featured in Phoenix Magazine as well as Featured in The Chippy Barn Instagram Inspiration Guide. I completed goals that I had planned for myself, such as focusing some of my energies on my blog/ website. Sharing tutorials and How-To’s…. okay, I only did a few, but that’s a start! Trying new techniques like dry brushing and acid washing a mirror. But more importantly, I had courage, integrity and confidence in all that I did. I didn’t waver. I didn’t hesitate. I inhale confidence. I exhale doubt.
So what’s next for SC Charms, you ask?
My goal this next year is to inspire creativity. There are many ideas surfacing for 2017. New plans being created that I am so very fortunate to be apart of. I am looking forward to a very exciting 2017!
My client picked up a french provincial bedroom set and wanted an updated look. Clean and classic. Starting her bedroom transformation with the tall boy, refinished in a solid look using Sherwin-Williams Extra White. Original hardware revamped in gold.
Oh my goodness! Have you heard of The Chippy Barn? If you are a Do-It-Yourself kinda gal/guy, you will want to check this out! The ultimate industry newsletter sending out monthly inspiration. And I am featured in 2016’s Fall Guide!
The FIRST EVER Chippy Barn Inspiration Guide is out and two of my pieces are featured in it!! Subscribe to their newsletter and you will receive your own free online copy of the guide filled with lots of beautiful furniture pieces by some very talented artist. Featuring 15 Instagram influences and artist, 48 pages that are jam-packed with amazing content. Click on the link to be taken to the site to sign up for your FREE guide! Click on The Chippy Barn!!
My first piece featured is of a buffet I refinished back in August and it so happened to be the 100th piece I refinished year to date for 2016!! You can read all about her story here at Gorgeous Traditional Buffet.
They also included my personal Succulent Garden! You can read his debut here at Succulent Garden.
I cant even handle this right now!!! A huge thank you to The Chippy Barn team for including me in such an inspirational tool! I do hope you check The Chippy Barn out for some intense lovely DIY ideas! Enjoy!!