Goodbye January, Hello February

I am not too sure where this month went. As I sip on my choice of drink, late at night, writing my blog post, I sigh as I see the Christmas boxes are still in my family room. No, not even packed. I still have my decor up! I have been busy with life. As we all are I am sure. Between the school run-a-rounds, homework, refinishing and This Is Us (among some other shows that are on my must watch list) a girl can fall behind. Perhaps a little too behind. Hello February, already!?!?! OOPS.

Starting off the 2018 year I had the pleasure to work on five amazing pieces! The number may seem low but each one was intense. From stripping the old, making repairs and researching inspirational ideas, I was busy! Let’s take a peek:


One of these gorgeous antique beauty’s is available for purchase. Click over to Shop Selections to view details.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

– H. Jackson Brown

I love this quote. You can apply it to anything in your life, at anytime. Prepping my furniture so it withstands another life time, being a mother and teaching my children right from wrong, finding friendship and showing loyalty, kindness and lending a helping hand when needed. I give my best in all I do. I may not be perfect, but it is my best, and for that I know tomorrow will be good. As for those Christmas boxes… tomorrow is a new day!

I have many projects scheduled in the books for February. Mostly custom, and I am grateful. I will have a few items that will be available for purchase. If you would like to receive what Second Chance Charms has to offer before it goes public, please fill out your email address here: First Dibs Email List.

Thanks for being a part of my journey!




French Provincial End Table

A returning client brought me a French Provincial End Table that needed to go bold and beautiful. She is in the moving process and wanted to go bright in her new home! The before pictures may look familiar, its a piece I had refinished a long time ago. During his move, the handlers got a little careless. I had to fix the darwer, as it was cracked from something heavy falling on him.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Tangerine and lightly glazed in Turkish Coffee brown. Hardware revamped in bronze.


End Table

I love when furniture pieces are constructively designed in a 360 degree manner. This end table can be placed anywhere in your home and no matter which direction you are looking at it- its gorgeously refinished! I had found this handsome fellow at one of my random run ins from a Friday garage sale hunt after dropping the boys off at school. I knew what I wanted to do with him!

Yellow mellow and a perfect friendly fellow! Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Butternut. Distressed to perfection for the farmhouse chic look. Original pull revamped in oil rubbed bronze.

He is available for purchase- Click over to Shop Selections to view details!


Drexel End Table

If you have been in my boutique recently you’ve noticed the barn doors that I’ve been working on for my home. I was inspired by their style and your kind words to do that same color scheme on a piece of furniture.  I had this fun and exciting end table over at In the Studio up for customization.

He can be used as an end table or nightstand. Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Pure White and glazed in Gauntlet Grey. New hardware revamped in Black. Available for purchase you can view his details over at Shop Selections.


Swirl End Table

Between the swirls in these legs and the front curves on the body I don’t know where to look first! Another Bombay beauty! My client chose Sherwin-Williams Network Grey with Black Glaze. I love the use of glaze on this piece, so much detail popped out that was hidden before. I updated the hardware and upper brass corner stoppers in bronze.

Amazing Stand

I had this little gal up for customization In the Studio and she was quickly picked up by a returning clients’ mother. This unique stand, possibly once used for plants, will be used in a guest bathroom. I love the idea that my client wants to put baskets on the bottom to house toiletry’s and personals.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Amazing Grey lightly distressed. Original knob polished.