I have my first piano in the books! I am not only excited about adding this type of furniture to my portfolio, but really happy my client wanted her piece to be glazed, giving this antique girl a sense of timeless glam. All the curves, grooves and details are highlighted now, where once they were hidden.

The back story of this family heirloom is beautiful in itself. My clients grandmother was given this piano at the age of three years old. Many years of practice, hard work and enjoyment were given to her. After her recent passing this grandmother wanted her piano to go to her granddaughter who is five years old. My clients daughter picked out the fabric and Mom picked out the color.

As you enter my clients home this gorgeous piano will be welcoming you underneath a lovely chandelier.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Serious Gray. Glazed in Tricorn Black. All original hardware revamped in Oil Rubbed Bronze. Bench reupholstered in my clients choice of vibrant fabric.


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Antique Side Table

I am loving this little antique side table my client bought from her friends garage sale. A small nut and some wood glue fixed this handsom guys leg.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Snowbound and lightly glazed in Toasty. The top sanded down and left raw and sealed. The hardware is revamped Oil Rubbed Bronze.


Heirloom Quality Coffee Table by Weiman

Sticking with a bright color for that POP in her home, my client wanted this distressed coffee table to be glazed. You can really see the difference between the two styles with the before picture comparison.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Synergy and glazed in Turkish Coffee brown. Original pull revamped in Bronze.


Todd Reifers Signature Workstation

It’s not a secret that my mother is an artist specialising in oil painting on canvas. You can read all about my amazing mother on my blog post: Maureen.

A while back my mother had bought a Todd Reifers Signature Workstation for her Art Room. So when Maureen came to me and said she needs her station to have her daughter’s Second Chance Charms artistic touch, I was ecstatic! She is such an inspiration!

My mother basically gave me free range and I quote “Two toned, maybe a beige and white, and definitely glazed. Surprise me I know I will love it!”… I wanted to see a heavy glaze on her piece, especially with the doors and those pop outs. I used Sherwin-Williams Portico for the base. Glazed the body in both Van Dyke Brown and Turkish Coffee. Keeping some areas highlighted in Portico for that pop of contrast. Revamped all the knobs, metal signature plate, metal on the leather strap and casters in Oil Rubbed Bronze. The before picture really illustrates the difference between the Before and After reveal! “Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint”- Haruki Murakami


Curio Cabinet

This piece has been in my clients family for well over 100 years. They even restored this lovely gem at one point. Ready for a change and entrusting me with the task I was excited to get my little hands on her!

I had just completed refinishing my clients daughters TV entertainment unit and hutch when they realized what paint and glaze can do to a piece of furniture.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Westhighland White. Glazed in Turish Coffee brown to pop out her details. Stained the top in Dark Walnut. Revamped the original hardware, key included, in oil rubbed bronze. Lovely!


French Provincial Chest of Drawers

Color has been everywhere over here! I had this French Provincial Chest of Drawers up for customization over at In the Studio, and she didn’t sit long! A returning client grab her up and is placing her in her bedroom. She has a lovely quilt that has many beautiful colors that she wanted to incorporate.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Haven and glazed in Well-Bred Brown. The original hardware revamped in Sunny Veranda and also glazed in Well-Bred Brown.