I enjoy the process of refreshing, from start to finish. The prep all the way through to the staging. What really makes my heart skip a beat, is when you send me your client photos!
You can tag me in most media platforms, as well as send me your photos and I can share them here for the world to see! Here are a few, and as I get more I will update them on this post and place this post up top for easy access. Enjoy!
I seriously don’t even know where to start with this blog post. I want to show you what I have been working on and the big changes we have made, but like all good things, it takes time to get everything perfect. The major work is completed, and all that is left is decorating, furnishing and fine tuning.
With that being said, I’ll show you some before photos and after photos of our home renovation!
Here are a few photos of the process. Let me just say, I am so thrilled to be at the point we are now. A few times it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
When you take a look at the after you will see we replaced the flooring with Wood Tile from Emser, the Mokuzai collection: Color Daku. Added quartz countertops by Daltile, Cinder Storm. Installed and painted new baseboards. Painted the walls in Sherwin-Williams Useful Grey. Painted the ceiling. Refinished the kitchen cabinets in Sherwin-Williams Hide White. Kitchen island painted in Sherwin-Williams Black Fox. Added kitchen hardware. Added ivory subway tiles backsplash by Pure with white groute. Along with a new deep sink, I of course treated myself to a new faucet!
As the process went underway in the house, I refinished a few of my own pieces to have them coincide with our new color scheme. My little coffee bar area is one of my favorite spots!
The front family room, and backpack wall got it’s own makeover as well. We are still furnishing it. We took the previous couch to the dump, but on the back wall to the left my hutch sits there and got a facelift as well.
We just finished painting the stairwell and half bath. Downstairs is almost complete and once everything is how it should be I will share more photos. We still want to change out the fans and replace the kitchen lighting with different pendants.
My grandmother found this piece for sale at Goodwill for me, when I picked it up I fell in love with her serpentine lines and the solidness of this piece. We were looking for something new to place under our TV in the family room since we are renovating the house.
I asked my husband what color and style he wanted and he told me he wanted a sleek black on black look. So that’s what I did for him!
Refinished in a solid look using Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black, stained the top in a brown. Revamped the original hardware in black.
Oh my goodness!!! Look what came in the mail! I have been featured in The Happy Home, 2018 May newsletter by The Brill Team!
If you are in the market to sell or buy a home, give this wonderful team a call! I have known Nate for a long time and have full faith he will do right by your family! Thank you Nate for the love and kind words in your newsletter!
MEEP! I have exciting news!!! The Artisan Markets approved me to start selling in Phoenix!
Who is this? What are they? They bring quality furniture artisans and customers together in an upscale and balanced environment through Facebook and Instagram. I am learning that most states have their own The Artisan Markets to join! You can find our Arizona branch here at: TAM Instagram page and or TAM Facebook page. It’s just starting in AZ so come join us!!! To be a furniture seller YOU MUST BE APPROVED TO SELL ON THEIR SITE. The most exciting part about TAM, is that the artist come together to support one another, how about that for inspiration!! Remember my 2017 New Years Goal?
I am looking forward to being inspired by my fellow artist and hoping that I can inspire someone too!!!
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!
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!!
Second Chance Charms had a wonderful 2015 year! From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you. Your support, whether you are a Like on a page, a fellow artist or a client, has given me confidence.
To be successful at something, not only must you enjoy it but you have to be great at it. Your request for unique finishes helped me challenge my artistic side. I matured as a refinisher from achieving customers desired results. Fear is behind me and endless possibilities lay before me.