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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Dresser

I had this dresser up for customization and a returning client asked to have this piece replace the one she bought from me back in 2014. Her daughter will be 6 in a few weeks and is upgrading her room with more storage.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams DE color Swiss Coffee and distressed. Stained the top in Minwax Weathered Teak. Added new crystal knobs my client purchased.

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Buffet

Looking for a dining room buffet or a tv unit? Look no more, I have the perfect piece for you!

“Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them” – L. M. Montgomery. This gorgeous buffet is refinished in Sherwin-Williams Useful Grey. Glazed in Dovetail (Dark Grey) to pop out all the nooks and crannies! Look at this gals body!! I’m in love with the sleek design! I added these four round knobs and revamped them in white and glazed them in Dovetail Grey.

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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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Cathedral Media Buffet

Where do I start with this one!? At my clients color consultation she shared with me the interior decorations that were on order for her living room. Shades of blues, greys and browns. From a new couch, pillow shams, rugs and more, I recommended using Sherwin-Williams Tin Lizzie, a soft grey with a blue huge. Glazed in a dark grey using Rock Bottom which also has a complement huge to Tin Lizzie. I picked up these Nickel Celtic knobs from Hobby Lobby that caught my clients eye. Staining the top in Minwax Special Walnut completes his look! Not only is this handsome fellow large but super heavy with 6 large drawers inside the four cathedral like doors. Totally in love with him!

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