This stand is traditionally oak with brass hardware. I wanted to bring this out of the eighties by painting the hardware hammered black and the body a beautiful sage green. I really enjoy the 'meat locker' style and really love how it turned out!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
This is an old sewing table that had a lot of charm. I love this color of yellow, and on a small table it is not overpowering. I've started to really get into stripes on furniture, it is quite easy to do with blue painters tape and adds more depth to the piece.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
I have had this mirror for months and have finally found a perfect dresser for it. I stripped the top of the dresser which turned out to be an extreme undertaking, and stained it with a walnut stain. The rest of the piece is done in an antique white, except for the strip which was done in a flat white. The mirror is very old and has started to wear down but the look of it matched with the old dresser goes perfect.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Seeing the possibilities is half the battle. My friend Lindsay actually looked at this table and saw the bench, she freaked, and I made it for her. The awkward size of this once coffee table definitely lends itself well to the bench. Now it has a shiny new home at the foot of her bed!!
Going bold never looked so good! From bright yellow, to Tiffany blue, to a gorgeous coral that Abby S. picked out, using a bright pop of color is never a bad thing! Be brave, one bright item can really transform a dull room.
Coral Desk Available for $150
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
My hobby last week was this rolltop. It was a honey-colored wood to begin with, but I prefer dark wood. I painted the rolltop white, which I wasn't sure how well it would work out, but it worked out great. The rolltop works better now than it did before, especially after I tidied up the roll mechanism and waxed the channels. After painting it, I antiqued it because I love that look! Such a great desk for organizing those pesky bills!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I have been wanting to do one of these piano bench makeovers and I finally found a very plain wood bench. I sprayed the legs an antique white and then antiqued them. I then cut a piece of 2" foam and using batting and fabric I covered the top using a staple gun to hold it in place. It really adds a lot of versatility and comfort to the piece.