Oct 29, 2012


This past week I have been very busy working on restoring a couple of pieces into fabulous treasures.  We find our items in many different places and are always scouting furniture needing some love.  Well, let's just say that I see the beauty where the Mr. may not always.  :)
This one piece came from a customer who called about some items she had.  I almost didn't take it, but knew that I could do something with it. Though, with the veneer in the shape it was, I wasn't so sure.

So, as I stood back and stared, paced around it, pulled up a chair and sipped coffee, I finally had the vision!  I had just received my first order of milk paint and decided that this is the piece to try it on!  I quickly whipped up a batch of Lucketts Green and painted away.
Look at the sweet bird pulls I found at one of my most favorite places on earth, Class and Trash!  The perfect final touch!!
  This was my first experience with milk paint, and I found it really fun to work with.  Overall, I love the way this dresser turned out! 

Oct 15, 2012

Need more blogging....

There is no question....this blogging stuff is so new to me and with that, I have been procrastinating about putting up a new post. 

It's not so much about posting per se....but WHAT to post about.  I am so busy with running the shop - and we have so many other things going on right now, that I don't feel that I do, or have, anything interesting to write about. 

I have been working on several projects lately, and I will do a post on each of those individually...but I think on this one, I am going to focus on something my wonderful husband did for me about a month ago....  If you follow me on Facebook, you may have already seen it.  This is about the BEAUTIFUL bench that he made out of an antique 3/4 bed that we have had in inventory for a good two years.  If you have an antique business, you may know that 3/4 beds are a hard sell.  I have seen so many cool bed benches on Pinterest and FB that I begged him to do something similar.  What he did was over-the-top, in my opinion. 

Here is the bed before....YES, it IS a beautiful bed!  I know...how could we cut it up like that?  I look at it this way....it has been sitting in the shop for so long with no one loving it.  Why not make it into something that someone will be able to love AND use?

I am ashamed to say that I did not take pictures of Dean as he was building it....perhaps that's a good thing.  :)  It didn't seem to be the easy job I thought it would be. 

Here is the after picture.  See how he used almost all of the parts? 

I love my man.....

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