Wednesday, December 29, 2010

black french provincial desk

This sweet little desk had been hanging around my house waiting to be refinished for quite some time (I starting having visions of refinishing it for our bedroom!).  Alas, it found a home along with the vintage wooden crates and shabby chic shelf for a client to give as Christmas gifts to her little sweeties.  I lined the drawers with the same cute polka dot paper I'd used on a few other pieces for her.  The desk will be used by a girl and boys, so I replaced the swirly vintage pulls with simple black metal knobs.  (Forgive the pics...low natural light these days. ugg.)


vintage wooden crates

I tracked down these vintage creates to use as shelving for a client for her boys' room.  I scrubbed them down and sealed them with water-based varnish.  They're versatile and can be arranged on the wall similar to how they're stacked with space between for additional shelf area...or can be hung on their sides as bins for toys or larger books.  I love the old mandarin orange labels on them from the 70's...Oh the days when packaging use to be sturdy and reusable!

shabby chic shelf

This cute solid wood shabby chic shelf was a find for my client's little girl's room to match the antique high boy dresserantique bed frame and antique french provincial side tableI painted and distressed it, and added glass knobs to match those on the dresser and side table.  Keep your eyes peeled for more cute shelving to come...lots of fun ideas brewing.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

black side cabinet

This is the final of the projects I recently completed for my mom.  This little cabinet with it's glass door is a piece she's owned for years, but her style has moved away from it's previous white-washed blond wood finish.  I refinished this cute rustic piece in the same black finish as the other pieces.

black 2 drawer side table

This is the second of 3 projects I recently completed for my mom.  She purchased this second-hand side table at the same time as her double headboard and foot board (previous post).  I refinished this uniquely detailed piece to match the headboard for her guest bedroom.  The piece use to be finished in a dark and dated stain and had older fashioned pulls on the drawers which I replaced with a single classic knob in a weathered nickel finish.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a before shot!

Friday, November 5, 2010

black antique bed frame

I packed up my supplies and equipment and headed to Victoria for a week in October to complete this project for my dear mom!  She found this double headboard and foot board for her guest bedroom.  I refinished this antique piece for her in black, without any distressing, and protected it with my usual water-based satin finish varnish.  

As it turns out, she might only be using the headboard so stay tuned for the foot board to possibly be up for sale as a headboard!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

apple red rustic lowboy

This uber distressed solid wood farmhouse lowboy dresser was a custom find for my client and was refinished in her fantastic choice of finish!  I removed the casters and back splash and left on the original wooden knobs.  The dresser was painted red over black, heavily distressed to reveal the layered paint and natural wood, and finished with a water-based varnish.  

It was a ton of fun transforming this icky forest green folk look into a yummy rustic farm apple red.  What a striking piece for my client Deb's entry way!


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Thursday, September 30, 2010

farmhouse deco dresser

I found this large solid wood five-drawer dresser and refinished it to go with the Farmhouse Paneled Bed Frame (previous post) for little Markus's bedroom.  The dresser was missing it's back so I purchased a half sheet of 1/8" Mahogany plywood and secured it to the back using finishing nails.  I switched out the old pulls for new round black metal knobs.  The unique details on the base of this sturdy dresser lend a slight Art Deco feel to it.  

Both pieces should allow for many years of use as their size and style are suitable for grown ups but can be made fun for a toddler or young child through colourful bedding and playful decorative decor.  


farmhouse paneled bed frame

This solid pine double bed frame was a custom request for a client for her little boy's room.  I searched high and low and finally came across this beautiful custom-build which features joinery (no screws or nails) and hand-distressing techniques on the pine.  I refinished it in black latex paint, distressed it to play up the farmhouse character, and sealed it with a water-based varathane.  

I really wanted to keep this gorgeous piece...but apparently little Markus was very excited about his new 'big boy bed', so I couldn't be happier!


classic dresser

This four drawer dresser is a match to the Classic Night Stand I refinished for Liz (previous post).  It's simple and chic and the stained top adds a touch of shabby here...for once!  ;)