Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Just finished up this piece for a client. I am so glad she saw the potential in the otherwise boring and ugly desk...I love how it turned out, very simple but very pretty.


The dreaded before picture.  It was very dated, but had nice legs, great drawer space and functioned perfectly.  MOST of it was in excellent shape.

The part I was not happy with was the bottom side.  NOT in good condition!  Luckily this piece came with a hutch that I didn't want to use but had some nice, reusable trim pieces.  I decides to take the trim from the hutch and trim out the entire base of the desk.

After I measured and cut my 45 degree angles, I used wood glue and my little handy nail gun 

After wrapping the entire base in the trim, I caulked and sanded.  I think this update the entire look of the desk and was a kind of blessing it had to be done in the first place.

Monday, March 26, 2012


What's pathetic is how happy and excited I get when my hubby comes home with not 1, but 2 brand new sanders for me, totally out of the blue!  Ok, I may have lead on that I needed one by walking around for 3 days crying about how sore my arm was from hand sanding because mine died on me and I was to lazy to run to Homey D...but still, I didn't ASK!

It's kind of sad that I would rather have a new tool than some flowers, but that's ok...right?!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I have been so busy lately refinishing for other people, which I love, but that means my personal projects have been put on hold.  Finally, I decided to carve out a little time to do 2 pieces I have been hiding, to flank my fireplace.

So glad I was able to use this gold, greek key hardware on these pieces!

It's not easy to find 2 matching pieces, so glad I did.  Not loving the urns on top, but it is the only thing I have at this moment that I could use to "fill in" the space.  I love the deep color against my creamy light grey walls.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I love when people come in and know exactly what they want.  I am JEALOUS of people who come in and know exactly what they want!  It takes me 8 years to decide what colors to use in my own home so it's fun when someone walks in, says "I want hot pink" I pull out the color deck and they quickly point to a color and say "that one"....HOW do they do that?!

To be honest I was a bit nervous about the color choice but quickly fell in love once the second coat was sprayed on.  Along with the glass pretty!

To 97% of the other people in the world who are "unsure", don't think it bothers me...I'm right there with you and totally "get it":)

Look at the curves in the top drawers!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Most of the walls in my house are painted in more muted, earthy tones.  I really needed a pop of color on the walls in SOME room.  I have been loving and wanting to use the color coral somewhere, somehow and made a last minute decision to attack the girls bedroom.  Previously it was a very pretty soft, muted green color called Camouflage by BM, loved the color but just doing anything for the room.

I usually get pretty obsessive about the colors and it takes me forever to decide but I just picked the most "coral" looking one, which happened to be "Paradise Fruit" by BM.  It turned out a little more "creamsicle" in my opinion.  If I had to do it over again I think I would pick something with a little more red in it but I was afraid of it being to hot pink and competing with their bedding.

Anyway, it's staying (for now:).  I have never painted a room this bright before and the girls LOVE it.  Ava said "the color made me sleep like a baby!"  Not sure how, but whatever works!  Right?!

I love making wall art for the kids room as much as possible.  This was a fun little
project just cross stitched on left over fabric freehand style.

Cute little owl made with leftover pretty fabrics I had

Love how the curtains pop with this color.  Didn't ever notice them much before.

I should do a tutorial on this cute and very easy project that kids can 
even do or at least help with.  

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I really do love my job!  I love transforming "so so" pieces into something beautiful!  And I absolutely love this set!  The style is called "Bali Hai" and I have been wanting to get my hands on pieces like this for EVER!!!!  Never dreamed I would be so lucky to get a entire matching bedroom set.

I had this set for about a whole hour before a lucky girl, who I recently refinished a piece for, snatched it up!  She wanted it refinished in a high gloss black...I think she made a great choice:)

Such beautiful detail on every piece.  Even the mirror, which attaches to the long dresser and queen headboard have the great detail as well.

And it wouldn't be as fun without a lovely "before" picture:)