Saturday, August 10, 2013


This has got to be one of my all time favorite pieces and finishes!  It was really fun to transform this piece from a traditional hutch into a glamorous, gorgeous linen cabinet for my wonderful, out of town  customer!

This piece was for a sweet gal who lives many states away.  After many sample boards, emails, text and pictures…we were on a roll!

 Nothin better than a good 'before' picture!

After the patching, sanding and few coats of primer was complete, the first layer of the process began...

I had this metal screen that my brother gave me a while back and always knew I would find a good use for it.  When my client mentioned she wanted to replace the glass with some sort of metal, I knew this would be the perfect fit.  I did have to spray it oil rubbed bronze because there was too much gold peaking but it is a great contrast with the black glazing.

Cutting this product was not an easy task... my hands were so sore afterwards because it was a very thick gauge wire and I had to clip each wire individually.

Couple layers of glaze and a clear coat of lacquer later…perfection!

Don't you just love the blingy hardware!  They are from Anthropology and beautiful!

Love how the detail stands out with the glazing.  Did my little 'flecking' effect with a hand dandy toothbrush:)


  1. I love this, and would never have thought to paint it like this!!! Well done.

  2. I'm the proud owner of this piece! It is even more beautiful in person. I live in Texas and this was completed exactly to my specifications thru pictures, texts and sample boards! Not only is Julie very talented, she listens to what you want and offers great ideas to complete your dream. Unlike other furniture refinishers on the internet today Julie sands down and preps the furniture. I found others are simply painting over the existing finish! Julie's work will last a lifetime! Over a period of 6 months I visited at least 50 different furniture refinishing websites and at the end of the day Julie's work is far above and beyond the others! I would highly recommend Julie Peterson at Simple Redesign for all of your furniture needs. There is only one word to describe Julie's work...GENIUS