Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I am starting a new blog, separate from my family blog to display all my furniture projects.  I love repurposing furniture, taking something you were ready to throw out and making it a conversation piece.  Layering and distressing furniture is therapy for me and my style falls somewhere in the cottage, shabby chic family.  I sell my pieces in an etsy shop, but I also do custom work.  Please contact me about refinishing furniture for you!  The process is simple: email me pics of the piece, tell me what you have in mind, and I'll get back to you with a quote.

Here are some things I've already finished:



Before: Sideboard left in the cabin we bought.

After:  I kept the original hardware, but painted it Behr's Mermaid Net, then distressed and glazed in Minwax Golden Oak, then waxed it.  This was my first attempt at refinishing, so I'm pretty pleased with it, but if I had to do it over again, it would look much better.  I've learned so much since then!

A friend liked the color so much I refinished her China hutch in it.  I forgot to take before pictures, but imagine it a smoky mustard with grey glass.  Bleh.  Much better now!

 My mom and I went through her barn a few months ago when I was looking for old furniture to fix up and sell.  She pointed this out and said it was from her grandmother's house and it was the only piece of furniture her mom took from her childhood home.  I had to keep it!

After:  This was the most fun piece to refinish!  I have been introduced to the world of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints and I used it on this.  Chalk, not chalkboard.  When you sand it, it just falls right off in a powder as opposed to pilling like latex paint does.  It's perfect for layering because you can really control the distressing.  So, I painted it Paris Grey, then I swiped a few spots with Primer Red, then dry-brushed Old White over the whole thing, then distressed and waxed.  When you look at it, it looks primarily white, but the bits of red really give it depth.

Another table:  Forgot to get a before pic, but suffice to say it was pretty beat up.  Love it now!


  1. Im in the market for a new kitchen table soon. So I will have some stuff for you. Its already beat all to pieces so you should love it;) Great job on this other stuff. Its beautiful.

  2. You do beautiful work! I found you through Furniture Feature Friday! I'd love to pin this last table to my ASCP inspiration board. It looks like old white over paris grey. Is that right? Thank you for sharing!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

    1. Thank you! You are exactly right - it is Old White over Paris Grey. And you're welcome to pin it!