Hello there! I have a quick before and after for you today. I picked up this sideboard at an antique store and couldn't wait to get started on it. It happens to be my very favorite brand of furniture - Berkey and Gay. Their pieces are extremely detailed, well made, wood throughout and will last for many years to come. The before photo on this looks in better shape than it really was. The top had something funny going on with it - perhaps it had been refinished once before? The sun had discolored one of the sides, and there were just some overall dings and scratches. So it did need some love.Read More
The hard part about settling in after moving is figuring out where all the things GO. Storage in our new house looks much different than storage in the new house, and I'm still figuring out my groove. One place that was am obvious difference was the kitchen. There is WAY LESS cabinet space in the new kitchen (especially after the kitchen reno, and the addition of the giant island!).
So what's a girl to do?? Go buy a giant hutch of course. This space is in our eat in kitchen area, right off the kitchen. My only real requirements for this piece was that I wanted cabinet space, and I wanted the cabinets to mimic or at least compliment the kitchen cabinets. This hutch checked off both of those boxes, so it came home!
I knew I wanted the top to mostly be for decoration, and to hold my ironstone collection. The glass doors seemed to really close it off and not allow you to see what was inside, so those were the first to go. I removed the doors, and the support bars (turns out it was just a couple of screws). Filled the holes with wood filler, and now that it's painted you'd never know they were there.Read More
We are almost set up for the Kinsey Vintage Market this weekend, just a few more pieces to add to the display. But I wanted to share as much as I could here!
If you are local, please join us! It's going to be a blast with over 30 different vendors, 2 food trucks, a winery and a chocolate company. What more could you ask for?!?Read More
For the Furniture Round-Up for April, I decided to feature artists who transformed pieces into a farmhouse feel! We had some really farmy-feeling pieces submitted! I don't know if farmhouse style furniture is your cup of tea, but I find it cozy & comforting. The owner behind each featured piece of furniture is highlighted, to give you an opportunity to get to know them, more about their featured piece & maybe some DIY tips & tricks!
Let's stroll through the farmhouse feel.Read More
I'm super excited to share this makeover with you. I picked these pieces up on Sunday, and they are already finished! Finding matching sets like this is tough, so I snatched them up quick. They started as this orange pine finish - not too pretty.Read More
I've been shopping over the past few days trying to increase my inventory for the spring. I came across this vanity and knew it was coming home with me!
It looked like someone had already started to work on it - but got a little overwhelmed and quit. The mirror was missing, and someone had tried to start to remove the veneer, unfortunately leaving deep gouges in the wood. So I decided I had to make a new top.Read More
I have a before and after today that is the true example of the power of paint! This piece has gorgeous shape, is sturdy and solid, is made by a great furniture company, and was painted this horrible shade of brown.Read More