Graphite Hutch

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Hi all!  I wanted to share how I turned a once fussy and dated hutch into this: Here is how the hutch looked when I first spotted it at a local thrift shop.  Despite the scratches and dings that were on it, it was overall in decent shape.  And I loved its smaller size and the open shelving. What I didn’t care for was the French Provincial look to the piece, it’s not a style of furniture I care for.  I wanted to simplify the look of the piece and envisioned something less formal in appearance. While I usually try very hard to make original hardware work, I knew this… Keep Reading

Peacoat Desk

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Hi all and Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday.   Our winter break was spent with family and friends with just enough downtime to allow our family to feel refreshed rather than spent.  We even had snow which my two boys, Jack and Finn, just adore.   It’s been a while since I shared anything on the blog so I thought this desk makeover in a gorgeous shade of blue would be a great start for the new year.  This piece belonged to a friend’s late mother-in-law but after years of use was in need of a little TLC. She asked me to paint it so… Keep Reading

Two Tone Buffet

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Hi all!  I thought I would share how I achieved a muted, two-tone look on this buffet. It was yet another craigslist find and while overall in decent shape, the finish was scratched and worn, especially on the top.  In addition, several trim pieces were missing from the cabinet doors and needed to be fabricated.  Here it is as I began to work on it. Sanding the top of its scratched and chipped finish exposed warm, beautiful wood.  I decided to forgo any stain and simply added three coats of natural wax for protection.  I then moved on to the body of the piece knowing I wanted a soft, two-tone… Keep Reading