Sunday, January 29, 2012

WOW...I'm top 4 in furnituration restoration!!

I am so excited! I received an e-mail today that my company was ranked top 4 in Furniture restoration in our area! I copied the article below! They even gave me a "badge" if you click on the "thumbtack" badge you will go to the website!

Furniture Restoration

By Dumpster Diva · Melissa, TX

Dumpster Diva is one of the innovative woodworking shops that specializes in custom made furniture restoration services. They recycle and reuse anything from coffee tables to dining tables and more.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Farm House Table FINISHED

Ok...Here ya go! I finished the Farm House Table!! I used Linen for the seat covers!!! I love the combination! Read the other post for how I made the table!!

Cute & Creative Linky Party #10

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Farm House Table

This table is a table I am working on for a client! I used an old table, took the top off, however, I kept the skirting I used 2 X 12's to create a longer table. I stained the new top red mahogany, and painted the old legs white, and distressed them. The set comes with cane back chairs, I will post pictures of the completed project in a few days!! I painted the chairs white, distressed them, and I am using linen to recover the seats!

Before & After Chest of drawers

I had a pretty productive day today! First I took my drawers off outside! Now, do I have your attention?? Then I sanded them down and stained them. It started getting cloudy outside but I felt like I had time to get the cabinet sanded and stained too! I FINISHED just in time to get it in the house and about 30 minutes later, the heavens opened and started pouring down rain!!!  This piece belonged to one of my client's dad. He passed away in 2010, and his girls shared his antique pieces! I was honored that they trusted me with such treasures! The first set of pictures below is of the chest of drawers I finished today. The next set of pictures is of the one I redone for her sister!
I used 80 grit sand paper and my trusty sander to get all of the original stain off. I re stained it DARK WALNUT! I usually PAINT all of my pieces, but since I was commissioned to do this, I had to do what the customer wanted. I think it looks great!!  (Sorry the pictures look grainy) I promise, I will get a new camera soon!

                                                                Kellie's Dresser

Shellie's Dresser

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cute & Creative Linky Party #9

Monday, January 16, 2012

Vanity Before & After

If you saw some of my older posts, you know I go "PICKIN"! I scored a vanity in BAD CONDITION. Most people see it as it is, I see what it can be!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A weekend of PICKIN'

WEEE DOGGIES....I had a great weekend of PICKIN'!! I crossed over 2 state lines and picked in 3 different states in 2 days!! Some people see junk. I see....Entry tables, Jewelry Organizers, Light pendants, Clothes baskets, Art, Home Decor...Tell me, WHAT DO YOU SEE???

inside large trunk!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cute & Creative Linky Party #8

Victorian era BED MAKE OVER!

I went PICKIN' last Thursday and scored lots of great treasures. This is by far my favorite treasure! It is a Victorian Era Bed! I painted it a soft gray, but only 1 coat of paint, to give it a "worn look".



Friday, January 6, 2012

My friend "The Patina Nest"

My Friend, and "PICKIN' PARTNER", Whitney has a shop called "The Patina Nest" She will be setting up at TreasureSpotters tomorrow, along with me and several other vendors! She has some great industrial lighting and other pieces that I love! Check her FB page out! Just go to FB and search The Patina Nest. She has a great booth in The Antique Company Mall in Historic Down Town McKinney! If you are ever in the area, you MUST go visit this girl!!

A few projects COMPLETED!

Here are a few items I worked on yesterday and today! This dresser looked pretty beat up BEFORE...



Brown paper with design

Brown paper applied with wall paper paste