Custom Orders & Interior Decorating

I wanted to share some new photos with you all of a Client's home that I've been working on! If you remember a few posts back, I mentioned doing a custom order for her living room transformation. I was able to take a quick 360 degree pic with my iphone... but it didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. So here are some great updated ones!

Enjoy, get inspired and let me know if I can help you with your home transformation!

Our house

Hello everyone!
It's been a little white since I've posted... boy have I been busy! We are hosting our extended Family on my  Mom's side for Christmas this year, and it's been GREAT motivation to finish a few projects around the house!

FOR SALE: Shabby Sewing Table - $200

Check out this beautiful shabby chic sewing table! It has lovely queen Anne legs and is given a clean and sleek silver-leaf effect with adorable vintage knobs.

Custom orders :)

I just LOVE doing custom work for friends, family and clients. There is something that is {as cheesy as it sounds} truly magical about it. Of course, of course I could design and finish pieces on my own until the cows come home {and sometimes I do}... but there's never any guarantee that anyone will like what I happen to come up with, let alone, purchase it. Custom orders, on the other hand, are so much fun!

Tasting/serving coffee table - SOLD

The holidays are fast approaching and I know a lot of your are planning your annual Christmas parties and Family get-togethers. Today's piece is perfect for helping to bring out the Martha Stewart in you! This one is for the adults!

More fun for the kids! Chalkboard furniture! | SOLD

Our chalkboard line has been selling like crazy! I can hardly keep up. I have a few new adorable chalkboard pieces available now.

Gorgeous French shabby accent chair! - SOLD

AMAZING French shabby chic distressed accent chair for sale!

This lovely chair is painted in layers of cream, brown and aqua, then distressed and glazed. It's ornate wood carvings are beautiful! It is freshly upholstered in black and white damask and ready for its new home in your living room, master suite, office or foyer!

Gorgeous Shabby French Desk - SOLD

This is one of my absolute favorites!

This stunning shabby chic French provincial desk is a must-see! It's beautiful Queen Anne legs make this piece. Simply beautiful. It is painted a soft white and distressed. It's ornate carved details look amazing behind the distressed chalky paint.
This piece makes a great desk in an office or is perfect as a foyer, console, or sofa table.
It also has a drawer for storage. What more could you need?!

Rustic distressed double pedestal table with industrial feet - SOLD

This one is not for the faint of heart! This is truly a unique piece!
We are selling a super cool pedestal table. The top has been refinished and stained a dark walnut. The bottom legs & apron are painted and distressed in an antique white. It has some very distinctive oil-rubbed-bronze hardware on the feet. Very cool. Very rustic. Very "restoration hardware". Very "pottery barn". Even a touch of an industrial feel. You have to check it out! You will love!

More for the kiddos! Pedestal chalkboard dining {art} table - SOLD

You HAVE to see this amazing chalkboard table! It's sleek pedestal design is pretty enough to use every day in your kitchen or dining room... But it's durable, fun and whimsical chalkboard top will keep your kids entertained for HOURS. This is the perfect table to get before your thanksgiving and holiday meals! Too fun!
This can be used with chalk or chalkboard markers for endless art opportunities!

Fun chalkboard kids furniture! - SOLD

These are just too much fun! Remember the old retro end table that sold a couple months ago?

  I found these two very similar ones and had a revelation! Their storage areas are just perfect for stashing kids toys and art supplies... I thought, why not do the tops in Chalkboard paint!? They are the perfect height for little ones to gather around and create beautiful art! Sure beats having your two-year-old writing on the walls, right? Their extremely durable tops can be cleaned easily... and when you're done with art time, all of their art supplies can be hidden underneath in the storage cabinets.

FOR SALE: Upholstered Corkboard + Chalkboard - $45

So remember a few weeks ago when I posted some fun and bright home decor for sale? {If you didn't get the chance to take a look, definitely check it out there's still a lot left available!

FOR SALE: Antique "Pateks Special" Treadle Sewing Machine & Cabinet - Make an offer!

UPDATE: Still for sale, make me an offer! No reasonable offer will be refused!
Hello there! Today it's in the 20's and definitely too cold to be out in the garage painting so I started reorganizing my stock of soon-to-be-worked-on furniture pieces. I almost forgot about this incredibly amazing piece of history. 

The ugliest coffee table in the world: Part II

So remember my post a while back on the ugliest coffee table in the world? It is finally done and I am SO excited to share how it turned out!

The hubby and I love it... it really just pulls the room together and the stained top turned out surprisingly well for a couple of first-timers! Bella, our wonderfully lazy Golden Retriever, is certainly the coffee table's biggest fan though. It's turned out to be her favorite new place to nap in our Family Room. In fact, when I was trying to snap a few photos of the finished product, she was so comfy that she wouldn't budge... so I guess seeing her enjoy it is just an added bonus!

Pair of perfectly mismatched French provincial side tables - SOLD

I just finished the most adorable shabby end tables! I love it when there's an opportunity to intentionally and perfectly mismatch furniture pieces in design. I specifically picked both of these tables for that very reason. They are both French provincial side Tables... One has a storage shelf below, to stylishly display your favorite books or trinkets. The other, has a sizable drawer for keeping items like remote controls and junk hidden :)

Shabby vintage buffet! - SOLD

I know that a few of you were really disappointed when my last vintage buffet redo sold so fast. I always have something waiting in the wings and here she is! I just finished her this morning :)

If you remember the recent custom order I did for Jennifer, (the aqua vintage highboy Dresser) this piece is it's sister. I was hesitant to separate them, but I had such different visions for each one that I ultimately decided it was the best choice.

Good-bye, rock...

....hello 21'st century!

Today, something amazing happened. I got a late morning "I love you" text from my wonderful hubby, followed by an equally-exciting text that reminded me to "listen for the doorbell when it rings" because we have something very special arriving in the mail and it needs my signature. Yep. The iphone 5 came today! The texts from the hubby were just an added bonus. Trust me, I've been anticipating this day for a very, very, very, VERY long time.

Custom Dresser for Jennifer! - SOLD

Sorry, my friends, this one was off the market before it even landed in this post! 

This gives me a grand opportunity for a shameless plug about our custom design services :) 
It all started with these two gorgeous aqua distressed dressers.... remember these? I received overwhelming interest in them... lot's of inquiries, a few no-show's later and finally, a taker... Jen came along. She loved the color and the distressing! She planned to put them in her office-turned-wardrobe-room as a stylish way to store her clothing. After lots of consideration, she started to get concerned that the dressers wouldn't be quite big enough to house her wardrobe and asked if I had anything else in the works that might be larger. 

The ugliest coffee table in the world...

 Isn't this the ugliest coffee table you've ever seen? Forest green just isn't my thing....
The Hubby and I were on our usual Tuesday night trip to our favorite store. For some reason, I always seem to strike gold on Tuesdays. We walked in, skipped over the aisles of ugly trinkets and smelly clothing and went straight to the furniture section. Our favorite section. I immediately saw this amazing coffee table and as if I were a kid at a birthday party, went lunging towards it like it were candy falling out of a piƱata. I stood there guarding it as my husband, catching up, came walking towards me. He looked down at the table, looked up at me with a puzzled and confused look, and down at the table again. I was practically squeeling with excitement.  Him: not so much.

New Family Members!

Wow! It's been a while since I've had the time to post! This past week has certainly been busy. I've parted ways with many of my favorite pieces... and I am so happy that the people who have bought them, love them as much as I do! There's nothing better than hearing from happy customers!

White Lacquered Damask Chairs - SOLD

mmmm.... who can resist white lacquered, shiny goodness? The black & white damask upholstered seats are so chic against the white chairs. Perfect for any decor because they're so simple and timeless. $60/each. And don't worry, if you miss out on this opportunity (I'm already flooded with inquiries through craigslist) I have 6 more like it coming down the line! {Wait....Me? Creating more furniture with Damask upholstery? Never!!!}
Stay tuned!

Shabby Distressed Buffet {SOLD} & French Provincial Desk w/ F.R.E.E. hutch! {SOLD}

After much deliberation, I've decided to part with this extremely charming & unique piece of furniture... this one-of-a-kind buffet (or dresser.....?) is so pretty! Complete with dove-tail joints, original oil-rubbed-bronze hardware, and ornate wood details that go on and on... this piece is truly a must-see! It is VERY sturdy and heavy so I know it will last for YEARS and make someone very happy! It is painted in a fresh bright white and distressed... This piece is amazing in a formal dining room to store wine, serveware, china, linens and more! Or a lovely addition to your bedroom to stylishly display your wardrobe! You will love it.

Ornate vintage oversized rocker - SOLD

Check out this beautiful oversized rocking chair. I love the ornate wood carving in the legs and back. This gorgeous chair is sooo comfy too! It's been painted a lovely timeless white. The black and white damask cushions are brand new with tags, and add extra style and comfort. Purchase with or without them. The chair cushions are $30 each... the price I paid for them... and they are the sun & shade (indoor/outdoor) fabric for stain/fade resistance and wipe clean in case you spill or have little ones. 

Adorable antique veggie hutch! - SOLD

Potatoes and onions and carrots... oh my! This adorable antique vegetable cabinet is a charming addition to any kitchen. It is painted an aqua/turquoise blue, distressed and antiqued using a staining method. Then it received a wonderful glaze to preserve it for years to come! The top window used to be a wooden board. I removed it, upholstered it with this adorable black and white damask fabric and reinstalled it. The other windows are lined with rustic chicken wire (which is so big right now!) The top has an expandable drop-leaf for added display space.
This piece can hold it's own as a vegetable cabinet... but it's also very versatile! This would be PERFECT in a bathroom to hold rolled-up towels and candles. It could also make a great addition to your foyer or entry-way. Use it to display photos and other meaningful items in a guest room. The possibilities are endless....

FOR SALE: Distressed cottage chic {25 bottle} wine rack w/ drawer - $250

 You will seriously swoon when you see this amazing piece. A gorgeous hard wood, 25 bottle wine rack with storage drawer, vintage knobs and distressed beadboard wainscoting on the sides. It is painted heirloom white then custom distressed using multiple techniques and antiqued. I love that it's a functional piece that you can be proud to have prominently displayed in any room.

Distressed + Antiqued Wooden Trash Receptacle - SOLD

You HAVE to check out this adorable wooden storage......thingy. I think it was originally intended to be a stylish trash receptacle. What a cool piece to hide your garbage! It would make a great clothing hamper or I considered keeping it and using it for a dog food storage bin. It's painted heirloom white and then distressed, antiqued and glazed. It's ornate wood carved roses and scroll design are seriously irresistible. It has a drawer on the top to store your smaller items, and the versatile bottom cabinet area tilts open for easy access. This is one of those awesome, unique pieces that are so hard to find! LOVE. 

Aqua dressers x2 - SOLD

Aaaaaaqua. {Sigh.}I LOVE aqua. It's such a happy and cheerful color. The vast majority of all the pieces that I do have some shade of Aqua, Turquoise or Blue in them. These two twin beauties represent some of my favorite work. These vintage dressers had definitely seen better days when I first laid my eyes on them. A LOT of love later, they're looking bright, cheery and in excellent, restored condition. I painted them my favorite shade of aqua and then distressed them in all the right places. They remind me of a piece that I recently spotted in the Ballard Design catalog. Now they're worthy to live in just about any space in your home! Use one as a side table in your living room, a dresser, bedside table, or even a console table to hide your keys. I even debated keeping one for a TV stand in my living room. Endless possibilities... and every time you look at them you'll smile. I promise.

Awesome Retro Redo - SOLD

Anyone looking for a cute, eclectic little side table? This one is SO much fun! It's round and has TONS of storage space. It's painted in a pretty white chalk paint and distressed to perfection, then glazed. The front door has caning detail that is painted a pretty bluish grey. The cute door-knocker-looking handles are a chic grey color. Adorable.