Gorgeous shabby chic table + chairs - SOLD


Check out this fabulous, newly refinished antique dining table and chairs. This beautiful Queen Anne table is painted and distressed in a soft vintage white with four beautifully refinished antique chairs. Check out the lovely carved details these amazing solid wood pieces! What's not to love?

All of these pieces are HEAVY and in excellent condition. The chairs are freshly reupholstered in Ballard Design's Charcoal grey linen upholstery. Neutral and chic to match your existing decor.


I am so excited to share this with you all! As many of you know, we've been making and customizing unique art pieces for our clients for some time now. Due to demand and inquiries from all of you... we've decided to offer these one-of-a-kind art pieces for sale on a regular basis!

Now, you can customize something truly unique for your home. No more slapping up a piece or art that has little meaning... Let's adorn our walls with things that we love! Dates of significance. Quotes of meaning. Our favorite flowers, patterns, bible verses, you name it!

Let the Decorating Begin!

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It doesn't get more unique than this! Rustic, distressed, reclaimed goodness! MMM. And meaningful? All custom wood plank + pallet signs include:
  • Rustic Wood
  • Labor and Materials
  • Stain or Paint color
  • Distressing
  • Art work or pattern
  • Dates or quotes of significance

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1.5 ft | Small | $100
3 ft | Medium | $200
6 ft | Large | $300
8 ft | XL | $375
*Custom dimensions available - please inquire directly for pricing

All subway art includes complete customization! Stick with streets and locations of meaning or think outside of the box with your favorite quotes, family "rules", bible verses or song lyrics. The possibilities are endless!

Large | 18" x 41" | $145
Small | 12" x 24" | $95
*Custom dimensions available - please inquire directly for pricing


Do the math: 5.13.11. That happens to be our wedding...But what's your special date?
Adorn your walls with this set of three vintage "flashcards" on antique sheet music paper. Customize your flashcards to reflect your wedding date, birthdays, memorials... And do I even need to mention... perfect for a nursery or kid's room! 

Set of 3 | 11" x 17" | $150 total

Awesome French Shabby Desk - SOLD

Check out this beautiful black and white desk! Perfect as a writing desk, makeup vanity or my fav: a Laptop workstation.

It's finished in our warm slate black over french blue and charcoal grey. Layers of awesome colors and rubbed distressing make this piece truly one-of-a-kind!

It features a tilt-top storage compartment that is the perfect size for laptops, books, makeup and any other essentials that you need to stow away. Its 2 sizeable drawers allow for additional storage.

This piece has so many fun details, right down to its awesome french knobs and endless patina.

A must-see!

Custom Dining Table for Heather

I wanted to share this fun round drop-leaf dining table that I recently finished for a client.

She saw this little pedestal table on our "Unfinished Inventory" page and knew it would be a perfect addition to her home.

The table is finished in our "vintage white", then distressed and waxed with our dark chocolate patina wax.

I love how it turned out. It's the perfect little size!

Unique + Beautiful Refinished Dining Table - SOLD

For those of you who contacted me out of sadness that yesterday's table was scooped up so fast, here's another one to consider!

This ENORMOUS table is a whopping 100 inches long with its leaves in. {That's over 8 feet long for those of you who are mathematically challenged} ;)

The table itself is 64" long x 43" wide with each leaf being 18". Pretty sure you wouldn't have any problem hosting the Holidays at your house this year with this versatile table!

Its a lovely french vintage style table that's been painted in our custom teal, distressed and waxed with a dark chocolate brown. Check out how the wax just highlights the beautiful grain of the wood. The tabletop and two leaves have been refinished in "Early American" and sealed with multiple coats of poly. Very durable if you have little ones!

Pretty little dresser - SOLD

What is not to love about this petite little side table? This very versatile piece makes the perfect night stand or side table. I love the 3 drawers for stashing away keys, shoes, clothes, toiletries, makeup, whatever! This would also be perfect in a kid's room or play room... Lord knows those toys can get out of control!

It's painted in our very own "Vintage White" and distressed to highlight the lovely details of it's ornate design. Don't you love the scroll work? So subtle and pretty. Original vintage pulls really complete the look of this piece. A great mix of
vintage and modern.

The drawers slide perfectly so this vintage piece is truly as good as new!

Amazing Refinished Farmhouse Table - SOLD

Update 8/6/13: This one sold in 2 hours! Sorry everybody there will be more like it! I'll continue to give my blog followers a "head start" before posting it elsewhere... so if you LOVE it, don't wait too long! :)
This incredible table... where do I begin?

I am so smitten that I think I'm speechless {and that certainly doesn't happen very often... Just ask my husband.}

I picked up this too-amazing-for-words table at an estate sale and knew immediately that it was perfect. Love at first sight!

I completely refinished the top and stained it with a Chestnut/Walnut blend to show all of the amazing character of the wood. I love the warmth of the color.

The super-unique turned legs, which I'm going to have a hard time parting with, are painted in our olive + hazel "vintage white" and distressed.

Custom Teal Mismatched Dining Chairs

I just finished another custom order for dining chairs and this might be my favorite yet! I am so excited to show you all :)

I've been working on a client's dining room revamp and the couple recently purchased an amazing {and HUGE} rustic table from Pottery Barn. It expands to something like 9 or 10 feet long! This definitely called for LOTS of fun chairs.

TEN to be exact.

When discussing the plan, we decided that mis-matched was the way to go. It's fun, it's unique, it's one-of-a-kind. Everything is tied together through color and fabric so it looks like one uniform set. But each chair has it's own story, patina, and unique look.

My favorite thing about mis-matched dining rooms?

If you ever expand your family.... or even need more seating for a huge dinner party, it's so easy to add to your collection at any time by finding another fun chair and finishing it with the same paint and fabric.

New Unfinished Inventory is online!

Hello everyone! :)

The hubby and I had a busy and productive weekend completely cleaning my "workshop" and reorganizing our storage area. We installed some new cabinetry to stow away all of our tools and supplies, and I have to say! It's all looking pretty fancy! It hardly feels like a garage anymore.

Along the way, I finally got around to snapping pictures of all of the fun finds that we've picked up this summer. Ready and waiting for your customization!

Head over to our "Unfinished Inventory" section to check everything out :)

We've added some Queen Anne chairs, a gorgeous oak lighted hutch, a four-post queen sized antique bed frame, funky vintage doors, and a buffet.... just to name a few of the goodies!


Multi-colored custom chairs!

I've recently begun working with a new design client who has an absolutely beautiful house in the Southeast Metro. On her list of areas in her home to "tackle", was her amazing gourmet kitchen with a large eat-in, informal dining space. She found the perfect "pottery barn" style table at the Goodwill and ordered it to be refinished by us. {Stay tuned for it's reveal!}
Then for the chairs! I stumbled upon a great Vintage Ethan Allen dining set with 6 lovely Queen Anne style chairs. She was sold!
The client really wanted lots of vibrant pops color to brighten up her very formal kitchen. These chairs turned out to be so much fun! We decided on these unique custom olive + hazel colors with light distressing and bold, durable outdoor fabric on the seats for her 2 kiddo's.

FOR SALE: Lovely Teal Accent Table w/ Sewing Machine - $150

Check out this distressed aqua console table! I recently picked up this amazing piece and immediately fell in love. I've always loved vintage pieces with a purpose. This one was a Sewing table with an adorable olivey copper colored antique sewing machine still intact. When I was told that the machine still works.... DONE! I snatched it up right away!

It's painted in our signature olive + hazel teal, distressed to perfection and glazed to highlight all of those awesome crevices in the legs. MMM. Love it.

This is perfect for a foyer or entry to be used as a console table. Cute little box on top for keys. Basket underneath for shoes. You're set to go!
This also makes a lovely writing/laptop desk, a vanity or a side table. I have one in our Master Bedroom with a cute patterned laundry bin underneath.

It has endless possibilities and it's just dying to be that great pop of color in your home.

Rustic Farmhouse Table with a Weathered Grey Finish - SOLD

Check out this unique rustic farmhouse table. It's pretty turned legs and apron are finished in a charcoal grey over vintage white and distressed. The top is solid oak with a custom weathered grey finish. It is definitely one of a kind! These primitive looking farmhouse tables are really hot right now... but this one is certainly something that you won't see many of.
At only $200 it is priced to sell ASAP! :)
Let me know if you have any questions!

More custom chairs!

I'm sure you remember the lovely antique table and buffet that sold a couple of weeks ago. And as promised, here are the custom chairs that they ordered! I just love the mismatched look. My clients chose a luxurious dark charcoal grey velvet and it really pops off of the subtle white.
They wanted just a touch of light distressing to match the table and buffet.

It's elegant yet whimsical... vintage meets modern. LOVE it! It was definitely bittersweet to see these leave the house! I was getting used to having these in our dining room!

So, what do you think?
Need a set of custom chairs for your Dining Room? Let me know!

Gorgeous Distressed Buffet - SOLD

You asked for it... I answered! Many of you have been emailing to see when I am going to do another white distressed buffet like the few I did last fall that flew out of here faster than I could believe. Here you go :) And I have another one coming soon too... so stay tuned!

This buffet is seriously awesome. It's ornate carvings and details are endless. It is painted in an antique soft white and distressed through to that cool raised scroll work. It has it's original oil-rubbed-bronze hardware, 4 doors, a silverware/serving drawer, shelves and LOADS of storage. This solid piece is HEAVY! It will last you for years and years to come.

Rustic Distressed Farmhouse Table - SOLD

You are going to love this piece! Absolutely stunning distressed farmhouse dining table. Would also make an amazing rustic desk for an office. The legs and apron are painted in vintage white and distressed. The top is newly refinished and custom stained in 2 different colors to give it a super unique look. Very reclaimed and rustic looking. Similar tables are being sold at Pottery barn, restoration hardware and ballard designs for over $1,000.
This one is also a petite version (stay tuned, we have larger ones coming soon!....)
Dimensions are: 48" long x 30" wide x 29.5" tall.
The 2 chairs shown are also available.... fabric to be chosen by you and customized to match your decor.
Chairs are $75 each. 2 tall-back chairs available. 1 of the shorter duncan phyfe type.

Ultra-distressed china hutch - SOLD

Oh. My. Oh. My. Oh. My. Where to begin with this one?! This might be my absolute. favorite. piece. e.v.e.r.
I picked up this awesome vintage china hutch about a year ago and have been back and forth on how to finish it ever since. Aqua? Rustic Red? White? Chalk paint? No chalk paint? Distressed? Lacquered?

I finally buckled down and decided on a classic heirloom white and hours and hours AND HOURS of distressing this baby. I didn't want this one to have a subtle rub-through distressing like so many of my other pieces. I wanted this to look like it had been through the wringer with years of wear.

Antique Buffet - SOLD

Here it is finished and looking beautiful! LOVE IT!!!
Remember the amazing antique dining table that I recently posted? Ahhh, I don't think I could have loved that table any more. It was so unique! It was snatched up right away by the sweetest couple ever. I couldn't be happier that it went to such a great Family!

Adorable Red Distressed Storage Cabinet - SOLD

I'm so excited about this newly-finished piece! It is so charming and so versatile. It was originally a bar and works perfectly as such... The shelves work great for bottles and the drawers are perfect for your accessories... bottle openers, wine glass tassles, you name it! BUT... I see it working in so many other areas of your home as well!

Unique Barn Door Red + Aqua Kitchen Accessory Set! - SOLD

Oh my goodness. So anyone who's been in my kitchen knows that I'm kind of a sucker for a good "pop" of color. And I'm also pretty notorious for painting just about anything I can get my hands on. Bread boxes, knife blocks, wooden signs, spice racks.... all of the above are prominently displayed in my kitchen. Simply put... I'm obsessed with anything "functional yet stylish". And I always find myself asking the question: "If it's functional, why can't it be stylish too?"

Aqua distressed pedestal table w/ textured faux hammered bronze top - SOLD

This one is for all of you out there who like a good "pop" or color and furniture that really stands out. This distressed aqua + cream pedestal table is SO fun and unique. The pedestal base has some really cool glazing effects that add a lot of character. The top is a great solid wood that's been texturized with a hammered finish in a dark oil-rubbed bronze.

Since it's round, it's petite enough to fit in your kitchenette or a breakfast nook...but it would certainly work beautifully as the centerpiece of your formal dining room as well. It seats 5-6.

Curvy-legged side table - SOLD

 Okay... I think you guys are really going to love this one! It reminds me of the super unique curvy-legged dining table that sold as fast as I could get it posted a few weeks ago. I came across this adorable octagonal accent table recently and immediately snatched it up! I knew with it's gorgeous curves and cool overall silhouette, it would look amazing in a sleek charcoal grey and distressed just a touch.

I really love how it turned out! If you don't know already, I'm obsessed with all things gray and yellow, so I had to stage it with some lovely yellow tulips! Happy Spring!

I'm sure this one will go quickly! Email me if you're interested in it... or if you'd like one of our available unfinished pieces customized like this for you!

MAKEOVER: A Tiny Minneapolis Kitchen

My hubby and I recently had the pleasure of taking on a kitchen redesign in Southwest Minneapolis. This tiny, dated, dark, Linden Hills kitchen really needed a face lift. Years of use, dogs and kids had taken it's toll on the cupboards and doors... and with limited storage space, we definitely had our work cut out for us!
Here's how it looked before:

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G antique dining table with hidden leaf - SOLD

I'm so excited to share my latest transformation with you! This dining table is so beautiful! It's one of those pieces that is hard to come by for it's amazing distinctive features. I wish they still made furniture like this. Thoughtfully. Every carving, every detail was so thought out.
 I came across it last year right before winter hit and wanted so badly to get started on it right away, but the garage gets too cold here in MN. Our winter ended up lasting a whopping 7. MONTHS. {yes, that's what I said} finally going out with a bang in May after 3 snowstorms in 3 weeks. YUCK. Why do I live here again?
Needless to say, I was SO excited when everything started melting and the garage warmed up! This was first on the list! I wish I could keep it! I know this piece will completely transform someone's dining room and I can't wait to see who ends up with it!

Custom chairs

Before.... not so pretty, huh?
Last year I finished a really cool chalkboard top pedestal table and posted it for sale. It wasn't long before this great couple, Tiffany and Craig, came along and snatched it up! They were building a home and knew that it would work well for their adorable family of 5.

Along with the table, they also hired me to finish 6 custom chairs to match.

They recently closed on their house and came by to pick everything up. I love how they all turned out!

Curvy - legged dining table - SOLD

Ohhhh goodness... This has to be one of most unique pieces I have had the pleasure of "upcycling"! This gorgeous curvy leg octagonal dining table is truly one-of-a-kind. It is painted in a lovely heirloom white and lightly distressed.

The cutest shabby chairs in town - SOLD

Check out these lovely shabby distressed accent chairs! Their carved rose details and soft, curvy edges are the epitome of "shabby chic".

FOR SALE: Mirror, mirror on the wall.......

Choose from these amazing ornate gold mirrors that have been painted a lovely clean white. Some have been distressed. Each mirror has unique detailed carvings or ornate scroll design. A gorgeous addition to your home: perfect for your foyer, vanity, dining room, bathroom, little girl's nursery... endless possibilities!

FOR SALE: Adorable Wine Rack - REDUCED - $35

You have to check out this awesome decorative wooden wine rack. It's lovely carved details and natural wood really set this apart! It has been painted a signature aqua color, then distressed and antiqued using multiple techniques. It holds 4 bottles and makes a perfect centerpiece on an island or dining table, a great functional piece for your countertop, or an amazing pop of color in a living or dining room.

Distressed turquoise 3 piece living room set - SOLD

 This living room set is so much fun! I am selling two vintage end tables and a very unique coffee table.

Chicken wire storage cabinet - SOLD

Now that the snow is melting and the weather is *finally* beginning to warm up, we are back in business! I am so looking forward to introducing some new pieces to you all! Here's the first of some good ones to come...

 This beautiful storage cabinet is painted in my signature aqua color, distressed and glazed. Then topped off with some vintage glass knobs and rustic chicken wire. I am literally in love with this piece!