Friday, December 26, 2014

Shabby Black Bedroom Suite

I've been pretty steady with the custom work this year, I wanted to share my most recent project.
My client had this beautiful pair of dressers with a Full size bed.  The tops of the dressers were in pretty bad shape so she had the tops & the front of the Headboard & foot board upholstered.   
This is what they looked like before I started.

I was really worried about what I would find once we removed the vinyl.

The headboard had approx. 3,942 staple holes in it.

The foot board had it's own set of issues only a Carpenter could address.

This is what the top of the short dresser looked like, yikes!  It took us an entire day to prep these pieces for paint. After scrubbing them with TSP, sanding, wood filling all the staple holes, more sanding & one last wipe down, we were ready to paint.

"Old Scale" was the color choice with the details dry brushed in gold.

Here they are just before I waxed them. They look so much better!

I shined up the hardware with a little fine steel wool.

The one on the left has been cleaned.

Here's the set in their new look.

This dresser is missing one of it's cool drawer pulls, but the client does have it somewhere.

This dresser had the most damage on the top.  I am proud to say you can hardly see there was ever an issue.

I love how the gold dry brushing turned out.

The headboard is amazing!  

And the foot board came out beautiful too.

What an amazing transformation.  I just love that feeling of accomplishment you get when you finally stand back & admire all your hard work.   It motivates me to move on the the next project.

Thanks for stopping by to see what we've been up to.  Be sure to check us out on Facebook.  

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas & I wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year!!  Dee

Monday, September 1, 2014

MCM Dressers, My New Obsession

Well I think it's safe to say I took the Summer off from Blogging.  My last post was two days into Summer Vacation & now here it is Labor Day already.  I have been busy to say the least. Hope you all had a wonderful Summer.

I was looking through some pictures of my work & noticed how many Mid Century Modern Dressers I've painted. They seem to be my new Obsession.  I love the clean lines. 

This is the dresser that started this new Obsession of mine. It was a roadside treasure that turned out to be one of my favorite dressers I've ever done.

Sometimes the MCM style is straight lines with curvy drawers. 

This was a custom job.  I Love how the French Post card graphic pops on the top of the dresser.

Recently I have been finding these amazing long dressers that work perfectly as entertainment centers. People want them for their large Flat Screen TV's.

This set I painted the same & they sold together.

This is the set I have now.  

Available at V Trading in Grand Blanc, MI

Available at V Trading in Grand Blanc,  MI

I love the paint/wood combination.  I am waiting for the perfect set to come along for myself.  I would love a set of this MCM style in my own home. 

Do you like the Mid Century Modern Style?  Would you paint them or leave them original?

Thank you for stopping by, hopefully I'll be able to slow down some & post more often before the snow flies.  Check me out on Facebook to see what I'm working on.  Have a great day!  Dee

Saturday, June 14, 2014

It's a Hall Tree

I've been on the re-purposing Band Wagon lately.  I love to take old, sometimes discarded items & turn them into beautiful, functional pieces again.
I get so many ideas from Pinterest & that is where I got my inspiration for this project. 

In my collection of roadside treasures I have an old  solid wood door that has a full size window in it.  It was perfect for what I needed.  I also had a large Mission style coffee table that had a few cosmetic issues, but it was also perfect for my project.
 Unfortunately, once again, I have very few before pictures.

  We sawed the coffee table right in half..

This will become the seat part of my Hall Tree.

We secured the table to the door & painted the whole thing White.

Loving it already....

Now it was time for the fun part,  the details & graphics.  I found a French address on The Graphics Fairy website that worked perfectly.

Now I wanted to add a vintage door knob & some coat hooks.  This proved to be very challenging.  The door knobs were easier to find then the hooks were.  I guess everyone is inspired by Pinterest & coat hooks are very desirable right now.

Luckily we were able to find them both at a huge Antique Festival a couple of weeks ago.  It took us a while to figure out how we wanted to attach the door knobs, with their back plates, to the door.  I like what we came up with....

The door knob is amazing with the back plate...

The coffee table is nice & big, perfect to sit down & put your shoes on....

The graphic is sooo cool.....

It's a Hall Tree!  I wish I had an entryway where I could put this because this would be a keeper. 

I scored another door this week, it has three horizontal panes of glass instead of one.  I'll be able to make another using the other half of the coffee table.  Maybe I'll get lucky & someone will want one customized with their name on it.

These Hall Trees are a lot of fun to create.  I've seen them all over the Internet lately.  Do you use a Hall Tree?  Was it handmade?

 You can find us on Facebook to see what we're working on next. Thanks for stopping by,  Dee