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Finding old treasures, recycled and re-purposed products to create furniture and decor for your home; as well as creating our own original designs.  Here is our gallery of past projects.  Stay tuned for new items posted for sale.  

PAINTED VANITY - I have many different pieces of furniture for projects. Some are beautiful pieces of wood crafted together in useful items and some a partially wood, looks like wood and veneer. Each piece has a hidden beauty and characteristics that serve a purpose. You just have to take the time to uncover it.

VINTAGE VANITY AND DRESSER - These pieces had been well used and a little neglected. The veneer on top of the dresser was so bad you could peal and crumble it with your fingers. The corners, legs and edges were dinged and damaged and all the drawers needed work. In spite of all that the unique design and the beautiful wood and veneer had the potential to be exquisite again.

VINTAGE VANITY AND DRESSER - These pieces had been well used and a little neglected. The veneer on top of the dresser was so bad you could peal and crumble it with your fingers. The corners, legs and edges were dinged and damaged and all the drawers needed work. In spite of all that the unique design and the beautiful wood and veneer had the potential to be exquisite again.

TREADLE VANITY - As you can see from the before picture this piece was used up. I restored the beautiful Oak, changed the lid and turned it into a vanity.

TREADLE SIDE TABLE - This treadle table took a while to complete but it was worth it. Too many other things kept getting in the way but when the details were completed....Beautiful! Started out as a pile of rubble in the back of a consignment booth.

MAHOGANY DINING SET - This Dining Room Set had been used and loved so it needed a refresh. The tabletop and the chair seats are solid wood mahogany. I refinished all the wood and then repainted the rest of the set. A simple, elegant addition to a home.

BASSET COFFEE TABLE - This is my latest project. I found this old Bassett Furniture coffee table with drawers. Underneath the brown murky stain I could see that there might be some beautiful wood. As I stripped away the stain that is exactly what I found! This one is a hidden treasure!

ANTIQUE WINE CABINET - It is rare that I find a phonograph cabinet without the phonograph so I snatched this one up. The veneer top was splintered and the whole piece had been severely neglected. Under the broken veneer top I found poplar wood with the traditional greens, browns and golds. The veneer on the doors are restored, a new back and birch veneer on the bottom shelf along with the front piece and the legs make this piece truly luxurious. It has been finished with tung oil and urethan

Half Round Desk w/ Original Top - This is a piece that NO one wanted and I picked it up for 5.00. Yup! It was missing a leg, the leather top was carved up with letters and scribble and the rest? Well it was rough. It had good bones though and it was a challenge. New legs, new top, new veneer and voila! Oh and many many layers of urethane!

LITTLE PINE DRESSER - This is an upcycled and restored little pine dresser. It has been washed with grey paint, stained with dark walnut and finished with urethane. The drawer and the inside of the dresser have been painted white. The drawer knobs are brushed chrome and the legs have new chrome slides on the bottom. The shelves are finished and protected and fitted with new baskets. The perfect little dresser for the hall, bathroom or anyplace in your home. Solid wood - NOT wood solids

TIGER OAK PARLOR TABLE - This handcrafted table is one of the most unique pieces I have had the opportunity to restore. Came to me in a pile of dirt and rust. This is TIGER OAK which is a rare find indeed. The claw and ball feet are original to the piece. This table has been refinished, the metal claw and ball feet are hand painted, it has been reassembled, is sturdy after adding some bracing to the legs. One of my favorite pieces.

WALNUT CABINET - When I saw this piece at auction I immediately wanted it because of the carved handles. The handles required much detail work to remove all the paint. It was also unstable, missing a back and a shelf but once it started going back together the original beauty shined through.

This dresser was stored in the back of an old garage and was a mess. I had no idea what kind of wood was under the layers of paint, stains to the top and the dirt. What a treasure it turned out to be. Professionally refinished dresser. The rails are washed with olive green paint, the wood grain is incredible and the entire piece has been finished with several layers of tung oil.

When we found this desk it was sitting to the side of an aisle, never to be used again. Although the desk was still sound structurally the finish and designs on the piece were very dated. I pulled it apart, sanded it down and found a new color for it. I also took advantage of the structural design and added accents which outlined the edges and curves of the piece. I gave the hardware a facelift by painting them as well. All was finished with a couple of coats of good acrylic poly.

This old buffet was worn out from use. I stripped and sanded the whole piece except the veneer sides and the veneer on the drawer fronts. My intention was to save as much of the veneer as I could. I used tung oil to clean the veneer and pull all the grime and old finish off. It worked! The top was severely damaged but turned out beautifully. I washed the carved trim pieces w/stain and gold mineral paint I had to find new hardware and then Wallah! It was an elegant transformation.

We picked this up at auction for a pittance and underneath the gold paint? Lo and behold I found walnut....beautiful old walnut. Love this drum table from the early 1900"s. I finished it with hand rubbed tung oil just like they used to do.

I finished this 1940's Couchman style Dining Set. My husband picked it up at an estate sale and brought it home covered in heavy red finish, with wobbly chairs and a top that was splitting. Now look at it! Some beautiful old oak in these pieces!

I purchased this sofa table "in a box" about 10 years ago. It served it's purpose and was made of solid wood but it became wobbly and I never liked the location of the shelf. I decided to take it apart, redesign it and give it a new look to match my current Tuscan decor. I did abstract art on the top and the result is fabulous.

This piece is bed/library steps from the early 1800's. Incredible wood and wood veneers, the top 2 drawers in the steps open and are felt lined, the supports for the steps are brass; there are brass lion heads on the sides to move and carry the steps. The gold trim on the drawers and the side of the piece are actually inlaid wood and the tread of the steps (including the top) are leather with gold leaf. In keeping with the recommendation of experts I cleaned and polished this piece without chan

This beautiful piece was in very good antique condition. I cleaned the wood and preserved it with Tung oil without changing the original finish or the value of the piece, Gorgeous inlay on the table top and wonderful hand carved trim.

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