Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
Another project that sat in my basement for a LONG time...seriously!
Unless you consider 3 years a drop in the bucket.
These are very brutal before pics. I wish I had original pics but I think that was two computers ago and I seem to have lost them. This was after a LOT of work on it.
The top was removed in order to really get to the bones and fix all that was wrong.
I can't even begin to tell you what was done to it. The doors were horrid and I had to replace the backs of the doors...they were literally falling apart with lots of pieces missing.
I was asked by a new client to find something she could use as a kitchen island...and my mind went to this piece...so photo's were exchanged and an idea came together that I could work with and she could dream about.
This is the end result.
She wanted Black...which seems to suit this piece to a T
The original top could not be salvaged so we (hubby helped) created a new one from thick oak pieces I picked up two years ago and had planned to use on this piece anyway.
I found these supports at my "junk" store and they go with it wonderfully :)
the overhang was left with a "live edge" and I think it fits perfectly!
A new lining and some more paint..everything sealed and polished...it's now ready to go "home"
Even if something is in really rough shape, it can be recreated with a lot of work...and maybe just a few tears (not that I would admit to that..lol)
So from this
With work and a vision.
I originally bought this to go in my dining room...but I think it took so long because it really didn't belong to me..or my dining room. Funny how that works out sometimes.
Till the snow melts and the grass turns green I am creating spring in the only way I can.
I'm doing a ton of projects and I'm trying as hard as I can to inject spring into the things I touch.
Like this coffee table.
I do actually have a before picture.
Can you imagine...I had so many people tell me it was to ugly. They just couldn't imagine how I could make it into anything anyone would like.
Course, lucky for me they didn't actually tell me that before I started..lol
So I sanded and fixed and sanded some more. Then painted two tone
And here she is now...in all her spring glory :)
Normally I like doing a light base with a dark top...but I kept picturing this in green on the bottom.
I almost went back to natural for the top...but that little voice in my head was screaming this slightly off white.
I did a bit of distressing and finished it off with a poly seal.
And of course I updated the knobs with these sweet stars.
And now she is all ready for her new home!
The new owners will also be taking home this wonderful double bed. Double beds are making a comeback, did you know that? Seems everyone is getting them for their guest rooms. I think it's a great idea!
What a perfect bed to let your guests rest their heads at night.
A bit of glaze and a bit of age..brings out all the wonderful details.
I'm really hoping the new owners take some pictures and send them to me. I love seeing it all in their new homes. :)