Friday, May 8, 2015

Two Little Pieces of JOY!

Wow! I've really been on the down low so far this year... My last post was on January 1st! I have been up to good things though... Trying my best to homeschool my kids... and working on furniture here and there. I've done some custom work lately, which causes me more stress than working on my own stuff, so these two pieces were pure joy to work on. I'm sorry to say, I don't have any before photos. My camera is having issues, I need a new one. :/
I love these two pieces! Two completely different styles, but they both appeal to me.
 

A cute little mid-century side table, painted in ASCP Graphite.
 
And this next one is an unusual diminutive dresser...
with a curved front, and original wooden castor wheels.
It would make an incredible bed side dresser or side table.
 




 
Grey washed with a natural wood top.
I'm toying with the idea of darkening the pulls... what do you think?


Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Future Looks Bright... Red... Tricycle Red.



I wanted to share our first makeover of the new year... My hot hubby helped me finish this radio cabinet today... As you can see from the bird poop on top, it had been stored in less than ideal conditions. No matter, I could see all kinds of potential in this cute little thing!
Here is the before photo...
 


From the very moment I laid eyes on it, I thought it need some MMS Milk Paint in "Tricycle Red."
I didn't have very much of that particular color left in my stash, and I'm not known for my patience...
So this is the "after" with only one coat of tricycle red... I love it!
 
 
If it looks rather frigid here in south eastern Idaho... it's because it IS!
 

I was hoping for some "chipping" on this one, and it didn't disappoint. 


Mark added a new back and a shelf so we could have two rows of books. Ever since I began homeschooling my kids, we have books coming out our ears. :)
 I painted the inside in "French Linen"
 

 



I'm in love with all the texture on this piece... I'm pretty sure it's a keeper. 

 

Happy New Year Everyone! May your year be filled with love and laughter...
good health and happiness...
courage and calm...


(I'm sharing over at Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday... It's the place to be!)


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Antique Recreation... Catalog Style!

My sister (who is well on her way to becoming a professional commercial photographer) came to town a few weeks ago with an assignment to take catalog style photographs of something of her choosing. So we headed over to the shop where I have my stash of furniture for sale, and she spent the morning creating these incredible photographs.







This is the final product that she turned in for her assignment... I'm biased, but I think it's gorgeous!

 
I wish she lived closer and could take all the pictures of my furniture for sale...
 
If you are interested in any of the pieces pictured above, they are for sale. :)
They are available to be seen at our location in Long Island Business Park in Rigby, ID.
Check out my For Sale page for pricing,
 and call or email me if you'd like to come and take a look.
Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful day!
 
 
 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grandpa Brough's Desk... Updated

My mom just recently gave me this desk that her father gave her... and now I'm giving it to my son, Chase. From what I understand, my grandpa Brough was quite the tinkerer... I think he and Chase would really hit it off. Chase is going to love having a place to store all his little tools and projects, and place to work on them too.
 This is what the desk used to look like... kind of. I had already started sanding the drawers when I thought to take a photo. It was very... orange. Which is fine, but not my style.

 
This is more my style...
 
 
 
 The bottom is painted in ASCP Graphite with a dark wax finish. The top was sanded down and finished with dark walnut and dark wax. The pulls were sprayed with oil-rubbed bronze, and I think the black on black effect is studly. :)

 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm liking it... a LOT. And I'm pleased to say, so is Chase. I'm hoping Grandpa would feel the same.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Classy and Fun!

I didn't plan on buying this dresser. I stumbled upon it quite by accident.
I found a gorgeous antique bedroom set that I wanted on Craigslist,
and when I went to see it, and began negotiating on the price, the woman said she would
throw this dresser in with the lot.
How could I pass that up?
I'm sorry to say I have no "before" photo, but here are a few of the finished product...






 
I stained the top and painted the rest in Country Grey by Annie Sloan.
Then finished with both clear and dark wax.
The pulls have a bit of a shimmer to them, and really add a touch of class.
This piece is now SOLD.
 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Imagine the Possibilities...

Wow! It's been a while since I've updated the blog... Not that I haven't been working on furniture, I have. I've been trying to clear out my garage and basement. I'm sure a garage sale will be held in the very near future. So many projects I'm just not getting to... I think hoarding all this furniture is making me fat. Ha ha! Seriously, does this hutch make my butt look big? Anyhow, here is the latest makeover...

 
This dresser was given to me by a friend, and honestly, I was tempted to sell it as it was. Someone put a lot of work into this finish, and I'm sure someone else would love it... but I couldn't let it leave my hands without  "Danielle-ifying" it just a bit. It wasn't my style, and I could just IMAGINE the possibilities... :) So here is the AFTER:


From the very start I thought it needed feet... and cup pulls... and Graphite paint...





I'm so pleased with the result! What do you think?

This piece is for sale, and will be available to see in person at my new show room location...
Yep, that's right. I'm moving a large amount of furniture and other uniquities into a beautiful timber frame building on highway 20, between Rigby and Rexburg. I haven't decided on set hours yet, so I will be open by appointment for a while. There is a lot of room for other vendors as well... contact me if you're interested. :):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Two Custom Pieces

Are you in the mood for two quick "Before and Afters?"
I am!
 
Before:
 

And After...
 

Painted in ASCP Duck Egg with clear and dark wax.
 




And another, Before:
 

And, After....
 





 
Painted in ASCP Old Ochre and CeCe Caldwell's Antique White.
with clear and a bit of dark wax.
Both are custom orders, not for sale.