Monday, July 13, 2015

Radio Cabinets are My Favorite!

I love repurposing old radio/record cabinets.
They have such style and character, and I love making them useful again.
This one was especially fun to do because my 12 year old son worked with me.
We gutted it together, then he built the shelves and attached the back.
There's our cat, investigating this new possible napping spot...

We left some nicks and gouges as a reminder of it's rough and rowdy past...

Painted in ASCP Country Grey, with a waxed finish.

It would make a nice media cabinet/TV stand, entryway piece, or book shelf.
The possibilities are endless!

Industrial Style Coffee Table

What do YOU do with an old wood tool box?
After cleaning this one up and waxing all the wood,
it seemed natural to add metal caster wheels to increase the functionality.
It suddenly became a prospective coffee table, side table, toy box, blanket chest, photo prop...
What else can you imagine?

It's dimensions are 32" long, 16" wide, and 14" tall.
Have a lovely day!

Telephone Chairs are so Cool!

Not only is it a chair, but it's a table too... How cool is that?
This one is a hip mid-century style, painted in ASCP Graphite.

Here is a picture before...
ah, dang! I forgot to take one!
Trust me, it looks much better! ;)

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?
Sharing @ Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday

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.