Wednesday, June 30
Monday, June 28
i didn't want to completely change it. i don't think it needed it, so i cut off about two inches all the way around that was completely rotted, retooled the dovetails, put it back together and gave it a coat of wax to keep the original patina as intact as possible.
since i ended up using a new piece of wood for the bottom, i decided to line it with a piece of an old painting on board. a great idea that liz had :)
the before shot on this doesn't quite exist....because, well i just plain forgot to take it. i really love these three new paint colors we recently picked up and just had to see them together on one project.
sometimes you have this vision in your head and you know it will take a while to execute. this sure did, getting in underneath the chair with three different colors, but well worth the payoff!
Thursday, June 24
but now, mmmmmmmm......
we wanted to do a stencil that showed some of the great veneer detail, but that wasn't a floral (like i always do ;) ) so we used the handle shape as a guide for the stencil.
Wednesday, June 23
we came across this old vanity that needed some tlc. we decided to repurpose it as a little desk, a perfect place to sit with your laptop and morning coffee!
we built a drawer out of an old white eagle soda crate side. paired with this chair covered in a coffee bean bag, it's the perfect match. love.
Friday, June 18
this little cutie is one of the new projects we're trying to make room for.
and this little cutie is hard at work waxing the table after sanding.
then, after shopping for fantastic new furniture at the shop, you can head over for some funky home inspiration at the..... Laurel Park Home Tour.
"Come see inside the charming cottages of Laurel Park, a former Methodist
summer camp that's more than 125 years old."
Tickets: $10 per person, sold at the front gate
Please enter Laurel Park through the main entrance on Rt. 5&10 (we're in
Northampton, near the Hatfield town line). You'll be given a sticker to wear
and a map of participating homes for your self-guided tour. House owners
will be on hand with refreshments and to answer questions.
Note: For security, guests must be willing to give their names and
hope you have a great weekend no matter what you do!
Thursday, June 17
Wednesday, June 16
now we are fresh faced and ready for business!
is this entryway irresistible or what?
someday i hope to have a sign on the side of the building as well (above my neighbors look sign) but for now this is it.
our new copper hours sign & claw foot tub door stop. i'm a proud mama.
Monday, June 14
sorry there is no before here, but picture a rock maple hutch with that orangey finish you remember your grandparents having. i gave it a good sanding and decided to go with this electric green color. i have been itching for a new bright color for summer and this may be the beginning of a fresh palette!
i found the perfect paper to line the drawer. almost as if i chose the colors around it!
i did remember to take a before of this little side cabinet midway through the sanding process!
a nice regal blue green and it's ready for prime time!
Friday, June 11
we're featuring photographs by david m maxwell. with lovely composition, whimsical subject matter and vibrant colors they are easy to look at for a long time.
hope to see you tonight!
Thursday, June 10
i've been dreaming about copper inlay for a long time..... to make this coffee table i cut out heavy gauge copper sheet, traced the pattern, routered it out, and epoxyed it in. i'd love to learn how to do metal casting, but for now, this method will have to do.
Wednesday, June 9
a wall wine rack... hang your glasses and display your pretty bottles. locally forged wine glass holders mounted to an old ironing board.
mulit-tiered up-cycled plates- perfect for jewlery. hang earrings off the the creamer cup, put studs in the saucer, rings on the bottom plate....
and your extra special jewels in the sugar jar.
old saw blade clock. for more than just the workshop.
Monday, June 7
perfect gift for a friend or a special treat for yourself. if you don't live locally, i urge you to check out her etsy shop, then swing by her blog to learn more. through a partnership with trees for the future, for each print sold, FIVE trees will be planted. so really, you are doing the globe a favor with each purchase too!
yay for art!
Friday, June 4
Thursday, June 3
first is this hoosier that i just love! i have a soft spot for them. this would make a sweet kitchen island. it even has the original tin bread drawer!
this is technically a commode i think. whatever it was originally used for, it certainly needed a some love. the old faux finishing just had to go!
now its aqua and ready to find a new lease on life!