Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Face Lift

So I've decided to change the structure of my blog a bit. I've also started a website but while its under construction, I'm going to be using my blog as my "portfolio" so to speak. Check out some of my latest projects and don't forget to come by and visit Booth #58 at Merchant Square in Chandler.

 This Cute little desk wasn't so cute when I found it. I tightened up the legs and did a little repair to the top and painted it a great blue color and distressed it and I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!

I've found over the last few years that I've been re-doing furniture that you really have to have an "eye" for ugly things...well, ugly things that you can make pretty again. If you are out and about looking for furniture to re-do the chances that you are going to find something that is in perfect shape are fairly slim...so if you are thinking of maybe trying to re-do a piece just make sure you are open to the "ugly ducklings". Personally that is where I find the most "reward" in finishing a project. Take a look at some of these "Beauties" I've brought back to life.

Picking the right color to paint something can also be a really "tricky" part to this whole process....but once you find a great piece sometimes you really need a great color....look at these colors!
This Dresser was in HORRIBLE shape when I found it. But I LOVED all the detail it had. With all that dramatic detail in the drawers and such, I felt it could handle a "dramatic" color.
This piece was certainly NOT a head turner. But with a little paint, I think she cleaned up real nice.

LOOK at this color!! I think I'm in LOVE....I just love the way this color makes the detail on this Mid-Century piece just POP.
I hope some of these pictures have inspired you to get out there and find some ugly stuff. Have a great day.



  1. the before pics really help to see how powerful a simple coat of paint can be!

    popping over via miss mustard seed and hope you'll stop by when you have a moment.

    smiles to you and happy weekend.


  2. Love the blue spinet desk! I think those look great painted and natural wood... you can't go wrong!

  3. Oh no! You painted a gorgeous Broyhill Brasilia dresser that ghastly purple. You could have sold it for $1500 (http://shop.chairish.com/products/vintage-broyhill-brasilia-6-drawer-walnut-dresser) and bought 50 pieces of crap to paint instead.