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Eclectic Dining Chair Makeover

Have you ever started something small that highlights something big, that once started is hard to know when to stop? These chairs proved challenging for this very reason. For example, I noticed the previous finish on two of the chairs …

Dining Chairs Reupholstered

Reupholstering two mid-century dining chairs was relatively straightforward. The frames needed a basic sprucing up. I removed the old flaking finish and watched them come back to life with a couple of new layers of shellack. It was wonderful to …

Gorgeous Bureau Makeover

This gorgeous little bureau/secretaire makeover was a project request by a client in the Eifel region of Germany recently hit by devastating floods. It was such a joy to be a part of someone’s vision for their newly restored home. …

Transformation of an 1860s Chest of Drawers

This solid 1860 era chest of drawers needed significant repairs and a new chance in life. Never afraid to tackle something new, I relished the challenge. There was major damage to the veneer, especially at the base of the piece. …

Vintage Secretary Given a Second Chance

This old, stained piece of furniture had good bones but years of living with a smoker and a decade stored in a cellar took its toll on this piece. Despite my initial keenness to work on this project, within days …

Elegant Sideboard rejuvenated

This charming little sideboard was gathering dust in a furniture thrift store in the south of Germany. It needed a lot of help removing years of grime and layers of furniture polish. It also needed an updated look to bring …

Family Dining Table Starts New Chapter

This 40-year old dining table was ready for a new chapter in its life. The old brown/black stain hid the gorgeous knotty pine underneath and the countless nicks, scratches and dents made by the family over the years. It was …

Restored turn-of-the-century plant stand

This delicate looking wood veneer plant stand had a lot of water damage on the surface. It was a risk stripping back the old surface because it was unclear how deep the damage went. There was also a wide crack …

Seven drawer update

When a friend asked me to update her small chest of drawers currently used in her dining room, I jumped at the chance. It’s a well-made piece of furniture that was needing a little sprucing up. A lover of blue, …

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