• From sad shabby to charming shabby

    I’ve been looking for a little piece to try out an interesting yellow paint I’d recently purchased. When I spotted this item on eBay-Kleinanzeigen, I could already imagine how it would turn out. Unfortunately, I didn’t bargain on how much work it would take to get it to a place I was happy to sell. Shabby in this case was not just the exterior but the interior too. Cracks, unfinished surfaces, missing elements. I love that every piece provides me with new challenges and new insights into what works and what doesn’t. Sadly, the paint was a disappointment. Coverage was…

  • Mid-Century sideboard re-imagined

    I was looking for something a little different to work with and this mini-sideboard became available. It had some good bones but also needed some repairs. The top was damaged and strips of wood veneer had come off. Halfway through…

  • 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,…

  • Going gold

    This three-drawer dresser was in need of an update. Several years ago it was popular to have brown/black furniture and this was no exception. Elegant in its time, it no longer created an inviting atmosphere into the bedroom space. Using…

  • Curio Cabinet makeover

    This little gem was given to me as a potential refurbishment project. At first, I could not see its potential. Grateful, nevertheless, for the opportunity, I took it home and let it speak to me in its own time. Cleaning…