Máire - Furniture Artist
Inspiration

Rustic Makeover of Solid Pine Dresser

I met the owner of this piece while she was clearing out their family-run business of 90-plus years to make way for their retirement plans. The iconic Grüne Baum (Green Tree) Inn has served meals and offered accommodation for countless …

Cow Parsley Inspiration

In the realm of inspiration, ideas for a piece come at their own pace. For his simple chest of drawers from a client’s cellar, the inspiration came slowly but clearly. Its new purpose in life would be decorative and occupy …

From Refurbisher to Carpenter?

My father’s workshop space was a point of pride for him. It was filled with hand tools, electric tools, wood, wood scraps, nails, screws, oil, paint, clamps, worktops, saws. The list was endless. Nothing went to waste. And everything, yes, …

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 …

1950s Tepe Sideboard Refinished and Reimagined

Tepe made beautifully elegant pieces that stood alone or could combine in module form. After researching the company online, I discovered little of its history. Fortunately, Tepe included information on their module system and purpose on labels inside and on …

French Provincial Upgraded with Modern Farmhouse Style

The amazing opportunity arose for me to buy this chest of drawers from a resident and family descendent of a castle. Although not antique, the style was perfect for my next project. The castle and surrounds also helped to inspire …

The art of editing creative works

I love writing. When I was young, words flowed freely and I’ve always treated other people’s words with a kind of sacred awe. I used to hate editing. Part of my brain didn’t want to go over my work, fearing …

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 …

Mid-Century Zebrano Sideboard

A novel textured linen fabric top compliments the zebrano veneer on this 60s vintage sideboard.

An updated update

Industrial meets Boho in this unique updated update of a chest of drawers.

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