Máire - Furniture Artist
Inspiration

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.

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. …

Updated Vintage Chest of Drawers

This chest of drawers was a give-away. Solid but in desperate need of repairs and an updated look, I had the fortune of rescuing it. My first transformation goal included a retro industrial look inclusive of cast iron rollers. Unfortunately, …

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 …

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