• 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…

  • Coffee Table blues

    This coffee table is a solid piece of furniture with a well-used facade and colour spectrum that did not match the other pieces in the living space. Nevertheless, it combined a robust space for family gatherings and a showcase area…

  • Humble chest of drawers upgrade

    This well-travelled little stunner was hiding behind old paint, years of family use and changing roles. Despite its humble beginnings, the straight lines and simplicity of construction offered a perfect backdrop for a do-over. To be honest, I was a…

  • 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…

  • Elegant but well-used chest of drawers gets a facelift

    This was truly a labour of love. I loved it from the beginning but knew its old cracked finish needed to be replaced. Sadly the cracks on the top went right through the veneer but I was determined to rescue…

  • 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…