• 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…

  • An updated update

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

  • 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…

  • 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…