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Stunning Reimagination of Mid-Century-Modern Sideboard

This Mid-Century-Modern (MCM) sideboard, though plain, deserved better than the trash. I could already imagine replacing the existing base with new legs, placing fabric or wallpaper as a backdrop, and using a dark base colour, such a blue. Before getting …

Follow My Almost Complete Guide Towards Re-imagining a Vintage Desk

Finding somewhere to locally showcase my work was a dream that has finally come true. An amazing opportunity to take advantage of a very light and open space in the foyer of a local physio centre became available. Although not …

Small Vintage Sideboard Spiced-up with Dixie Bell’s Pumpkin Spice

Dixie Bell’s Pumpkin Spice and Fusion Mineral Paint’s Inglenook spiced up this vintage sideboard. Add a lovely leaf decoupage and the final results is a deliciously warm upcycled sideboard ready for today’s eclectic home.

Chessboard side-table inspiration

I worked on this side-table inspired by the mini-series “Queen’s Gambit” in-between commissioned pieces. Creating fantasies and moods in the furniture I work on is a favourite activity of mine and in this one I envisioned a chessboard permanently marked …

Two toned update of sturdy old dresser

From the outset, I knew I wanted to highlight the horizontal division in the build of this old dresser. Choosing the colour and other decorative elements was, as is frequently the case, an evolutionary process. Because the current top is …

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 …

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 …