Pretty Persian Blue

When Judith emailed me to see if I wanted to purchase this desk I immediately replied “YES”! She had a friend in Toronto who wanted to sell it and would even deliver it to her. I just had to go pick it up nearby.

I love the shape and size of this desk. And I knew the perfect colour I would use…General Finishes Persian Bue. I love this colour! The piece had peeling veneer which I ended up taking off and it needed some TLC but I love the result.

Hard work always pays off…

Here are some before and afters.

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Peeling off the peeling veneer…

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Isn’t she pretty!
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The top is finished with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat.

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Abbey’s Antique White Bedroom

Abbey is a lucky little girl.  A friend GAVE this set to her mom Sarah…wow, what a nice friend!  Sarah and the family are moving today to a cottage on 12 acres and this set will be put in a bedroom that has pine walls.  It is going to look wonderful!  Sarah knew she wanted it white for that fresh clean look.  

I can’t wait to see pictures of the set @ home.  Thanks Sarah and family for letting me do such an important piece!  

Here are some before and afters.

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I’m so fortunate to being doing what I do!

General “Finishes” Dresser Perfectly


Sometimes you get a piece of furniture with a story behind it that just makes you happy to be able to restore it.  As with this dresser…

Julie brought this to me to have redone for a friend.  It had been through a house fire and meant a lot to both of them.  She asked if I could stain the entire piece.  Now I usually don’t (or haven’t) stained furniture.  I will do the occasional  top, but not an entire piece, but the story behind it made me want to do it.  So I sanded, stained, glued, replaced the missing mirror and varathaned…

I have to tell you General Finishes Java Gel is AMAZING!  What a transformation.  The ease of use and the finish on this is beautiful.  I would recommend it to anyone!

Here are some before and afters of the transformed piece.

 

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Thanks Julie for entrusting me with such a special piece!

Spring Colours

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I really wish I could remember to take pictures of the before’s. This lane chest started out a medium brown wood with a faux leather black top.
Not pretty. I painted the bottom in a white and added the pretty multi colour top. The material is Sunbrella so it is very stain resistant.
Aren’t transformations wonderful? I didn’t add any distressing as the top has enough design, I didn’t feel it needed it.
This would look wonderful in a hallway or at the end of your bed.

So Grateful…

I have been so absent from this website but only for good reason.  I would have never imagined how busy I would be with my little workshop, creating, painting and just having fun!   I am so grateful to all of you that have brought my your cherished pieces to update and make them reusable in your space.  I feel so fortunate to be doing something that I love so much!

I thought I would show you some of the pieces I have done and a few before and afters.

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Antique White Cedar Lined Dresser
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Custom Black Glazed Sofa Table
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Custom Black Cabinet being used as a side table in a bedroom
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Antoinette Pink side table purchased for a little girls room
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Country Grey cedar lined hutch
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Heavily distressed desk and mirror
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After

Melanies Buffet

Have a wonderful day!