Friday, August 31, 2012


I started this journey with my own coffee table and then a $2 side table from Goodwill.  I can't believe what I've learned over the past three years, how many new friends I've made, and how I've grown to love things that are old, ugly, and unloved!

Here are a few (yes, just a few! lol) pieces I've redone over the last four years...all in one place!

Vintage Vanity in custom white

Vintage Server in custom green

Antique Wardrobe in Iron Ore

Vintage Dresser in Peacock Plume

Antique Chest of Drawers w/ Mirror in custom greige

Hutch in custom white and turquoise

Vintage Server in Iron Ore

Mid-century cedar chest in Thermal Springs

Antique lowboy chest in Scandinavian Pink

Desk in Gray Matters

Antique Vanity in custom white

Antique Chest of Drawers in custom white

Dresser in custom green

Antique cedar chest in custom Tiffany blue

Vintage sewing tables in Tuscan Red

Vintage dresser in custom turquoise

Vintage lowboy in Tuscan Red

Antique Wash Stand in custom white

Antique Vanity in Rhine River (BM)

Bassett side table in Tuscan Red

Antique Side Tables in custom white

Antique Lowboy in Seagull Gray (GF)

Antique Wash Stand in custom turquoise

Vintage Dresser in custom cream

Antique Dresser in Seaside from Fusion Mineral Paint

Vintage Highboy in Wheat Bread from Behr

Antique Empire in Escape Gray from Sherwin Williams

Cedar Chest in custom greige

Reproduction Lyre Table in custom graphite

Antique Serpentine Dresser in Refreshing from Art Deco

Vintage Server in Chappel Green

Vintage Dresser in Ausbusson

Drexel in Coral Bells

Vintage Empire in Chappel Green

Oak Jewelry Stand in Antique White

Headboard to Bench in Antique White

Antique Buffet in black

Vintage Armoire in Black

Antique in Ash from Fusion Mineral Paint

Depression Era Hutch in Black with Linen (GF) interior

Antique Chest in Parchment

Antique Buffet in Coquille

Antique Cedar Chest in White

Pine Hutch/Dresser in Custom Turquoise/Cream

Broyhill dresser in custom Graphite

Vintage Chest of Drawers in Black Ribbon

Oak Roll Top in Renfrew Blue/Ceramic (Fusion Mineral Paint)

Oak Sofa Table in Tuscan Red

Antique Hutch in Linen

Vintage Cedar Chest in Linen

Antique Singer Sewing Machine in Linen

Vintage Vanity with Maps

 Antique Chest in Linen stripes

Oak Headboard & Footboard

Antique Pedestal Table in Linen

Vintage Storage Chest in Linen

Dresser in Drizzle

Side Table with Wood Top

Antique Cigar Table

Antique Radio Cabinet in Custom Cream and Gray

Bookcases in Linen, Basil, and Black

Antique Side Table in Drizzle

Vintage Chest in Light French Gray with Java Gel Drawers

Vintage Lowboy in Tuscan Red

Vintage Dresser in Tricycle

Antique Vanity in French Vanilla

Antique Lowboy in custom turquoise

Drexel Night Stand in Creme

Vintage Buffet in Interesting Aqua

Vintage Highboy in Black

Drexel Set in Creme

 Antique Vanity in black

Reproduction Vanity in Stampede (BM)

Antique Chest of Drawers in Smokey Slate and Cream Silk

Tall Empire in Ryegrass

Bow Front Buffet in Virtual Taupe

Hutch Top in Virtual Taupe

Chippy Owl nightstand

Antique Dresser in Terra Cotta Rose

 Depression Era Hutch

Antique Buffet in Black

Antique Oak Dresser in French Blue (whitewashed)

Rocking Chair in Black Satin

Vintage Sewing Machine Table in French Blue

Vintage Chest of Drawers in Coral Expressions

Oak Hall Tree in French Blue

Maple Side Table in Charcoal

Antique Highboy

Antique Dresser to Bench in Covington Blue

Antique Sewing Table in Raisin 

Antique Cedar Chest in Drizzle

Black Cedar Chest

Antique Sewing Cabinet

Antique Highboy w/ Butterfly Graphic

Oak Secretary

French Country Hutch

Antique Serpentine in Sweetie Jane

Wardrobe in Drizzle

Antique Desk

Antique Dresser in MMS Apron Strings

Pine Desk

Repurposed Grandfather Clock

Antique Waterfall desk in Quietude

Antique Black Desk

Oak Hutch in Powdered Snow

Antique Sewing Machine

Butter Yellow Highboy

Mid Century Bookcase Shelf in Sealskin

Antique Dresser in Light French Gray

Cabinet & Headboard in Antique White

Antique Sewing Table

Vintage Highboy

Antique Cherry Desk

Stacked Chest of Drawers in Black Enamel

Cabinet in Antique White & Country Chic Paint

Antique French Provincial in Antique White

Boy's Desk in Milk Paint

Antique Desk in Oyster Bay

Small Server

Vintage Vanity

Antique Desk

Small Antique Side Table

Vintage Vanity

Vintage Cedar Chest

Mirror to Chalkboard

Vintage Vanity

Drum Table

Antique Dresser in Spring Green

Antique Dresser in Duck Egg

Antique Night Stand

Antique Bedroom Set

Updated 70's Set

Antique Cedar Chest

Antique Vanity

70's Bassett Dresser

Antique Chest of Drawers

Antique Headboard/Footboard

Antique Vanity

Primitive Side Table

 Antique Dresser

Lingerie Chest in Eggplant

Antique Stacked Chest of Drawers

Antique Night Stand

Cream Computer Desk

Pine Desk for Ania :)

Teal Antique Dresser

Antique Wash Stand

Black Empire Dresser

Vanilla Antique Hutch

Antique Dresser w/ Music 

Chippendale Night Stands

Black Antique Desk

Black Antique Dresser

Beige Antique Dresser

Desk in Covington Blue w/ Flower/Faucet knobs

Vintage Vanity in Pink

Vintage Radio Cabinet 

Vintage Secretary in Red Red Wine

Antique Vanity in French Vanilla

Antique Hutch in Antique White and Coco

Antique Wardrobe in Paris Gray

Antique Buffet

French Provincial Nightstand in Capri

French Provincial Desk

Gray Desk w/ Red Knobs

Vintage Buffet in Teal

Black Antique Buffet

Antique Dining Table

Tiger Oak Buffet

Antique Serpentine Highboy

Turquoise French Provincial Side Table

Maple dresser and hutch in black

Antique Dresser in Turquoise

White Dresser w/ Black Top

Yellow Gun Cabinet (turned craft cabinet)

Antique Buffet

French Style Sewing Cabinet

Antique Hutch in Duck Egg

Antique Buffet

Black Hutch w/ Wood Top

Green Antique Buffet

Robin Egg Blue Dresser

Black Kidney Bean Desk

White French Provincial Dresser w/ Pink Knobs

French Provincial Chest of Drawers

French Linen Dresser

Antique White Desk

Blue Antique Dresser

Antique Plank Desk

Antique Claw Foot Desk

Green Antique Highboy

Black w/ Wood Top Desk

Burgundy Side Table

Silver Side Table

Black French Script Hutch

Black Buffet repurposed as Vanity

Coral Cabinet

White Antique Vanity

Pale Blue Antique Dresser

Black Antique Dresser w Wood Top

French Vintage Buffet

White Antique Buffet

Queen Anne Vanity

Black Distressed Buffet

White Empire Dresser

Peacock Blue Antique Side Table

Antique Dining Table

Peacock Blue Radio Cabinet

French Provincial Hutch

Antique Roll Top


Dresser with French Typography

Vintage Side Table

Vintage Secretary

White highboy

Antique French Blue Dresser

Apple Green Antique Cabinet

White distressed Cedar Chest

Two-Tone Antique Vanity

Clock Table

Cream Antique Buffet

Brown Antique Dresser

Apple Green Antique Dresser

Black and Wood Antique Dresser

Modern TV Console

White Antique Vanity w/ Wood Top

Red Antique Highboy

Black Desk w/ Crystal Knobs

Distressed Gray Dresser

Black Danish Buffet

Modern Black Chest of Drawers

Old World Table

White Antique Dresser

White Glazed Chippendale Lowboy

White Pedestal Desk

Black Distressed Antique Vanity

Drop Leaf Dinette

Black Antique Dresser

Black and White Pedestal Desk

White Vintage Waterfall Dresser

Black and Green Modern Hutch

White Antique Vanity

Pumpkin Antique Dresser

Black Sofa Table

White Antique Dresser

White Antique Dresser w/ Mirror

Green Dresser

Gray Distressed Dresser

Black and White Highboy

Black Side Table

Black Side Table

Gray Distressed Desk

Black Dresser w/ Yellow Knobs

Cream Antique Dresser w/ Mirror

Black and Wood Buffet

Gray Antique Dresser w/ Mirror

Tan Dresser

White French Pedestal Desk

White/Blue Secretariat

White Antique TV Cabinet

White Cedar Chest

White Antique Laundry Cabinet

 White Antique Buffet

White Distressed Dining Set

Pink Dresser

What a fantastic first year!!  Thank you so much!


  1. my god girl, what do your fingers look like ;)
    boney fingers, boney fingers :o)

    Still love the french blue, and the pumpkin, and the big gray antique, and the black danish, and the black.....

    oh well you know

  2. WOW! Love all your furniture! You did a super job on all of them!

  3. Wow, you did all that in a year? that's incredible! Good work.

  4. I would be happy to have done so much in a year. You are a whirlwind of creativity and ability.....I second Wendy, "that's incredible."

  5. Good grief you are a prolific painter! Your furniture is gorgeous. We love your blog and are joining you. We would love it if you would join us.

    Peace always,
    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  6. I LOVE everyone that you did!! Love your painting style

  7. All I can say is amazeballs!!! Stunning...all of them

  8. Your work is beautiful. How long does it take you to finish one project? Where do you find your pieces? How do you price them? Sorry, so many questions. I just started a little business in Northern California. Check out my blog. I would love your thoughts.

  9. Pretty Amazing!! All of your projects turned out so nicely, I am wondering have you managed to do all that sanding and stripping down the wood. A bit hard on the hands!

  10. Where on earth did you find the time to do all THAT in 1 year?!? You have an incredible talent for pairing colours and using great techniques. You are clearly a natural.

  11. Yours are a few of my favourite things! I think I like your style because it reminds me of my own! Keep up the great work - I get inspiration from you!

  12. Guuuurl, you did all that in 2 years!!!! I need the name of your vitamins. That's a lot of motivation, creativity...and just doing it. You're amazing!

  13. Love everything you have done you have inspired me to do a couple of dressers that I no longer care for

  14. Love your work and enjoy watching for your next piece.
    Question.......what is your favorite Black paint color and product brand.
    Thank you and happy painting!

    1. Thank you Sheila. I love All Surface Enamel in stock black and low sheen from Sherwin Williams. :)

  15. I'm so impressed!! and they are all beautiful.

  16. I was actually looking for handcrafted round dining tables in London to perfectly fit my semi circular dining room that as fairly big enough in size and to my surprise I found exactly the type of wooden dining table that I was looking for at one of the leading furniture stores in London. The furniture that I picked up was decently priced and it did not create a big dent in my pocket. The table was full hand carved and hand polished as there was again the option of distressed paint but I opted for the one which had hand polishing and beautiful ornamental design. It was certainly a gorgeous piece of furniture.


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