Stereophonic Awesomeness

Soooo Many Possibilities!!! A good friend of mine sent me a load of pictures of stuff from his Dad's house. Yes, I'm attracting down-sizers faster than I can store all these wonderful; pieces, but keep on coming! I'll figure something out! Gilles told me his father lovingly restored the electronics inside this and it just … Continue reading Stereophonic Awesomeness

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Angel Investor Wanted – Please Apply Here

Why I'm Sooooooooooo Ready for an Angel Investor! Today I received an email from a kind person downsizing their home. They saw a wanted ad I posted on Kijiji for old furniture. In truth, I've posted a few ads like this asking people to reach out for the stuff they don't want. I'd rather try … Continue reading Angel Investor Wanted – Please Apply Here

The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 2

The Process Can Be Longer Than We Expected... A few days ago I shared with you the origins and sorry starting state of this old commode. It took much longer to sand off the thick and oddly gummy varnishes seemingly poured all over it. I don't know what kind of varnish was used, only that … Continue reading The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 2

A Very Cute Cabinet Just For You

A.K.A. Amal's Funky Cabinet In The Spare Room This was one of the first pieces that got me inspired to do this new obsession of refurbishing old furniture. It came as part of a whole mid-century modern design bedroom set. (I saved a couple more of the pieces.) This is how it started, before I … Continue reading A Very Cute Cabinet Just For You

The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 1

Art Deco - ish? I'm starting to think one of the funnest parts of doing all this furniture refinishing is hearing my wife toll me with each new piece I pick up that she's impressed I can see beyond the mess the piece is in when I grab it. In truth, I don't blame her … Continue reading The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 1

The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 1

Ask for a thing with inner beauty and it comes right to your door... almost! I was searching through images on Pinterest and wishing someone would deliver to me a really interesting piece that I could possibly use for the entrance of my house to store coats, shoes, hats, etc... I couldn't see it clearly, … Continue reading The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 1

A Simply Fine Cabinet Transformation

The Possibility Of A Curio Cabinet Of Sorts... Here's the first of many new projects I hinted at in a recent article called The Joy of New Projects. This piece started as a beautifully made example of cabinetry made by the donors uncle. He told me he was a well known German Cabinet maker, but … Continue reading A Simply Fine Cabinet Transformation

The Joy Of New Projects

Transformations have never been so much fun! I'm so excited to be working on this new stash of beautiful pieces. I've been busy studying design and finding that nothing is as simple or exact as described in the books I'm studying. Most of what I'm finding is a blurred and beautiful combination of Mid-Century Modern, … Continue reading The Joy Of New Projects

Lovely Lines Side Table – Rescued & Refurbished – Part 2

The Transformation continued... Do you recall where this one started? Take a quick peek at Lovely Lines Side table - Rescued & Refurbished Part 1.    I wasn't certain of the colour choice I made. I couldn't get my heart into the matte surface finish and couldn't grab a picture I liked a lot.   … Continue reading Lovely Lines Side Table – Rescued & Refurbished – Part 2

Rococo Display Tables Re-Imagined

From Curlicued Snakes To Flamingo Heads Take some old and obviously used, um, I mean well loved side tables. Start removing the odd varnishes accumulated on them, smooth out the dings, chips, and water stains with a fine grit sandpaper, then remove some details from a bygone age. The raw form is what we have … Continue reading Rococo Display Tables Re-Imagined