“We are in quite a pickle, aren’t we, Samwise old boy?”

Can I continue going this way? I've been building up my stock of new refurbished furniture and hope to start on new designs of lamps, lighting fixtures, and miscellaneous decor items and ideas. Of course, I want to sell all this stuff, that's why I build the website for Found - The Repurposed Design Company. … Continue reading “We are in quite a pickle, aren’t we, Samwise old boy?”

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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

Status Update – How Much Have I Progressed

622 Days Into This Obsession, And... I started this little adventure in writing a little under two years ago with an article titled: What I Want - 30 days to Clearly Defining It. I just re-read it and I am not sure I can list all the changes that have come since I started my … Continue reading Status Update – How Much Have I Progressed

Vernissage “Sans Compromis” – Demetrios Papakostas

Another No-Holds Barred & No Compromise Art Show In Montreal!!! ArtMotion International and it's partners are very proud to present the amazing Montreal based artist: Demetrios Papkostas. Join us on Thursday October 4th at 6pm for the Vernissage. Come rub elbows with Montreal's Culturati over a glass of wine and get the inspirations for these … Continue reading Vernissage “Sans Compromis” – Demetrios Papakostas

Just Breathe

I'm Getting There. I'm Getting There. I'm Getting There...This past few months have felt the busiest in recent memory and I often feel that my "To Do" list just keeps getting longer and longer. Every new project, activity, request is filled with blessings that I am so very grateful for, and yet I still feel … Continue reading Just Breathe

The Mid-Century Minimalist Set – Progressing Nicely

The Simple Things In Life Are Sometimes The Most Beautiful You first got a glimpse of these in my article called The Joy Of New Projects. They had a golden varnish on them and were much darker in feel to what we see here today. Of course, my wife has fallen in love with these … Continue reading The Mid-Century Minimalist Set – Progressing Nicely

A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Challenge of Improving on Such Beauty As soon as I saw this Mid-Century book shelf, I knew I had to have it. At first, the ideas of colour schemes, stains, waxes, paintings, polishings, sanding, etc, etc, etc... All flew through my head with excitement as I drove it home and placed it carefully in … Continue reading A Challenging Shelf – Before

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 2

Never Judge A Book By It's Cover, or something like that! As expected, the main cabinet is veneered panels. There seems to be pine and cedar in the construction. The whole thing, once sanded smelled like a cedar closet. Amazing. The drawers were beautifully jointed and in great condition, despite the weird stains and burns … Continue reading The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 2