If you have an affinity for more shabby then chic, try repurposing an old wood window as picture frame. Make custom scenic views of forests, the ocean, grass fields. Feel like you are in the country when you are in the middle of the city. I restyled this one with a calming beach view as if… Read More Beach View Old Window – SOLD
I try to let the piece inspire me, not forcing the way I think it should be. My inspiration for this piece came when I first laid eyes on it. She’s solid cherry and very heavy. I saw it as the most girly piece and wanted to use pink glaze in the center. She fought me… Read More Shabby Chic Old Cherry – SOLD
Visualizing the outcome of this dresser was timing consuming. I’m learning the more time spent visualizing the end result for better process planning. I had waited for the perfect piece to steampunk. The most difficult decision was deciding to paint the trim gold or leaving it wood – either way is good. I went for… Read More Steampunk Dresser – SOLD!
Used several coats of wax for the most flat finish possible. This piece couldn’t be shiny. Since it is mid century modern it also had to be modern so the top drawer was painted with this geometric design. Neutral pallet makes this dresser easy to fit in any bedroom. It had good solid bones but… Read More Mid Mod Geo SOLD
Since this one, I’ve looked for french provincial pieces to make over. St. Vincent DePaul is my usual source. The dresser and matching mirror sold at Not So Shabby O So Chic in Jackson MI The base color is ‘old white’ that is really called Pearl Essence. I mix my own chalk paint so I… Read More French Girl – SOLD
I never spend over $50 for a dresser to make over. This one was $35 down the street at a yard sale. When the drawers are plain, no details to play with, I made my own interest with textured wall paper. It happened that this textured border paper was the exact same width of the… Read More Rusty Wallpaper – SOLD
Painted to match my kitchen counter top and base, it became a game storage unit and a buffet table in the dining room. I have since found better black paint and now use General Finishes Lamp Black. It was also my first attempt at color blocking veneer. The drawers stuck a lot so using this… Read More Mid Mod Blue – SOLD
$10 beat up dresser gets a new life. It was one of the first I painted over 10 years ago before painted furniture was a big thing. It is still in use in my home and it’s holding up super well. The base is a gray neutral called Loggia. It is crackled over with an… Read More Wedding Dresser