Category Archives: Dresser

A Few New Things!!

I needed a little something to carry all my ‘do-dads’  for all our shows this year.  You know, scissors, tape, price tags, pens, string, etc.  I think this little vintage make-up case will do the trick, don’t you?

I {re}imagined her in Antoinette and Old White with dark wax.


Here are our new business cards!  LOVE our new logo and tagline.  I will have to explain our ‘tagline’ to you someday soon. It is very meaningful to us!  Any guesses?

{create}  {restore}  {inspire}


We picked up this amazing sewing cabinet.  It is in excellent shape, considering it is from 1910!  We have the papers and everything that came with it, accessories and all. Includes sewing machine.  Willing to sell it ‘as is’ (why would you paint it?)  $100.00.


We got our hands on yet another Hoosier Cabinet!  It needs some work, but is in pretty good shape.  It was stripped and refinished, but the doors and roll top on the upper cabinet were never completed.  (we have the doors and roll top) The bottom drawer needs some love too.  It really is in good shape.  Due to some, ahem, space issues, we will sell this ‘as is’ too.  Fixed up, we would likely sell it for more than $400.  Our ‘as is’ price is $150.


I LOVE this dresser. It is very old and very cool.  I believe that cabinet on the right is for hats!  Isn’t it so pretty.  I will not be selling this ‘as is’, and am not sure if I want to offer it up for a custom job.  I just might want to paint it how ever my little heart desires.  It will be priced a little higher though, this is incredibly unique and well made.  I am guessing in the $350 range.  I might be able to be talked into selling it, if you LOVE it too. Winking smile


I am doing so well preparing for the Mid-Michigan Women’s  Expo in Lansing.  Things are really coming together.  Why do I fret?  My Father always, ALWAYS guides and provides.  When will I learn?

Next week we will have a give-away for 4 free tickets to the Lansing Expo!!

Have a lovely weekend!


Filed under Dresser, Hoosier, sewing cabinet, Unfinished pieces, Women's Expo

Weekend Wrap-Up 11/17

You remember this cool dresser, right?



Sometimes just a coat of a creamy white is all they need.  This dresser went to WONDERFUL home!


Incredibly fun Intro class today!


Instead of painting frames in our Intro class, we decided to utilizing some of those 600 cabinet doors we acquired months ago.


I think they turned out brilliantly, don’t you?


Next week we kick into ‘try to get done every single idea on my to-do before the sale’ list.  And then the following week is is ‘staging and primp’ week!

I will be sure and post ‘sneak peeks’ all week if I can.  But tomorrow, we rest, inhale, deep exhale!

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.





Filed under Classes, Dresser

Love It or Hate It?

Well, don’t tell me if you hate it, it might make me cry today.  It’s been one of those days.  Not because of this piece, but you know, just one of those days.

This dresser has been through several transformations and I just about hated each one of them, BUT, I think I am really loving it now.  What do you think?


The pictures aren’t the greatest, I know, but you get the idea.  Sort of outrageous and chippy, right?


Love, love, LOVE this part of it!  Super cook texture and crackle (it did it all by itself)


What do you think, is West Michigan ready for this look?


Filed under Dresser, Uncategorized

Just a Few Things I Worked on This Week

One of my beautiful nieces asked me to help her paint her bedroom furniture.   It was wonderful to spend time with her {re}imagining her furniture for her first apartment!  It wasn’t top quality, but with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, that is not a problem!


She wanted simple shabby white.   But one of the dressers was just screaming for something fun and cool.  (like her)  We did this stencil on the drawers to give them some life.  One of the drawers was broken so we removed another one and she will put baskets in the open slots.


You remember this beauty from last Saturday’s pick, right?


Well, a gal named Mandy saw potential in it.  When I told her what I was thinking she wanted it.

Look at her now!  Even more beautiful!!! 



Look at the hinges on the back, aren’t they beautiful??!!!


Victoria has been busy sewing to restock her supply of messenger bags.  Aren’t they so cute?


I also finished up a bookshelf and am almost done with this dresser . . .IMG_4521

You will see that next week.

All custom work is just about completed, so now I will be focusing wholly on getting ready for the Shop the Barn {boutique} Sale”.  Hope you are as excited as I am!

Have a blessed Lord’s Day!!


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