Saturday, October 29, 2011

Milk Crate Table #2

Here is another cute accent table made from a vintage wooden and metal milk crate.  SOLD!

Wine Bar Made from Antique Loom

Well, here it is, friends!  I have worked on this piece for several weeks now, and I'm finally calling it DONE!  I keep thinking of all the cool things I can add to make it more wonderful, but I have to stop obsessing, right?  This wine bar was once the pieces of an antique loom.  I used all the original hardware and wood, but added some wrought iron embellishments.  The old whiskey box underneath goes with the bar.  $400.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hub Cap Wall Art

 This is a great piece for the man cave! Old and some antique chrome hub caps hang in front of a rustic picket backdrop. $100

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Upholstered Chairs

 I finished these two chairs this afternoon after finding out that I was hired as a teacher!!! The fabric is a gorgeous buttery gold chenille and the wood finish is antique white with a walnut glaze. They look just perfect with the little oval table and industrial candle holders. The chairs are accented with gold trim and a few antiqued brass tacks to add a bit of bling! $200 for the pair.
 I know I listed the candle holders this week at a lower price, but now they are $10 each...candles included!
If you by both chairs and the table I'll part with them for $225.
I don't advertise my frames and chalkboards very well, but here are a couple of smaller ones. Both frames have an 8x10 opening (a bit smaller than that). The open frame is $10 and the chalkboard is $15.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Picket Table and Candle Holders

Cedar Picket Fence Table(21" deep x 38" wide x 21" tall)...$30      Old suitcase....$15

Rescued iron pieces (candle holders) and antique light fixture candle holder.....$7 each

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Items still for sale!

Octagon Table made from old attic vent $50
I have been so excited to see many of my items find new homes in just one short week! As I begin new projects, I'd like to re-post the items I still have for sale. These are one-of-a-kind pieces that you will not find anywhere else! If you find an ottoman at Target that is made from the base of a cast iron wood stove, be sure to let me know! 

Small oval accent table with cast iron base  $40

Antique Floor Lamp Candelabrum


Wine Rack $10

Antique, beautifully restored Circa 1920's chair  $150

Checkerboard Bistro Set with two vintage folding chairs $60

Cast Iron Ottoman $75     SOLD!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


I'm so excited to have 7 followers to my blog!!! Keep 'em coming! If you have friends that might like my 'style' please share my blog with them, better yet, share my link on Facebook or another social networking site. I can also build to suit if there is something specific you need or if you have some old furniture you would like for me to makeover or re-purpose. Thank you!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cast Iron Ottoman

I rescued the base of this ottoman from my in-laws' scrap yard. It is the base to an old cast-iron woodstove. It required a few new bolts, a wire brush cleaning and fresh coat of black paint, but I think it may be one of my best so far! Priced at $75! The dimensions are 22" x 25" and 14" tall.

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Additions

 My pride and joy! This shutter cabinet took many hours of my life this past week, but it was worth it! These shutters were the ones I pictured in an earlier blog. The pic below shows the inside. It would be great storage for linens, crafts, office supplies, you name it! SOLD!!

 New bench! SOLD!!!
 Another new bench and many frames! Bench SOLD! Large chicken wire frame SOLD.
 These two green chalkboards are just fabulous aren't they? The big one is SOLD!
 Without chalk this looks a bit like a television, but I was making sure the paint was cured before trying it out.  SOLD!

 This little table is made from an antique milk crate.  It reminds me of WALL-E! SOLD!
 This is the view looking down through the milk crate table.
 Large white chalkboard SOLD!

I had a sale this week and it wasn't as successful as I had hoped. But, alas! There is a flea market in downtown Grand Rapids I am planning to sell my stuff at next week Thursday.  Check out what I have created over the past week!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New projects!

This is my second bench construction for this week. The other one I built this week is exactly like the first bench I built. Do you think I should upholster this one with a thick piece of foam? The seat of the bench will be pretty low, since this was a VERY old bed. I was actually thinking about not painting this one. What do you think?

 I got to use my new pocket hole jig to construct this one! Yes, a tool just for me!!! This pocket hole system makes for a very sturdy piece of furniture.

 I bought two of these chairs at a garage sale. They are sturdy, well made, and just begging for a couple coats of paint and some classy fabric.

 I found these two vintage folding chairs to go with the checkerboard table.  I was hoping to find a pair of old patio chairs, but they all seem to be too short.  I like the lines and shape of these two little chairs.

 I bought 6 of these OLD shutters at a barn sale!!! I think I'm going to use four of them to build a cabinet.  Stay tuned....

 This beautiful door has the original glass and door knobs.  I'm not yet certain of what I'll do with this one.  Any ideas/requests???

Here is a whole stack of cabinet doors, frames and misc. wood pieces, just waiting for a new purpose. I might do some chalk boards, and perhaps a custom painting on the four matching cherry doors. Oh yes, I am an artist too, or at least I pretend to be one on tv ;)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Break is over!

For those of you that don't know, I am an unemployed teacher, college student, mother, wife, and many other roles.  I have spent the last couple of weeks working on my masters project for my masters in reading. I managed to sneak in a couple of days of picking and garage sales, but have not worked on any furniture for awhile.  During my bargain hunting, I snagged a ton of items, only spending a total of $13!!! Here's what I've found: A stack of 4' tall old wooden shutters (I think there are 6 or 7 of them), an antique door with horizontal glass panes and the original black ceramic knobs, 6 cabinet doors (some oak, some cherry), misc. oak/maple shelving and wood pieces, two vintage folding chairs (to go with that blue checkerboard table), and two armchairs.  Can you believe it? Only $13 for all that stuff! I will post pics later today.

Anybody have any ideas for my big shutters? I was thinking about making a tall, square cabinet with them, or maybe a headboard.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Antique Chair

This beauty was rescued from a local garage and was in rough shape.  The wood had been stripped, the original straw filler and cotton were falling out everywhere and one of its arms was hanging on by a broken dowel.  This gorgeous piece has been carefully restored in a glamorous tapestry with a gold, brown and rust colored pattern.  I hate to see this one get away!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

She's a Beauty!

I bought this chair today at a local sale and couldn't wait to give her some new life.  She's got to be over 100 years old! I just loved the old crackle glaze, spindle legs on the front, and the stamped seat! I painted her ivory, gave her a walnut glaze, and brought back some of her character with a gentle sanding.  This beauty is sturdy, despite a missing spindle, and would make a great plant stand, accent piece, or even a fabulous prop for a photo shoot!