Thursday, October 18, 2012

sweet little vintage hutch

 Once in a while I come across something that
pulls at my heartstrings. . .this was one of those pieces.
The curves, the lines, the turned legs, and overall design. . .very charming :)
One of my cute clients called me wondering if I'd like this. . .
ummm. . .heck yeah! 
It only took a second for me to know exactly where she was gonna go. . .

Since I knew that this was going to be a keeper for a very long time, I decided
to give her a timeless but classic finish with antique white, and a little
minor distressing to show a hint of wear and tear.

She fits nice and snug between the kids' rooms at the top of the landing. . .

The inside was kept in its original form for a nice contrast
against the white. . .not to mention I love the warmth the wood provides.
Pieces like this remind me of a more simple, slow paced life. . .
and who doesn't need to be reminded of that every once in a while? :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New items!

We have been so crazy busy with custom jobs and farmhouse tables, that we've not had much time to finish any of our items in stock. . .but we managed to squeeze in a few this week :)
First is a large 9 drawer dresser/media cabinet. Very solid and heavy, and all the drawers
are in good functioning condition. Finished and distressed in antique white.
Measures 70"w x 18"d x 32"h.
Now available for $250 (SOLD)

Dove tail drawer details. . . 

Distressing details. . . 

Next, we have a walnut glazed bookshelf with adjustable shelves, solid and sturdy.
Measures 28"w x 12"d x 72"h.
Now available for $125 (SOLD)

Call or text if you'd like to come see in person!
801-209-1551 :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

French Country Entry Door

I am usually a pretty conservative person, however every once in a while we're allowed to do something a little extravagant right?? My front door was needing a new paint job and frankly,
I was getting a little bored of the brown. . .this door needed a little pop :)
Here's how it originally looked, and I really liked it. . .but when things
begin to seem a little dull in my life, I pull out the paint and get to work.
Last week, while strolling through Gardner Village, I spied this
aqua door that looked very much like mine. . .and I was smitten.
Paint rarely scares me but something about painting my front door this color
made me REALLY nervous!
Oh, but it's such a cute door!

After holding up a few samples, I decided that blue would compliment
the colors on my house. . .so, I went for it. . .GULP!
Here's the color I came up with. . .it's a combination of two colors I had
in my garage and it turned out just the way I wanted.
I love it when that happens :)

This door had alot of detail that I decided to do a French Country
Overcoating technique on, which gave it a worn & timeless appeal. . .

Next, it recieved an oil glaze rub down to polish off that
old world style I was going for. . .something that looks like it was pulled
right out of a vintage cottage in the french countryside. . .
Ahhh, YES!

Now this door is one that says

To view info on our Overcoating tutorial, see here. 
 Under coating custom tutorial

To view info on our Oil Glazing tutorial, see here.
Oil Glazing Tutorial