fab find friday: lutyens bench

June 15, 2012

If you’ve ever admired an English country garden, chances are you’ve seen a Lutyens garden bench, named after famed architect Edward Lutyen.  I’ve seen this bench in drop dead gorgeous landscapes for a while now and I absolutely love it – the curved back and rolled arms make for a beautiful focal point for a…

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before + after: queen anne-style end tables

May 3, 2012

My wonderful client scored these two Queen Anne-style end tables at a garage sale a few years ago, and since they are going in the master bedroom of this gorgeous home, it was time to give them a much-needed facelift. We picked this beauty to hang over the bed and the client requested that the…

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go with the gray

February 23, 2012

Ever since posting this gray pedestal table, I’ve received a few requests to replicate the finish-most recently for this curvy console table.  It had been painted a number of times, but it’s made out of some weird synthetic material so stripping it was out of the question and sanding only revealed more cracked layers.  So,…

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whitewashed table

January 24, 2012

Last year, I posted about how to get a cerused oak or “limed” finish, as it’s more popularly referred to.  It’s a beautiful way to add a weathered, aged look to a piece of furniture while still preserving the integrity of the wood.  It’s one of my favorite ways to transform furniture, so when a…

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luxe for less: kooboo dining chair

October 26, 2011

I have been in LOVE with these Provence wicker chairs from Restoration hardware ever since I first saw them in the catalog last year.  They would look amazing around my table, but at $455 PER CHAIR, they were WAY out of my league.  A girl can dream, right? (And drool all over them in the…

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fab find friday: michelle tufted chair

September 23, 2011

Kirkland’s never used to be a place I frequented when shopping for clients (or myself), but lately I make sure to stop in whenever I’m nearby, just in case (remember these great finds?).  This week, while shopping with a client whose bedroom is is the midst of a major decor overhaul, we stopped into Kirkland’s…

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vintage bamboo desk re-do

July 6, 2011

Remember this vintage faux bamboo desk I scored a few weeks ago at an estate sale?  Well, I finally had some free time last week to sand it down and give it a few coats of fresh paint and I’m loving how beautiful it turned out!  Way more chic than the cardboard moving box that…

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fab find friday: bamboo desk

June 17, 2011

Estate sales can be hit or miss-sometimes you find a treasure trove of goodies while other times, you just end up sorting through piles and piles of junk.  I’ve not had much luck at the last three estate sales I attended, but then one day, on a whim, I stopped at one down the street…

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french gray

June 8, 2011

One of my absolute favorite things about refinishing furniture is transforming something older, perhaps a little unloved, into something beautiful and timeless.  While the prep work is never fun, it’s worth the time, effort and elbow grease, to give an old, ugly piece new life.  This oak dining table was no exception.  When I first…

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DIY: repainting barstools

May 25, 2011

These stools have been sitting in my kitchen for the last month or so, waiting for me to find the time to bring them up to speed, paint-wise, with the rest of our home.  I am so grateful that business is booming that I don’t mind that provisions to my own home have taken a…

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