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Friday, June 27, 2014

custom dining table

this was a project that was so fun! a gal came into the shop a bit ago and was looking for a dining table...i showed her what i had, but she was looking for more of a rustic, wheathered, reclaimed wood top....i told her that i could build it for her and do a custom...she LOVED that idea! so we started off with a few designs and found one she really liked and figured out color and size. she also had a set of 6 chairs that she wanted to use with it, so i painted those the same color as the table base and found some cool fabric for the seats.

if you've seen some of my other posts, about the 1870 know that when we were gutting it, we found some really amazing old tongue and groove planks on the exterior walls...fir. gorgeous! we used those planks for her table top and it looked absolutely amazing!!

repurposed building goin' on...

i just finished up a bunch of new projects and got them out on the floor yesterday! its all about repurposing...and i love how they turned out!

i had this antique door and wanted to make a cocktail table out of it...and was in love with the color it was i left it the original paint. one side is a cool spring green and the other was a pale yellow. left the old hinges and door knob plate on it. it has lots of chippy goodness going on!

i also have a bunch of these really cool old cabinet doors....some with missing glass, but this one had all the panes, so i turned it into a message board with some really fun knob hooks on the bottom! cocktails anyone?!?!

and a couple of old spool tables. the other one i made last week sold in a few i thought i should make a couple more! found some really cool industrial looking metal castor wheels for the bottoms. they would make fantastic side tables or even a table on your porch!

shop re-set!

last week i decided that the shop needed a little TLC...i've been so busy lately with custom projects, that i haven't done a lot to the shop floor.....needed some sprucing up! so last friday i completely moved everything around....put up new window displays and made a bunch of new things for the floor! the most fun, was redesigning the new 'check-out' area! i have a few things left to do.....but its started and im loving how its coming together!

the window displays were really fun....candid joy photography and i decided to do a joint display this time around! she does amazing newborn and high school senior we put a bunch of her work in the windows with my furniture. the newborn window is so stinkin' adorable!!! 

new 'check-out' area....have some cool stuff in mind for the brick wall behind.....

my new jewelry line im designing....using vintage costume pieces, incorporated into new fun designs

Friday, June 13, 2014

a few new items on the floor!

some fun new things out on the floor! i love how this old spool turned would make a great side table or cocktail table!

a really cool antique cupboard door with the original hardware on it... and the glass is textured with a flower design. would make a fun coat rack!

AND a new shipment of 'balance' candles....AMAZING scents!








Friday, June 06, 2014

FINALLY moved in!!

we were finally able to get partially moved in, the last couple of weekends! SO exciting! i am in love with my house already....even though theres still so much to do. i thought actually living there, and seeing all of the work that needs to be done (every second of every day), would be a little overwhelming..but it hasnt gives me a new motivation to get it all done!

been really busy the last 3 weeks getting the finishing touches done upstairs and on the kitchen, so we could get in there. originally, we wanted to have all of the trim put up, and painted before we got in there....well, we decided not to wait. we wanted in! its mostly finished....a few window and door casings to put up and all of the crown, but its close. so the only downside to that is having to move the furniture away from walls to paint the trim...but i'll take it! still need to do a ton of touch-up painting on the pretty new walls have been gouged and marked already...sad.

here are a few new photos of the progress!
the closet system we installed in the 'dressing room' area of the master bdrm

WHOA! look at that mess! i've been talked to several times already about all the clothing i have....its ridiculous, i know. 

this is the laundry room vanity that the husband built. the top is made out of the reclaimed fir boards we found on the exterior walls. love it that we've found so many uses for it!

kitchen counter tops were just installed yesterday.....LOVE them!!! i chose to go with quartz. i wanted something light, with grey veining in it. i wasn't finding that in granite. i love them! now we can install the back splash!

we moved in, but peanut and i are staying at the parents again the last couple of days....we didn't have a chance to demo the living room, entry or den before we got moved in. so the livable part of the house was poly'd off and demoing has been going on the last few days. we knew there was a recent wall put up between the den and living room, which we were going to get rid of. it wasn't original and we wanted to build some cool sliding doors on a rail to section off the two rooms. the wall was 7" thick btwn the two the HOPE was that they just sheet rocked right over the old wall...and maybe, just MAYBE there were old pocket doors in there!!!! demo began and we found this....a somewhat recent framed wall, WITH framing for pocket doors...but no pocket doors. bummer! so i wonder when the house was built, if these two rooms were just one big room?? we still have part of the wall to demo, and then maybe we'll be able to tell from the original framing.

looking into the den, from the living room

here's what it looked like before.

this is before. we're keeping the curved built-in. its not original, but it's old...and i really like the character of it! but i think we're going to open the wall up a little more going up the stairs...the old chimney sits right the left of the built-in, and thats gone now, so we have another 3-4' of space to open up!
a bit hard to tell...but this is in the den, which is connected to the round porch in the front of the house. after demoing the walls, we got to see that there used to be a window in the left corner there! which would've been looking out onto the round porch. i'm sad its gone....that would've been great! we could put one in, but we would have to find old windows that are the same as our, AND find window casing that matches...which isn't impossible...but....