Friday, May 22, 2015

Fridays featured piece of the week

Since it's wedding and graduation time I thought these picture frames would be perfect for this weeks featured piece of the week.   

They are 16 1/2" tall and 12 1/2" wide and can hold a variety of picture sizes. 

Each frame comes with 3 primitive mini clothespins that hang on twine attached to an old nail. 

They are distressed light enough for even a non-prim lover.

These frames can be hung or leaned against the wall and look awesome on a mantel.

And for $32 they make a great gift!  

Like all of our pieces these can be made in a different size or color. If you are interested in purchasing one send me a message here or on our Facebook page.   

We've been busy bees around here and FINALLY finished the bathroom remodel!  Wahoo!!  I have a few fun little projects left to do for some finishing touches but my goal is to get our REVEAL post up sometime late next week. Be sure to stop back then!    

Thanks for looking!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Fridays Featured Furniture Piece

Its Fridays Featured Furniture piece day!

Aren't you loving this weather?  Boy, we all deserve it after such a long cold winter! This weeks piece is designed to make you think summer!

This potting table is built out of cedar and galvanized nails so it will be around for years and years.

It measures 38" wide, 25" deep and stands
4' tall.

It is painted with milk paint, red (Tricycle) over brown.  

This cedar potting table is listed for $389.  If you are interested in purchasing this for your yard or would like one in a different size or color send me a message here or on our Facebook page.  

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Basement Junk restoration

I love taking an old or outdated piece of furniture and giving it new life.  I find it very satisfying and always look forward to a new project.  So when I came across this old and very beat up cupboard in my parents basement I saw a challenge.  Bill was ready to toss it in the dumpster but I stopped him.  I told him that I could do something with that and he said "Yeah, you could feed it to the dumpster".  But I brought it home anyway and it sat in our barn of a garage with all the other junk.  I saw it the other day and decided it was time to do something with it.

It was in pretty rough shape and it wasn't made very well.  The shelves were all crooked and it had years of gunk on it.  Bill said there was no fixing it, it should have been fed to the dumpster.    

Even after I cleaned it up it didn't look much different.   This was definitely gonna be a challenge.  

I could picture this piece painted two-toned so I painted the top and the shelves white over brown, then distressed it.  

The rest I painted basil green over brown, distressed it, then stained it.  That gave it a real aged look. 

 I liked the way it looked  but those crooked shelves were really bugging me.  You couldn't look at it face on without feeling like you were lopsided.   

The opening was perfect for a curtain.  I just finished (with a lot of help from Bill) making a shower curtain for the bathroom and loved the way it turned out so we decided to make a mini version of it for this piece.  

Here it is before I stitched the rough edge.   

Pretty cool, isn't it??  It's made from a drop cloth! 

First I hung it with twine to give it a real primitive look.

I wasn't sure if I liked the way it hung so Bill offered to make me a little curtain rod out of a dowel. 
I like it this way.      


What a difference!  I haven't heard anymore dumpster comments from Bill so I think even he was impressed with the results.  
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

If you have a piece of furniture or cabinets that you would like rehabbed send me a message here or on our Facebook page and I will give you a quote.  It's amazing how a paint job can change the look of a once blah piece of furniture!    

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fridays Featured furniture piece

Just in time for spring, this weeks Fridays featured furniture piece is this light blue bench.

It measures  36" long, is 11" wide and stands 21" tall.

It has a somewhat chippy paint finish with both grey and brown showing through.

It looks great in the garden but it would also look adorable in a baby's room! 

This bench is listed at $99.

If you are interested in purchasing this bench or would like one in a different size or color please message me here or on our Facebook page.


We still have a brown and black chicken wire cabinet available.  They are great pieces and are only $69!

They are shown hung on the wall but they can also sit on a counter or table.  You can find the original blog post with more pictures of these cabinets here.  


About us--

I am asked a lot where our store is.  Since our pieces are all custom built we do not have the stock to put in a "store".  We use our house to showcase our work so you can see the quality and also get ideas for your own home.  We have close to 100 of our pieces throughout our house for you to view.  Anyone is welcome, just send me a message letting me know when you would like to stop by.  (that gives me time to dust :)    Most people tend to come in a group, then head up the road to "The Speckled Hen", a fantastic primitive gift store.

The great thing about having your own custom piece built is that you get exactly what you want, the size you need along with the color and finish that you chose.  If you have a spot in a room and you just can't find the right thing to put there we could build something that will look like it was made for that spot.  Because really, it was! And contrary to what you might think, having a custom piece built is NOT more expensive than buying one in a store or ordering a piece online.   So if you have a picture of a piece that you love email it to me along with the dimensions and we can give you a quote.  Or if you need help designing the perfect piece I can help you!

On top of our custom furniture pieces I also paint furniture as well as kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  Call or message me for a quote!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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