Farmhouse Style

Experimenting with Style

 I recently participated in an antique, vintage and salvage market as a vendor.  As I was preparing for the market, I decided to take a chance and conduct a style experiment.  My experiment consisted of choosing one of two styles that I seem to swing between or mix together. The first is the Farmhouse style. My…

Furniture Makeover Marathon

Every now and then, I’m able to use my entire weekend to prep for an upcoming market, work on custom furniture orders or expand on ideas that have bloomed in my mind.  This was the case a couple of weekends ago- somehow the stars aligned just right and Lady Luck was on my side- that and…

Antique Pedestal Table Makeover

My dad was a woodworker that appreciated quality woods- hardwoods.  Oak was king and almost everything he made was crafted out of solid red or white oak.  The pieces he crafted were so solid they could multitask as a piece of furniture and a bomb or tornado shelter combo.  Take your pick. With that kind of education all my life,…

Antique Victorian Vanity Makeover

My car was full of Craig’s List antique steamer trunks and I was just leaving a regular, everyday neighborhood, when I passed a house with this antique Victorian vanity sitting in the driveway. I hit the brakes and threw my car in park (in the middle of the street) and ran up to the front door. In record…