furniture makeover

Furniture Makeover- Bead Board Hutch Shelf

In preparation of an upcoming market, I needed to add a little “something” to a plain, little white painted wooden shelf.   I picked the shelf up at a thrift shop and quickly painted it a stark whitebecasue I needed it ASAP.  It had no back to it and wasn’t much of an attention grabber.  I…

Let Market Season Begin

May seems to be the starting point month for most market seasons everywhere.  Flea markets, rummage sales, garage sales and estate sales, antique shows and junk extravaganzas- they all seem to start when spring is headed into summer and continues until the fall.   I love this season.  I love selling at markets.  I get…

French Table Makeover

I had this table stashed on my garage for a while before I decided what to do with it. Sometimes, when I come across certain pieces, I have to think on it for a while.  I wait for inspiration to strike and it took a while for this one… I didn’t feel like I should go with a…

Antique Bench Makeover

In all of my shopping, I keep a running and ever evolving list of furniture to be on the lookout for or what I like to call my BOLO List.  One of the things I always watch for are wooden benches.  They are classic and fit into most home décor.  When I find them, the…

The Junk Drunk Link Party No. 4

Welcome to the Junk Drunk Link Party! I was a little lonely last Friday and wound up junkin’ at the party by myself. Since I can’t feature any of your fantastic projects, I’ll share one of my own with you… I found this beautiful antique wooden drop leaf table a while back and held on to…

French Graffiti Table

In my mother’s house, in the dining room, sits a large, grand wooden table.  There are four chairs around this table- one for each of my family members. This table has been in this exact spot for my entire life.  It has seen me grow up, it has celebrated my successes, mourned failures and 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…