The Chook Chair

This was simple little project and something everyone can do to update an old chair and turn it into a feature piece. I found a few of old dark wood chairs on the side of the road. They all needed some work on their frames and seats. But they had lovely bones. I was a…

Library Card Catalogue Inspired

The makeover I’m sharing with you today is probably my favourite to date. I’m so proud of this piece and it now sits in my home. I bought these drawers on a buy swap sell Facebook page and for 2 reasons, the first being the reasonable price of just $40 and the second being that…

Why I had to say goodbye.

This blog started as a way for me to share my first year running a shop and while I made it over the 1 year mark, 15 months in fact, I decided to close. It was a very hard decision and one that I did not make lightly or quickly. I tossed and turned at…

Anniversary Reflection

Well I ‘m ashamed to say that it has been 7 months since my last post. All I can say is that Life happened and my blog became something I neglected. Honestly I felt like I didn’t have much to say, I just had to focus on my shop and doing the best I could….

Updating Old Ornate Chairs

These chairs were lovely to begin with, wonderful shaped backs and elegant Queen Anne legs but the colour of the wood and fabric kept them trapped in the past and unable to work in a modern home. I purchased the chairs at different times, the 2 love heart shaped back chairs first and then after…

French Country Drawers

These drawers had potential but it was hidden beneath flakey red paint. It was super heavy so I knew it was a sturdy piece and I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do with it. The first step was to remove all the handles, they looked lovely and were in perfect…

Fairytale Hutch Makeover

This hutch had good bones but it needed quite a bit of work. The top was coming off, the screen on the sides of the bottom was discoloured and coming away and the colour was too dark. I loved the handles though. The first thing I did was to attach a thin piece of wood…

Cupboard Makeover

This cupboard was lovely to begin with but in it’s dark colour it somewhat over powered a room. I decided that this piece should be a lighter colour and that it was the perfect opportunity to try out the Annie Sloan dark and clear wax that I had purchased. I have never used Annie Sloan…

From Retro to Farm House

I picked this gem up one hot Sunday afternoon in my Rav. Hard to believe a piece this size could fit, but we made it fit. I could not leave it there. It had such potential despite one of the door glass panels being missing. I knew right away that I would keep the same…

Farm Style Rolling Island

This table had lovely bones. I loved the legs and it was the perfect width for an island. I wanted to transform the piece but still make it versatile. My first thought for this transformation was to put wheels on it so that it would be high enough to put stools under. So I went…

Highlight the Curves

These lovely seats were beautiful to begin with, but the dark wood hid the amazing carvings and details that should have been a focal point. I wanted to keep it simple, the fabric was amazing already so I didn’t have to reupholster but the dark wood needed to go. I started this project by covering…

Children’s Table & Stool Makeover

This little piece was not pretty, in my opinion. As much as I like dolphins I don’t see this sitting pretty in a little girls room. It was solid wood and very well made so it had potential, it really only needed a good paint job. So I decided that it needed to be prettified…