Back in Black

It’s not polite to stare! But I know you can’t help it. This Mid Century Modern Drum table is stunning. Can you believe this was a boring Brown?  I just love the black and white and the chair complements the table beautifully.  These two gorgeous pieces will be for sale in our booth we will have for the Vintage Shop Hop.  We are located in the Urban Farm House 111 Erick St suite 124 Crystal Lake IL.  You know you want these all you have to do is come by and pick them up. March 3&4 10-5. 

UPDATE: The Cute Corner Hutch is Full of Contemporary Country Charm

We have finished the corner hutch and have taken it from outdated and boring to contemporary and charming. We used Gypsum by Pittsburgh paints for the exterior. We used Geyser by Pittsburgh paints for the shelves. I then distressed it lightly to give it a warm homey feeling. I added new hardware and that gives it a more up to date look. I just want to keep everything but alas I can’t.  This charming corner cabinet is on sale now for $185.00

UPDATE: Good things come in small packages.

Finished working on these two little projects today. The child’s Rocking chair I did in a sweet light purple and added a floweral detail to the back and the seat. I just love refinishing children’s furniture and giving it a new home with a little child to love it. As far as this unique antique bin goes I decided to paint it in a creamy antique white and stencil it with a soft mellow coral to give it a lace effect. Both pieces are on sale now the rocking chair is $35.00 The antique bin is $30.00….Laurie

Update on the Pretty Headboard Bench

Well, it’s finally finished! In a delicate cream white Satin finish and a beautiful lettered fabric selected by the client,  this bench will make a gorgeous piece in any home. It was fun to create this bench from a twin headboard and an old dilapidated chair. I may just try this again someday.20170128_143658

This bench is coming along very nicely.  It is primed and ready for painting. I decided to create a curved seat to keep the look and feel of the rest of the bench.  Fabric and paint color will be chosen by the client and I can’t wait to see what she picks. Stay tuned for the finished piece! …..Christy 

Country China Hutch

We have been hard at work on this china hutch turning it from drab to country cute. This is a custom refinishing project for a client. She wanted a soft white color with distressing. Hard to see the distressing on the picture but it is distressed to look naturally occurring over time. The hutch is complete and I think it turned out perfect! The client loves it also. I had a lot of fun distressing it. Just the right amount of country charm. What do you think? ….. Laurie



March is Mid Century Modern Madness 

We have decided to dedicate the month of March to Mid Century Modern projects. We have several pieces that fall under this time period. We will take Mid Century Modern pieces and refinish them to give them a fresh look.  Check out our Facebook page and website to see the finished projects and buy something fun for your home. ….Laurie

The wood grain on this teak chair is beautiful.

This is an example of what we can do with a Mid Century Modern piece.

Pretty Headboard Bench

Christy is in the process of turning a cute twin size headboard into an adorable bench. She has taken a chair apart to use the chair legs as legs for the bench. She has made a template from the back of the headboard to create an accent board for the front of the bench. The paint color will selected by the client and tge seat will be upholstered in the client’s fabric choice. Check back to our blog posts to see the finished bench.  I think it is already so charming who wouldn’t want this in their home. ….Laurie

Cute corner hutch calling for contemporary charm.


Vintage Hutch

This cute corner hutch will be our next project.  It is a little larger than the one we did recently for a client.  I have a corner hutch in my house and it really added interest and charm to a boring corner.  This corner hutch will be done in two colors and have new hardware.The dimensions are 5ft 10 1/2 inches tall the front width is 2ft 6 1/2 inches wide by 1ft 9 inches from front edge to back corner point.  The shelves are 13 to 13 1/2 inches deep. I have picked the colors for this charming corner hutch.  The exterior will be a soft creamy white called Gypsum and the shelves will be a country aqua called Geyser by Pittsburgh paints. I will add some distressing to give it some vintage charm. We will be starting on it this weekend. I am excited to see this one completed…..Laurie

Primed and ready for paint.

First coat of the Geyser by Pittsburgh paints applied to the shelves.

Quaint Little Table

If you are looking for a little table that can fit adorably into any decor this table is for you. We have refinished this quaint little table in white so it is very versatile. The dimensions are 15 1/2 inches long by 11 1/2 inches wide by 19 inches tall. This table will fit nicely next to a chair or bed. Could easily be used by your front door to hold your keys and phone. On sale for only $35.00 SOLD ….Laurie 

Retro Typewriter Table Update

The retro typewriter table we refinished has a new use as a sewing Table. This typewriter table is a versatile accent piece with the vibrant red giving your home a fun twist the side extensions fold down to fit in any space and the casters allow it to be easily moved around. Thanks for sharing your pictures. It is always fun to see our pieces in use. ….Laurie