This fainting couch was found at a garage sale by mother-in-law in bad shape. She cleaned it up and fixed the upholstery. The detailed woodwork and intriguing pattern makes it a a beautiful couch.
What you get for $1.99: You get a bookcase that’s finish is out dated, stripped of it’s original legs and missing its sliding glass doors. Though I wasn’t concerned about the color of its finish, as I planned on staining it to match our kitchen cabinets, I did want to replace the missing legs and […]
Dumpster Couch Our house is like a revolving door for furniture… we’re always buying and selling pieces, so we’d been without a couch for a couple of months when this beauty entered our lives. Neither one of us had a clue how to reupholster a couch, but we knew we had to try. It was […]
Before: I started out with a simple hand built “antique” pantry made from what was once most likely standard sizes of lumber and sheet metal in the panels on the doors. Though it had taken a beating over the years I decided not to smooth out or fill in any of it’s flaws before repainting […]
In the Beginning I started with a very plain and inexpensive ($89.99 fifteen years ago) glass door cabinet. Though it worked quite well in the basement office of our last home to store computer programs, it wasn’t cutting it in our new home. I was about to give up on using it at all after […]
Wood Grain Rules The finish was in terrible condition. Worn bare in some areas. But, it had two things going for it: great form, therefore great potential. Over the decades the finished had faded. The legs were of a different wood species than the top. Though they more than likely matched in color at one […]