Thursday, February 4, 2010

Black Distressed Bookshelf

I just finished this charming bookshelf. It has been painted black and distressed to show some red tones and the natural wood. It has also been protected for everyday use. This shelf would be perfect for books or for electronics under a wall mounted flat screen TV.
The bookshelf measures: 46"x11.5"x37" (l,d,h)

Only $110. (SOLD)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Black Antique Washstand Dresser

This dresser required a major overhaul. It was a beautiful antique washstand dresser covered in bird's eye maple veneer that had severe damage to the top surface's veneer. I decided to remove the destroyed layer of veneer and replace it with a more affordable wood when I found out that a sheet of maple veneer was $350! I painted the dresser a classy black and added amber glass knobs with brass accents to match the antique skeleton key holes. I love this piece! It would look great in any room in the house.
The dresser measures: 40"x22"x27" (l,d,h).

Only $200. (SOLD)

Best Bet Carpet Systems

I know this has nothing to do with furniture; however, I wanted to recommend Best Bet Carpet Systems in the Salt Lake City area. I had Joe stop by a few weeks ago to clean our traffic areas and he did such a wonderful job. Not only did my carpet look brand new, but he managed to get my paint stains out of the carpet! That's right - I had stepped in black paint back in May (working on a dresser) and thought it would never come out. Joe explained to me that I should never use store-bought carpet cleaner and that I should use his pH balanced carpet cleaner (I had wrecked our carpet with the store bought stuff). I sort of thought he was just trying to sell me something and dismissed his comments but a few days later I found that he had dropped off a new bottle of cleaner on my front porch. You should really give this guy a call if you need to have a problem spot removed. He is extremely friendly and does amazing work.

Black Distressed Dresser - Not For Sale

I visited my husband's family this weekend and his mother asked me to redo a dresser for her. This dresser had been painted at least three different times and was also used as my husband's baby changing table years ago. I loved getting the chance to work on such a special piece. His mom wanted a black dresser distressed with a hint of clay showing through. She also chose the absolute perfect knobs to go with her two color choices. Time did not allow for us to put a protective layer on it, but they will be doing that next week. Once the protection is applied, the areas that were distressed regain the satin finish of the surrounding unaltered areas. We had a wonderful time working on this piece and we think it turned out great!

~Not for sale.