Pieces from the past.
You can see more work under the portfolio link.
I have literally created THOUSANDS of things. These are from my early days.
I will try and get some more up here shortly.
Thank you for the patience while I redesign my website.
New knobs, and the addition of bilingual french/english love quotes makes this pieve just purrrrrrfect!
1903 William Gray and Sons Carriages from Chattham Ontario. She looked sad and lonely, and I immediately saw her in her finished form! After a lot of hard work, here is how she was saved and transformed! See her progress pictures as my latest contribution over at Junkmarketstyle.com
PAINTED CHAIR and JD Liqour Cabinet - DO NOT ATTEMPT without reading this! First off - I wrote Jack Daniels Legal Team directly and got permission to use their label on this piece as it is a liqour cabinet for us ..... not for resale, but wanted to show you that things ARE possible if you ask and play by the rules. Second - here is the PAINTED CHAIR. I still want to paint the legs white I think ... and maybe add a large damask on the back. It turned out to be quit convincing! Its not hard and crusty, it doesnt come off on your clothes, and I've already washed a few droplets of paint off it ...... and nothing ran ... so there you have it - it IS do-able providing you find the right recipe for the fabric you are using. This was a combination of 4 different liquids and a lot of labour. WHY WOULD YOU PAINT A CHAIR you ask? Well ask yourself this - if you were going to reupholster it, how much would that cost, and what would you do with the old material? Well, here now we saved the old material from being thrown in the dump, and it only cost my time and $25.00 .........
I fell in love with the mahogany poking through. So instead of painting, I "chipped it more" to create a show through of the natural wood as use of the textural "bark" feel on the old tree. Inspiration - Birch Bark and a set of dishes handed down to me. Love it!
There is an entire transformation album on our Facebook page. I will eventually link to a blog on this makeover, once it gets completed.
$148.00 Makeover! YES You heard me! And it was a fabulous time! I'm lying. It was a lot of hard work. But worth it! It already received a featured on HomeTalk! Follow this link for the how to!
We got him full of Holes, gouges and scratches, He had a lot of custom plaster work done, and finished with a hammered metal sleek black. Custom glass cut for the top and he is ready for a home.
This is a classic example of how we can help you turn your piles of Dump Runs into rustic charm for your own Garden Decor!
This was a fun one to do! The handpainted lettering on top took quite some time, however, once it was finished, we added a poly topcoat to protect it. We wanted to give it a feel of an actual Mocha. Dark rich chocolaty bottom with a smooth frothy top.
Clearly in need of some work. The top was restored then the bottom was painted and had a lot of work with light and dark waxes. The original knobs are still on it. A lot of fun.
She was HUGE pain! Not only did she weigh about 24848 tonnes, but she was missing runners, hardware and needed a LOT of strip work and speacialty paints. She got a tobacco glaze and wax for the finishing touches. Total cost of an overhaul like this is about $400 - give or take $50
Our Very first piece once we settled in Peterborough. A friend was about to toss this sad beauty when we thought hmmmmmmm, wouldnt that be a great Hallway table all rustic looking? So we replaced the 4 drawers, with a little shifting of the guts and made a cute little hall table.
Well, here's what we do with boring old trunks! We glorify them and repurpose them into the most comfortable little settees! This beauty was adopted by local photogrpaher - Glimpse Imaging.ca for use in the Rock The Dress Photo Shoots.
We went a little harder on the distressing with these chairs. And for some reason, it makes me crave that tiger-ish ice cream!
I love doing logos on Windows! I do also do custom handpainted window designs and lord knows I have a lot of windows around here!
Typical small storm window jobs cost about $100. Get your order in today with a $50 deposit :)