Monthly Archives: March 2012

It IS easy being green


Hi all!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week! I know my week has been very exciting! I went today to check out the warehouse for my studio space one last time and will be signing the lease on Thursday! I can’t wait to get a place that is dedicated to my work. I have so many pieces that I can’t wait to work on and share with you! If you want to come by, my studio is located right behind the auduban on Whittier by the park with the climbing wall ( I can give you specifics if you are actually coming by).

My new piece that I am featuring today is a beautiful, olive green with a black top, low cabinet. This cabinet has amazingly detailed wood working and fantastic, true to date hardware. It could be used as an entertainment center or at the foot of your bed. I love this green! It could really go in any room and is very inviting. If you are interested in this piece please visit my etsy account at As always, please feel free to contact me with any feedback, ideas or if you have furniture that needs a little face lift (


I have also created a facebook page so make sure you like it!

Stay tuned, I will be posting much more frequently! Thank you for tuning in and remember that furniture deserves a second chance at love too!


The beginning…


I first want to thank you all for tuning into my blog/posting platform. I am extremely excited yet anxious (obviously) about taking the leap into this new venture that is furniture refinishing. I wouldn’t be able to do it without my amazing husband, family and friends for that, I thank you. How did this whole thing start? Antiques. I remember being a young girl visiting my grandparents and waking up at 5 am to go garaging. We would stop and get a cheese danish from McD’s and then off to find treasure. We would be gone for hours and I would find lots of tchotchkes that I still have to this day. Fast forward 20 years later and my husband talked me into going to the antique store. I found lots of furniture screaming to be loved again. That is when I decided I would give that furniture a second chance. We found a studio in an eclectic warehouse and found some pieces for me to start working on. Although I am not in my studio space I have been doing some work at the house as I find it to be calming and therapeutic. My first project was a retro dining room table and chairs. I ripped off the 4 layers of upholstery to find the cushion had turned to dust. I gave it a new, cushier seat and beautiful new fabric as well as cleaned up the table.


Next I tackled a sad looking mirror. I gave it a new paint job with a black laquer and voila, a “new to me” mirror!



Theses pieces are looking for a new home, so if you are interested check out my etsy store (CbusFurnitureRevival). As I continue to finish pieces they will be added to the store for you to check out!!!

Not only am I interested in redoing my own finds, I would love to help you refinish yours!!! If there is a particular piece you are looking for or already have, please contact me ( and we can bounce around ideas!

I can’t wait to keep you all updated with what I am doing and get your feedback!! This is the first of many to come…