Monthly Archives: June 2012

In The Works…

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Hi all!!

I have been a bit behind on my blogging and picture taking but I have been very busy! I just finished reupholstering 6 dining room chairs and painting and reupholstering a desk chair for a lovely client. Although I did not take before pictures, here is what they looked like after. When they came to me they were very wobbly, the backs were peeling and the fabric on the seats were very loose. 

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I now have two more projects in the works while searching for pieces for some other clients. I am so fortunate to have such great friends! My dear friend Laura works for a fabulous yoga studio called Yoga on High. I have been working with her to find a perfect display case for their merchandise. We will be stripping it, painting it and adding locks to the doors! I can’t wait to show you the finished product!

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Finally I have a chest of drawers that I will be painting but we have not decided on a color! Oh decisions!  

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Keep checking in for the finished products!!!!

 

Make sure to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter (@cbusfurniture)! If you have any furniture needs please send me an email at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

 

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I wanna ROCK (-ing chair)

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Whew, these past couple of weeks have been hectic ones! I have been enjoying the summer weather and have been working my booty off and getting new awesome clients! Around memorial day, my beautiful mother in law sent a rocking chair to me. She told me that it was her good friends and that she wanted it reupholstered. I checked it out and though, I can do this no problem…until i tried to hammer in my first furniture nail! Oak is a HARD wood! I had to come up with a new game plan other than just hammering the furniture nails in. It took me a few times but I got the rhythm. I used the fabric that I had finished the same woman’s foot stool with and think they will go very nicely together. I love the look of this old rocker and felt that an antique brassy finishing nail would be perfect. I found these furniture nails at Lowes where they have a TON of options. Finally, after all the hours of trial and error, I would say the chair came out looking pretty awesome!

The chair before…

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After!!!!

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Gotta show off the back side

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I have lots and lots more upholstery work coming up and I will keep you updated on all my wonderful pieces!!!! Make sure you like us on facebook at facebook.com/columbusfurniturerevival and if you have any requests for pieces send me and email at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

Happenings

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I know, I know. I haven’t written a post in a while and I sincerely apologize. I took a fantastic break in Wisconsin with my family and came home to a crazy schedule!!! I finished and delivered 2 dressers and have been reupholstering up a storm!

You have all seen Claudia’s dresser and it looks beautiful in her room. The other dresser was a custom piece. She had asked for a dresser with at least 6 drawers and for that antique-rustic-worn in look. I finally found the perfect dresser! not only did it have 6 drawers but it also had an additional 3 half drawers. Time to strip it! It had over 3 coats of paint! Woof. We used stripper, we used sand paper, we even used a heat gun! Finally we got it to the point where we could start painting. A nice antique white to go with the theme of antique-rustic-worn. After it was all painted, I went around and distressed the heck out of that dresser! it got to the point where it was enough and I was really started to like the look of the dresser (also hoping the future owner would enjoy it too). Last but not least I got some antique bronze pulls that, I personally think, added the final and perfect touch!

Stripping with the heat gun
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And then with some stripper…

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Finally painted!!!

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In that last picture you can see Garett working on an old piano. We will be repurposing that…more details to come.

Final piece!!!

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I absolutely loved doing this dresser and I am very proud of how it turned out! If you or anyone you know is looking for a custom piece of furniture at a very affordable price please get in touch with me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com or via facebook and twitter!!!!!!