Monthly Archives: December 2012

Presto Change-o

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I am finally feeling more like myself! I don’t know what’s going on with my immune system but hopefully this is the last time this season that I get sick. On a positive note, we have successfully moved our workshop into our garage and entertained 10 people on Christmas Day! I am such an adult.

I told my friends that I would make them a table out of their old ottoman…in September. They told me there was no rush, and with the move and all, I have FINALLY finished it!! But I didn’t do it alone. This was a joint effort between Carl and I. Next time we work together, I am going to video it so that you can all see the hilarity that is our collaboration. There was a lot of “my foot, Leibow” and finger measuring. If you are not familiar with this method, it is when you measure things according to the length of you finger. Imagine Carl and I both measuring with our fingers, literally, and then arguing about who was right. It’s similar to when you are measuring yourself against someone else and kind of go on an incline so that you are “the same height” even though you are 4 inches shorter. Don’t worry, all final measurements were made with a real measuring device, aka a tape measure.

Back to the table. The concept for this table was to make it look and feel similar to the cushion they gave it to me as. They wanted it a dark wood and an open front for storage. Off we went…

Here is what they gave me to work with

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We got some nice, stain grade wood, and began to plan. Here is what it came out to look like, before it got stained. We routed the top edge to soften the look a bit. 

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I stained it and put a coat of poly on it and then it was time to assemble. This is before the final coat of poly

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Voila, the final product!!! I think it turned out pretty close to the vision, if not better!

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If you or someone you know has a piece of furniture that needs reviving, please contact me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

Have a happy new year!!!

 

 

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Old and New Again

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What a beautiful Tuesday morning. Coffee just seems to taste better when its a bit gloomy out.  Last night I delivered a dresser that I really enjoyed working on. My friend and trusty volunteer Allison and I spent an evening sanding this piece after I had decided to strip the crackle paint off of it. Wow was that a task. But after a few hours, it was back to its wood self. 

The person who we were customizing this dresser for sent me a couple paint colors from different stores and I decided to go with the one from Home Depot in Grove City (behr) because I find their paint department and customer service to be superb. I am sad I moved further away from it because I do enjoy going there and discussing different paints with this one employee who is very knowledgeable on painting furniture. To get back on track, we got the dresser a light blue, almost a robins egg blue. 

After the dresser got a couple coats of paint, it was time to distress! The soon to be owner sent me some pictures for inspiration and the pieces were very distressed. I hope she is as happy with the final product as I am!

Before…

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During…

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After…

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Hope you all have a great day! As always please contact me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com and if you have used our services before, please rate us on Yelp!!! Thank you!

Short and Sweet

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Good morning everyone!

I am so pleased to announce we are making big changes to our website!! The first thing that you will notice is that our URL is now columbusfurniturerevival.com !!!  In the coming weeks, I will continue to blog, but I am working on revamping the website and making it more user friendly! I am very excited about all of this and hope you are too.

In the meantime, I am working on “new” furniture every day. This beautiful piece has a meaningful history to its owner, and so she didn’t want to get rid of it. Instead, we changed its look a bit to fit with her decor. 

 

Of course I have forgotten to take pictures of the before, but this one was taken before it was painted. 

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The final product…

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I will return with more pieces and be on the lookout for the updates done to our website!

 

Comments or questions? Please email me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

Inspiration

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While I finish up on some projects, I wanted to post some pictures of pieces we have in the shop that are looking for a home!!

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If you or anyone you know are interested in adopting these fabulous pieces, please contact me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

I will leave you with this…

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The Move Has Finally Happened!!!

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It’s official!!! Garett and I have moved into our new home and we couldn’t be more excited! After about 5 days of moving and unpacking, its finally starting to feel like home. I do have to admit I am a little sad to have left our house on Pearl St. So much happened in that house, I moved from Chicago into that house, we got engaged and married and went back to that house. I am definitely looking forward to making new memories here in our new house. 

Although it has been unseasonably warm, we couldn’t help but to break in our new fireplace!

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With that being said, I have been up to my neck in boxes and not working in the warehouse. I am headed in there to day to get lots of work done and will be back on the grind. I can’t wait to show you what I have in the works!!