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The Revamped Bench

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Wow have I missed all of you!!! After our trip to Florida, I got a terrible cold that has been going around. I could barely get out of bed! Thank goodness I am finally feeling better. Just in time, November is a busy month! Tonight is our last class at the Bad Girl Ventures. I am going to miss seeing everyone on Wednesday nights and learning valuable information for working ON my business. We will be turning in our business plan, giving presentations, and attending our graduation all this month! Not only that, but we are closing on our house next Friday! Along with moving, my family is coming in town for Thanksgiving, it’s Garett’s birthday, and it is the Scotts Antique Show!!! Oh, and how could I forget, the Ohio State Michigan game…Busy, busy! But I will keep you all in the loop, don’t worry.

Since feeling better, I have gotten to work on some new pieces! This bench, in particular, came to me looking tired. It needed a pick me up while being about to withstand the outdoor elements.

Once I got it sanded, the bench started to take on a fresh new look.

I found a natural stain that is meant for the outdoors, so it look of this bench will last for years to come.

Contrasting the sanded wood and the new stain

The final product

I love how it looks. It has that warm, inviting look but you can tell it has a history. I hope the owner of this bench enjoys many years sitting on her porch on her beautiful, revamped bench.

Don’t forget to mark your calenders November 24-25 for the Scotts Antique Show at the Columbus Fairgrounds! Can’t wait to see you all there.

As always, please feel free to contact me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

Mod about White

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Hello everyone! Hope all are doing well and are looking forward to the weekend. My close friend Mavis and I are throwing a wedding shower for our dear, lovely friend Tisha and so tomorrow we will be cooking up a storm for the shower. I can’t wait to celebrate such a beautiful person inside and out.

While I have been on blogging hiatus, my life has been super busy! Columbus Furniture Revival has been accepted as a finalist for the Bad Girl Ventures, which is a phenomenal non profit that supports female entrepreneurs. They provide us with a 9 week business course which I find to be very valuable! Not only do I have BGV going on, but our house is about to go on the market this weekend… Finally!!!

All that and Columbus Furniture Revival is still as busy as ever! I just finished a mod 9 drawer dresser for Carrie, a new client. She gave me some measurements and we went from there! This is the dresser she and her husband decided on having me finish.

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I love the clean lines and the simplicity of it. However, the hardware up close did not impress me (not too pretty). Carrie told me she was looking for a white dresser, so white she got!

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I found some really phenomenal hardware from the Columbus Architectural Salvage. I love it there and spent much longer there than I should have. I was getting inspiration!

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If you have a piece of furniture collecting dust, contact me and we can turn it into a piece that you will be a showpiece that you love!