Tag Archives: Distressed

A Pop of Turquoise


It’s the last day to vote for Columbus Furniture Revival at growam.com

We should find out within the next week if all of the voting paid off! Thank you all for your support and for sticking with me while day in and day out I have been bugging you all to vote!

While we wait for the results, I wanted to share a recent dresser I refinished! I received a dresser from a client who wanted it to look pretty much completely different. She gave me a photo for inspiration and left the rest up to me.


She wanted a turquoise color paint with an antiqued finish. We reused the pulls and just gave them a new look and bought 4 knobs for the top drawer. It is definitely a piece that pops and I just love the color!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and don’t forget to vote!!20130430-085342.jpg20130430-085505.jpg


Old and New Again


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!














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!



Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend! We had a wonderful time with our families! It was so great having my parents and brother in town to celebrate thanksgiving with my in-laws. Unfortunately, we have not yet moved. But fingers crossed we will be moving in the next few days.

This weekend, as you all know, we participated in the Scotts Antique Show. Because of the game and the holiday, it was a little quiet, but we had a great time. Here are some pictures of pieces we brought!!! If you are interested in any of them, please feel free to contact me and I can let you know what we can do!!


Our laundry basket is now a light celery color. Love it.


Beautiful writing desk.


Side tables and chandelier






Awesome panoramic picture of our booth!!!


Hope you all have a great day and I will be writing again soon (hopefully from our new house)! Until then, please contact me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

The Secret Desk Drawer


Happy almost Thanksgiving!!! Before my family comes in town, I wanted to write a quick post. Last week I delivered the most gorgeous desk to my friend Claudia! She had said that she was looking for a desk that was feminine and classic. I searched all over and while I was at Nieman Bates, a wonderful consignment shop, I found it!!! It was exactly what how she explained.

Not only did she want a classic desk, but she wanted it a nice creamy white. The hardware was already perfect so we didn’t need to worry about that.




As a surprise, I wanted to add a secret punch of color that Claudia didn’t know about until I delivered it. See for yourself!!!


Love it!

If you are in Columbus, OH this weekend, please be sure to visit us at the Scott’s Antique Show at the fairgrounds on November 24-25. As always, please feel free to contact me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

Rock and Roll top desk


Todays featured piece is one that I have loved since the moment I saw it. Jayne from Nieman Bates had sent me home with 3 pieces of furniture to refinish and I only brought her 2. That is because my dear friend Darla was in need of a roll top desk, and Jayne had the exact one that fit her needs. It was beautiful even though it had a big gash in the roll top that needed to be patched up.





Darla had seen the buffet I had just done and said that she wanted a matte black with a distressed around the edges look. I didn’t use the same paint as last time. This time, the paint was even more flat which gave it a greyish, metal look. I fell in love and so did Darla when she saw it!!!







It fit perfectly in her entryway at her house and is there for every visitor to see on their way in! 


I am off to finish a german village (really old) door that we started yesterday. I can’t wait to share the process with you all!! Until then, please feel free to contact me if you have any furniture needs columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com