Tag Archives: Restoration

Reclaimed Coffee Table

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It is finally done! I have been waiting and waiting to share with you Columbus Furniture Revival’s first custom made coffee table! After meeting with our client, we came up with an idea of having 3 pieces of wood as the table top, and the legs would be the same wood as the top on an angle.

After we had the idea, it was off to Capital City Millwork to look for wood. Wow! This has quickly become one of my favorite places in Columbus. Someone helped me find the perfect wood that would make my vision come to life.

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Off to work I went. I wish that I had taken pictures of the process, but Carl and I got so into it that pictures slipped my mind. We came up with a plan and surprisingly it all worked out EXACTLY how we thought it would. We kept one side “live” (the natural shape of the wood) to add extra character.

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We had decided on doing a grey white wash. The first time around it was a bit too white so we went a bit darker.

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As always please contact us at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

If you are interested in your own custom piece send us your measurements and an idea of the style you are looking for!

Makeover: Drab Bedroom Furniture

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Wow what a busy week, and it is only Tuesday! We have lots of pieces that are getting finished up this week and we just delivered a wonderful bedroom set on Friday!

It was originally all black and a bit too dark for the room it was in. The owner of these pieces wanted a change. She wanted a more distressed look and in the grey family.

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There is also a tall armoire but the before picture was too dark to post.

We first sanded and primed the pieces to get them ready to be painted

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After the paint color was chosen I didn’t waste any time. I got to painting, no doubt my favorite part!

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Distressed the pieces and instantly a whole “new” bedroom set

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***I want to announce that we are HIRING!!!! Please apply if you are interested in a part time job where you get to be creative!!! This is a rare opportunity if you’re interested in antiques, art and furniture restoration! Send resumes to columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

Our New Logo is Here!!

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I can’t wait to share with you our brand new Logo! Harrison with eSpire Marketing was very patient with my process and he and his team came up with this amazing logo! I hope you all love it as much as I do!

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I also have another announcement! I am currently looking for a part time employee who is not afraid to get a little bit dirty and feels comfortable lifting up to 50 lbs while moving furniture. This position will be between 8-15 hours a week. Please send me your resume if you or someone you know may be interested to columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

 

Happy Valentines Day

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Hello everyone! What a wonderful day to tell the people in your life you love them. I know I have been a but MIA lately, but things in my life are calming down and I have finally had some time to share with you my latest project!!

This table came to me with lots of stains on top, some hair dye, highlighter, coffee mug rings, you name it this had it. Of course I didn’t take a before picture but once I sanded the top I remembered to grab my trusty camera and take a pic.

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Once everything got sanded down to the bare wood, I added a stain that had to match the color it had been previously.

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After the whole table got stained

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A support under the table was also in terrible condition and so we made a new support to put in its place! This vintage table is now restored to the original look that made the owner fall in love with it. I can’t wait to deliver it!

I didn’t quite get around to sending out valentines, but I am making some that will be belated. How are you all spending your day? However you do, I hope you have a beautiful day! 

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Please email me with any questions or requests at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

Jewelry Palooza

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Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you are all staying warm in this blistering cold. I braved the snow last night and delivered some awesome pieces for Meghan. She is a jewelry designer and needed a display for all of her bracelets that will be for sale starting today at Simply Vague at Tuttle Mall. You can also find her on Etsy at Megalo Designs and Megalodesigns.com

She gave me this adorable jewelry box that didn’t quite fit her decor. She wanted to take the original wood box and turn it into a matte black, stunning piece to house all of her jewelry. 

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Along with her jewelry box, Meghan needed a display for her bracelets to go in. We made a shadow box by scratch and added nails to hang her bracelets. We went with an antique white paint with black around the trim. This really frames her jewelry and gives it a beautiful effect. 

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The final product with the bracelets!

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DON’T FORGET!!! TOMORROW (SATURDAY) FEBRUARY 2nd IS THE WINTER FLEA AKA ICED FLEA!! Located at Seventh Son Brewery from 12-6! Hope to see you all there

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Feel free to contact me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

Have a great weekend!

Bleached Out

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Morning all!

I just delivered some fantastic pieces of furniture that I have wanted to share with you since I started them. I got these two pieces of furniture that were covered in dark paint and the owner wanted the to be stained. This was going to be a challenge, but nothing Columbus Furniture Revival can’t handle.

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We knew there was real wood underneath, but because of the paint colors, this was going to take lots and lots of sandpaper. And so it began. My friend Allison came over to join in the sanding fun!

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Then begins the fun!!! I love seeing the transformation. It took a couple of tries but we figured out the perfect stain. Bleached, but with a bit of grey undertones and lots of woodgrain visible. 

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We painted the inside of the armoire because of the black paint, it would have been very difficult to remove the paint and stain the inside. We used a light grey to match the stain. 

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The hardware chosen was a glass knob. I think it adds to the look of these pieces and really makes them a set! What do you think?

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If you have any furniture needs please contact us at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

DON’T FORGET! We will be at the winter flea on February 2!

Big Red

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Good morning and happy Thursday! 

I know I promised you some furniture, but we are waiting for some hardware to come in…In the meantime I wanted to share some more about Columbus Furniture Revival.

I have always loved pick up trucks. I used to visit my uncle in Dallas and he had a red pick up truck that I begged to take rides in. When I got my license I got to drive a pick up and knew that at some point in my life, I needed to have one. My wish came true. About 8 months ago, Carl gave us the company’s pick up. A gorgeous, RED, 1994 Ford F150. There were a few blemishes, but it was a perfect addition to Columbus Furniture Revival.

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While I love having the pick up truck, we have put it up for sale. I can’t move furniture in and out of the bed by myself, and that has become an issue. We are looking for a trailer that we can attach to our vehicles to make lugging furniture to shows much easier. If you know anyone that is in the market for a handy truck, please contact me at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com 

Don’t forget to mark your calenders for February 2nd to attend the Winter Flea! Mention BIG RED to me there and you can receive 10% off! 

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An addition to the shop!

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Hi All!

Just a quick post this morning, as I have some work to finish up before I can show you! But in the meantime, I wanted to share with you my new and amazing PAINT BOOTH!! Carl and Garett built this for me so that I can paint pieces and sand at the same time. I could not love this space more. They put of corrugate for the walls (that is Carl and Garett’s business, so I have easy access to it). Of course the walls will be getting dirty so this way they are easily switched out.

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This space is so functional and makes my workshop complete! 

I also want to let you all know that I will be participating in the WINTER FLEA!!! I am so excited to be a part of this event and I hope you all can make it February 2nd from 12-6 at seventh son brewery.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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I hope everyone is enjoying 2013 so far and we here at Columbus Furniture Revival wish you all a happy, healthy year. 

The first post of 2013 is about this old secretary desk brought to me in rough condition. It was in dire need of our help. Wood was splitting, the piece was wobbly, slats of wood were unattached, and it was needing some refreshing. 

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After much discussion, we would use some wood glue, clamps, wood filler and some nails to start. Man do I love these clamps! Carl got them for me and they worked like a charm. 

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The owner of the piece wanted it painted and we decided to paint the hardware nickel to make it really pop.

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We are delivering this today and I can’t wait to see how they like it!!

Please feel free to contact us at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com

 

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!!!