A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....wait, wrong story. What I meant to say is that a long time ago, I used to own a brick and mortar boutique in the beachside community of La Jolla, CA called Posies. I used to go on treasure hunts to find itty bitty vintage furniture pieces to reimagine or repaint and peddle in my store. It was the clients from that store that had me help them with their nurseries then later with other spaces in their homes. That's where I got my start redesigning spaces for adults.
The reason I'm sharing this is because I really haven't refinished or repainted furniture since those days over 10 years ago. I'm not even sure why, maybe to let me brain recover from paint fumes? Anyway, I recently got a call from a new client that just moved into a new home and asked me if I would help her reimagine some of her existing vintage furniture. These pieces weren't quite working in her new space even though she loved them. This is how they turned out!
This dresser was in need of some TLC. The top of it was damaged, warped and had ring stains from setting glasses on it. I updated it with grey paint, ordered new brass hardware to give it that Campaign Furniture look and even lined the drawers with a fun pattern. We also added glass to the top for easy maintenance. Who says hardware isn't sexy? Just look at how sexy those brass rings are.
This bedroom set was my clients childhood furniture that now needed to work in her sons room. It was a pretty beat up and one of the finials had gone missing from the bed post. I hunted down a 100 year old finial at a salvage store and painted the whole set in a navy blue. I also added glass to the top of the dresser. These pieces looked so regal when they were finished!
I am an expert at making your existing pieces work in your home. Sometimes that means moving them to a different room, repurposing them or repainting them. Let me know how I can help your with your next project!