DIY Furniture Projects, Tutorials

Make a Cocktail Table

Well, Rose Bowl Madness has once again descended upon me. You would think that, since almost nothing sold last time I'd be laying back and resting but apparently that's not how I roll.  I'm running around restocking supplies and finishing up projects in hopes that this time will be better. And while my blog is… Continue reading Make a Cocktail Table

Furniture Makeovers

I need fewer outlets and more creativity

I wasn’t prepared for the photography. You see beautiful pictures in magazines or on blogs (I’m lookin’ at you Miss Mustard Seed) and they seem  so natural and easy.  Just snuggle your piece of furniture up against a wall, add some stuff and viola – awesome picture. Not so much. I spent my morning trying… Continue reading I need fewer outlets and more creativity

Furniture Makeovers

My Friend Bondo (Not the story of a boy and his faithful dog, horse or dolphin)

Seriously, what do people do to their furniture? My furniture sits quietly minding its own business and I, for the most part, leave it alone. The furniture I acquire for my business however always appears to have participated in Furniture Thunderdome: Two End Tables Enter One End Table Leaves. But, since my business is more… Continue reading My Friend Bondo (Not the story of a boy and his faithful dog, horse or dolphin)

Furniture Makeovers

Good Friends and End Table Makeovers

LA has a bad reputation.  Pretty scenery – vapid, self involved people. So I moved here from New York with somewhat low expectations. But, honestly, I am surrounded by an incredible group of friends here. Tom C and his beautiful wife Brooke (really beautiful – I don’t want to be sexist here so I’ll say… Continue reading Good Friends and End Table Makeovers

Furniture Makeovers

Sofa Table Makeover – and petty crime

“It’s $1.99.”  “Are you sure it’s not supposed to be $19.99?”  “The tag says $1.99 – do you want it or not?” said the understandably fatigued, slightly belligerent, Salvation Army lady.  The store was crowded.  The line was long.  There was no air conditioning and she clearly wasn’t in the mood for a pricing debate… Continue reading Sofa Table Makeover – and petty crime