So, yesterday I completed a project. Yes, that is a big deal for me! clap, clap, clap, clap Are you ever looking for that one piece of furniture…you have a corner or a sad little space that just needs a wow factor?? You just need that one unique item that will take your room from looking like everyone else’s department store decorated space to a place that makes you happy and brings a smile when you walk in… yeah, me too.
So here it is, my Peacock Vintage Painted End Table….
This end table was never ever a table. We recieved an old solid mahogany and beat-up waaay oversized desk from a local New England family. Seriously, this thing was huge and wicked heavy!! We didn’t even try to get it into our studio. I would’ve had to sit on top of it with my computer to type out these blogs because there wouldn’t be any floor space in here with that thing!! So it sat under a tarp on our trailer for about a week…or two waiting for inspiration. Then Jonny, aka Master Craftsman, 🙂 started the REFINING process. He took the desk apart (it even had a gaping hole drilled into the top for computer wires) and rebuilt it into these beautiful matching end tables. They have three dove-tailed drawers and a slide-out writing table. These are sized perfectly to fit anywhere, even high enough for night stands. I love them. You know what I love the most?? I love that even thought they have begun the refining process they are still proudly wearing their gouges and scars from a long family life. We don’t fill those little beauties in and hide their stories. So then this one sat in my studio for about a week…or two waiting for inspiration.
I had been forming more website structure and options to offer our custom pieces. One of the options we offer is a Vintage Paint Finish. It’s a finish that is multi-layered and distressed giving a piece an “I’ve seen it all and still have my colors to prove it” look. So the option you see here, I am happy to announce on the end table in it’s complete and refined state is Peacock Vintage Paint Finish. I don’t know about you, but I’m IN LOVE with this color scheme! Let me know what you think. I have the other end table too that’s patiently awaiting it’s refining and I’ve got a great finish in mind!! Can’t wait to share that one too! Well, unless of course someone beats me to it and wants it to match this one in the Peacock to have a matching set… only time will tell… I’ll get the eStore up and running first, though and get to finishing that wing back chair. (click on my post “Tattered & Torn” if you have no idea what chair I’m talking about) It’s coming along well, a very intricate piece. As promised, I’ll keep you posted!!
Well, so long for now and remember: If you’re gonna dream, dream BIG!!!
Ok, I call this one My Favorite Cut-Off’s Bracelet! While I was making it, all I could think about is how great it would look with cut-off jean shorts, white cotton eyelet blousse, straw hat and some brown cowboy boots… and a great tan, of course. So far, one of my favorite pieces to start off the summer! Let me know what you think of it! To be honest, if this one doesn’t sell I don’t think I’ll be too sad! 😉
So, hubby and I are still busy getting the business built…literally. Sometimes I think how much easier it would’ve been if we just ordered a whole bunch of product at wholesale prices, and put it up for sale. Much simpler, right?? But not really, it’s not our style or our passion. Apparantly, we are making-more-work-for-ourselves junkies! Oh well, the best part of it all is that every piece we create will be a one-of-a-kind piece of art for you to enjoy! All this time, effort and patience will be so worth it the day we make our online store public!! But for now, dreaming… building… painting… refinishing… distressing… glazing… creating… photographing… ahh REFINING all in our “free time”….really???? Does that even exist? But enjoying every minute of it!
…if you’re going to dream, dream BIG!!…
Here’s our first Refinery upholstery project! As the core of our business is to refine the old into the new, this little gem is just waiting for a little love. I’ve got the fabric ready to go, can’t wait to show the final product! Check back soon to see it in its Refined glory!! You’re gonna love the fabric, its sooo cool!!!
If you’re gonna dream, dream BIG!!
Well…here it is!! Our new business logo!! And this is my first blog…ever! I’m kind of excited about it, a little nervous too. Creative writing & English were 2 of my worst subjects! I’m just so excited to share our new business venture! My name is Rebecca (Becca) and my hubby’s name is Jonathan (Jonny). We are a design/build team always dreaming, always improving, always building, always changing. 😉
So, in our combined efforts we decided to start a brand new business doing what we love to do. The core of the business, if you couldn’t gather already, is refined furniture. Recycled, up-cycled, re-purposed, whatever you want to call it -furniture. We love putting all of our creative juices into restoring, refinishing, or reviving something so sad looking and putting it on display as fine as the day it was originally dreamed up!! I can’t wait to get the site up and running. For future reference the site is www.therefineryfurniturecompany.com. You’ll see a maintenance message up there now, but hopefully mid-summer we’ll be up and running! I’ll soon be posting a few pics of pieces we have been working on and will be available on our website. My amazingly talented husband will also be creating custom pieces as well to be finished in a variety of color and finish options! He also renovated my studio for me so my work environment is a lovely and tranquil place to dream and design! I’ll include pics of the studio soon, too. Everything is going well so far, I’ll keep you posted on our progress!
If you’re gonna dream, dream BIG!!