Before and After

Here's a cute little kitchen that was structurally in good shape,
but just needed a little bit of an update. . .
Our client decided to go with an antique white with light walnut glazing.
We also added a tile back splash and bead board on the end
of the cabinets to give it a country feel. . .

Laminate counter tops were replaced with a beautiful granite,
and stainless steel under mount sink. . .

The brass hardware was switched out for a more updated bronze, as well as the
white appliances for stainless steel. . .

We LOVE the way this kitchen turned out:)
To learn more about our oil glazing tutorial, see here.

This massive hutch came to us in two pieces...

Finished and distressed in classic black. . .

The hardware was originally gold, but got a shiny new coat of silver nickel.

Here's an old record cabinet. . .

Now she's green and gorgeous :)


I absolutely LOVE this darling little vanity!
So much character and charm :)

Our client chose Robin's Egg Blue with walnut it!

Isn't she sweet?

When we got this vintage dresser, we were pretty excited because even though it looked
rough on the outside, it actually had alot of potential.

We decided to go with a classic black, with some minor distressing.
We kept the original hardware for the lower drawers,
but added bronze knobs to the uppers to add interest.

This little charmer needed to find a place to call home...
and my daughter's room was the perfect place!
Occasionally I just can't part with some of my projects.
I loved the vintage shutter doors and curvy design. . .so cute and charming!

Here's a dining table that was solid and sturdy,
but had several burn marks on top. . .

Here it is after a good sanding and new turquoise paint with walnut glaze :)

To learn more about our oil glazing tutorial, see here.

This Thomasville armoire was already beautiful,
but our client really wanted it finished in a Colonial Red with
a black glaze overlay...

...and after

We were happy with the final results!

 Here's a vintage sideboard that needed a little TLC. . .

We finished it in Gauntlet Gray (Sherwin William's) and did
a little bit of minor distressing.

Cute little black bench. . .

Even cuter in red!

This one got the French Country Undercoating treatment!
You can find a tutorial on this here.


This cabinet was a demo for a new finish called Zinc Patina...

See our Zinc Patina Tutorial information here.
Inspired by one of my all-time favorite companies,
Restoration Hardware...whoop, whoop!

Standard 1990's kitchen table...remember the hunter green?

Refinished in a soft antique white and light moss

Ahhhh....much better :)

Kitchen Re-do...

Standard oak cabinets, wrap around bar...pretty blah

The pics are a little washed out, but it made a big difference by painting it
in a Tuscan Tan, and adding a walnut glaze.

We installed a bead board wrap to add much needed interest to the bar.


Banister...This isn't the best before picture, but you get the idea

Finished and distressed in a classic black

Antique sideboard...
This belongs to a favorite client of mine who has also
become a very dear friend!

It came to us already stripped, and we finished it in a Dark Walnut Stain.
I absolutely love the unique tiger-wood grain design!

Here are some more pieces of hers.
She is restoring an old farmhouse in Cache Valley,
where all of this furniture will call home.

We had the privilege of restoring the exterior which is featured
on the Home Exteriors  page.

Love love LOVE how this old church pew turned out!

 Pioneer cupboard, from this... this! So charming!


  1. Wow, those are some great before and afters!! I think my favorite was those kitchen cabinets, beautiful!!

  2. Great makeovers! Very inspiring!

  3. Omg...I love your work. So inspiring....