Feb
03
Original ottoman: Tired and lacking presence.   Smelly insides filled with straw, this ottoman needed a rebuild. I decided to make it more substantial and boxy with richdek, 4″ foam and insulpad. Touched up legs, mosaic black and white fabric with leather cording to...
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Jan
06
    I love this piece! So very happy with how this came together…a perfect blend of rustic elegance. Tufted soft linen with a wrap around no-sag burlap and button pulls letting that inner construction show. Upholstery tacks detail around the bottom gives it a nice...
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Nov
22
         My first attempt at a french mattress was an interesting learning experience to say the least! The enormous size (101″L x 23″W x 7″H) —yes, 101″ long one piece, made for challenging maneuvers both physically and material-wise...
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Sep
26
Walking through one of my favorite places (Fox’s Antiques in Oconomowoc,WI) I came across a unique wool airline blanket that I thought would make a great pillow. Soon I also found a Hudson’s Bay Mohair blanket, a burberry scarf and other wool goodies. I set out making...
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Aug
19
Before             As you can see, this bench had seen better days. The frame was good, but the attempted upholstery job over the very old interior (messy, smelly horse hair and straw!) was far from acceptable and made this piece outdated and sad. But the over-all shape and...
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May
15
  *This item has sold*   Completely restored and transformed, this chair has it all…good looks, charm and confident humility. One look at this chair and it speaks for itself. Rescued from a horrible fate, it has been re-stained, re-built with proper foam, cotton,...
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Apr
22
24″x36″ It’s an art kind of day today. Most days I’m tearing apart, reconstructing, staining and playing with fabric patterns for furniture. Other days, more infrequently, I turn to my paints, brushes and canvas to lose myself in some art therapy.  I find...
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Mar
28
This fun, hand-painted chair and footstool set are for my client’s master bathroom. The room itself is primarily neutrals making these pieces pop with character and color. The hand-painting is original and left alone; while the old, faded fabric and insides were replaced...
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Mar
05
This hoosier cabinet had been tucked away in a storage room collecting dust. With its dated golden oak finish and old laminate top, it was in need of some TLC. Going for a more rustic, restoration hardware-type look, it has been refinished in multiple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk...
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Feb
10
Pair of mid-century french provincial chairs renewed and ready to go home. Part of my client’s family for decades and still in great shape structurally, they were perfect candidates for a renewal. We worked together to come up with a custom design plan of multiple fabrics...
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