Duncan Phyfe Dining Table Repair & Refinish for the McBrayer Family

Duncan Phyfe Dining Table Repair & Refinish for the McBrayer Family

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! Today we sharing a stunning repair/refinish of a GORGEOUS Duncan Phyfe dining table that we recently refinished for the McBrayer family. Mrs. McBrayer initially contacted us because their dining room table was almost unusable due to the poor condition of the legs and feet, and was in disparate need of a little TLC. They were splitting and separating because of the age of the table. You see, this beauty was a family heirloom that Mrs. McBrayer’s grandmother passed down to her. So, she was not planning on getting rid of it any time soon. This meant that it was imperative that it was fixed as soon as possible before the extent of the damage WORSENED.

We began by fully stripping, sanding, and cleaning the entire table. Once we had that completed, we were able to get to work on our repairs. This part was the most TEDIOUS because we had to be extremely GENTLE because the wood was very DELICATE while CAUTIOUSLY removed the legs and all of the old glue. Also several legs were broken, and the pillar holding each was cracked and separating as well. Continue reading

Three Piece Family Heirloom Set

Three Piece Family Heirloom Set

Hi Friends! We recently had the pleasure of working with our sweet clients, the Bell family. Mrs. Bell had recently inherited a few pieces from her grandparents and was looking to have them refinished to match her home. These pieces are very SENTIMENTAL to her because she was extremely close to her grandparents, and her grandfather HANDCRAFTED all of these beautiful pieces himself. (And he did a fabulous job, we might add!)

Since these pieces are going to be used in separate rooms, Mrs. Bell decided to do 2 separate looks. She wanted one of the chairs and the end table to match, and then she wanted the remaining chair to match a piece they already had. We loved this idea because it shows how 2 pieces that MATCH exactly (the chairs) could look so DIFFERENT from one another with just a little paint!Continue reading

Restored Antique Dining Room Table

Restored Antique Dining Room Table

Hi Friends, and Happy Wednesday! Check out this FABULOUS Antique Dining Table that we just finished for the Tranchina family! This piece is over 100 years old, and was originally owned by Mr. Tranchina’s grandparents before it was passed down to him and his wife.  Before now, there had been a few attempts at refinishing it, but the laminate proved to be very difficult to remove. And  the sheer size of this piece was overwhelming (10 feet long). So, this beauty was never fully restored… UNTIL NOW!Continue reading

Antique French Provincial Bedroom Set

Antique French Provincial Bedroom Set

Hi Friends! Here is the FABULOUS Antique French Provincial Bedroom Set that we have had the honor of working on for the past 2 weeks! There is so much Shabby Chic goodness going on, we can HARDLY HANDLE IT!Continue reading