Set of Mid Century Modern Walnut Dining Chairs -Sold!

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Sold! Set of 2 mid century modern walnut dining chairs. The chairs are very comfortable with generous seats and a solid wood walnut rame.
Arvid’s solid wood frames have been completely refinished with new high-density foam, and batting. The chair seats have also been reupholstered in a striking teal and dark blue tweed upholstery weight fabric.

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Mid Century Walnut Record Cabinet By Lane – Sold!

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Sold! Mid Century Modern walnut record cabinet by Lane Fine Furniture Company of Altavista Virginia. The cabinet has been fully refinished to highlight its amazing walnut wood grain.
The cabinet features a tilt front door with a divided storage area that holds up to 100 record albums. The cabinet has a solid brass handle and amazing black hairpin legs.

Slaton the Walnut Mid Century Modern 4 Drawer Dresser by Victoriaville – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing Slaton the Walnut Mid Century Modern 4 Drawer Tall Dresser by Victoriaville! The dresser’s Walnut drawer fronts and top have been fully refinished to highlight its amazing wood grain and stunning brass handles. The case has been painted crisp white to highlight the dramatic wood grain. This dresser is very spacious with extra deep solid wood dovetail (on both front and back) smooth running drawers on wooden runners.

Set of Damaged Mid Century Modern Dressers Gets Rescued!

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I am so excited to share my transformation of this damaged, dark, discarded set of mid-century modern dressers! When I picked the dressers up they were missing their legs and also had some of the integrated wood handles removed.

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The first step to their restoration was to replace the dresser’s missing legs. After inspection, I discovered the dresser’s bases were also damaged by the previous owner placing something heavy on them for a long period of time which caused them to buckle under the pressure of the weight. So in stepped my handy husband Derrick (who is an Aircraft mechanic) reinforced the damaged bases of the dressers with 3/4″ plywood, to make them structurally sound again, and install the new legs to the dressers. We also had to remove some of the integrated wood handles to balance the appearance of the dresser because of the missing handle. This made me sad but it was necessary. I moved the drawers which had no handles to the bottom row of the dressers with plans to add new simple pulls to them after refinishing the drawer fronts

Now the dressers were standing tall again and were stronger than ever.

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Now I got down to the business of filling the screw holes on the bottom sides of the dressers from installing the plywood to reinforce the base, sanding the cases, applying 2 coats of high adhesive primer, fine sanding, then applying 3 coats of kitchen cabinet grade Benjamin Moore paint in crisp white. I also worked on stripping off the tired worn finish off the drawer fronts and tops. After stripping they received a wipe down with mineral spirits and left to dry overnight. Once they dried they were sanded thoroughly and very carefully first with 120 grit sandpaper then 180 grit for the finish.

After applying the first coat of oil to the tops of the dressers they started to shine.

Screen Shot 2022-03-30 at 2.15.06 PMWhen I picked up the dressers I saw the VicArt furniture maker stamp on the inside of the drawer and felt I had to try to save the dressers. I have refinished the same maker’s furniture in the past and knew there was some amazing wood to be found.

Wow, I was so thrilled to find amazing walnut wood grain under all that dark-dated finish on both the tops and the drawer fronts!

I am so pleased with the final outcome and how the crisp white paint lightens and brightens them allowing the amazing lines and wood grain of the drawer fronts to be the heroes now.

Stunning – and I am so thrilled I save a couple of pieces of furniture from going to the landfill with some elbow grease and know-how!

I bet you will never look at disregarded furniture the same again.

Set of 6 Vintage Cantilever Dining Chairs – Sold!

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Sold! Set of 6 Vintage Cantilever Dining Chairs by Chromcraft. A matching set of six chairs of this design and condition are an extremely rare find.

The chairs feature solid chrome tubular frames with cantilever design which make them very comfortable. Their stunning burnt orange corduroy upholstery has been freshly steamed cleaned.
The chair’s chrome frames have also been freshly polished and are now gleaming.

Jayne the Mid Century Modern Walnut VicArt Dresser Set – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing Jayne the mid-century modern Walnut VicArt dresser set (7 drawer low dresser and 4 drawer highboy dresser).
Jayne’s stunning Walnut drawer fronts and tops have been completely refinished to highlight their amazing walnut wood grain. The cases have been painted in crisp white to emphasize the middle drawers stunning recessed serpentine drawer fronts.
The dressers feature solid hardwood dovetail smooth running drawers on wooden runners with a mixture of brass and solid Walnut integrated handles.

The Fenton Mid Century Modern 9 Drawer Dresser – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Fenron mid-century modern 9 drawer low dresser!
The dresser’s stunning walnut drawer fronts have been fully refinished to highlight their amazing wood grain and stunning solid walnut integrated handles. The case and top have been painted in crisp white.
The dresser features solid wood smooth running drawers on wooden runners with solid wood integrated handles.

The Wyatt Mahogany Mid Century Dresser Set – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Wyatt Mahogany Mid Century Dresser Set by Dixie (six drawer low and 4 drawer high dresser). Their Mahogany drawer fronts and tops have been fully refinished to show their amazing wood grain. Their cases are painted in crisp white to highlight the design of the inset bowfront drawer fronts. The dressers have a mix of solid brass and solid wood integrated handles.  
Features smooth running solid hardwood dovetail (on the front and back) drawer boxes and stamped made by Dixie.

The Elden Pair of Vintage Nightstands – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Elden pair of vintage nightstands with a plinth base.
The nightstand’s solid wood tops, drawer fronts and bullnose edge have been fully restored to highlight their amazing wood grain. Their cases have been painted in crisp white.
They features smooth running dovetail (on both front and back of the drawer box) drawers.

We Made Our Bathroom Smaller In Size But It Feels Twice As Big Now!

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When my husband and I decided it was time to renovate our main bathroom in our 1958 home our goal was to not only update its dated finishes but to fix its badly planned layout. We believe the bathroom went through a sad renovation in the seventies which was not well thought out or done with quality workmanship. How bad could it be you might ask? Well, you could literally sit on the loo and do a load of laundry at the same time lol. So we knew the stacking washer dryer had to be removed to allow for more space and a better layout. There was another washer and dryer in our basement so removing them from the bathroom was not a big inconvenience. The previous reno had also taken space from the adjacent bedroom closet making it very small and almost unusable.

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Here was my list of wishes for the bathroom:

  • Remove washer and dryer
  • Reclaim space taken from the bedroom closet
  • Large spacious walk-in shower
  • A larger window for more light
  • Open up the layout to expand the space visually

With this new layout our goal was to:

  • Relocate the loo to allow for a large 7 feet by 3 feet walk-in shower.
  • Brighten the bathroom with a larger centered window
  • Open up the bathroom by placing the longest fixture (the shower) on the back wall with a frameless glass enclosure to allow light from the window to fill the space.
  • Use finishes that would provide for a bright and dramatic space.

Can you believe this bathroom is smaller than before (but way more functional) and feels two times as big!

Our intent for this bathroom matches the result – dramatic, bright and airy. The hexagon wall tile is dramatic but not overpowering, the matte dark gray floor tile grounds the space which allows the hexagon tile to be the hero of the bathroom. The floating streamlined sink vanity adds to the airy feel. Its rich warm walnut veneered drawer fronts add warmth to the bathroom that could seem cold with so many hard finishes. WE LOVE IT SO MUCH.

We chose a big-box vanity which floated off the floor – thus taking up less space visually. It had gloss dark grey drawer fronts which we found didn’t add a lot of warmth or interest to the bathroom. So we took a deep breath and jumped in and researched veneering them with walnut. We also decided to change out the standard handles that came with the vanity with dramatic long chrome handles. I love the rich warm effect the walnut drawer fronts have on the space and how along with the new handles the walnut veneer took a standard big-box vanity and made it stunning!

Another way we decided to add warmth to our bathroom was by using a blanket ladder as a towel rail instead of a traditional one and using large-scale nature photography. I feel they added a lot of warmth, texture, and height to a room that could feel cold with a large number of hard surfaces in a bathroom.

Can you believe my awesome husband made it from this blanket ladder from a sketch I drew for him? I was unable to find one that was tall enough or sturdy enough so he said he would give it a try for me 😍
Here are the details:
1. Cut down 2 cedar 8 foot long 2 x 4’s to 3″ x 7′ and eased all the edges with a sander.
2. Cut 1″ hardwood dowels to the measurements from the drawing.
3. Mark and drill 1″ holes 1″ deep in the cedar sides at measurements from the drawing.
4. Glue and clamp dowels in place overnight.
5. Stain ladder with 2 to 3 coats and let dry 24 hours.
6. Apply 2 coats of Polyurethane following directions on the label.
He must really love me ♥️

I also added warmth to our bathroom by adding warm tones through plants/flowers, vintage pottery and amber glass as accessories.

We love how our Modern Hexagon Bathroom turned out 😍 We are even more proud that we did all the work in it other than the new plumbing rough-ins and the installation of the frameless glass shower enclosure and are now looking forward to many years of long hot showers in it. Let me know if you have any questions about anything. Here is one last shot of the Before and After of our main bathroom renovation.

Art Deco Walnut Waterfall 3 Drawer Dresser -Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Art Deco Walnut Waterfall 3 drawer dresser. The dresser’s walnut drawer fronts and top have been completely refinished to show their amazing warm wood grain. Its case has been painted in crisp white.
Features 3 solid wood drawers with amazing oversized solid brass pulls.

Pair of Mid Century Teak Lounge Chairs – Sold!

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Sold! Pair of mid century solid teak and black leather lounge chairs. The chairs are very comfortable with generous seats and backs with solid teak frames. The solid teak chair frames have been completely refinished to show their stunning wood grain with beautifully tapered legs and solid brass caps. The black leather upholstery has perimeter square tacks and is in immaculate condition.

Teak Danish Mid Century Square Coffee Table – Sold!

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Sold! Teak Danish Mid Century Square Coffee Table by Nordic Furniture.
The sculptural coffee table has been fully refinished to show off its amazing teak wood grain. The table features solid teak legs and thick bullnose around the edge of the table.

The Collin Pair of Vintage Kroehler Nightstands/ Bedside Tables – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Collin pair of Vintage Nightstands by Kroehler.
There Walnut tops have been fully refinished to highlight their stunning wood grain. The nightstands cases and drawer fronts have been painted in crisp white.
Features 2 spacious smooth running hardwood dovetail drawers on runners with solid wood tapered legs.

The Briggs Mid Century Mahogany 5 Drawer Dresser – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Briggs Mid Century Mahogany 5 drawer high dresser.
The dresser’s Mahogany top and drawer fronts have been fully refinished to highlight their amazing wood grain. The case has been painted in crisp white.
Features dovetail (on both the front and back) hardwood smooth running drawers on wooden runners. The dresser’s unique design is emphasized by its dramatic solid wood mahogany ledge and stunning original brass handles.

The Cassius Mid Century Teak Compact Turntable/Record Cabinet – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Cassius mid century teak compact turntable/record cabinet. Cassius’s has been completely refinished to highlight its amazing teak wood grain. The cabinet has a built-in light on the underside for added function, as well as plenty of record storage for its compact size.

Danish Mid Century Modern 5 Drawer Teak Tall Dresser – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Danish mid century modern 5 drawer Teak tall dresser!
The dresser’s Teak case, drawer fronts, and solid Teak integrated handles have been fully refinished to highlight their amazing wood grain. This is a very well-crafted dresser, one that will certainly make a powerful impression in any room.
Features 5 solid wood smooth running drawers on wooden runners with ebonized floating plinth base.

The Turner Mid Century Modern Dresser Set – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Turner mid-century modern 9 drawer low, and 4 drawer highboy dresser set!
Turner’s stunning walnut drawer fronts and tops have been fully refinished to highlight their amazing wood grain and stunning solid walnut intergrated handles. The cases have been painted in crisp white.
The dresser features solid wood dovetail smooth running drawers on wooden runners with solid wood integrated handles.

The Malcolm Mid Century Modern Walnut Dresser – Sold!

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Sold! Introducing the Malcolm mid century modern walnut 4 drawer tall dresser by Hepworth Furniture Company.
Malcolm’s stunning walnut drawer fronts and top have been completely refinished to highlight their amazing warm walnut wood grain. The case has been painted in crisp white to emphasize the stunning sculptural design.
The dresser features solid hardwood dovetail (on both front and back) smooth running drawers on wooden runners.

Pair of Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Dining Chairs – Sold!

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Sold! Pair of mid century danish modern teak dining chairs. The chairs are very comfortable with generous seats and backs with solid teak frames. The solid teak frames have been completely refinished to show their stunning wood grain. The original tweed fabric, which is in immaculate condition, has freshly been steam cleaned.
Please note I only have 2 of these chairs available.