Bedroom Furniture

Beautiful Blue Dresser

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Just wanted to share some pictures of this gorgeous blue 9-drawer distressed dresser we recently worked on for the cover of our upcoming book. This dresser needed some work when we got it so we completed the repairs, and used the lines and design work to play two colors off of each other.  We used a light blue chalk paint as the main color and completed the accent trim in a whitish/blue chalk paint, then distressed the finish, antiqued it using MinWax Golden Oak stain and finished it with MinWax furniture paste. We share all of our techniques in the upcoming book so stay tuned for more...

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Handmade Brick Bookcase

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bedroom Furniture, Blog, Featured, Living Room, Office, Portfolio

Just wanted to share this little brick bookcase that we put together one afternoon last week while looking for a solution to our ever-growing book collection. We have been needing some more book space, and after seeing this post on Pinterest we decided this was it.  We did it a little different than in the link but the inspiration was well absorbed.   We actually made two of them.  Total cost $40.00.  If you can get the bricks free then you can get out for much less. There’s perhaps not enough to it to do a tutorial, but we are going to put a short one together anyway to show you how...

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Old Distressed Ladder

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bath, Bedroom Furniture, Featured, Kitchen, Living Room, Portfolio

Just wanted to share a few shots of this old ladder we distressed and antiqued for a friend recently.   Our friend cut off half of the ladder and got us to put this really nice distressed finish on it.  We used white and beige with some dry brushed hints of dark gray for contrast, then antiqued the finish. He gave it to his wife for their anniversary this year to use to hang towels or quilts.  A beautiful distressed ladder.   The possibilities of using this to accent your home are nearly endless.   You might also like this website on DIY and...

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Distressed Gray Bedroom Chest

Posted in Bedroom Furniture, Blog, Dressers, Featured

Hello good friends! Goodness have we have been extremely busy lately.  We have been working on launching our sales and service website www.cozyandworn.com and getting a lot of our distressed furniture pieces out on the showroom floor for sale.   Lots of work but lots of fun! Not to mention just enjoying the great fall weather and activities with the kids.  They have enjoyed this year, maybe more than any previous year, and I have to say so have we.  We have already held a haunted trail at our house, enjoyed the annual Newsom Halloween party at Chris’ mom and dad’s, went to...

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Very Old Teacher’s Desk

Posted in Bedroom Furniture, Featured, Office

This piece is one that we did lately specifically to put up for sale on our sister site www.cozyandworn.com and at our booth at Granddaddy’s Antiques.  See the Cozy & Worn site for more details on purchasing if interested This is a very old teacher’s desk.  I’m not an expert on these but it appears to be likely from the 1920’s-1930’s.  If anyone has some thoughts on whether that’s right or not leave a comment below.  We’d be interested to find out. Additionally it is a VERY heavy solid, solid piece.  We nearly threw out our backs moving this...

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Another Repurposed Chest – This Time Into A Bookcase!

Posted in Bedroom Furniture, Dressers, Featured, Living Room

Angie and I got our hands on this old chest of drawers that was actually just a chest in that there were NO DRAWERS when we got it. It was pretty clear that this piece of furniture’s days as a chest of drawers were over and it had few options for life beyond it’s initial purpose. Well, of course you all know that we love a good challenge so we talked about whether or not this piece had any repurposing potential and, being major lovers of reading and books, the idea that this would make a wonderful bookcase came to our minds. The chest is really beautiful and made of all solid...

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