Gingerly Refurbished

Before and After Pic of my patio chairs.

Before and After Pic of my patio chairs.

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This buffet was passed down from my grandparents, then to my parents and then to me. I have had it for 36 years.

This buffet was passed down from my grandparents, then to my parents and then to me. I have had it for 36 years.

after picture of buffet/cabinet

after picture of buffet/cabinet

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high chair collage

Before and After of vintage wooden high chair

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vintage country cabinet/shelf unit with heart doors transformed and updated - great for jewelry or lingerie

vintage country cabinet/shelf unit with heart doors transformed and updated – great for jewelry or lingerie

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before & after collage

Before and after of wicker seat bar stool – I used Amy Howard lacquer spay for the wicker seat and chalk paint for the rest of the chair

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Refurbishing a Quilt rack. Painted and distressed antique white and then clear and dark waxed it.

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Before of nightstand

Before of nightstand

After of Nightstand - painted Sherwin Williams Essential Gray, clear waxed and then waxed with a little bit of black to give it that tinted black glaze effect

After of Nightstand – painted Sherwin Williams Essential Gray, clear waxed and then waxed with a little bit of black to give it that tinted black glaze effect

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Room divider panels – refurbished to go in the men’s bathroom for privacy walls

Old desk refurbished for my granddaughter. The picture of the cat was from a card I had saved from my childhood. I used stencils to put on the alphabet and numbers.

Old desk refurbished for my granddaughter. The picture of the cat was from a card I had saved from my childhood. I used stencils to put on the alphabet, numbers and for the chevron design in the inside of the desk.

Before picture of nightstand

Before picture of nightstand

Here you can see the map decoupage and the map drawer knobs.

Here you can see the map decoupage and the map drawer knobs. This was before the antiquing glaze.

This shows the process of rubbing on the antiquing glaze.

This shows the process of rubbing on the antiquing glaze.

nightstand with 2 drawers - has maps decoupaged on the drawers and map drawer knobs, has antiquing glaze on it

The nightstand completed and in the shop

Before picture of antique chair

Before picture of antique chair

This shows some damage to one of the arms that had to be worked on.

This shows some damage to one of the arms that had to be worked on.

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The antique white and distressing really showed up the intricate designs.

The antique white and distressing really showed up the intricate designs.

The finished project. This is used as a photography prop for my daughter's business. She loves it now!

The finished project. This is used as a photography prop for my daughter’s business. She loves it now!

Before picture of Vanity - the side had a piece missing and it had lots of scratches.

One end of the vanity had a piece missing that my husband had to fix.

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Picture of finished vanity

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Before pics of antique full size bed

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This is the back of the headboard. It was badly damaged and had to be sanded and scraped to get it smooth.

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I love the flower border on the bottom of the footboard.

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The bed was painted in two shades of gray.

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A design was stenciled on the headboard.

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The finished bed in my daughter’s home. She decided to buy it after she saw it in my shop. Look how well it matches her stenciled floor which I did a while back.

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Before Pic of cupboard in Country Kitchen

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After pic of cupboard – painted and distressed antique white

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Before picture of table

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before picture of one of the captain chairs

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After picture of kitchen table and 4 chairs

before telephone table

Before and after pics of vintage telephone table.

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GINGERSCOMPUTER - before oval coffee table

before and after of Mersman Coffee table with removable glass tray

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Before and after pics of round pedestal tile table. What a difference! It sold within a week.

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Before pic of wall table

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After pic of wall table

twin size bed made into bench

twin size bed made into bench

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This is with the cushion and pillows. It didn't stay in the shop for long.

This is with the cushion and pillows. It didn’t stay in the shop for long.

Another bench made from a full size bed. The new parts added were stained to match and lots of coats of varnish were added to protect and bring out the beauty of the wood.

Another bench made from a full size bed. The new parts added were stained to match and lots of coats of varnish were added to protect and bring out the beauty of the wood.

The finished bench with the cushions.

The finished bench with the cushions.

Before pic of cane back chair

Before pic of cane back chair

After pic of cane back chair - painted two tone w/ blue and black and antiqued w/ black glaze. Has beautiful quilted look fabric.

After pic of cane back chair – painted two tone w/ blue and black and antiqued w/ black glaze. Has beautiful quilted look fabric.

Old door from our restaurant

Old door from our restaurant

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I wanted to experiment with a streaking (dry brushing) kind of method.

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dark waxing

This is a picture of the dark waxing. I first put on the clear wax.

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I'm using the finished door in my shop to hang some of my handmade signs.

I’m using the finished door in my shop to hang some of my handmade signs.

This is the before picture of the glass coffee table.

This is the before picture of the glass coffee table.

A piece of wood was inserted by my husband to make it into a shadow box table

A piece of wood was inserted by my husband to make it into a shadow box table

I painted the table all one color - sea salt and then painted some parts grey.

I painted the table all one color – sea salt and then painted some parts grey.

Now it has been distressed. See some of the sea salt color showing through.

Now it has been distressed. See some of the sea salt color showing through.

The finished piece: A wonderful shadow box table that you can display your favorite treasures. I'm going to use this in my workshop for a while.

The finished piece: A wonderful shadow box table that you can display your favorite treasures. I’m going to use this in my workshop for a while.

before pic of vintage cabinet

before pic of vintage cabinet

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After pic of vintage cabinet – I’m using this in my workshop to store paint and craft items. I painted it two shades of coral.

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before pic of desk (used to be sewing machine cabinet)

before pic of desk

after pic of desk - I painted it, distressed it lightly and then put polycrylic.

after pic of desk – I painted it, distressed it lightly and then put polycrylic.

final collage of green chairs

Collage of 4 refurbished chairs – Had to sand the bad areas and replace some screws, then painted, distressed, and clear waxed and reupholstered the cushions.

before pic of chair

before pic of chair

Close up picture of chair before

Close up picture of chair before

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close up pic of chair – These are going to be used for seating at our restaurant, Country Kitchen.

Chair on left has been painted antique red. Chair on right has been painted, distressed, clear waxed, and dark waxed.

Chair on left has been painted antique red. Chair on right has been painted, distressed, clear waxed, and dark waxed.

Before and after of tall back chairs - did 3 of them - painted black and lightly distressed

Before and after of tall back chairs – did 3 of them – painted black and lightly distressed

Baby doll bed

Baby doll bed

Before and After End tables

Before and After End tables

Before: 1970's coffee table

Before: 1970’s coffee table

After: 1970's coffee table

After: 1970’s coffee table

Before: Vintage Chair from Mexico

Before: Vintage Chair from Mexico

After: Vintage chair from Mexico

After: Vintage chair from Mexico

Before: vintage white chair

Before: vintage white chair

After: vintage chair painted green with bird fabric seat

After: vintage chair painted green with bird fabric seat

 

Before: Display cabinet

Before: Display cabinet

After: Display Cabinet

After: Display Cabinet

Before: 1970's end table with 2 drawers

Before: 1970’s end table with 2 drawers

After: 1970 end table painted and antique glazed

After: 1970 end table painted and antique glazed

Before: Changing Table

Before: Changing Table

After: Painted pink and distressed baby changing table

After: Painted pink and distressed baby changing table

Vintage Country Cabinet

Before: Vintage Country Cabinet

After: Vintage Country Cabinet

After: Vintage Country Cabinet

Before: Victorian children's pew

Before: Victorian children’s pew

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After: Victorian Children’s Pew

Before: Child's Dresser

Before: Child’s Dresser

After: Child's pink dresser - left the top original stain

After: Child’s pink dresser – left the top original stain

Before and After of Antique White Queen Bed

Before and After of Antique White Queen Bed

French Chairs - Before and After

French Chairs – Before and After

BEFORE sewing table

Before: Sewing table

AFTER sewing table

AFTER sewing table

BEFORE rooster chair

BEFORE rooster chair

AFTER rooster chair

AFTER rooster chair

BEFORE square end table

BEFORE square end table

AFTER square end table

AFTER square end table

BEFORE dresser

AFTER dresser

AFTER dresser

BEFORE radio/stereo cabinet

BEFORE radio/stereo cabinet

AFTER radio/stereo cabinet

AFTER radio/stereo cabinet

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