The thrill of the search . . .

Recently I was invited to a beautiful barn in the country belonging to parents of a good friend of mine.  It was a super cold day - to put it mildly, but the sun was out and the air was dry so we headed to the barn with an empty trailer and anticipation in our hearts. I LOVE finding new pieces to be restyled and am always gracious when items somehow find their way to me . . .

Here is a shot of the beautiful red barn with an empty trailer ready to be loaded. This picture inspires me to paint something red, red and rustic and time worn. Don't you love the colour of this barn? Wouldn't it look beautiful on some dining room chairs with a big old wood table?

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Here is a couple shots of the treasures we acquired.

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Stay tuned to see what becomes of these pieces.

A huge thank you to my sweet friends for sharing their treasures and welcoming us into their home!!

Reclaim. Refinish. Restyle.

I love hearing about your projects!

I love when customers come into the studio excited about the next piece in their home about to be transformed.

Our discussion usually revolves around some pictures on your phone while we talk about all of the colour options offered by van Gogh and Miss Mustard Seed.

I love helping with your colour selection and offering ideas for your custom restyle.

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The conversation usually revolves around a 3 step process:

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RECLAIM: There is always a story about where the piece came from (passed down from grandma? found at the side of the road on the way to the cottage? scouring through yard sales . . .)

REFINISH: There is a goal for what will become of the piece (will it be in your daughters room, or moved from the basement up to the main foyer, maybe it will be taken out of storage and become a showpiece in your home to be used and loved on a daily basis).

RESTYLE: Then there's the vision of what you want the piece to look like (will it be bright and cheery, will it be timeless and classic). How will you transform it?

For more ideas and 'how to' when it comes to restyling your own furniture sign up for one of our fun and inspiring workshops!

a few painted mirror restyles

a few painted mirror restyles

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