Thursday, October 31, 2013

White China Cabinet with Floral Interior

This hutch was in a fairly sad state when I first saw it. The veneer on the bottom set of doors was flaking and to the majority of people it did not give confidence that anything good could ever come out of it. I knew what needed to be done to turn this ugly duckling into a charming piece of furniture. You can see this piece in person at Freedom Clothing Collective at 939 Bloor Street West in Toronto. It is also listed in my Etsy store.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Coffee Table With a Painted Runner

Here is a little something I have been experimenting with yesterday and to be honest, I am quite thrilled with the outcome. I started off with a pretty ordinary, but super sturdy, coffee table and turned it into a vintage meets modern piece of furniture.
Apologies for the photography quality and the lack of staging. I was just too thrilled a out it and had to share it as soon as possible.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sneak Preview of the Latest Poppy

Before Shot - good bones and that's about it

Step 1 - measure carefully and tape off the triangles

First half painted out

Final colour pallet 

Some touch-ups are still needed to the top, but I am quite happy with the outcome.
It may take a few days before it is 100% finished and ready for its glam shot.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Yard in October

I didn't realize I skipped September - oh boy, where did the time go.
Here are the pictures of my back yard on this gorgeous Fall morning.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Mini Furniture for Your Jewelry

Here are some photos of what Karen and I have been up to in the last little while. We are reworking this miniature furniture pieces as par of our Freedom Reconstructed brand of products. Some of them have already sold and some are still available. We also plan to keep adding more to the offering. To see them in person, come by Freedom Clothing Collective at 939 Bloor Street West in Toronto.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Poppies at the Toronto Fall Home Show

Toronto Fall Home Show is happening this weekend in the city and a few of my Poppies have been selected to be represented as the part of the Etsy booth, curated by the talented HGTV designer Tara Fingold. All items from the booth are available for purchase with a 10% discount if you enter FALLHOMESHOW coupon code. Here are a few pictures of the booth. For more, please check the HGTV blog.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Poppy - Green Dresser with Ornate Details

When I first saw this dresser it left a little bit to be desired. The drawers were sticky, the frame a bit squeaky. Despite its deficiencies, I decided to take it under my wing and turn it into a beautiful and useful piece of furniture. A little bit of glue here, a screw three, some good sanding and this piece got a new lease on life and a chance to be admired and enjoyed all over again.
Dimensions and shipping/delivery info is listed on my Etsy page.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Poppy - Gradient Painted Dresser

This dresser will make a statement wherever you choose to put it. Painted in gradient pattern with white on top and dark grey on the bottom drawer it is not your average piece of furniture. All drawers slide well, offer a ton of storage space and have been lined with leftover wallpaper. 
It is now available in my Etsy store.