April 24, 2013

office re-vamp

you might remember my post last year about trying to make my office work better for me. the remaining items in the "what's left to figure out" category proved to be the catalyst for a really legitimate change in my office set up. not only do i now have more countertop/desktop space, i still have enough drawers to keep the clutter out of sight and i get to turn and enjoy my window. i've even made sure to position myself in such a spot that passersby in the hall can't see what i'm doing. so far so good!

April 23, 2013

wood slab table redo

the Mistero and I have been working on overhauling this wood slab table and its two benches since last fall. we sanded off layers and layers of varnish from the tabletop and benches, and now the Mistero insists on also sanding the bottoms (sigh). while i agree that sanding dramatically improves the undersides, does anyone really care? the clean, refinished surfaces have been painstakenly oiled many times over. i'll share more photos as we progress with this project. while we are obviously pouring lots of DIY TLC into this project, we don't really have a place for any of these pieces in our home. that said, if any one might be interested in purchasing the table, its awesome iron base, or one of the benches, please contact me for more information and additional photos.

mid-process of refinishing this awesome wood slab table on a Chicago Iron Works base

wood slab tabletop detail (un-oiled)

instagrammed photo of the freshly oiled underside of bench #2

April 7, 2013

custom orders

i've been getting a lot of requests for custom orders lately. if you've been considering something, dash me a message - let's talk! inspired by the Inca Sunflower Wreath in the shop, i created two large-scale custom wreaths for Candace's oversized entryways. i made these 22-inch wreaths for her 29-inch wide double doors.