Tuesday, October 6, 2009

WhiteBerry Couture

While I absolutely love taking the ugliest, tackiest furniture and making it pretty, sometimes I see things that are already unique and lovely but are just old and a little scratched. A coat of paint and occassionally some new hardware take these items from Grandma's basement antiques to stunning items. I have some fun new items to share over the next weeks, so here is a small glimpse at just a few of my exciting new items:

This sideboard was originally purchased as the vanity for Wren's bathroom. But once we got it home and did a little further inspection we decided that it probably wasn't quite as strong as we would need it to be to hold a marble slab. This piece is in rough condition, but well over 100 years old.


This is the sweetest table. It will be perfect for a kitchen or hallway with it's room cabinet. The previous owners added knobs where there was no drawer so I had to fill those holes. I am almost finished with this guy so I will be sharing it very soon~


This antique french provincial dresser was restained in the past decade or so in a red cherry. It is missing one of the key hole covers so I will have to buy new ones but this will be one cute dresser with a new coat of paint and some new hardware.

This dresser and mirror are just darling! I will probably share the finished piece this week. This would be gorgeous in any bedroom.


I have some other gorgeous antiques to share, but since I don't want to keep you all hanging I will share these finished ones first~

19 comments:

the tichenor family said...

I can't wait to see these transformations! You are incredibly talented & inspiring!! xoxo

Lou Cinda said...

I can't wait to see them done!! I know they will be awesome!!!

Lou Cinda :)

julie said...

oh! i cant wait to see! i would love to buy one but live in florida!

Emily Call said...

I have to say that I LOVE looking at your blog. I am so excited to see how those pieces turn out.

Love the Decor! said...

You found some gorgeous pieces!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That looks like my basement! Piles of furniture sitting around waiting to be finished. I love, love the dresser and pretty buffet. Great pieces and I can't wait to see the transormations (subtle or dramatic as they may be!)

ms. less is always more said...

the second piece would be lovely as a modified changing table in a baby's room as well (looks like it is about the right height/depth!)

Lee Laurie said...

I really like your blog and all of your ideas. These pieces are all nice and they will be awesome after you re-do them. Can't wait!

Enchantresses Three said...

You have inspired me to try my hand at furniture redo's! Seriously your work is breathtaking!! I got an old china cabinet off of craigs list. If I can make it half as beautiful as any of your peices I will be satisfied!
Hugs,
Sariah

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to see what you do with these things!

{ L } said...

I ALWAYS love to see your afters!

Kalee said...

I cannot wait to see what you do with these!

You have seriously inspired me to try and find old pieces to work on for our new home.

Tamstyles said...

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14footceilings said...

I can't wait to see what you do with these!

Carey said...

Hi. I absolutely love your work! I am wondering how you do your distressing? i know there are many methods out there, but i just love the outcome on your furniture!

Rebecca said...

Yay so many new transformations to look forward to seeing!!! Those are some beautiful antique pieces. I love all the legs and feet and beautiful carvings in the wood. They just don't make furniture the same these days! Can't wait to see all the hardware you choose too!

Sharon said...

Great finds. Looking forward to your transformations.

Caitlin said...

I can't wait to see what you have in mind for these! You do such amazing work! I'm a lover of before and after's as well, sooo excited :-)

Caitlin

www.thathouseonthecorner.blogspot.com

melissalynnshelly said...

Your work is absolute genius, Holly!

 
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