September 13, 2018

September 6, 2018

September 5, 2018

Restoration Hardware Inspired Mahogany Dresser

It's my favorite kind of project! A Restoration Hardware inspired piece! I loving getting that look at an affordable price, don't you? Let's turn an old garage sale find into a RH masterpiece!
We got this old mahogany dresser, but this project will work on any wood type. Here's our inspiration, let's get started...

August 30, 2018

August 29, 2018

Stain Cabinetry like a Pro

We have spent most of the summer in Fresno, though that was not the original plan! It's been so sad to see the smoke filled air and know northern Cali is suffering. This project comes from Fresno - so i't's the perfect time to share it.  Now if you're like me, you would be skeptical to stain your own cabinets. But you can see my husband stained these while we were at a trade show! 

August 23, 2018

August 22, 2018

Restoration Hardware "Gray" Millwork

Maple floors and millwork are less common now, because maple doesn't take traditional wood stains very well. But they were super common back in the day. You will find maple millwork and floors, in older homes, especially in the east and mid-west. 
Fortunately, staining maple is no longer a problem if you use reactive stains. I mean, just look at this millwork! This is a great project for old and new wood. Not to mention, reactive stains are super easy to use.

August 16, 2018

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