31 July 2012

Sweet Revival {the After}

Remember the industrial cart I was working on over the weekend (see the before here)? That's him below. Isn't it lovely?

Here it was in its original state of urban grit

Dry as a bone and not much to look at. 

 And here it is now with a fresh coat of pretty all over.

I enjoy seeing the years of wear left in place. After all, those chips, nicks were well earned. Instead of making it new, I've simply cleaned it up, revived the dry wood, & given it a new purpose.



  1. A fresh coat of pretty indeed!I love your blog, following!

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    1. thanks so much for visiting, sherry! love your work ;)

  3. Absolutely beautiful job on that transformation! Where in the world did you find this great original piece...?

    xoxo laurie

    1. thank you! we came across it while out visiting our daughter in wisconsin. the piece was completely sun baked & was dry as a bone when we rescued it. amazing how forgiving wood can be when given a little tlc!

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    1. awesome, nita! thanks so much ;)

  5. That is just gorgeous. If you can't find space for him, I know the perfect living room for him. ;) (Visiting from TDC!)

    1. annie, thanks for the kind words & thanks so much for visiting! {you have a beautiful family, btw!}


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