Friday, October 15, 2010

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Custom distressed furniture!

Last weekend my husband and I attended a workshop from Mandie at Altar’d – Funky Chic Furniture with some friends & family and learned some fabulous new techniques on painting and refinishing furniture.
Tyler is so talented and we have decided to pursue this craft!  We are working on a few pieces we’ve had hanging around in our garage & then will start painting furniture for a local store in Denton called When Pigs Fly – A Curious Little Shop.
In addition we would love to help anyone who has furniture that needs a little TLC. If you have a piece you’d like a quote on, please email me!
Allison {at} DesignLifeInc {dot} net
The first dresser we tackled is for Bella’s Big Girl Room!
Here it is BEFORE – quite a find for $30!
before cream dresser
Tyler structurally re-worked the entire piece and stabilized the back and sides, made new slides for the drawers and fixed each drawer.
He also removed the hardware and patched the holes so we could use knobs instead of pulls & routed the top of the dresser to give it a bit more detail.
And the finished piece! I am in love!
After cream dresserAfter cream dresser detail
On our way to the workshop we stopped at a garage sale and found an oval mirror for $6! We bought it and painted & distressed it to match Bella’s dresser so we can hang it in her new room.
Here is the frame BEFORE
And the frame AFTER, with a Giveaway chalkboard. Once we get the mirror up and in the room I’ll post more photos.
We also bought this chest for $30 for our Living Room.
before aqua dresser
We painted, distressed and glazed this piece and I think it’s fabulous!!
After aqua dresserAfter aqua dresser detail
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Custom Pillows!


I recently started making burlap custom pillows to sell at a local store.  Here are a few styles that are available for purchase at When Pigs Fly – A Curious Little Shop in Denton. 

You can also place orders by simply sending me an email.

Allison {at} DesignLifeInc {dot} net


Custom damask print with 1” flange

15” x 24”


“Love” pillow

12” x 16”

*also available in “faith” and “hope”



Chandelier pillow

16” x 16”



20” x 20”


Custom single initial Monogram

18” x 18”


Custom Monogram

11”  x 17”

All pillows include fills & can be ordered in custom sizes and ink color.