Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sneak peek!

Only 7 more sleeps until our first public sale! We'll be selling all sorts of re-newed furniture and home decor pieces next Saturday. Here are the details:

Warman Craft & Bake Sale
Legends Centre
Warman, SK
Saturday, November 16th
9am to 4:30 pm

If you've been watching our Facebook page, you will have seen a sneak peek of SOME of the pieces we'll be selling there. Starting tomorrow, we'll be taking pictures of individual pieces and posting them to the page, so if you haven't been watching it already, it's a good time to start! We'll try to get back to this blog to post some of this pictures too, though, for those of you who don't have Facebook. 

It has been an amazing year for re-new and we are so excited about the support we have received. Can't wait to meet many of you next weekend at our first sale!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Loft Love ♥️

A project that has consumed my summer. Building garage with a small living space above. A bit of a retreat for us on a lakefront property. A getaway.

This isn't an old building. It was built new, but almost all of the interior furnishings were reNew projects for me.

This post is sweet, simple and to the point. Just as I want my time spent at the loft to be.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Little Red Dresser

Things behind the scenes at Re-new have been very busy lately!   We have been sanding, painting and planning in preparation for our upcoming sale.  We hope you will come and visit us at the Warman Craft Sale on November 16th where we will be sharing our collection of re-newed cuteness!  

This is a quick before and after of a retro style dresser that you will find at the sale.  I finished this piece in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.   There are so many beautiful colours and finishes that can be achieved with this paint, and it was very simple to use.  If you like a distressed or "chippy" finish then I would definitely recommend giving this product a try.   For this dresser I used two coats of Tricycle Red and finished it with Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil.  If you are interested in trying this paint it is  retailed back in my hometown by the talented and creative Christa at Milk Crate Creations.  
I am going to have a hard time parting with this one...




Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Take a load off

Quick before and after

I am working on a cabin loft project ... I'll leave you with a few pictures of projects I've got on the go for that right now.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Table talk

The task: A custom project for a coworker of mine. Her grandfathers dining room table was in need of TLC. She didn't need another dining table, but came up with the great idea of converting to a coffee table for their family room.

Process: Disassemble. Sand top. Cut legs down to a height of 18". Reassemble. Add brackets to sturdy. Stain and oil top. Tape and spray paint legs and apron a charcoal colour. Distress slightly. Seal project and deliver.

Outcome: I am thrilled with the outcome. It's a nice rustic, well worn looking family room coffee table that should hopefully add some charm and function for many more years to come.

Things I've learned: I could never be a surrogate. I fall in love with every Renew project that I complete. I struggle to cough up the finished product every time. My furniture, or others, and this piece was no exception.