Furniture Portfolio


This page contains photos of my furniture work.   Please see my “Sign Gallery”  link for photos of my signs.

Embellished Buffet

blue buffet front

Curvy Bench

blue bench 1


Upholstered Ikat chair

ballard chair before

Chair “After”

ballard chair front

Painted Frame

frame side

Settee turned chalkboard


settee final

Butterfly side table

butterfly side table 1

Industrial inspired coffee table

bottling table

Sweet Settee

settee angle

Buffet with exquisite detailing

buffet front

Writing table from sewing machine base

sewing table edit

Gaggles of Gargoyles
Before: IMG_6867



Corresponding Secretary
Before: IMG_7224

After:IMG_7384_resize, ASCP Duck Egg blue


IMG_7406_resize, reproduction vintage postcards decoupaged on writing area.   ASCP Scan Pink

Ethan Allen Dining Set re-do

Vintage kneeling stool reupholstered

stool front angle mustard


French Country styled cabinetfrench cabinet6


“Centenarian Sisters”

maple dresser before

maple dresser done

maple washstand before

maple washstand done

maple washstand sawmarks

maple dresser whorl after


8 thoughts on “Furniture Portfolio

  1. Heidi says:

    love it!

  2. Heidi says:

    I just started using Pinterest. I see you have buttons below, maybe you can add one for Pinterest.

  3. Dana Griffith says:

    But this is all you have finished so far? It feels like you had me carry around more than a few dressers. The secretary is pretty cute, though. Some soft light (the kind you get in late afternoon that makes everything look buttery) would give it more visual appeal.

  4. I get a kick out of seeing the oaks leaves in the grass in your photographs – just like my own photographs!!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna
    White Oak Studio Designs/Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations


    • If I can take my pictures outdoors under the trees I do! I love the natural backdrop. But most of the time when I’m taking pictures my “helpers” are not home to help me move things so I make do with what I can where ever I can find decent light. I took a look at your blog and yes I see similarities! Have a great weekend! — Pauline

  5. Heather says:

    Just found you via Miss Mustard Seed and I love the secretary, it’s creative and beautiful. I noticed that you had a hole in your caning. Can you share how you fixed that because I have that issue with my new (to me) dining chairs. It seems like it is only getting worse!

    • Hi Heather! Thanks for your thoughts and feel free to email me pictures of your caning problem for detailed advice. To make the repair, I purchased a chair caning kit from a local woodworking shop. Here is a link of the package – but I didn’t get it at Amazon
      The packaging comes in 2.5mm or 3.0mm diameter reeds. Caning is also sold in sheets but for a simple repair what you really need is the reeding so even if you can find that in the size you need that would be enough. To make the repair, first I soaked some reeds in water to make them pliable. I replaced each piece of reeding that was severed, cutting it a few inches longer than the reed I was replacing. I would focus on one piece of reeding at a time – break it down or it can make you a little nutty. I would “anchor” each new piece under either an intact section of the caning, or between a piece of caning and the chair frame (depending on where the hole was) and would use wood glue (Gorilla) to set it in place. I would try to hide the ends and tuck them behind another piece of reeding the best I could. I would follow the original pattern of the weave when replacing each section. The first piece of caning being replaced is easy, then each additional piece gets trickier due to the weave as the reed will need to go over and/or under other reeds to follow the caning pattern. But if you study the pattern it will all make sense. After the piece is secure and lightly glued in, I would use blue painters tape to hold it until it dried – I didn’t want any loose ends poking upward. After it was dry, I removed the tape and stained the new reeding with a gel stain to get it close to the color of the original caning (which was a dark color) Then I painted over everything with chalk paint. It sounds tricky, and it does require a little patience (and for me use of my reading glasses :)) but it is doable. If the hole is really big, you might want to remove the caning all together and replace it, or follow one of Miss Mustardseed’s French Chair upholstery tutorials and replace the caning with fabric. I’m in the process now of reupholstering 4 old chairs with new fabric, and I think the backs were caned 100 years ago.
      Sorry I don’t have pictures to explain the repair better! Next time I’ll take pictures and write up a tutorial. Until then feel free to drop me a note with questions. Good luck! — Pauline

  6. Christine says:

    DO you still have or are you selling that gorgeous bed with the curved footboard? I LOVE that style and haven’t been able to find something that doesn’t have dusty (sometimes stinky) tufted fabric on them.

    I was also wondering if you took projects for people? I have 3 antique dining chairs that I LOVE. They’re broken in spots around the seat (the pieces are held in place by the nailhead trim) and I’m looking to reupholster the seats. If you take on this type of work, may we chat? 🙂

    Just lovely work.

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