Repairing A Water Damaged Antique Heart Pine Chest

This winter, we had our fair share of ice in Middle Tennessee. When the ice dams formed on a number of roofs, the water found a way inside many homes, and besides structural damage, some personal belongings were damaged as well. This antique long leaf heart pine chest was one of […]

The Mudroom Does Not Have To Look Like A Mudroom!

I just finished working on a small built in with a bench and upper cubbies. Most of these spaces tend to be more utilitarian versus having some design character, so this is a good opportunity to highlight some simple design changes that help put a bit of a twist on the […]

Mahogany Drop Leaf Table Makeover!

 

Well I finally made it, or should I say this table finally made it home. Cold weather is usually not the greatest for working on big pieces so over the last month or so, I have been able to slowly begin the transformation process for this table. So step into […]

Making New Wood Look Old!

Ok, I know quite a few people are not going to agree when I say this, but I am not a fan of barn wood used inside a home. I say that with one caveat. Unless I can be assured the wood was properly cleaned and treated for contamination. My […]

What’s wrong with my Caulk?

The way I see it…

Now that I have your attention! I wanted to share a few thoughts on caulking around cabinets, trims and moldings. It has been almost nine years since I moved to Middle Tennessee, and I can still hear the most famous lines from my builder’s representative about […]

Grandma’s Brown Furniture

The way I see it…

Who would ever have thought that current furniture trends would be driven by packaging? Big box furniture manufacturers have gotten quite adept of making furniture that can be packed flat in a box and assembled by a screwdriver. Slick marketing campaigns has convinced a whole lot […]