Don’t erase your family history, integrate it. Keep those items that are sentimental and important part of your history by redesigning them and giving them new purpose. Mesh your story with your history and keep familial legends alive!
Most people who inherit furniture either give those pieces away or throw it in the trash. Christine’s goal is to salvage these treasured furnishings and give them a new story. Furniture art and "upcycling" helps her clients save money & saves the planet. Here are some of her faves!
Meet The Melissa, an 8'L x 4'Dx2'H, 650 lb dining room sideboard in desperate need of a modern refresh!
After discovering hundreds of dimples in the wood, I had to mud and sand the entire piece to prep for paint.
After cleaning and sanding, two coats of primer gets applied, Sanding between each coat!
After removing the old hardware and filling in the holes, we get ready to drill the new smoky gray lucite and gold drawer and door pulls.
The BIG reveal! The squeals of delight from my client filled my heart. 20 hours of labor later, we said farewell to The Melissa! See below for the design process gallery.