Barley Twist Rocking Chair

This rocking chair had such amazing barely twist carvings that it would have been a shame to see it lost to the dump.  It only needed a new seat and would be great for any home, man-cave, or cottage.  I was taught some upholstery basics at college, but it is not something in which I … Continue reading Barley Twist Rocking Chair


Vintage Vanity

Refinished fancy lady's makeup table or vanity. The small Art Deco details really drew me to this piece.  You can picture Fay Wray getting ready at a vanity like this one. It wasn't in awful shape but was dull and tired looking. It's back to looking fit for a movie star!

Eastern Furniture Victoriaville Table

This little Eastern Furniture company gate leg table came to us from my wife's grandparents' house in Cobalt, Ontario. This table had seen better days, as it had rings, peeling veneers, and a chipped and peeling finish. I experimented with some new finishing techniques and achieved a super deep, dark ebony high-gloss finish.

Heywood Wakefield Coffee Table

I refinished this vintage Heywood Wakefield coffee table that was pretty much saved from the garbage. One man's trash is another man's treasure.  I found this table at a charity shop. Its owners had not been kind to it, but I noticed it was solid wood. I flipped it over and saw the Heywood Wakefield … Continue reading Heywood Wakefield Coffee Table

Teak side tables

This pair of teak side tables belonged to my parents, and there was a matching coffee table.  I don't know if one of my siblings has the coffee table or if it's gone for good.  Anyway, these tables needed a touch up. You can see the wear from scratches, water rings, and a nice big … Continue reading Teak side tables

Teak Coffee Table

I love teak.  Maybe it's from growing up with it in the house.  Maybe it's just because it's awesome.  Whatever the reason, when I found this old teak coffee table I jumped at the chance to refinish it. This is a Canadian-made teak table built by Nordic Furniture in Markdale, Ontario. Of course it had … Continue reading Teak Coffee Table

Dresser With No Handles

I found another Art Deco style dresser.  This one has grips under the drawer fronts.  I am partial towards art deco.  I think it is such a classic and clean look.  The use of the grain patterns to add flair is always so beautiful, especially after they have been restored.  This one is FOR SALE!!! … Continue reading Dresser With No Handles