Why do I collect? That's easy... because it's so much fun! Ever since I can remember I have been going to flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, you name it. Wherever I could find some sort of interesting treasure or cool piece of junk! I love driving around in search of new places or revisiting my favorite spots. I come from a family of collectors and have lived amongst antiques and collectibles my whole life. I have a passion for decorating especially with things that I find in my travels or even things found in the trash... which by the way can be some of the best stuff! But for those who share the same passion, I don't have to tell you... you all know what fun it is and how addicting it can be! Here I will share my collections, interesting finds, decorating tips, photos, projects, friends collections and thoughts and whatever else I may find along the way.



A few years ago I bought this cute little dresser at a shop in Quakertown, PA. It was originally painted white... shabby chic style which is what I was going for at the time. After a while I got tired of that look and decided to have it stripped and refinished. My good friend Mark McCoy who does beautiful furniture restoration was able to bring back the original look of this little piece. Not only is the finish smooth and absolutely gorgeous, but he also did a few repairs on the drawers, added a new back and did a small repair to the top of the dresser. He also paid close attention to the little brass escutcheons on each drawer, removing and polishing them. Just beautiful! I guess I should have taken a "before" photo! Oh well... I am very happy with the "after"! Mark is the best!!

1 comment:

  1. It is a lovely piece of furniture - great job!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger


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