Duncan Phyfe Carved Rocking Chair Makeover {General Finishes Paint Review}

rocking chair top view

Mamita did some spring and summer cleaning in her garage.  Inside she found a few “projects” she was hoping to get around to but never did.  So she decided to pass them along to us.  That’s a win for the Boutique! This … Continue reading 

Upcoming Furniture Makeovers – From drab to fab…we hope!

engraved wood rocking chair before

Here’s a snapshot of some of our upcoming furniture projects! We’ll be revealing this little beauty first.  An engraved wooden rocking chair.  This project came from Mamita’s garage. An ugly vinyl upholstered ottoman.  I can’t wait to show you what … Continue reading 

Upcycled Cash Wrap for The Wandering Wardrobe

cash wrap after

We were commissioned by Caroline of The Wandering Wardrobe to upcycle (or build) a piece of furniture to create a cash wrap for Cleveland’s boutique on wheels. This past weekend we delivered!  This is how we converted an industrial cart … Continue reading 

How to build a Wooden Tote Box Part 2 – Rustic & Industrial

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A few weeks ago we featured a DIY project where I recycled scrap wood and wooden dowel rods to create a wooden tote.  My first project in this series was a feminine wooden tote decorated with miniature pom pom trim. … Continue reading 

New Etsy Listing & DIY Project: Upcycled World Globe Pendant Light

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Our latest upcycled listings in our ETSY shop are world globe hanging pendant lights. Karen is a huge fan of globes.  And although we’ve been selling globes in our Etsy shop for months, Karen would NEVER use a valuable vintage … Continue reading 

DIY Lego Table

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Some of you may have seen Lego table ideas on Pinterest or maybe you’ve seen people posting this idea on Facebook. What’s great about our job is that we “Pin” and then we actually make it, because it’s what we do. … Continue reading 

Rustic Ladder Back Chair {Embracing natural wood tones}

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There is something about a ladder back chair that I really like. Also known as “slat-back”, these popular dining room chairs are recognizable by their slated back construction. I found this one at a Goodwill store in Athens, Ohio. It … Continue reading 

Visit us this Saturday at Hudson Ohio’s first upscale flea market

Flea at The Evaporator Works flyer

Hi Everyone! Karen and I would love to be vendors at sooo many shows throughout the year but it just doesn’t get to happen very often. This Saturday is different! Come visit us and shop! Here is the scoop… What: … Continue reading 

Mini Bling Chandelier

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We were recently at Trois Souers in Rocky River, Ohio dropping off some of our items for sale.  When we go to Trois Soeurs we also tend to shop. This day was no different. Kathy and I ran across this adorable light fixture … Continue reading