Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1937 Reveal

Remember the post on Grandma's furniture? Well, we are done with the vanity/desk, highboy, mirror and vanity chair. They turned out BEAUTIFUL and the owner LOVED them! Here is the message left on my FB page by the owner..."I'm still taken back by how beautiful the pieces of my grandmothers furniture from 1937 look in our home. Thank you for restoring and bringing new life to them. What a great story that these treasures will be as they are passed down through the generations!"

I was honored to be able to show her the possibilities of these special pieces and bring those possibilities to life and  cannot wait to get started on the headboard/footboard bench after Christmas vacation. Enjoy the photos (I forgot to get one of the mirror, I will get the owner to send me an AFTER one  and you will need to use your imagination on the BEFORE of it)

We have not yet been able to determine the maker of the furniture but behind the mirror of the vanity was stamped "Logan Porter Mirror Co, High Point, NC  May 7,1937"  (how cool I got to work on this since my birthday is May 7th) We know that her grandparents were married in 1937 and they got this bedroom set as their wedding gift. just wish we could figure out who the furniture company is that made it.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


The Tattered Orange Blossom will be coming to Greenville,SC in 2013! My husband recently took a new position that will be moving us out of the Metro Atlanta area and into Upstate SC. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to the new adventure.

He will be commuting for awhile which means I will still be available for custom painting in the Atlanta area for the time being and if you know anyone in the Upstate I can go ahead and start taking some pieces from there to custom paint as he will be able to help transport small to mid-size pieces back and forth for me on occasion.

Spread the word to all your Upstate friends and family and let them know I am coming that way soon!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Grandma's Special

Look at these gorgeous pieces!!  I had a friend bring these back from her Thanksgiving travels. They belonged to her grandmother and her mom had had them in storage for awhile. When I went to check them out we got to talking and I am going to be refinishing them for her new home. I am going to tackle the vanity, vanity chair and mirror first.

There is also a GORGEOUS headboard and footboard with their original wooden rails and high boy chest that match the vanity. The plan for the headboard and footboard are to turn them into a awesome bench for their home and then I will refinish the highboy as well. I will post before pics once I get them.

I am so happy to be a part of refinishing them and letting grandma's furniture take a special place in my friends new home. Be on the lookout for after pictures as we get pieces done.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Just arrived

Just arrived are some metal/steel barrel lids. I have 1 large and 4 medium sized lids. These would make great  table tops or even painted they would make good art for your wall. Can't wait to get started on working on these...if you are interested in one let me know what I can do for you!

Winner's choice

Here is the chalkboard the winner of my Facebook giveaway was done in antique white with turquoise then distressed a bit. In the process she also ordered a monogram pumpkin and wanted a pink and green motif.

Martha, Martha, Martha

I cannot believe I forgot to post this picture!! Remember my awesome little Martha Washington table? She has been painted turquoise and I have been searching for the perfect knobs to add to her (so far just can't seem to find anything worthy of her) She has lots of storage, 3 drawers and then both sides open for storage as well.

Here is the BEFORE and the AFTER (minus knobs)...she is for sale and since I have not sealed her yet her color can be changed easily. I also still have the original knobs if you want those painted and put back on. Contact me today!

Opinionated 4 y/o

Earlier this year I painted a cute drum table for a client in NC. I was able to get it to my mom who then delivered it for me. In the process my then 3 y/o niece saw it and called me and said "Aunt KayKay I want you do a pink table for me" could I say no?

I found the perfect drum table for her in Boone back at the beginning of the summer and before I knew it my sister sweeped in and claimed it for her redone living room...needless to say Addy-O was not happy. Then in July I was in Tennessee with my mom and came across a neat table that we knew would be perfect.

After much discussion with Addy we picked out paint and got to work...the bottom of the table is done in a hot pink and the edges are glittered (kind of hard to see in the picture) and then the top is finished off with chalkboard paint. She loved it and has been writing/drawing on it ever since she got it home this weekend!

Here are the before and after's...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Antique telephone table/chair...SOLD

Check out this cutie! It is an antique telephone table with attached chair. I know what I would do to it in terms of paint and fabric but before I dig right in I want to offer it up as a custom piece and let the buyer choose color and fabric.

It is a bit on the small side and I think it woule be PERFECT for a kids room.

If interested in it let me know ASAP because I doubt it will last very long! This is now SOLD be looking for the AFTER pics soon!

Consignment pieces

I have acquired a couple of consignment pieces this past week. These are available for CUSTOM ONLY.

The first piece is a large solid wood, glass topped coffee/tv table with a drawer. It is very shabby chic/cottage in design and would compliment any living space.

The second piece is a round pedestal dining./breakfast table with a leaf. There are chairs available as well if you are looking for a dining/breakfast set. If not you can purchase just the table. This is a great piece, solid wood and handmade.

So go ahead and choose your paint color and  contact me for pricing on these items!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Holidays are coming...

Are you ready for the fastly approaching holiday season? Do you have enough seating, table space? Maybe you just moved and are in need of new furniture.

This week I have acquired several new pieces with more to come and they are all available for custom painting in time for your holiday gatherings!

Items available are Bombay & Co coffee table and matching side table, a small foyer/entry way table and a round pedestal dining/breakfast table with a leaf. There are chairs available as well if you are looking for a dining set, if not you can purchase the table by itself.

Best part is YOU get to choose your paint color!! Contact me soon for pictures and pricing in order to guarantee finishing before your holiday gathering!

Just a reminder that all custom pieces require a 50% deposit at time of order and the remainder 50% when you pick up finished items.

Friday, October 26, 2012

I want to hear from YOU!!

Yes, my dear followers, fans, friends....tell me what paint colors you want to see. I have picked up several pieces lately and I am dying to paint them but I am BORED with the colors I already have and want to spice things up a bit.

I am dying to paint something a kelly green or a hot pink or a inky, navy blue...would you buy a table or other piece of furniture in those colors? Remember everyone needs a POP of color somewhere or  that one conversational piece in their home.

So, have at it, send me your color choices and then keep an eye out for these new pieces to be for sale!

Don't forget that I am also available for custom painting on a piece(s) you already own and love that just needs a little updating. Email me at for an estimate on your piece and please attach several pictures with a description of what look you are wanting done to it. Please allow up to 2 weeks on custom pieces and a 50% deposit will be required when you drop your item off to me with the remainder due when you pick up the finished product.

We are heading out to the Braselton Antique Festival this weekend and looking forward to getting some inspiration from vendors and meeting a vendor that I have met through FB, can't wait to put a face with a name! If you are in the northern part of Atlanta and have time be sure to head up there and check out the festival.

Have a great weekend and remember to post those colors!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pendant lamp

Earlier this year I saw this wire basket at my mother-in-law's and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it...turn it into a pendant lamp!!! It is larger than the picture shows, will try and get a better angle posted later today.

It was super easy as the basket already had an opening in the bottom that the light kit would fit through. I think it would look great hanging over a breakfast table, in a foyer, hanging outside over the front door or anywhere you want/need some lighting. I personally like it black but I will paint it whatever color the buyer requests. Contact me for pricing.

Mom and daughter rocking chair re-do

I had the pleasure of re-doing a rocking chair for some friends from church who were expecting their first baby. This rocking chair belonged to the mom's family and she was rocked in it as a little girl and wanted to update it to use with her own little girl.

The original color was an olive/avocado green and they wanted to go with an antique white and distress it down to where some of the original green would come through...I tried a new product on it, Webster's Chalk Paint powder and I love the way it turned out!

The baby arrived a few days early and had to spend some time in the hospital but she is home now. When I dropped off the rocking chair yesterday they loved it and were already rocking that sweet baby in it before I left.

The after pic was taken in too much sun but I hope you can get a good idea of the final finish.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Monogram Pumpkin Decor

I made these pumpkin decorations last fall and decided to offer them again this year if there is any interest. If you are not the Fall/Halloween decorating type I can also offer these for Christmas with a ball in place of the pumpkin. Pricing starts around $25 and can be painted in any color and glittered in any color. Contact me soon if wanting to use for Fall or to get a jumpstart on your Christmas decorating.

Monday, August 13, 2012

We have a WINNER!

Congrats to Margaret Martin for wining the chalkboard giveaway!!

Thanks to all those that entered, be on the lookout for future giveaways!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's time for a GIVEAWAY!!! ....CLOSED

YAY!!! My FB page hit 250 fans today so I can FINALLY do my chalkboard giveaway to thank ya'll for being the best fans ever!! To be entered all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post with your first and last name (so I can verify your "like" on FB) therefore you MUST also be a fan of "The Tattered Orange Blossom" on FB.

The winner will receive a cabinet door repurposed into a chalkboard (like the one pictured above) in your color choice and you can choose between a 14.5in x 13in square or a 9in x 22in rectangle. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday Aug 12th and I will announce the winner on Monday Aug 13th.

Thanks again for being the best fans and be sure to pass the word along to your friends so they can enter too!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Custom table

My sister has been redoing her living room and needed a small table to go next to the new sofa. I have had this little drum table for a few weeks and we decided this would be the perfect fit. I painted it a shade lighter than their new wall color, added the monogram and then took a dark walnut stain and wiped it on to darken it a bit to contrast with the new leather sectional they just got. Can't wait to see it in it's new home!

New pieces available for custom painting...

Here are a few new pieces I recently picked up that are available for custom painting...the tobacco box (last picture) does need a new foot but will be done for whoever may be interested in it. The first picture is a Martha Washington sewing table with 3 drawers and side storage. Contact me for pricing questions.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Sorry I have been MIA for got out and things got BUSY around here!! I have a few things I am working on and will be posting them very soon.

Don't forget I have the chalkboard giveaway once my FB page hits 250 likes!! Tell all your friends b/c we are so close...234 "likes" right now so the giveaway will be posted soon, I can feel it!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Hey guys! I am holding an auction over on my Facebook page. I have several items posted, bidding starts at 7pm tonight and will run until 7pm tomorrow (Mon May 7th). If you win and are in the Atlanta area you can pick up your items, if you live in the Raleigh/Durham area we can arrange delivery on my trip in a couple of weeks, if you live outside either of these areas I can ship at your expense.

I have a photo album with the title AUCTION with pics of the items and the starting bids listed. Go take a look and snatch something up so I can make room for more items!! Good Luck!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New item

If interested in a galvanized chalkboard bucket let me know. They can be painted any color you want and come in party tub size which is pictured below or in an oval size. Endless useful possibilities with these! If you prefer a monogram let me know!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sprucing up...

Just wanted to post a sneak peek of the drum table I picked up this past weekend. The color is Dwarf Spruce and it is on my list of fave colors now, it is so versatile! This table was SOLD in less than 24 hrs, can't wait to finish and it get it to its new owner!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mid Century marvelousnes...

Check out this marvelous Mid Century patio set I came across yesterday. I can so picture this in a bright red or an orange or lime green...possibilities are ENDLESS. Add a few patterned outdoor pillows and voila!

Any takers?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What a cutie...

Last month when my mom was visiting we wound up a store I had not been into before. While we were there I came across a cute little antique drum table, while the price was good I decided to haggle a bit. When I could not get them down to what I felt like it was worth I walked away. For the last month I have talked about that table over and over to the point where my husband said, "Just pay it and go get it!"

Well, today I went back and that table was still there so I made an offer and ended up getting it! I am soooo happy to finally have it and cannot wait to get started on painting it!! Here is the BEFORE picture. If interested and get with me this week you can pick your color...isn't she precious!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Coffee table love

A few weeks ago I came across this gorgeous coffee table from The Bombay Company for a great deal and just had to snatch it up! I am finally caught up on other pieces that I can start on this piece. Let me know you are interested and you can pick your color!!

AVAILABLE...Before pic


Head on over to my Facebook page, The Tattered Orange Blossom and check out my giveaway! Help me get to 250 fans and be sure to "share" the status update about the giveaway. Once I hit 250 fans I will giveaway a small chalkboard, in the winners choice of color, to one person who "shared" the giveaway!

Head on over and start sharing for your chance to win a chalkboard!

Monday, April 9, 2012


I had an inquiry about the chalkboards I am doing from old cabinet doors. They come in a variety of sizes...

19in x 22in
14.5in x 13in
15in x 19in (this is the turquoise one pictured on my FB page and here)
9in x 28in
9in x 22in

They come in a variety colors. Prices vary on size chosen. I will also ship to you and try to find the most economical shipping option for you.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Zebra love...

I picked up a set of chairs several months back with the intention of rehabbing them for my living room. Well, one thing after another kept coming up so I still have not gotten the new couch I was wanting so I figured it was time to do something with these chairs and put them out there on my business page.

This is the rehab I just finished on one of the chairs(still need to add the new casters to the chair), this one has been SOLD but I have another one just like this I can do for you. I can do the same color and fabric or I can customize for you. Message me if you are interested in the other chair or anything else you see pictured!



Monday, April 2, 2012

Can you see it?

So we were out of town for the weekend and I brought back several things...more cabinet doors in a variety of sizes, some tools and what you see pictured below.  I am excited about what I am going to do with the cage...can you guess what I'm making? Look hard and it may come to you, do you see it? Feel free to respond with your guesses!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ready for new home

I love this rocking chair and the more I painted and sanded and polyed the more I loved it...secretly wishing it's buyer would change her mind (kidding Jenell). Maybe oneday I will come across another rocker built as well as this one and comes to life like this one did.

Friday, March 23, 2012


My mom has been visiting for a few days so we have hit up several antique places in the area. Today I came across these 2 trunks that, when we opened them, were full of lighting equipment.  I bought them with plans to rehab the trunks and then figure out what to do with the lighting equipment at a later date.  I plan on rehabbing them into either toy boxes, coffee tables, benches, the possibilities are endless!
The trunks measure 30 L x 17 W x 18 H and both come with a pull out tray that has dividers.

Below are a few pics...if interested in one of them let me know ASAP so you can choose your paint color,etc... If you are interested in any lighting equipment let me know as well and I will give you a list of what was inside each trunk, I just went ahead and took pictures once I got home I still need to clean up the light bulbs as they had dust on them but are apparently still useable.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

It's been a busy week at my house! My husband is finishing up building the set for the spring children's musical for our church so he has pretty much taken over my workspace thus putting larger pieces on hold until this weekend.

While he has been occupying my space I have taken over the sun porch and cranked out a few smaller projects. I had a couple of vintage wrought iron plant holders I added some of my favorite turquoise paint to, I worked on a chalkboard made from an old cabinet door and I finished the bench from my previous post.

The bench is NOT FOR SALE at this time but I can make more chalkboards in a variety of colors, right now I have turquoise, red, lime green, yellow and hot pink. The plant holders are for sale too, either alone or as a set (actually a set of 3 but have not finished the 3rd one yet, the one pictured is the 2 tiered plant holder the other 2 are 1 tier). Contact me if you are interested in purchasing.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sneaky Peek

Here is a sneaky peek of what is to come in the next week. I actually picked up this vintage water bench at a auction a couple years ago and I love it just the way it is. I toy with painting or staining it every few months but after watching a squirrel try to have his way with it last week I have decided to bite the bullet and sand it and take a brush to it.
Not sure yet if I will sell it or keep it, if you are interested shoot me a message and we can discuss.