Friday, August 13, 2010

It found a friend!

The aqua dresser I mean! The sweetest lady bought the dresser a week or so ago. When she came to pick it up she dropped off this cabinet and a desk.

The cabinet/side table is going to be in the same room so we opted for the same color and glaze. I love how it turned out!! It is so cute now! Forgive me for the sad pictures, I just snapped them in a hurry during nap time!

We have been so busy this week. I can't believe how fast all of this has taken of. It is amazing how Facebook has spread the word. Another fun project this week was a great chair. It has made me want to redo my dinning room. I am just going to have to learn how to not let my wants hurt me. I picked this chair up a couple weeks back. I just could not help myself any more I had to paint it!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mirror mirror on the wall

I am a little heart broken today! I was at one of the shops I frequent today. I had spotted this great antique dresser in PERFECT shape. I had a total lapse in judgement that day. It was raining cats and dogs and I had the baby with me. In a totally stupid decision I decided to not pick it up that day. I know you already know where the story is going. Today I go back and it's gone. I actually had called yesterday and the lady said it was gone. While I was out today I decided to see for myself. Note to self when you see something you love, buy it. Now my poor kitchen still does not have an island for the remodel. I had planned to by this dresser and put a granite top on it. Oh well, on to the next.

Today's trip was not all in vain however. We (my 20 month old and 7 month baby and I ) found a great mirror. It is a honkin piece. I think I almost gave myself a hernia getting it out of the car! I am stoked about it. I think it could go a few ways as far as color. I can see super shabby chic or really clean like a black. Either way it is such a sweet piece.

Back to Betsy for a second. Who knew she would be loved so much. I mean I love her but I didn't know how many others would. Betsy potentially found a home. I just need to take care of her single issue. Thanks for all of your support in our new venture!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Funny how you get attached!

We found this dresser a few weeks back and I knew it needed to be aqua! I blogged about it a week or so back and how it was a nightmare of a day. But in the end it turned out to be so beautiful. Last night it found it's forever home. It was so bitter sweet. It did not match my living room in anyway but I loved it. I have my eye on another dresser that I may paint the same color! And use in the future remodel of our kitchen as an island We will see. It's so funny how I have gotten attached to a few pieces. I am going to have to be super careful to not be seen on the next episode of Hoarders.

I love this little pie crust table. My mom keeps saying They were a "dime a dozen" when my parents got married. Well then for pete's sake why can't I come across another one? This table has been super comical. I had it listed on my favorite site Craigslist.
I had it listed a few days and in that time three people contacted me to buy it that I knew. I was not listed with the business name, so it was totally random. It was a piece that has had sooo much interest. I wish I could find a few more! So if any of you know a grandma or old Aunt that has one, let me know!

We have so many pieces coming up! I took in two new custom pieces last night. They are going in the same room with the aqua dresser. I will be posting them soon. I am just waiting on the go ahead for colors to get started!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This is Betsy!

And I love her! The sad part is she is single and homeless! I am working on the single part. I am shopping for the loves of her life. Four chairs!!!! I am thinking two set of two chairs. She is to cute to be stuck with four boring chairs!

This is her in primer! I can't quite nail down a direction to go until she has some chairs. The great thing about "Betsy" is she is super flexible. She could be extended to seat 4 maybe 6. Or "Betsy" could be used as an entry way table. Better yet in a small space like an apartment she could be both. What more could you ask of a girl! Here is a picture of her extended.

Aren't you starting to love her too??? I think it's funny that I have fallen in love and named a table. Pretty comical in my book! Back to "Betsy" and her homeless situation. If you or someone you know is willing to take in a girl off the streets let me know!!! I promise she's a pretty awesome gal!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

So what is ReClaimed ReStored???

Today is the day I am going "public" with ReClaimed Restored.It's been in the making for a while, so what is it???? ReClaimed ReStored is a furniture restoration business. We will be offering ReClaimed and ReStored furniture at great prices. We will be offering a few options. I LOVE to shop so we will offer Restored pieces ready for the taking. These pieces will be completely ready to come live with you. Another option will be our ReClaimed pieces. These will be pieces that we have ReClaimed but not ReStored yet. With these pieces the possibilities are endless. You will be able to choose colors, glazes, and finishing touches. I will help you pick all of this out from the color to the hardware. Our third option will be our Restored spots. Do you have a great piece of furniture that just needs a facelift. We will be offering monthly spots to reStore your pieces. Again with this option we will walk you through picking out all your colors and such. We have tonsof ideas for your pieces. To contact me please email me at You can follow this journey by "following" us through the blog or on facebook. Please allow us a little grace, I am pretty computer challenged:) I will be documenting pieces as they go through the process of be ReStored. If you check out our pictures on Facebook there is a before and after section as well as what is available. We look forward to seeing where this goes!!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Marathon day

Today is going to be a marathon of painting to get ready for the official launch of ReClaimed ReStored on Monday. I have 4 pieces drying, waiting on the next coat or glazing. Last night while my husband watched two horrible movies I distressed and glazed a dresser. It is so pretty I want to keep it for our house but I have no where to put it. Oh well! I am hoping to get another couple pieces done today. We snagged a pretty awesome table and chairs this morning and I may get it primed, not sure. Mountain Dew is for sure my bff today. I have a ton of ideas swirling in my head in terms of the business. For today however it's me, Pandora and the paint brush! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Friday!

This week has been a challenge to say the least. Of all weeks to have so much to do it was my week to work in the salon. You see in my former days before kids I co owned a salon and did hair full time and worked for the hair care company Paul Mitchell. Right before I had my beautiful daughter I felt the call to stay at home with her and to walk away from EVERYTHING I had ever known. I could write a whole blog about that experience as it brought me more happiness than I can express. I will save that for another day. I will just say your children are the only "treasures" you will see in Heaven. Enough of my soap box! So, like I was saying it was my week to work. I work one afternoon a month (do you call that working). For whatever reason it throws our whole week in a tale spin. Of all weeks I have a ton of furniture to get done before Sunday and so little time! I thought we were making progress last night but we had a little set back and had to fill in some old hardware holes again after a piece had been painted. I had thought the piece would be done last night short of a little poly top coat. I guess we will see what today brings. Before Sunday I would like to get a dresser, twin bed, two end tables and possibly another dresser done. In the midst I had the great idea to potty train my 19 month little girl. She is doing great it just seems to be slowing us down!!! On a positive note we potentially have our first custom slot filled, and we are planning on going live with this thing on Monday. I will be posting our facebook page and blog as well as listing 5-6pieces on craigslist. I am so excited.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


That is the theme for today.It started out SO good. My in laws came over with my two awesome niece's and we all had breakfast. They had planned to stay a while to let the girls play with my kids. I quickly decided to capitalize on a little extra paint time. That is where the good morning ended. It's about 95 degrees and 100% humidity. I started spraying a dresser and ran out of paint AGGGGGHHH. Luckily my wonderful in laws were here and I was able to make a quick trip to Lowes. However, the quick trip that turned into a long trip added to the frustration. I somehow ripped off the part of the sticker with the paint's code. So, after waiting forever we had to do a "color match". I have to say I am still nervous about it to say the least. I thought it was over as I pulled in the driveway I saw my beautiful dresser. It is such a beautiful color ( which Lowes has discontinued) all seemed well. But No, it wasn't over. I guess from the humidity the paint had a ton of runs in it. So now it's nap time for my two monkey's and I am at a stand still. I have to wait for the paint to dry to get all of the runs out. So frustrated seems to be the continuing theme. On a side note when my niece got here this morning she asked me if I was having a yard sale! I said "no" she said "sure looks like it"! That was a kick in the butt to get a few things done and move some stuff out.

Monday, July 19, 2010


I have created this blog to archive the journey of our new business. A few months ago I decided to ReStore my mom's dinning room table. It was a standard pine claw foot table. For the folks who now me it really was not my style. Unknowingly that day ReClaimed and ReStored was started. I started reading blogs and surfing the net and feel in love with Restoring old dated furniture to something new and fresh. I love to go thrifting and find new treasures all the time. Before we new it our house started to look like Beverly Hillbillies had moved in. It seems like our whole family has gotten on board. People frequently call me and say they have found something or we drive by something and I beg Matt to stop! Just yesterday we were driving home from church and I saw a great dresser and two mirrors on the curb begging to be taken home. Matt being the AWESOME husband he is agreed to stop knocked on the door and asked was it meant to be taken. We loaded up the drawers so that it would not get taken while we went home to get the other truck. As soon as we got in the door he headed back out to start working on it and ReClaimed it as "his project". I can't wait to see what he does with it. It needs a little TLC but that's what ReClaim ReStore is all about. We hope to ReClaim and ReStore old furniture and make it new just like Jesus Christ has done for us. Our guiding verse is Psalm 23:3 He ReStores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his names sake. Like old unwanted furniture we should have been left on the side of the road or in a musty store with no future. Through Christ our savior we were not. He, through his son ReClaimed us and ReStored us to make us new. I can't wait to see where this adventure take us it has already been a hot sweaty on but Sooooo much fun.