What We’re Up To: July/August 2016

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Here’s the first edition of “what we’re up to.” Another section for those times I don’t have a finished piece of furniture to share, but want to let you know we’re still here. That’s the gist.

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The last few months we’ve been collecting more and more pieces to refinish. For those of you who like non-painted wood furniture, you’ll be happy to hear we picked up 3 dressers we do not intend to paint! I’m not promising that on all 3 because when we dive further into those projects, something could be an issue. But still. The photo above depicts our reorganizing our workshop (garage). More of our workspace is back for furniture refurbishing. (Soon after this photo the back of the house was painted.) What’s not shown are the 5 pieces (a spindle bed and 4 dressers) in the garage and at least 3 pieces in the house. All needing some love.

All eventually getting treatment like this…

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and…

Em & Wit Furniture Repair and Design~emandwit.com

One cute table full of rustic charm, perfect for an urban farmhouse look, will be coming out of the shop and into the photo area. (Hint: it’s that one in the photo.)

A few awesome couples bought dressers in the past month. Can’t wait to see those photos!

We finished painting the house and Greg built a new front porch this summer. That’s a freshly painted salvaged front door from Second Use in Seattle. Our houses always have salvaged elements to them because we’re not just about salvaging furniture, ya know?

emandwit.com~Seattle couple refurbishing homes and furniture

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Now to figure out landscaping for more curb appeal on our 1949 home. And do something with that sidewalk.

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As easy as it is for me to decide what color to paint furniture, I do not have the same ease in our house, inside and out. None whatsoever.

emandwit.com~Seattle couple refurbishing homes and furniture

Our choice was Benjamin Moore’s Intrigue. A green/blue beauty. Greg and I are very happy with it.

Lastly, I started using our old facebook page again. (I have a love/hate relationship with it. Greg doesn’t care about any form of social media.) I revamped the page…still not great at utilizing it, but the page is there and you can find updates in somewhat real time if you want to follow along. Been there, done many of the social media options with other sites and found them to be unimportant time sucks. But that’s just me. Instagram (2 of those accounts), Facebook and Pinterest are the only ones I’m sticking with after 8 years with 3 blogs.

What have you refurbed for me lately? Ooh ooh ooh yeah. Janet Jackson, ah childhood…I was 4 when it came out but whatever.  Wish Greg a happy 32nd birthday next week!

 

~Annie

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