I am someone who loves a good transformation story, whether it be about someone's own life or simply the transformation of a forgotten piece of furniture. This curbside hutch is definitely a transformation that makes the DIY'er in me skip for joy. A few months ago, I transitioned from living in a farmhouse out in… Continue reading Curbside hutch makeover.
I love it when something ordinary jumps out at me and I instantly see how it can be extraordinary. Last month I came across something that stopped me in my tracks, (pun intended)... An old Railway Express Agency shipping crate. It was worn, dried out, beat up, and begging for some true old fashioned TLC.… Continue reading Railroad crate coffee table.
Have you ever head of the saying, 'Do what you can, with what you have, where you are?' That quote applies to many different areas of my life. Particularly to how I decorate my home, and how I create. I live 15 miles out of the city, on an old hobby farm, so trips to… Continue reading Yardstick side table.
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” - Robert Louis Stevenson If you are a regular follower of Anchored Way Trading Co, you by now know that I am a lover of travel, adventure, wandering back roads and the… Continue reading Travel inspired desk.
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman I love being an artist. It is my passion. I love the feelings that come along with creating and transforming a piece of furniture. It gives… Continue reading Red license plate dresser.
' The art of living is always to make a good thing out of a bad thing.' ~ E.F. Schmacher Art to me is about vision. It is about seeing potential in something that others may not see. It is about taking something and changing it, making it unique , making it your… Continue reading TV Stand dresser.
"As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen." ~ Winnie The Pooh My son just turned 10 last week. I am trying my hardest to not let his age make me feel sad about the fact that I am losing my 'baby' boy. It is a hard transition when… Continue reading 9 drawer dresser.
Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile. My sweet darling 5 year old daughter is one of my greatest joys. For several months she has been asking me for a pink dresser. I'm happy to say that I finally found her a beautiful wood vanity that was in… Continue reading Pretty in pink vanity.
Today I woke up with a huge burst of motivation. So I ran with it. I completed 5 somewhat simple furniture transformations between 8am and 4pm. All of today's projects were completely spontaneous, I just wandered around the house and basement looking for items to re-do and had them all out at once, jumping from… Continue reading Rope Dresser.
"Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory." -Alan Alda When I started my DIY business and blog, I said a prayer, mostly giving it all to the… Continue reading Mid-Century Modern Desk.