Showing posts with label children's furniture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label children's furniture. Show all posts

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Unique Chairside Table with Lamp

This unique piece was given to me by a friend who was clearing out his garage and came upon this table with a lamp built into it. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like it and wasn't sure exactly the direction to go at first, but after keeping it in my garage for a little while, I became inspired when my daughter mentioned how small the table was and how it would be perfect for a child to use. I decided then and there to create something fit for a princess bedroom! Let's take a look at the Before pic:

You can see how difficult it was to imagine something sweet and pretty when looking at the Before pic, right? I decided on a pretty pink from Benjamin Moore called "Rhododendron". It reminds me of pink taffy. Because the drawer had been warped from moisture damage, it was sanded down and covered in a delicate script fabric, complete with a gold, crown graphic, for an added "royal" touch. The old, dated lampshade was switched out for an elegant, modern lampshade in a complementary script fabric. I also tossed the scuffed drawer pull and added two clear knobs for a final, feminine touch. The end result is pink, princess charm:

This adorable table is part of our Purchase Locally collection and if you would like information on how to purchase, please contact us at

Thanks so much for reading!

UPDATE: This piece has been sold. But don't be sad! We have many other wonderful items available for purchase! Contact us to learn more!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Client Project: Restored Vintage Dollhouse

A client recently approached Bloom. to help restore one of her favorite childhood treasures, a stunning vintage dollhouse. The story behind the piece goes something like this: When our client was a little girl, she would drive with her father down to his workshop in Detroit, and on the way they would pass a little house with rows of unique, hand-crafted dollhouses on the front lawn. The girl would look excitedly out the window each time they drove by the house, hoping to catch a glimpse of each and every wonderfully inviting creation. One day, her father approached the man who owned the house and all of the tiny crafted pieces and asked him to make a special house just for his little girl. It was big enough to hold all kinds of dolls and had pretty window sills and a big, front door complete with knob and knocker. And on the front of the house, was a delicately chiseled, "M" for the little girl's name.

Years later, when the little girl had grown and created a beautiful family of her own, she still had that amazing dollhouse and wanted to brighten it up so she could share it with her own little ones. And when she asked Bloom. to help her, we were beyond excited!

Let's take a look at the Befores:

The client asked for a crisp, white finish and a red door. We suggested gray shutters and window trim to finish off the look. The exterior paint was applied using an HVLP paint sprayer while the door and trim were hand-painted. What was achieved is simple, timeless whimsy:

We just love happy endings, don't you?