Showing posts with label restore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label restore. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Antique Settee Refinish

When a friend found this antique settee sitting outside on the curb and sent a picture over I had to have it!  Once it arrived I realized that it had been rained on, well loved and a cat had definitely snuggled up on it a few times, but the shape and style were right up my alley.

Before



Once all of the fabric, padding and wood veneer was removed and I could get a good look at this well made piece of furniture I was glad it ended up in my collection.  
A lot of repairs needed to be made to the woodwork (i.e. arms held together by duct tape) and the under webbing/straps had to all be removed and replaced.  But, the biggest part of the transformation would be choosing a paint color and fabric that would really make this piece pop.




After

A beautiful gray patterned fabric was chosen and custom piping was added to the piece.  While a rich gold metallic finish really helped to accentuate the beautiful lines and detail.







This antique settee is a perfect example of something that was once considered trash and with a little love was able to Bloom.  

Interested in purchasing this piece? This and many other furniture pieces that we have refinished are available for sale locally, contact us for more details.


P.S. Please let us know what you think in the comments section below :)



Monday, June 6, 2016

Client Project: Vintage Pie Safe Restoration

A client came to Bloom. with a very interesting restoration project to kick off our Summer season and we are so excited to share it with you today! Long before the invention of refrigerators, pie safes were used to store bread, meat and other perishables to protect them from insects and vermin. Most commonly they were made of wood, with two hinged doors on the front and ventilated with screens. Our client purchased her vintage pie safe from a market in Northern Michigan and had long used it as a decor piece in her den, to store vintage plates and bowls. She liked the distressed look but decided she wanted the piece to better incorporate with her current decor theme. She asked Bloom. to color match the pie safe to a beautiful hutch in her den and we happily took on the project!

Let's take a look at the Before Pics:







Our client requested a color match using this beautiful hutch in her den:


We suggested multiple coats of Hemp Oil to the interior shelves to bring out the original luster and color of the wood as well as a dark wax overlay to finish the exterior. The end result is vintage charm and a beautifully restored pie safe our client can continue to enjoy for many years to come. Take a look:

















Thank you so much for reading today! We hope you're enjoying the start of summer as much as we are!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Client Project: Restored Vintage Buffet


This gorgeous vintage Buffet came to Bloom. through a previous client referral and interestingly enough, was inspired by a previous piece that is actually part of our Purchase Locally Collection. You can learn more about that piece, a cool vintage waterfall dresser, here. The client loved the look of that particular piece so much that they approached Bloom. to apply the same technique on this unique vintage buffet.

Let's take a look at the Befores:




This piece required a bit of repair work, including re-applying a few pieces of moulding and securing the top of the buffet to the base. In keeping with the theme of the waterfall dresser, the shell of the buffet was thoroughly cleaned and then sprayed in a matte, water-based navy blue paint via HVLP sprayer. The drawer and cabinet door fronts were sanded down and re-stained in a deep espresso. The entire piece was then finished in a clear wax. New, glass hardware accented the doors nicely while the drawer hardware was restored to it's original luster and sealed in a clear coat of enamel. The end result is eclectic charm:





Let us know what you think in the comments below! 



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Client Project: Cottage Dining Set Restoration

Our most recent client project is ready for reveal and we have been so excited to share this transformation with you guys! I love when a client comes to Bloom. with a big project that needs a lot of work. Because once all of that hard work is complete and the piece is looking all shiny and new, my reward is the look of surprise and happiness that always lights up a client's face. This project was no exception.

A client came to Bloom. wanting a complete makeover on this fantastic vintage dining set for their family's summer estate in Eastern Michigan. The table had been painted a few times before, and after years of minimal upkeep had transformed into a less-than-chic, shabby and tattered piece of furniture. Let's take a look at the Befores:






The client requested a new stain for the table top, crisp white on table bottom and chairs and wanted stately plaid for the cushions. We could not wait to see the black vinyl seats go! Fabric was sourced online and shipped in. While we waited, the table and chairs were sprayed via HVLP spray application in a semi-gloss white. The table top was stripped and stained in a dark walnut and sealed using a gloss polyurethane. Because the table leg tips and chair tips were metal, Bloom. suggested a shiny gold-dipped look using a metallic paint. Once the fabric arrived, each chair cushion was reupholstered and assembled.

Everything came together wonderfully and we could not be more pleased with the results:















What a transformation! Thanks so much for reading!

Bloom. Restorations is happy to offer free consultations to interested clients. Please contact us at Bloom8281@gmail.com or via Facebook to learn more. We provide attentive care and consideration to each and every piece of furniture our clients place in our hands. Every client is provided a private Pinterest page to ensure that both Bloom. and the client are on the same page in terms of project inspiration and direction. We are happy to offer delivery services and currently accept cash, check and PayPal. If you have a piece of furniture that you'd like to see Bloom, we'd love to talk about it! Contact us today!