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Modern Industrial Office with a touch of Reclaimed Karma Flare

February 14, 2017

Just another day in the life of Chris Johnson…

“Operation Live Edge Desk” is in full effect!

That’s me hard at work…supervising… ūüôā

Every live edge project starts with a good sanding…

Debarking…

…and of course lacquer to seal in the beauty of the grain!

He makes it look soooo easy!!!

Faux brick was added to make for a great accent wall…

Chris never ceases to amaze me!!!

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The Perfect Reclaimed Desk

April 14, 2016

CUSTOM BUILT RECLAIMED WOOD DESK

~$225~

The perfect custom built desk for any home! Made from reclaimed wood, this desk is finished in a deep beautiful Early American rich stain. Ready for its new home!
Dimensions:

L:60″
H:31.5″
D:24.5″

Reclaimed Pallet Wood Desk

Reclaimed Pallet Wood Desk

Reclaimed Pallet Wood Desk

Reclaimed Pallet Wood Desk

Reclaimed Pallet Wood Desk

 

 

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A Pop of Yellow!

August 3, 2015

Picked up this great dresser while shopping at a local outdoor furniture consignment store.

It needed some work, but had soooo much potential!

I love it when I walk into a room and there’s a pop of color that surprises me. ¬†With that in mind, I decided to paint this piece Annie Sloan’s Arles Yellow.

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After a good coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax, I loved the color, but kinda felt like it was still missing a little “pizzazz”. ¬†So I pulled out my Annie Sloan Dark Wax, added some Mineral Spirits and made a rich dark glaze to add to the Arles color. ¬†A few brush strokes later….and Voila!

That was just what it needed! ¬†It turned out just like I had envisioned…maybe even better.

Actually decided to leave the bottom of the dresser its original wood finish.  I thought it added another bit of character to the piece.

No sooner did I move this awesome piece into my home to take some pictures, it sold. ¬†And what the buyer loved the most…you guessed it…the pop of color it would add to her room. ūüôā

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Mid Century Mod Oh My!

July 28, 2015

I happened upon an estate sale the other month, it was like finding GOLD!¬†I fell in love with so many pieces in that family’s home. ¬†There was a set of two cute little solid wood classic Mid Century Modern side tables. I knew they needed to make it in our truck!

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Perfect storage piece…

Original hardware…

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I decided to go with painting these vintage bad boys an Annie Sloan deep creamy Aubusson Blue.

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I could tell by the feel of the wood and that it had a glossy finish to it, that the Annie Sloan chalk paint may take a few more coats to stick, so I decided to save time and lightly sand the pieces so as not to have any many problems with my coats of paint.

Rarely do you have to do any prep work when using Annie Sloan chalk paint (that’s one of the reasons I love it so much), but I knew this was one of those times.

Two coats later…

I decided to keep the original hardware…just cleaned them up a tad.

Each of their tops open perfectly to reveal hidden extra storage inside.

These are classic pieces of antique furniture that will definitely give a pop of color and be the conversation pieces in any room.

Measurements:

H: 22.5″
L: 23″
W: 17.5″

$250 for the pair…contact me for details.

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A Dresser and Chest of Drawers to Die for!

July 2, 2015

I received a phone call from one of the nicest young ladies the other day.  She was calling in regards to another set of furniture I had just finished.  Unfortunately, it had already sold.  We discussed what she was looking for, and the search began.  A Dresser and a Chest of Drawers were next on her decorating mind for her master bedroom.  She wanted something cute and unique and a tad shabby chic.

I wondered upon an Estate Sale not too far from my home and there they were.  The perfect pieces!  I immediately sent her over pictures of both the Dresser and the Chest of Drawers for her approval.  I knew they looked a little bland and boring, but hoped she would see through their current state.  Needless to say, I went home with both pieces that day.

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The next step was to have my customer send over some inspiration pictures so I had some idea of what she’d like these pieces to look like. ¬†Luckily for me, she knew exactly what she wanted and supplied me with great pictures for inspiration.

We decided to paint both pieces Annie Sloan’s classic Old White chalk paint…

Carefully¬†painting around the edges of the drawers…

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To really make the pieces original, we added a custom pop of color to both tops and hardware. ¬†She wanted a pretty “bluish grey”, so I mixed a little Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue with some French Linen chalk paint until I had the perfect shade of blue/grey.

After a little distressing and two coats of Annie Sloan Clear Wax, the two pieces came together perfectly!

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Large Design Studio Style Desks

April 17, 2015

If you are looking for a uniquely beautiful, custom built Reclaimed Wood desk, you’ve found it! This desk can be built to your specific dimensions and finished in your preferred stain and/or chalk paint colors. ¬†Add some rustic distressed metal around the edges and you’ll have a statement piece that will add a pop of flare to your home or office!

Desk top stained a “Natural” wood finish and legs stained in “Kona” wood finish.
( 31″ h/31″ w/66″ l)
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Desk top stained an “English Chestnut” wood finish and legs painted in Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint.¬†
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¬†Desk top stained a “Kona” wood finish and legs painted in Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint. ¬†
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Our Signature Reclaimed Farm House Table

March 31, 2015

When we first moved into our home, we had been looking and looking for the perfect table for our dining room. ¬†We wanted something uniquely beautiful, that stood out and really made that room look welcoming and fun! ¬†It had to be functional and match our rustic vintage charm throughout the house. ¬†We looked EVERYWHERE! I fell in love with so many store-bought pieces that cost more than our monthly mortgage! ¬†We wanted those pieces, but couldn’t afford them. ¬†At that time in our lives, we had too many things to buy to make our house a home, but not enough money in the budget for all of our expensive finds.

Out of the blue, Chris said, “I think I’ll just make our dining room table!”. ¬†Of course I was thinking to myself, “Oh Lord! Here he goes again!”, but I remembered my vows and how I vowed to never question his abilities and his drive. ¬†So with my approval, off he went to make us the perfect reclaimed pallet wood dining room table. ¬†This is really where his personal story with Reclaimed Karma began.

Not too long after that conversation, Chris dragged me out to an industrial area near our home where he had found old pallet wood left as trash. ¬†We both climbed to the top of the piles and carefully loaded as many as we could fit into the back of his truck. ¬†That pile of wood definitely didn’t look like a beautiful dining room table. ¬†But, as always, I had faith in my husband. ūüôā

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Once home and unloaded, I left him to work. ¬†The sound of YouTube “how to” videos played from his work space, and a few hours later I came out to find the beginnings of our soon-to-be table. ¬†The wood looked nothing like it did earlier that morning. ¬†It was starting to look like a unique piece of art. ¬†I have to admit…I was impressed…he was really doing it!

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¬†After building the top, and a lot of sanding, the wood grain was looking awesome and the finish was smooth. ¬†Chris decided to add legs made from redwood and a unique “I” design connecting the four legs together down the middle, and for a more classic rustic look, we went with an “English Chestnut” stain.

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 Two coats of stain, three coats of polyurethane and some sanding in between.  The table was moved into our dining room and the direct sunlight made it a perfect fit.

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Of course I had to add my finishing touches to the table, so I decided to take on the legs. I turned to my favorite Annie Sloan Country Grey Chalk Paint and with a little distressing and dark wax, I think the legs turned out looking amazing.

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At the end of the day, we got exactly what we were looking for and for a fraction of the price!


This was the first major wood project my husband took on.  This one project has turned into him producing multiple tables a month for amazing families just like us, looking to make their house a home!

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You’ll LOVE this Pallet Coffee Table!

December 1, 2014

Look what my husband picked up for us today!!! Pallets…Pallets and MORE Pallets!!!

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Although I was the one that initially started rehabbing furniture, I started to see that as Chris watched me day in and day out bring old pieces back to life, he started to ask more and more questions. ¬†One day, I jumped on his iPad for something and noticed he had downloaded the Pinterest app (yes Pinterest!) and was looking at different pallet furniture online. ¬†From there, he began to clear out more space for me in my office (the garage lol), he made me a logo…

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…and the rest was history!

Sooooo….I’m super excited about this coffee table! Chris decided he was going to try his hand at pallet furniture and I think he did AMAZING! ¬†Remember those pallets above??? Well, he made this table out of reclaimed pallet wood and I think it is simply beautiful!

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I decided¬†to stain the table top a dark chocolate brown, but painted sides and legs in Annie Sloan “old white” chalk pain. ¬†I think the difference in color from top to bottom added even more beauty to this table. ¬†It will definitely be a discussion¬†piece in someone’s living room.

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Each sides of this table has a unique metal rustic detail. ¬†Yep…Chris added that! It turned out amazing!

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I have gotten so many compliments on this coffee table in my living room as it waits to make a forever home in yours.

H: 17
W: 40
D: 40

$285-SOLD

 

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