Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Re-purposing Furniture

For several years now, I have watched and marveled at my dear friend CoCo, as she loved on cast off furniture. Schlepping old chairs and tables into her garage, only to emerge from an ugly duckling as a swan, these new found pieces would sing. Hundreds of objects would enter her sanctuary, disappear for a time and then debut as wonderful old world treasures. Book shelves, Hutches, Tables, Chairs, frames, to name a few, have been given a second chance at dwelling in someones home as a loved object. Soon, I became infatuated with the process and time that goes into these pieces. I was bitten! I now have become someone who sees things, not for what they are, but what they can be. And oh the joy that comes from watching these forgotten loved ones, transform before my eyes. Such joy that comes to the finder of these newly refurbished pieces of furniture. So let the art of re-purposing begin, continue and live on. Happy hunting


  1. True magic happens in that garage of Colleen's. Her wand is that paintbrush of hers. The white dresser in the picture is a true beauty!

  2. Love your blog, will visit again.

  3. When I come up north I'll have to pay you a visit. Your shop sounds wonderful, and I love the way you described it with the gardens out back. VERY COOL!!!
    Lisa ;-)

  4. We too love to repurpose and recycle old things, furniture is our favorite. Come see some of our repurposed creations at our next antique show and vintage market. It's October 15 & 16th in Puyallup in a huge 25,000 sq.ft. warehouse. We only do it twice a year so don't miss out!
    Linda & Dixie
    The Funky Junk Sisters