Antique Oak Dresser with Ornate Mirror

Looking back at the before pictures of this antique dresser has really encouraged me this morning! It’s easy to forget the transformation when I’ve been looking at the finished product in my studio the last couple of weeks. Continue reading “Antique Oak Dresser with Ornate Mirror”

The Tale of an Art Deco Dresser

This month has been full of excitement. A door opened to me at the beginning of the month as I was offered to lease my very own studio space in the design district of Annapolis, MD. I’ve been given the opportunity to work beside multiple creative small businesses and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. As young and new to all of this as I am, I’m so excited to learn from new, talented friends.

My only question: what do people do with an empty garage? I just can’t seem to remember.

With this new business opportunity, I’m beginning the process of deciding on an official business name and working on my image. Yes, friends, things may be changing here at the Restored Living blog; but I promise it’s for the better and it will still be me and my creations!

I actually wanted to share this Art Deco dresser with you today, because this transformation has been the engine that got my brain turning onto new ideas for my business. I’ve had this dresser for many months and it’s been the last on my priority list for several reasons, but it’s finished now and safely in my studio.

Let me tell you a little about it, and the story I’ve imagined it to have.  Continue reading “The Tale of an Art Deco Dresser”

Mid-Century Dresser Restoration

Happy Monday, Friends!

It has been a beautiful, breezy day here is Annapolis, Maryland. Despite it being Monday in all its Monday glory, I’m feeling VERY energized after a fantastic weekend hanging out with my husband. *insert goo-goo eyes here* I forgot how incredible he is. How did I forget you ask?

Well, the beginning of 2017 has been a bit of a whirlwind for the two of us.


As in, this was our first weekend alone since January 6th!


That’s right. January. Flipping. 6th.

It’s easy to get caught up in life: work, family, friends, deadlines, needs, and dreams. All of these are such good things, but I got lost in them the last two months. I knew it was time to nurture my relationship with Dean. So, we took this weekend to just be together.

It was so good. Continue reading “Mid-Century Dresser Restoration”