Y'ALL! It has been too long since I wrote a blog post. We have been busy bees!
I want to share some of my favorite pieces that we have been working on!
These chairs were refinished & reupholstered! They were so beautiful - it was really difficult to pick just 4 pictures to share! A couple in Davidson, NC pre-ordered them from our inventory and chose their fabric (GOOD CHOICE)!
The Drexel Declaration by Kipp Stewart table was another pre-order from our inventory & completely refinished - it's new home is in Virginia!
This pair of side tables was completely refinished & I love their rich tone.
The Adrian Pearsall ottoman was refinished & has it's original straps - it went to Cali!
The drop-leaf Drexel Declaration by Kipp Stewart table was completely refinished!
Side note - Can I just say - the wood grain on Drexel Declaration pieces is INSANE. Every piece is just the craziest piece of walnut veneer you have ever seen!
Pic 1 & 2 - Before & After of a Paul McCobb desk we refinished for a client. He picked it up a while back and it was in really bad shape (as you can see). Nick put a lot of love into this one! Our client didn't want it to be a light maple color (naturally & originally it was a light colored desk) so it took a few extra steps to get this rich final color! It really was so beautiful & all of the furniture with it in the office is on point!
Pic 3 & 4 - Before & After of a Drexel Biscayne dresser. I really fell in love with this dresser. I love the off-center drawers and it was like BUTTER after the refinish (to the touch - and I also just love butter so it's a good comparison).
These are all pieces that left our showroom recently to go to new homes! The first - a Drexel Profile display cabinet with new legs that we added went to Virginia - this little guy was just so charming. I always love the display cabinets on legs (tapered wood legs & I love a good hairpin too)! The Burke Tulip table went to Charleston, SC - everyone needs a tulip table. ;) So perfect to put with any kind of chair! Pic 3 - say hello to one of the most stunning credenzas I've ever seen. The way the veneer runs on this John Stewart Janus Credenza is just beautiful and the refinish made it pop! Pic 4 - This Broyhill Emphasis credenza was refinished beautifully & traveled to it's new home in NY, NY!
Broyhill Emphasis credenza + Vintage Afghan Runner
This teak dresser (in progress - sanded pic 2) was pre-ordered and refinished with our customer's teak headboard. The bottom of their bed had panels upholstered in black vinyl so we thought it would look fabulous to lacquer the base of the dresser black to match! AND IT DID! Do you see how freaking good it looks!!?!
We picked up a load of Drexel Declaration by Kipp Stewart pieces! We LOVE this line.
Just so happened after we picked up that last load - we found ANOTHER CREDENZA! They were in the showroom for a day together before the first headed to it's new home in NY, NY! We were just amazed that we found 2 - much less 2 that were able to be photographed together. (#2 is still available if you need an amazing credenza - just sayin')!
I was able to paint 2 pieces for a local client. He saw my art hanging in the showroom and asked if I took custom orders. UH YES! Bring it! He wanted it in the style of another painting I have done (that is in the showroom and available for sale on the accessories page) and told me the colors that he wanted me to use. I am really proud of these and the customer LOVED them!
A few pictures of what the showroom has looked like! Pic 4 - this picture is from a delivery in Steele Creek (SW Charlotte). Their lighting was amazing and I love the fabric they picked for their dining chairs. It pops against the refinished wood perfectly!
These pieces are available now! They are all beautiful - come by and take a look if you're local (open Sat 10-3 and by appt every other day) or give us a call with any questions! I hope everyone has a gorgeous weekend!
We have lacquered some really cool pieces recently! (The whole process is super similar to regular paint but gives you a flawless, HARD finish - perfect for furniture!)
This bedroom furniture looks AMAZING! The client that we lacquered this bed frame and nightstand for had some other pieces refinished by us so she trusts us! Her daughter had a little bit of fun with some sharpies on these pieces in her bedroom when she was younger. They were covered by a few abstract drawings, her name, and a big elephant! She said gray sounded good and for me to pick the paint color - YES GIRL! Love artistic freedom!
We did these a while back - I love the mixture of refinished wood & colored lacquer on both of these pieces! They went to different homes but have the same vibe going on (which is a rocking, fantastic vibe obviously...)
The black desk is oak and was a little dated being all wood - the black lacquer really modernized it and gave it a fresh look! We added some chrome hardware and NEW PIECE? NO! NEW LIFE...SAME DESK! BOOM!
The chest and mirror frame went to a newly remodeled mid century modern stunner in the Lansdowne neighborhood (in Charlotte). The chest was previously black and white but they wanted it to look fresh for their new space! The mirror frame was previously part of a tabletop that the owners loved and wanted to re-purpose it! Love a good re-purpose!!
This pair of tables got a fresh coat of white lacquer with a bit of shine - they will be used as nightstands in our customer's guest bedroom! They look so fantastic!
These pieces are available now!
The Bassett chest needed quite a few repairs so we decided to spray the casing with a crisp, bright white and refinish the drawers to let their natural walnut beauty show!
The coffee table got a fresh coat of black lacquer and is a reproduction of a great Eames design. The look for less!
Hope y'all have a great rest of your week! Let us know if you need furniture help - it's what we're here for ;)
All of our clients - whether they are getting a piece refinished by us or buying a piece from our inventory - have a house that needs ART!
My mom encouraged me to pick up a paint brush when I was really little - bought me canvases to practice on and I have loved it ever since! It is a great way for me to get my mind off of stress and create something beautiful at the same time. If you have been to our store you may have noticed the art on the walls - it's all by me!
I have gotten a few requests for custom pieces and I LOVE that - so I have decided to add this to our offerings. The most recent one being 8x5 feet! YES sign me up!
These skateboard pieces are some of my favorites that I have ever done! They were all skated / broken by our own Nick Fos years ago and I held onto them (or hoarded - ya know - whatever) until I got my inspiration!
I believe art should be fun and affordable! Let's face it - we aren't Jay Z buying a Basquiat orig and while I LOVE and admire Basquiat - normal people don't want to spend an arm & a leg - or sell their first born child for some art that speaks to them. I love creating and I love when people appreciate my art - it's a really rewarding feeling that I can't quite describe!
I have also been working on fiber art pieces - they are a great way to add a different texture to your walls! The dip dyed look is really cool! It adds a little contrast to the piece and they can be dipped in any color for a pop to your room!
A wide piece would look great over a sofa or bed! (Totally up for custom orders on these too!) I have listed current offerings on our NEW & beautiful "Accessories" page! www.fosrestorationco.com/accessories
Let me know if you have any questions / ideas you want to talk about & have a great rest of your week!
In honor of our 2 year wedding anniversary. . . I'm gonna share a little about our Vegas wedding 02/13/16!
SO this is not a furniture related post - don't continue reading if you hate really fun stuff.
We were planning a trip to Vegas with 4 of our closest friends & decided why not get married while we're there?! We were engaged and the thought of planning a big traditional wedding scared the crap out of me. After talking to our families about it and making sure they were good with it - it was a GO!
When we got to Vegas we explored. . .
We saw some really pretty stuff - I loved going through all the hotels and seeing the extravagant decor (I think everything was decorated for the Year of the Monkey while we were there). Chewy was walking around! We went on a really HUGE Ferris wheel (The High Roller) and saw the skyline, went to the "old Vegas strip", ate lots of good food - my favorite of which being the breakfast buffet at the MGM! The Marriage License Bureau was amazing - we were in and out SO FAST.
I hired a photographer that I found online before the trip for the day of our wedding ceremony - he was SO nice. He drove us & our wedding party around for a few hours and we hit some really cool places for pictures - including the famous Las Vegas sign, Caesar's Palace, The Four Seasons, The Venetian, and more! The BEST part of all this - we find out after the fact that this photographer was totally sneaking us into everywhere. Apparently we weren't allowed to be a bunch of places that we were set up and posing in. He even parked in the back of a few places. We assumed it was more of a VIP thing - like he knew what he was doing - NO - he was sneaking. FANTASTIC.
How cute! We probably weren't supposed to be posing at these spots either. . . LOVE IT!
AND here we are! The actual wedding ceremony at Graceland Wedding Chapel. It was so fun and easy - I was walked down the aisle by The King, ELVIS (he was a really good Elvis too)! The ceremony was surprisingly serious which we really did appreciate - especially having it recorded and able to look back at. We went to eat a fancy dinner at In-N-Out right after since we don't have those on the east coast. Everyone was wondering what the heck was going on with us being there all dressed up. It was great - and delicious.
It was such a good time and we have so many great memories from the trip. We had a reception for family and close friends a little while after we got back from Vegas and it was great too - we got to celebrate 2 times! I can't believe it has been 2 years already. Here's to many more!
These beautiful images all came from the same home in the Lansdowne neighborhood of Charlotte. Our client has been working on a remodel of his Midcentury Modern home. It is looking SO GOOD. Can I just say - their tile choices are ON POINT.
We delivered a few pieces a couple weeks ago - the round frame was previously a table top that our client wanted to turn into a mirror frame. We lacquered it white and refinished the outer edge in a pretty walnut color. The Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration chest was pre-ordered from our inventory & completely refinished! We added new hardware - the silver "T" handles are perfect! They had us refinish a chest white white lacquer and a rich walnut color for the top and legs.
Their lighting everywhere is FAB. I can't wait to see everything when it is complete!
We have been working on some pieces from our pre-order inventory! I know these pieces can look rough so i LOVE it when our clients are able to see the potential and trust that we can bring them back to life. Stay tuned for after pics!
I LOVE a good before & after! This walnut chair was one of our pieces sold through inventory and the teak dresser was a customer owned piece that we completely refinished.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas!
This year we kept it simple with decorations at the house! We stuck to the basics with our tree and decided to just put lights on it. It looked really simple & modern - I'm really into it.
Our french bulldog, Chauncey, looked super handsome in his ugly Christmas sweater. Obviously. It may or may not have been a little tighter than last year!
We get together with my parents every year to decorate their tree. Usually it ends up looking very traditional - colorful, handmade, furry ornaments - and as my mom says, "If you can still see green on the tree keep hanging ornaments!" HAHA! But this year we went with a neutral / metallic color scheme and it looked SO PRETTY!
I have always loved Christmas time & at our house it is even more special because it's NICK'S BIRTHDAY! (Good for me because I'm gonna be honest with you - I'm not the best with dates BUT this one - I can remember...)
We decorated a little at the store - kept it simple with a tiny metallic tree & green wreaths / garland.
The 4th picture is my grandma, mom, aunt, and uncle. I LOVE THIS PICTURE SO MUCH! Their outfits are so good, the hair...and THAT TREE! I wish someone in the family still had it so I could steal it from them.
We delivered this dining set just in time for our client's Christmas dinner. We refinished her drop leaf table (that belonged to her grandma) to match a hutch that we refinished a while back that's in the same room. She pre-ordered the Broyhill Brasilia dining chairs from our inventory to complete the set - they were completely refinished & their seats were reupholstered. These chairs are always stunning! They are some of our favorites. The teal upholstery that she picked really set them off! I would describe her house as eclectic - you can tell that she loves every piece in it & that it was purposefully put there.
These pieces are available & ON SALE! Because HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Let us know if we can help you with any furnishing / refinishing!
Hey y'all! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving - I just wanted to share a little about some of the projects we've been working on.
Check out that before picture! This dresser was rough- but look at it shine now!
On Thanksgiving we delivered a pair of chests that are being used as nightstands. They were completely refinished & our customer will be putting new hardware on them! They're planning on a really modern bar for each drawer. It's going to look fab.
The hutch was completely refinished to a darker color to match the rest of the house! Our client's grandpa had the hutch made for his wife so it makes the piece really special.
The wood and glass bookcase was delivered last week & fit perfectly in our customer's room. She is working one room at a time to add in mid century modern pieces with her more traditional furniture.
This teak dining set is available now! It has been completely refinished & the seats have new linen-like gray upholstery. The butterfly leaf on the table is so cool - I love these things. It's so convenient to just fold it up when you don't need the leaf out - (and there is a really cute little silver handle under to assist in folding).
I hope everyone has had a great week so far!
We recently refinished some parts of a piano that were water damaged. This was a first for us - we normally stick to furniture! They brought in the pieces for us to work on so we didn't have to transport the entire piano (we wouldn't want to risk damaging it - too many working parts & HEAVY)! They looked fantastic after Nick did his magic!
This client home is in Cornelius, NC and is absolutely stunning! We are helping them restore pieces & find new (old) ones to fit perfectly in their home! I love the colors they used on the outside of the house and the modern landscaping!
Rugs - all shapes and colors! Great to add a pop of color to your space - and really good Christmas gifts ;) Recently I have seen a lot of runners being used in kitchens and I am LOVING it.
Next week is Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family & friends! Be thankful! Get your belly ready for lots of food (it's probably a good idea to start training now... just saying)!
So many beautiful pieces! Try not to drool on yourself . . .
These babies were both picked up on Saturday by their owners! The Lane Acclaim surfboard coffee table was fully refinished and LOOK AT IT - SO GOOD!
The Conant Ball dresser just needed a few coats of clear and it is shinin'!
Check out these before pictures! WOWZA!
This bar's transformation is amazing. I'm just going to leave it at that because I don't have words for the amazing-ness.
Check out that first pic - this is such a good before & after! I love seeing pieces refinished to their full potential - although this 8 drawer dresser didn't look like much before - it sure is looking great after! It had a formica top so we lacquered it white to make it pop! The color of the refinished walnut is drool-worthy!
These pieces are going to the same home! The newly refinished & white lacquered nightstands look so classy & the Brasilia dresser is on FIRE!
I hope y'all have a great week! Let us know if there are any projects you need our help with - or if you are looking for specific pieces (we will keep our eye out)!
WHERE THE HECK HAVE I BEEN? S O M U C H G O I N G O N . . .
Check out all the beautiful stuff we have been working on!
These pieces are available for purchase! We added new walnut legs to the walnut display cabinet and it is so good looking! It's the perfect piece to put your treasures in for everyone to see! The magnificent rosewood chair is newly refinished & has great new "eucalyptus" linen-like upholstery! The wood is crazy on this chair (more pics on our inventory page)!
This dining set was delivered to our customer in New York. It looks so great already - and they are still working on their room! New wallpaper and drapes will be installed soon - I can't wait to see updated pics! We use BGX Courier Services (they are top notch - seriously) - we don't trust anyone with our pieces like these guys. Their wrapping is A++++ and they're great to work with!
This wood frame lounge chair's arm was completely broken in half. It was the work of our client's bad movers to their new house. Nick repaired the break and refinished the top of both arms. When our client got to the store to pick it up he asked me which arm was broken because he couldn't see where the break was - and I wasn't able to tell him (until I looked at his work order & before pics)! If that tells you anything about how good it looked HAHA! LOVE IT!
This Broyhill Brasilia dresser is also available - and fabulously refinished of course! These pictures are in the workshop - I can't wait to take pretty styled pictures of it this weekend! YAY! SO GOOD!
I hope y'all have had a good week so far! Come visit us on Sat (open 10-3)!