April 2015 projects.

This Weeks Projects.

Here is a custom order that I made for a customer. It is made out of an old pallet that I cut apart and sanded to create this picket fence with coat hooks to hang on the wall.








This is one of the Crosses that I created for a customer. It stands 18″ tall  on the stand. The cross alone is 16″ tall.

easter cross 1









Here is another order that I had for a different style of Cross that I created for a customer.

easter cross 2







I had a friend ask if I could make her these picture frames, one in blue, and one in red.

blue cross frame








red cross frame








The final project for this week was not ordered by anyone. I just painted it “Because” I am so thankful for the sacrifice that we celebrate this time of year that has removed my chains.

Amazing Grace!

chains are gone


















Here are the 4 room groups We refinished for the Home, Garden and Outdoor Expo in Price, Utah this weekend.

Here is the Flyer for the event.

home and Garden










“Little Buckaroo Bedroom”

little buckaroo bedroom pillows


1957 wonder horse on coat rack


little buckaroo bedroom bench 1

little buckaroo bedroom teal stand


little buckaroo bedroom red dresser



little buckaroo mirror





We found an old barn door and the 1957 Wonder Horse and used them for inspiration to design the entire room around.

The dresser and nightstand were thrift store finds. The dresser had a drawer that was broken beyond repair, so we improvised and turned it into a shelf to store games on.

The tops of both of them were pretty water damaged so we sanded off the damage and then covered them both in leather with the nail head detail to add that special cowboy flair.

We used the same leather on the bench and pillows to give the room a designer feel.

The mirror is a 16″x 20″ custom frame made from reclaimed oak that had been sitting outside for years. We added a small space at the bottom for pinning up notes or pictures.

I have already posted pictures of the Wonder Horse Coat rack, but here it is again in the room it was made for.



The next room we refinished for the expo is our


We built this room around an antique wooden box with grain carved on the front.country kitchen cupboard accessories



We found an old beat up table at a thrift store, It was in really bad shape. We weren’t even sure we could make it look good it was that bad. But my sweetheart Jeff and his dad  took pity on us and did some carpentry magic for us and the final product is beautiful.

The next piece in this room is a sideboard that a friend gave us. It was in pretty good shape, it just needed to be painted and have some character added to make it special.

So, now we had a table and a sideboard, but we needed some chairs to go with the table. We found those in a thrift store and now we were set.

We began the tedious process of sanding and priming so that we could do the “FUN” part. Painting them to look like an old vintage fame set.

Here are the pictures of the finished kitchen set.

country kitchen all pieces together country kitchen canvas rooster country kitchen chair out country kitchen cupboard accessories country kitchen cupboard country kitchen table decorated country kitchen table molding close up w accessories country kitchen table molding country kitchen













The third room group we re-finished was a bathroom set.

In this group we found a really unique table that was in really bad shape at a thrift store. It had great bones, and we immediately thought of an old table that had been sitting on a deck by the ocean.

So we searched for just the perfect graphic to put on the table and once we had found it, we designed the entire room around that graphic.


Here are the pictures of our


beach cottage bathroom 2


beach cottage bathroom 1

beach cottage bathroom







Our final room group was a computer desk that we found at a thrift store. It had seen better days. It had broken drawers that were mismatched, and the top was pretty beat up.

(But I think our solution to the problem top was pretty genius.)

We fixed the drawers and drew giant daisies on the top and painted around them with high gloss black paint then added 3 coats of polyurethane to give it a bullet proof finish that will withstand any beating the lucky person who purchases it can give it.

daisy computer desk

daisy computer desk 1 daisy computer desk and chair 1 daisy computer desk and chair



Here are the pictures of our “DAISY DESK AND CHAIR”








Vintage Game Boards

I had so much fun creating 6 vintage game boards this weekend for our shop at the Balace Rock Eatery and Pub.

 I have some very fond memories involving these old game boards.

My dads mother ( Grandma Willson) used to have a bunch of them at her house.

During family get-togethers, all of us kids would get them down and sit around her kitchen table and spend hours playing board games together.

So as the weather turned cold, I was reminded of these cold days at Grandmas house, and couldn’t help myself. I had to make some for our shop.

Here is the checker board from start to finish.

vintage game board checkers base coat



In this picture, I have penciled in the graph that will become my checker board,

and added some red to the areas that will become the border.




vintage game board checkers finished





Here is the finished Checker Board.







Next The Parcheesi Board

vintage game boards sorry base coat




Here it is with the design base coated, and a few of the details started.





vintage game boards sorry finished





Parcheesi Boad Finished.






Now for Chinese Checkers.


vintage game board chinese checkers pattern



In this picture, I have sketched out the overall design so I can start to paint.






vintage game boards chinese checkers base coat




Here it is with the base coat paint finished.





vintage game boards chinese checkers finished






All Finished.







Next was the BINGO board.

vintage game boards bingo base coat



Here is the BINGO board with the graph penciled in and the boarder painted burgandy.






vintage game board bingo finished


















The next game board I painted was the game TOCK.

vintage game board base coat close p



Here it is base coated.







vintage game boards x base coat






Here it is with the color details.





The last board is a game I do not know the name of but the graphics on the board were stunning so I made it anyway. 😉


vintage game boards ofline base coat



Here it is base coated.







vintage game boards some details












vintage game boards 3 finished












vintage game boards three more finished
















Here they are on display

and ready to sell.

vintage game boards at shop














If you are interested and would like to purchase them, you can go directly to the Balance Rock Eatery and Pub in Helper, Utah,


Leave your name and shipping information below and I will send them out.

We have priced them at $25.00 ea.

(If we ship them there will be charges added for the cost of shipping.)