Friday, August 21, 2015

hello friends

 I know I have been MIA for quite some time but I have a very good excuse....I thought I was busy before but let me tell you I was not! As I mentioned I started offering to make custom furniture and lets just say things are going well. I have been busy building and finishing furniture all summer...its been great and I love doing it but the summer has flown by.
I thought I would share some photos of the pieces I have made so far.
The bed above is my barn door bed...I am kind of in love with it, and the sidetable is an Ikea trunk I created a base and to for.
 I love the industrial wheels I found at Home Depot.
 I have almost finished Sophie's bathroom...I need to do a little grouting and the crown moulding.
 Here is one of my first outdoor table and bench combos
 A little buffet makeover for a client, I added wine storage and gave it a whole update.
 I created a palet wine rack out of new rough cut wood.
 My version of a shanty to chic of my favourite coffee tables.
 Oh and in case you missed it my shoot was featured in the August issue of Style at Home.
 A gorgeous set of tables with rough tops.
 A very beachy vanity/desk.
 Bed rails that are as cute as can be...powder pink
 Close ups of my barn door bed.

 my second barn door bed...I stain before painting when doing a distressed look
 a very beachy bench makeover
 a simple contemporary tv console with wheels
 My fave 8 foot outdoor table and bench...I am making one of these for my backyard but it will be 10 feet
 a super rustic one of a kind RH knock off coffee table made just the right size.
 look at those legs...I had them made locally
 A sweet vanity/desk for a sweet little girl

 look at that wood!!!!

 I moved a little lighting around...I love this light so much and it looks so much better in the kitchen

 Here is a room I have been working on for a friend of mine...together we have created the coziest room. Linen drapes are coming soon. That is an opening to a stairwell which is allowed us to hang a gorgeous light over the stairs and it is the centerpiece and focal point...the window in the stairs would be difficult to access window treatments so I came up with the idea of treating the cut out as a window and draping will be so much easier to close those drapes at night and it will add a great deal of texture and softness to the room. I just love this room. Revere pewter walls, rug from Lowes online, ektorp sofa and chaise and a couple of custom pieces by yours truly.
I love how the right stain can just bring the wood to life. I think this was special walnut with sun bleached applied seperately.
My husband created this logo for me...I love our little cartoon homestead.
You can find me daily posting on Instagram here or #grayhousefurniture
and on facebook check out Gray House Furniture and please feel free to like my GHF page. 

So there you have it, a much over due update...sorry its been so quiet...I actually haven├Ęt turned on my computer in ages...

Good bye for now...thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Grayson square coffee table

 I was so excited to get my first order the day I started offering to do so, together we came up with this design, I am calling it the grayson square coffee table. It is 40" square with bread board ends finished in kona and creamy white painted legs.

 All joints are pocket holes. Such a strong joint.

 The water repellent finish is doing a great job...we enjoyed an evening and few meals at our new table so far and I just love it.

I am off to make another beautiful Grayson outdoor table and matching bench my second order in a new finish...super excited.
You can find Gray House Furniture here

Monday, May 25, 2015

Gray House Furniture

 I have an exciting announcement...I started a furniture's small and by small I mean tiny because it's just me making custom furniture. I have wanted to do this for some time and I just thought what was I waiting for. I started out by building this table for us and it I am seriously in love.
So I am diving in and putting myself out there and doing it. I called it Gray House Furniture.
I still have a lot to do but for now I have started by putting myself out there. I have started a Facebook page you can find it here  please feel free to like and share.
 This is my nearly 7 foot harvest table with white painted legs and a custom stained breadboard top. I have finished this one with 4 coats of clear spar coating to with stand the elements because it is our patio table, I had to stop myself from bringing it inside...I may need to build myself another one.
 This photo is coming up more brown but it is a soft grayish weathered look. We all keep touching it the finish feels so smooth.
 I'm calling this blend restoration finish.

 So many possibilities.

 This is the top finished in kona my go to chocolaty color.

We had our first rainfall last night and look how nicely the water is beading up. I look forward to many years of outdoor dining enjoyment. 
Please feel free to email me or message me through Facebook for ordering information. Durham region based. 
For now I am offering tables, benches, coffee tables, headboards and baby/pet gates. 
I will be able to share more photos as I create items, I look forward to working with clients to create pieces they can enjoy.