Inspired by her avante garde/punk rock designs, for all you "wannabe's" ... here's an ode to Betsey Johnson.
When I picked this piece up it was that classic yellow french provincial paint with some not so attractive crackle..

 OH SO BETSEY! This piece is painted high gloss black and the drawer details and hardware are hot pink.. Cheetah details on the drawers that all work with perfection!

This bad girl sold to Chris in Seattle... Chris recently made a trip to  the 'Burgh and  told me about Randy Land.. For those of you who don't know.. This is Randy, of Randy Land. (It's in Pittsburgh Historic Mexican War Streets)

Vintage Meditterranean Server

Picked up this MONSTER of a server along with some other neat items from the sweetest couple in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Old White and French Linen
I broke out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and went to work. This paint is a LIFESAVER. No prep, even with the vaneer, no sanding, primer, etc.  Perfect for a City Slicker like me! 

This is after 2 coats of paint.. still some wood showing through but I love the contrast in colors..

I left the hardware it's original bronze and cleaned it up a bit.

Buffed and sealed the piece with Annie Sloan's clear furniture wax.

Tada!!! What a gorgeous piece. You can buy this piece on my website at www.shabbymaggie.com.


Toughest Challenge Yet

So my friend Heather bought this black dresser with Damask from me.. Look how SICK it looks in her house...

On my way out the door from delivering, she asked me to take an old chest with me and see what I can "come up with".. I was thinking something completely different when she hit me with this:


So I got it home... and looked at it--- and stared at it--- and pondered---- what the HECK can I do to this??? (thank god Heather is creative and gave some insight along the way)
I messed around with a couple of different ideas.. I started using river rocks.. but that kind of turned out "Zen gone WRONG"

Here is the final product-- It really came together! Storage chests are a great accent piece for a room.. You can use them to store blankets, sweaters, in a living room, at the end of a bed, as a coffee table! Really the possibilities are endless with them.

I have one for SALE on my Website: www.shabbymaggie.com

Tea Green Buffet/Server from Lake Chautauqua

I went to visit my mom for the weekend at her new home in Lake Chautauqua... On my way home I picked up this awesome old server (it came in a set, but I was only interested in this gem!)

Here is the server before... it's been in someone's garage for possibly Centuries!

I decided to get more involved with stain finishes.. there really is a sense of value with a nice dark stained wood...and I went with what I've coined "Tea Green" for the finish..
The drawer knobs were fragile, tarnished and outdated so I switched them out for new knobs from Anthropologie (I LUST ANTHRO.)
Here's my finished product... Pretty as a picture. This piece SOLD to a wonderful woman in Brooklyn Heights. We needed some brut strength to get this beauty to the sixth floor so I had her flag down some of the spanish speaking gentleman on the corner.. maybe not the safest of ideas, but they were nice as can be.

When they found out I drove in from Pittsburgh they all made reference to Wiz Khalifa, a Pittsburgh based rapper most well known for his hit and unofficial Steeler theme song "Black n Yellow." Wiz was there idol.. I told them when I got back I'd tell Wiz Whats uP! From Brooklyn Heights...

Whattup Wiz!


It's been a while since I blogged- I've got a layover in Atlanta on my way to a Steeler game in Arizona.... and I will try to get caught up...

Last weekend I made a trip to NYC to deliver some furniture.... I have a market here, but shipping is astronomical for heavier items that need to ship via Freight.

I rented a Uhaul, grabbed a couple of friends, and we made the Trek!

A few minor bumps in the road... but we managed to pull it off (and have a great weekend in the Village)

Here's what I sold:

Chevron Dresser and Pair of End Tables

Tea Green Server with Mahogony Top

Here it is in Brooklyn Heights, a Latin neighborhood in NYC

Here is a photo of my crew! Not many people can say they drove a Uhaul through Downtown Manhattan, but we can!


No Bad JUJU Arm Chairs

I picked up these forgotten about French arm chairs --- They were in great shape just needed some TLC.

 A little elbow grease, some fresh paint and new fabric (there's something about birds that I really like..)

These chairs SOLD

For more like them:


French Provincial Dresser & Night Stand

I found these old relics and purchased them from a lovely couple, downsizing and moving to Florida. When I snagged them up I knew I would be going... GLAM!

Here are the yellow dressers before...

and during...


I sold these dressers to a great couple from Hoboken, NJ. If you are interested in purchasing some GLAMMED OUT silver furniture check my site http://www.shabbymaggie.com/ or send me an email shabbymaggie@gmail.com 

Shabby Chic Lane Cedar Chest

I came across this Lane Cedar Chest and couldn't pass it up.  I had a vision for it..

 Tada!!! With a little sanding and paint, this old chest gets a new lease on life! I added custom cut mirrors.  
One of the great things about a cedar chest is it's versatility. This chest can be used at the end of a bed for storage or you're guests suitcase. It can be used as a coffee table, a place to hide clutter or kids toys.. and much more. The possibilites are endless.