WIld for Mod

OK... I've been on a MAJOR Mid-Century Mod (MCM) kick.. I love the clean retro lines of this style. Obviously made in the 1950 ish era, MCM furniture is usually very well built, that good tongue and groove stuff, not the crap you find at Ikea.

I've recently transformed a few MCM pieces... They are great as a changing table in a baby nursery, a console for a flat screen or even as a buffet in your dining room. Here are some of my latest Mod creations...

 This piece was great! The hardware was had the resemblance of brass knuckles. I painted them chrome and did a dark ebony stain on the bottom legs.

I kept the integrity of the wood on the drawer faces of this beautiful dresser. High gloss white really made it pop!

 This piece is from the Broyhill "Emphasis" collection. White lacquer on the front drawers and a pale blue center. The wood on this piece is remarkable!

 This little orange guy is pretty fun. Perfect for a console table. I added mirror to the inlay on the front.

Finished this vintage Bassett dresser for a member of our troops serving in Afghanistan. I'm glad she's coming home..

Keep an eye on my shop at www.shabbymaggie.com. More MCM pieces are in the works! 

XO Maggie


It's a Boy!!

Of my my closest friends daughter is having a baby boy! Naturally, for the shower, I wanted to do a baby changing table that would fit with her blue, animal themed bedroom.

I picked up a vintage bedroom set at an estate sale in Canonsburg, PA that was in desperate need of some updating. When I look for a dresser for a babies room, I want to make sure the piece is at least 31 inches high and has a good width to it so there is enough room for a changer topper to sit. This old heirloom fit the bill perfectly.

With a good sanding, some primer and a couple coats of paint, we were off to the races! I hand painted the detail in the upper drawers a nice white and sprayed the hardware lightly to allow some of the original bronze to poke through. The piece turned out soft, whimsical and sweet and I am so excited for baby Luke's arrival!

Here's Jess... at 7 month's pregger she is still so tiny! Baby Luke is due mid-march. Jess got the dresser home and say's it's perfect, and that is what make's this business so rewarding.