The Frosted Gardner Blog Posts

  • Repurpose StoryThis is an old hutch that we purchased a few years ago for fifty bucks. We had planned to refinish it in black and then sell it. It was quite simple with alot of straight lines.Once it was complete we stood back and decided that this hutch would be a...
  • The Hill Family Desk - Custom Refinish Before & AfterWe have made some wonderful friends through our blog and through our furniture. The Hill family is just such a family. They brought us this old school desk that had been painted red at some point in time but needed a nice face lift to turn it into an...
  • Paper Princess Castle
    on Jan 22, 2012 in home decor
    Every princess needs a castle. And we have a bunch of little squinky princesses that need a castle so this is what Faith and I came up with to suit their needs. Below is the front view and just beyond that is the back view. It is a fully functioning...
  • The Sconces
    on Jan 12, 2012 in home decor bed
    The before and after pictures of our sconces have been a long time coming. It seems that when I go to grab the camera to snap some pictures I get distracted and end up playing with the Tangled Tower or some other miniature character. Nonetheless I th...
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    on Jan 7, 2012 in home decor;
    The holidays came and went and I have had quite the time keeping up with everything and before I knew it I was behind nearly a month on this ole blog. Faith and I battled a flu bug for three weeks. Three weeks I tell ya!!! My energy was zapped and th...
  • The Gardner Antique Fireplace Mantel and O'Christmas Tree
    on Dec 10, 2011 in antique holiday decor
    Our Christmas tree is up and I am now revealing the antique fireplace mantel we are currently using in our sitting room. I have just fallen in love with it. This along with all of our new chandeliers and sconces have been my favorite projects we have...
  • The Thanksgiving Surprise Part 2
    on Dec 4, 2011 in family showcase ranch
    I have had a few questions about my parents' ranch house and what we call the bunk house. The bunk house kind of turned out to be more than just a place with extra beds. I guess if you are going to do something you may as well do it right. The houses...
  • The Thanksgiving Surprise Part 1
    on Dec 2, 2011 in family showcase ranch
    Just before Thanksgiving I mentioned that our family was heading up to my parents' ranch house for the holiday. We were all anxious to see the new barn that was built. Well we were in for a much bigger surprise than just the barn. My family was the f...
  • Book Page Christmas Trees
    on Nov 29, 2011 in holiday decor
    We have been doing a little bit of Christmas decorating around here. It is always fun to get out the Christmas boxes because there are little items you have collected over the years that have been forgotten until the lids are pulled off. Faith had so...
  • The New Barn
    on Nov 26, 2011 in holiday family showcase
    I mentioned earlier this week that we were heading up to my parent's ranch house for the Thanksgiving holiday. I was excited to see their new barn and after talking to my mom I knew that my Dad was anxious for all of us to get up there as well! Littl...
  • The Ole Pie Hutch - Before & After
    on Nov 22, 2011 in before and after hutch
    What better way to head into the Thanksgiving weekend than with this cute little pie hutch. It has an extra tight latch for very safe keeping! It has the punctured holes at the back so that all of the lovely aroma makes its way to each of our noses.
  • The Curly Wreath
    on Nov 19, 2011 in home decor holiday decor
    Faith wanted a wreath for her bedroom door so we came up with this one. So many wreaths require glue guns but that just does not work for a four year old. We did this by using masking paper and book pages and ripping them into strips. We then curled...
  • The Clementine Dresser - Custom Refinish Before & After...
  • The Josephine Dresser - Custom Refinish Before & AfterDo you see a red trend here? Seems that we have been doing quite of bit of it recently! This particular piece is for my parent's ranch house and my mom loves red furniture. It took a few different reds to match it perfectly. Red can be a hard match.
  • Chalkboard Restore
    on Nov 10, 2011 in home decor custom refinish
    We worked on this little chalkboard for a client who purchased it from Etsy. When she received the frame it was in pretty bad shape and the chalkboard paint did not work all that well. So we repainted the frame and roughed it up a bit to glorify all...
  • Banners & Garland
    on Nov 8, 2011 in home decor
    I think decorating with banners and garland is so fun and so so so easy to do. Faith and I are working on a few new ones for the Christmas holiday. She found these tiny tiny scissors in an old sewing box and you would think that Christmas had already...
  • The Gardner Master Bedroom Chandy
    on Nov 6, 2011 in home decor
    This is the chandelier that is now hanging in our master bedroom. We went with simple white because well because we like white! It is clean and fresh and with a bit of distressing it is perfect. Our sconces are also complete and hanging but not hooke...
  • The Red Bed - Custom Finish Before & After
    on Oct 30, 2011 in custom refinish bed before and after
    A bed in red. What color is better on this fine fall day. The side rails were missing but not for long. Mike hand made the rails and painted them in our clients color choice. Red. Have a wonderful week friends. Happy trick or treating.
  • The Gardner Antique Fireplace Mantle
    on Oct 24, 2011 in home decor before and after
    Our fireplace mantle is complete but I may wait just a few more weeks for the final reveal. I am still pulling everything together! This mantle was already in wonderful shape it is just that the color was not quite right. Our wood floors are quite...
  • The Augusta Dresser - Before & After
    on Oct 21, 2011 in before and after Dresser
    I am not sure about you but I am really liking the dark table top with the ever slight variation in the paint. The body of the dresser is a light grey and the drawers are white. It is a subtle difference but gives such depth! This one is available if...
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