We've Moved!

Hey All...if anyone still checks in here. I recently changed my business name and started a new blog so please pop on over and visit me at

Urban Salvage Company!


This site hasn't been renewed and may be going away soon! Thanks!



salvaged oak dresser.

First piece of 2014!

I've been busy but back at it...and lots of changes to come in 2014, so stay tuned!

You can follow me on Instagram @ Averybird24

or the Reckless Glamour Facebook page too!




library dresser.

New to the shop!


new items added to the shop!

More to come this week!



Hey Friends!
I have a new piece for the shop!

be back soon with updates.



happy birthday mom.

Today is my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday mom!

She had mentioned to me in the past she wanted me to refinish a little pine end table they had in the family room. It had seen better days. I'm sure she thinks I forgot she had mentioned it but nope I had plans!

Enter the before: the top was all worn down and the legs dinged up.

I snuck the table out and gave it a much needed boost!

The room is pretty neutral with pops of navy so I decided to paint the base navy (yes I'm in my blue phase right now) and refinish the top to a darker richer stain.

Ahhh! So much better!

Avery helped me with the first coat. She actually did really well. I told her I'd consider putting her on the payroll.

Happy Birthday Mom, hope you like it!

p.s. mom if you find spelling errors in this post (because you always do) take the night off it is your birthday!


Avery Cabinet re-done.

The "Avery Cabinet" is up in the shop!

It got a fresh coat of blue paint with some nautical inspired numbers for a little something extra.

I tested out the Elmer's Glue trick and it worked pretty good. If you don't know the trick it's supposed to give paint a crackle finish.
All you have to do is paint the glue on pretty thick and let it dry a little until it's tacky then go over it with paint.
I used the navy as my base coat and went over it with white then once it was dry did a dry brush over the white with more blue to tone it down a bit an give it a more wore look.
If you want to try it out I suggest working in small sections at a time because the glue dries quickly.

The inside of the antique wardrobe is all cedar with a hanging bark up top. I used it to store crafts and things in it. I hung velcro cubbies from the top bar for more vertical storage.

Happy Friday Everyone!

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