I think the term “DIY” is overused. Many times it conjures up images of weekend chore lists, never-ending home maintenance, and challenging tasks we don’t want to do. OK, I don’t want to do. I’m changing the acronym. Let’s call it F-I-T. Find. Invent. Transform.

  • Find a piece that inspires you.
  • Invent a new or better use for it.
  • Transform it into something you will love and be proud of.


I love to re-purpose and renovate used furniture and antiques.  I guess it’s the saver in me.  I don’t like to see ANYTHING go to waste!  Take a look at the pieces that I’ve enjoyed transforming into loved and versatile furniture in my home and get some helpful hints on products and techniques you can use to create your own masterpieces.

My FIT projects . . .

“Jenny Lind” Bench

This “Jenny Lind”- inspired bench was created with an old, full-size Jenny Lind headboard and footboard and makes a great addition to a mudroom.

Building a “Jenny Lind” Bench








See how I turn a run-down antique Chifferobe into a useful extra closet for our guest room.

Renovating an Antique Chifferobe in 5 Easy Steps










twin beds finished
Custom antique beds

Guest Room Twin Beds — A Great Idea!

Antique Twin Beds

Think twin beds are only for kids? Check out the transformed antique twin beds I used in the guest bedroom to create a classic sanctuary for visitors.

The Coffee Table Conundrum (coming soon!)