Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Come on spring!

If you are like most other Alabamians, you are ready for the unpredictable cold weather to be done and spring to begin! Hopefully not too much longer:)

Some exciting products and ventures are coming over the next few months for reMERbish! Stay connected through Facebook for the latest updates. And always, thank you for your support…I am amazed by your encouragement!

Monday, April 22, 2013

JLB Bargain Bash DIY Piece Reveal!

Click on this link to view the whole refinishing process, but here is the Junior League of Birmingham's Bargain Bash DIY piece's reveal! It's all beautified and reMERbished:) The event is THIS THURSDAY night at 6pm in the old Century Plaza center off of Crestwood Blvd. Get your ticket and get the chance of snagging this beauty along with getting to shop the garage sale early!

Remember what she used to look like? Drab, cracked top, damaged corner accents, old gold hardware...

Now just look at her! Oo-la-la! Such a fab piece to have in any room! Absolutely love the stained top, painted and antiqued bottom, and the oh so gorgeous antiqued-turquoise knobs!

One last comparison shot - drab to fab, eh?!

A big thank you to the JLB for giving the opportunity to me to participate in such a fun project and awesome event!

Hope to see you all Thursday night!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Junior League of Birmingham's Bargain Bash DIY Project

It has been awhile since I have posted on the blog! As I stated in a previous post, Facebook has become such an easier (and quicker!) outlet for me to work with. I did want to do a post, however, about the piece I am transforming for the Junior League of Birmingham's Bargain Bash event next week! (If you are a Facebook follower, you have seen information about it and the piece's progress.) I was connected with this great organization and asked to choose a piece from their warehouse to completely transform for the event coming up next week. Getting to go "pickin'" in this warehouse of garage sale treasures was like paradise to me!:)

Although there were many tremendous options, one of the last pieces I stumbled upon was this beauty. When I saw her, I knew she was the one!

I immediately began brainstorming with a dear friend of mine, who graciously accepted the invitation to come hunt with me, about the possibilities for her transformation. She did need some structural work first, though. A split top and disconnected corner accents needed to be fixed!

After debating in my head about what look to go for, I landed on a classic and gorgeous style that I am loving right now in my transformations! Knew I wanted to do a dark, rich stained top with a classic, antiqued cream bottom. There's just something about this lovely, neutral finish that is just right! Here is an example of a dining set I recently completed with this finish:

In order to get there, I had to sand off the entire original finish on top, bringing it down to the bare wood.

And here is the bottom after one coat of "antique white" paint.

Today I finished up the paint job and will begin the staining process tomorrow. After that, a little distressing and an antique wax finish on bottom, and a just right poly coat on top and she'll be ready for the event! Stay tuned for the final result!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Client Project Information

So, finally I have been able to sit down and write some standardized guidelines for client projects. Below you will find a few standard fees and charges, but I do encourage you, if you are interested in having a piece reMERbished, please contact me. Some fees/charges are specific to each project and will need discussion to be determined. I have made an attempt to give a starting point for having a project completed by reMERbish. The first step for a client project is sending a picture to me (mer@remerbish.com or through Facebook messaging). I cannot determine a quote without seeing the piece. At that point, I will send you a copy of the client project information sheet and be able to determine a quote for you. I hope to meet your needs and work to restore a piece for you. I appreciate your support of reMERbish! You all mean so much to me! Below are a few informational points from the client project information sheet.

"Thank you for expressing interest in having reMERbish work on a piece for you. It is a privilege to bring new life to a cherished memory of yours. Below you will find the standard fees for client projects, details regarding your quote, and a projected timeline for completion. Some charges will be figured in as the specifics of your project are worked out and discussion has happened about exactly what you are envisioning for your piece. Timelines and finishes are subject to change – reMERbish makes every effort to give an accurate estimation of completion time for your project as well as ability to achieve the look you are wanting. Often it is not until a project is started that some of these specifics can be figured out or must be altered. Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Pick-up/Delivery Fee (PU/D F)/$25
{If you do not have a way to get your piece(s) to reMERbish,
we are happy to pick-up and deliver your piece(s). Therefore,
it is only applicable to projects to be PU/D by reMERbish.}

Prep Charge (PC1)/$65 {or as determined by the project}
{reMERbish will do all prep work for completing your piece(s) that
will include: sanding, removing old hardware, filling holes (as needed),
cleaning with a furniture cleaner, vacuuming drawers/cabinets/etc., and
drilling new hardware holes (as needed) If you prefer to do some of this
prep work, this charge would be negotiable.}

Supplies Fee (SF)/$10

{This fee covers all prepping, painting, and finishing supplies.}

Painting Charge (PC2)/TBD
{This charge is unique to each project and is based on paint color,
number of colors used, distressing amount, and overall look.}

Project Specific Charge (PSC)/TBD
{This charge is not applicable to all projects. It is for any additional
work that is to be done, besides painting, such as repair work,
reupholstering, staining, purchasing of new hardware, etc.}

Finishing Charge (FC)/TBD
{This charge is unique to each project and is based on type of
finish chosen and time/work to accomplish that look.}
Most Common Finishes:
Painted, lightly distressed, clear wax
Painted, moderately-heavily distressed, clear wax
Painted, lightly distressed, antique wax

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Facebook it is!

Hello out there in blogland! I have been shamefully unfaithful in posting on here! SORRY! It actually is a good thing, right? reMERbish has been so busy turning product out that there's been no spare time to upload pictures to this site!

I do faithfully keep Facebook updated, however, so I have decided to make this page a place to come to find out information about the company, services, and retail locations, and make my Facebook page my main source of inventory updating, announcements, and product portfolio - it's just so much easier and faster to update it, even straight from my smart phone!

So, if you haven't already, "like" the reMERbish Facebook page and you will be able to stay updated on all the latest news and products. If you do not have a Facebook account, please contact me via email, mer@remerbish.com, and I would be happy to assist you in any way that I can. I will still update this site, ever so often, with important information and featured pieces, but Facebook will be the site that is updated almost daily.

Thanks so much, guys, for your support! I have truly been OVERWHELMED at how fast and how much the news about the business has spread. The Lord is always so faithful as we are faithful in pursuing Him. He is blessing reMERbish in incredible ways that have ministered to my heart so much. And YOU have been a huge part of that! Word of mouth, support, and encouragment from you all continues to spread my little business. I'm indebted to each of you and couldn't thank you enough!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Clients, clients, clients!

Client projects are keeping me busy these days! I will post some pictures of a few sometime soon:) I just love working on someone's personal treasure to give it new life and purpose in their home.

I am also preparing for the next Ross Bridge Fresh Market on the Green which will be this Saturday, July 21st, from 8am-12pm. A special treat this time is that there will be an antique car showing as well, so ladies, your man will have something to do while you shop at the reMERbish tent! Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 18, 2012

This Little Piggy Went to Market

Hey guys! So last week was super busy because of my participation in Ross Bridge's Fresh Market on the Green! It was so fun and I had a blast making new contacts with people, connecting with people I had met through Facebook, and making some sells!:) Here are some pictures from the day. You will also find listed under "Featured Pieces" some new pieces that are still available.

You may not have had a chance to visit and like my Facebook page! Do that if you can...I often post pictures and updates on there faster than I can on the blog.

Also I have several client projects that I'll have pictures of soon! This is a fun part of the business that I didn't expect to be so popular so quickly:) If you have a piece in your house that is in need of some reMERbish love, send to me a picture (mer@remerbish.com) and I'd love to discuss with you the possibilities of giving it new life!

Lastly, I haven't forgotten my posts about my trip to Florida. I came across great people with great stores that I can't wait to share with all of you! Be patient...those are coming:)

Tent at the Market:

This lovely buffet SOLD! The couple who bought it are going to use it as a media cabinet at their beach house:

Cute gray chest with mustard knobs:

Gorgeous blue dresser with such great detailing:

Cream dresser with beautiful, original hardware:

Antique (found documents from the 1940s and a 5 cent stamp in the drawer!) china cabinet:

Yellow desk with great storage:

Thanks, guys!