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Fort Worth, TX, United States
Furniture, accessories and all things design are our passion. We love to find treasures and give them a new life in hopes of bringing extra character to your home. Reusing and recycling is essential to being environmentally friendly and allows you to see beyond imperfections and capture the beauty in all things. Refreshingly Chic has a growing inventory of refinished furniture and accessories for sale. We also customize, refinish and retrofit pieces for clients and can work with existing pieces you already own.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

diamond in the rough

tnMy husband found this goodie a few weeks ago and was excited about the potential this dresser had.

Can you tell?!

It was in pretty good condition but needed some cosmetic work desperately.

Perfect for us!

Tyler replaced all the glides and ensured it was structurally sound & then we refinished in Antique white.

We love how this dresser turned out!



We touched up the hardware & freshened them up a bit.


Love the finish … we tried a lighter glaze which gave a softer effect.



We hope Miss Avery enjoys her new dresser.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Aleah, co-owner of Fancy Pants Fotos, has been such a loyal client! We love working with her & truly appreciate her ability to see the potential in furniture.

We recently refinished 2 end tables for her Master Bedroom.



The search began for a chest of drawers.

She found this on Craigslist for a {steal}!

aleahs dresser beforeThe bottom trim was broken and the piece needed some repair.

Aleah she sent me the link & we were able to confirm we could restore the chest & gave a quote for labor to fix and refinish.

How perfect!

She had the “take home” price on the piece before making a trip to see the furniture.

We removed the bottom trim and replaced with feet that complimented the style of the furniture.


We kept most of the original hardware, but found small versions of the hardware used on her end tables to tie everything together.


We love it & hope Aleah and Nate enjoy their new furniture!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

card catalog!

We are in {love}.


This card catalog was stored away in Arlene’s garage when she found inspiration that made her realize the potential she had hidden away.

We were thrilled when the opportunity presented itself for us to refinish her card catalog.

She decided a lightly distressed black would be perfect for her daughter, Megan (the lucky new owner)and the outcome is divine!



If you’re as jealous as we are of this new accent piece, let us know and we’ll add you to our quickly growing list of “I want one of those”!

Enjoy Meg.