A Blog about Furniture Refinishing and Home Decorating

Monday, December 26, 2011

~merry christmas~

I hope everyone has had a Wonderful Christmas....
My family and I sure have enjoyed our time together.  Jeff took the week off  work and it was really nice to have him home.  We also gained a TEENAGER in the house this week!  Our oldest son, Jackson, turned 13 on Dec. 20th. 
It was so nice spending time with family and watching the kiddos enjoy a fantastic Christmas.
Although, we have also had a lot of heartbreak as well :(
We lost our sweet baby to a miscarriage.  I delivered our precious little guy on Monday Dec.19, 2011. 
He was so little but so perfect...
We named him Sawyer Robert Francom. 
He was named Robert after my dad who had a birthday on that same day.
We are so grateful for the time we had to hold him and love him...
The hospital also provided us with some wonderful memories to have such as pictures, a mold of Sawyer's hand, hand and foot prints and a blanket.  They were so good to us.
 We were able to bury him too which was so important to me.
Although, more than anything, I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Plan of Salvation and for the knowledge we have of Eternal Families.  It is so comforting to know that we will be with our sweet little Sawyer again.
We love you our sweet angel...

Happy New Year to you all!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

~thank you~

Thank you, Thank you
to everyone who has left me such nice comments on this blog! 
I am so sorry it seems as if I am not responding BUT, for some reason, that I can't figure out,
I can't even comment on my own blog!!!!  It is so frustrating!
So Thank You!

*****P.S.  Lara, What a neat piece you found...
I would definitely paint it. I just love how paint can transform a piece. 
Best of luck to you!

~plasma tv console #2~

This will be the 2nd one I have done in the last week!
This console is for my friend Christine.  She found it on KSL, here in Utah.
It has a few issues I will need to fix such as a WARPED door :(
The plan is to just build 2 new ones...
I will also be adding beadboard and new hardware.
I plan on having it finished this week.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

~exciting news~

I have some very exciting news to share....
We are expecting our 5th baby here at the Francom household!!!
Everyone is very excited, I'd say I'm a LOT overwhelmed but, it will be great :)
At least I will have a lot of help.  My kids' ages are from almost 13 - 3 years old so it shouldn't  be too hard.
I still plan on working as much as possible before the little one arrives...so,wish me luck!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 14, 2011

~finished plasma tv console~

I think this is now my NEW favorite piece :)
I wish the picture quality was better...these were taken right at dusk and again I have NO photography skills :(
I found this on KSL and my neighbors just so happened to be looking for something to
house all their tv components so, it was a win win!

It was painted Antique White (Four Chairs), distressed and polyurethaned.
Once again I stripped the top and stained it with several coats of walnut stain.
Beadboard was added to the doors as well as new hardware from Hobby Lobby.


Thanks again Michelle and Josh !

Linking To:


The Idea Room

Thursday, October 13, 2011

~upcoming~ $150

This plasma tv console will be available this week.
It's being painted antique white and will have a walnut stained top and new hardware.
If interested please email me @ aprilfrancom@hotmail.com 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

~antique buffet~ $280

SOLD!!!!  Thank You!
I think this is by far my favorite piece...

It has been painted Society Hill Blue (Four Chairs), then distressed and glazed with walnut stain. 
Several appliques and some moulding were added to the doors as well as new hardware.  The top was also stripped and given several coats of the same walnut stain.  It still even has it's original casters....love!
 48 W x 54 H x 19 D.
If interested please email me @ aprilfrancom@hotmail.com

Thanks for looking...

Monday, October 10, 2011


This is one of the many projects I am working on this week.
The weather is going to be a bit warmer so that makes me extremely happy :)
This antique buffet (it has 2 top drawers that I had already pulled out prior to taking the picture) can be painted in your color of choice or if not, it will be painted Society Hill Blue (Four Chairs) and then glazed with a walnut stain. 
It will also be given new hardware, appliques and moulding on the doors and will be listed for $325.
If interested please message me!  Thanks

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I  LOVE with these tables...
I just refinished these for my friend Kallee.  We were trying to mimic her GORGEOUS kitchen table set from Four Chair's, here in Utah.
I don't normally strip furniture to the bare wood because it can be quite tedious but, I'm sure glad we did!
The contrast between the wood and the painted legs is perfect.
Honestly, these pictures do not do it justice, I for sure am not a photographer by any means :(
They were all painted Linen from Four Chairs, stained walnut, and polyurethaned.
The coffee table top was also stained walnut and then espresso to deepen the color, all from Four Chairs as well.



Thanks, Kallee

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

~Tv Console Table~

Sorry, this is not for sale... :(
I just finished this tv console table for one of my neighbors.
It will sit below their BIG flat screen to house all their components!
It was painted black, sanded, distressed, stained and polyurethaned
for added protection.



Thanks KC and Alyssa!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

~for sale~ Shabby Chic Toddler Bed Set - $140

Just Finished!!!
This darling set has been painted parchment white, distressed, glazed, and polyurethaned.   Each piece has been given their own "special" treatment as well...
If interested please email... aprilfrancom@hotmail.com



Saturday, September 17, 2011

~for sale~ Black Toddler Bed $65

 This darling toddler bed was painted black, sanded and distressed, stained and given several coats of
polyurethane for added protection.  I also added some cute moulding to give it an updated look!

If interested please email me... aprilfrancom@hotmail.com

Thursday, September 15, 2011


This is what I was up to yesterday...

(please overlook the messy laundry room!!!)

Unfortunately my washer decided to give out over the weekend.  I went against my husband's strong wishes to call a repair guy and just let him "deal with it".  Instead,  I FIXED IT!!! 
I found http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ , ordered the new part and then watched the short video explaining how to fix it...that's it, easy as pie!
I have definitely learned, now that there is a mountain of laundry to do today, that my WASHER is the only appliance I cannot live without!
Have a great day

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

~updated antique~

This gorgeous antique is one I just recently redid for my neighbor... sorry it's not for sale :(
I Just Love It!
It was painted antique white and then sanded, distressed and polyurethaned.



Monday, September 12, 2011

~for sale~ $450 for the set

SOLD!!!!!  Thank You!
I'm kind of going backwards here....
Long story short, I single handily destroyed my now 5th cell phone and our digital camera all in one weekend with a sippy cup of milk!
Me + any kind of electronics + liquid = TOTAL DISASTER!!!
So, I have lost quite a few "before" pictures of the projects I have been working on this summer but this cute furniture set is one I was luckily able to recover....
There are other pieces I have finished way before this but, I am going to go ahead and start with this one.
(I apparently don't have a before of the armoire) :(
This will be SOLD AS A SET ONLY for $450
It was painted Heirloom White, sanded, distressed, glazed and given several coats of polyurethane for added protection. Damask paper was added to the armoire doors and toy chest. Also, beadboard was added to the back of the armoire and a cute wooded applique was added to the bed. Finally, darling glass knobs were added to update the pieces. Message me if you are interested. Thanks!

Linking To:  Stephanie @ Under the Table & Dreaming's Sunday Showcase Party
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