Monday, December 3, 2012

A few recent projects...

 We have recently completed a few fun new projects for our business, Claremont Finders Keepers

The first is this chalkboard door, which was inspired by Lane's and sold as a custom order to a customer who found us at the recent Alameda Pointe Antiques Faire.

Here's what it looked like before:

We also recently finished a custom order to redo some nightstands for two little boys.

We found the whale tail pulls at Anthropologie and couldn't pass them up. 

And here is what the nightstand looked like before it got a makeover:

Speaking of whales, we've got a few freshly sewn whale pillows listed on Etsy.

And last, when we spotted the idea to make wine cork key chains on Pinterest, we had to give it a go. 

See, we have a huge bag of corks from Toast, a fabulous wine bar around the corner from us.

(Had to include this photo because the interior is so cool!)

Anyway, they even float!  How's that for a novelty item?

Sadly, we got to sell nothing because our planned studio sale had to be rescheduled to the 15th due to rain.  It has been pouring for three days here in the Bay Area -- very typical winter weather for a place that never freezes.

It is a strange thing to bundle your kids in raincoats, boots, and umbrellas before going out into the December weather.  And this desert girl hardly knows what to do when she finds moss growing on the sidewalk!

Regardless, it's good weather for staying inside to work on some fun new projects. 


  1. love the door and the whale pillow! too cute!

  2. Love the chalkboard door, the whale pillow, and the corks. Great creative ideas:)

  3. A door-turned-chalkboard? You two are so clever.

  4. I love that whale pillow. It would fit in appropriately at a summer home of friends in Tadoussac Quebec. Hmmm...

  5. Great stuff Camille! Love those nightstands with the whale tale pulls...too cute!

  6. Camille those are all so great! Love the chalkboard adorable. I know what you mean, it's been raining for 5 days here in L.A. I'm so over it! Need my sun :)

    Have a good one! xo

  7. Love that chalk door! and Im going to make a zillion cork key chains..thanks for sharing the idea!
    Have a great week, sorry about the rain!
    xo Nancy

  8. Camille, the door looks great and the brass hooks are so pretty. Again, love the whale pillows! So many great projects going on with you gals! Looking forward to the 15th! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for no rain...


  9. First of photography is so good Camille...I think I say that every time! Love your makeover projects. That seriously ugly little nightstand is now singing on key! So cute. And the door with the chalkboard. Hello.


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