Hip bone connected to the herringbone

Check out these too cool for school redos by Matt.  First he lacquered up the side table and built the tray out of reclaimed cherry wood and gave it a little extra zing with cowhide glued inside.  Seriously awesome.  I could easily see this for sale somewhere like Z Gallerie or CB2.

As for the dresser he reports that the herringbone pattern on the drawers is actually vintage house shutters that he took apart and rearranged.  The handles are vintage belts.  How utterly hip is that?  So hip that I feel unhip just looking at it, because I could never come up with an idea that hip!  If you are also struck by the hipness, then you are in luck because his designs are for sale on his etsy right now!

Check him out and say hello here:  Spruce Up



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  1. oh my gosh. these are my faves ever.

  2. I think these may be the best better afters like ever. I am seriously jealous. I too will never be that hip 🙁

  3. I’m with Meredith and Prudently…Matt gets my salute, and vote! He has mad skills.

  4. those are the best. I’m going over to his site…

  5. Neat, cool and groovy!

  6. Holy mother! These are amazing! Nice work Matt!

    Andrea @ Dwellrepurposed.blogspot.com

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  8. woops!

    I wanted to say that matt is an Ar-TEEST! lol, love that first one especially…

  9. Thank you everyone for the nice comments! I wanted to share a coupon code for our ETSY store just for this blog. Its for 20% off your entire order through our store. Just type in betterafterblog in the coupon section when checking out. Also, feel free to follow our project updates at our new facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spruce-UP/213731698650080

    We have several other pieces we are working on and will release photos/updates on our facebook page.

  10. That dresser is seriously the best thing ever.


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  12. LOVE the blog. your blog made me want to blog about your blog 😉 and this side table did me in!!referenced at http://www.lindodesigns.blogspot.com
    i look forward to the great inspiration!!

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