• Before + After

    Posted on April 3, 2013 by kiki in Furniture re-Fabs.

    Today I wanted to share with you some pictures of our furniture transformations. I know if you guys are like me then that’s all you really want to see anyways- Before then After. To be honest when I watch the DIY network- I simply record the entire hour long show and watch the first and […]

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  • Empire I Desire

    Posted on March 4, 2013 by kiki in Furniture re-Fabs, Home Improvement.

    So… sometimes this happens: You get inspired to revamp a beautiful piece of furniture, you know EXACTLY how you want it to look, you take all of the necessary steps to MAKE your artistic inspiration become a reality, you re-take those steps because the piece of furniture doesn’t cooperate, you re-re-take those steps again because […]

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  • Champs Élysées Upholstered Chair Before + After

    Posted on February 4, 2013 by tori in Furniture re-Fabs, In the Booth.

    You may remember the before picture of the Champs Élysées chair… it was the very first picture we posted to our Untamed Perspective Facebook Timeline back in April of 2012.  Kristian bought me this chair at a thrift store way back then and it has sat in my office ever since.  Upholstery intimidates me so […]

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    DIY Painted Bust for Bloom Theory

    Posted on February 2, 2013 by tori in Uncategorized.

    We have some very talented and artistic friends.  Maybe being around them is what has started to pull out my creative side.  Two of our besties, Vania and Christine, are the lovely ladies behind Simply Bloom Photography.  If you haven’t heard of them, you should definitely check out their work.  Insane!  Not only are these […]

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  • Empire on Fire

    Posted on February 2, 2013 by kiki in Furniture re-Fabs, Uncategorized.

    Tori and I have watched many an empire dresser slip through our hands at antique auctions. We hang in there until the bidding price gets R.I.D.I.C.U.L.O.U.S! We finally won our first empire dresser and it is quite beautiful (I mean really, really quite beautiful), BUT it is for Tori’s home- not the booth. So the […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Giveaway

    Posted on January 26, 2013 by tori in In the Booth, Uncategorized.

    Happy Saturday everyone!  February is right around the corner and with that comes Valentine’s Day!  What better gift for your loved one than a $125 Gift Certificate to University Pickers?!  This awesome opportunity wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our fellow Pickers!  A huge THANK YOU goes to: Vintage Charm and Restoration Three […]

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  • Jamestown Farmhouse Hutch | Before + After

    Posted on January 9, 2013 by tori in Furniture re-Fabs, In the Booth.

    I am new to auctions. They. Make. Me. Nervous. Sure they’re also lots of fun when you find good stuff, but my goodness do they give me anxiety! I think part of my anxiety comes from being in the south- auctioneers are hard to understand anyway, top that with a thick Southern accent and I […]

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  • Expect the Unexpected

    Posted on January 5, 2013 by kiki in In the Booth, Thankful.

    OPENING DAY Well Grand Opening day for University Pickers definitely exceeded my expectations. I woke up anxious and ready to roll this morning. I had my heart set on something in the Rusty, Repurposed, and Recycled booth, and I just KNEW if I didn’t buy it at 9 am sharp I would literally D..I..E! Okay […]

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  • Pickers Like it Dirty

    Posted on January 3, 2013 by kiki in In the Booth.

    SO unless you haven’t visited our Facebook Page in a long, long time then you all know that we are extremely excited about the Grand Opening of University Pickers this Saturday January 5th! I wanted to share a bit of our journey that led up to this wonderful opportunity with all of you guys! About […]

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  • Two-Toned Office Desk Makeover

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by kiki in Furniture re-Fabs, Home Improvement.

    Well I started this office makeover back in October. You can read part one here. I’ve been done with my husband’s desk for months, but I just recently (two weeks ago) got the office tidy enough to snap a nice picture of the completed desk. Actually I had my husband take the pictures, because I […]

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