Refinishing Projects

Everything here has been lovingly refinished by Type A, clean-freak, amateur DIYer Saya — items may have signs of age and wear and most definitely have imperfections. Ya know, vintage’y, one of a kind, with character.

Pick up is in Chicago’s Wicker Park, near Damen and Division. To purchase an item, send an email to Saya and let her know which you’re interested in. Prices firm. If something has been sold, it’ll be marked as such. Venmo, Paypal, or Quick Pay/Zelle; you can pay after you see it in person and make sure you do indeed looooove it. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.

What’s with the names? Due to the involved blood, sweat, tears, curses, and love, these become Saya’s babies and babies need names.

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Some Before & Afters of Saya’s Not for Sale collection —


Side Table — “Esther”

  • $38
  • 16.5″H x 22″W x 19.5″D
  • Wood
  • Paint colors: Valspar – eggshell, interior, “Equestrian Brown” | Valspar – semigloss, “Wedding Mint”
  • Sealant: Varathane – triplethick polyurethane, clear matte, interior


Coffee Station / Accessories Organizer / Spice Station / ??? — “Lily”

  • $25
  • 18″H x 13.5″W x 3.5″D
  • Shelf heights 7.5″; 5.5″; 2.5″
  • Drawer: 11.5″Wx2.5″D (does not fit in the unit; included as a standalone)
  • Wood
  • Paint color: Behr Premium, unknown pre-mixed color/without a label, ultra white base, semi-gloss
  • Sealant: Minwax, semi-gloss
  • Items in photos besides unit and drawer not included



Mirrors / Art — “Bobby”

  • $20 (set of 5)
  • Each square is 10″H x 10″W
  • Wood
  • Stain color: Kona
  • Sealant: Matte



SOLD Shelfcase — “Bella”

  • $150
  • 61″H x 16″W x 9″D
  • Shelf height 6″
  • Wood
  • Paint colors
    • Primary – Sherwin Williams, Repose Gray, semi-gloss
    • Secondary – Valspar, unknown pre-mixed color, without a label. Similar to Valspar, Wedding Mint.
  • Stain color: Varathane, Kona (it’s a deep brown, not black as it can appear in photos)
  • Sealant: Minwax, semi-gloss
Bottom is felted for easy moving.

SOLD Dresser — “Lucia”

  • $325
  • 49″H x 39″W x 19.5″D
  • Wood
  • Paint color: Valspar, semigloss, “Wedding Mint”
  • Sealant: Matte

Updated with new knobs and drawer liners. Feet are felted for easy moving.