Way Back When, Once Again

Our motto is ‘With every piece we do, we mind our C’s and Q’s. Cool, Quality, Cute, Quirky’.

This grand dresser and mirror got a stunning custom makeover in General Finishes Black Enduro Poly with gold accents. In its new bedroom, standing nearly 8ft tall, this will surely make a statement.

So it’s my son Tucker’s 9th birthday and we ask him what he wants for his birthday and what type of party he wants, etc. The top of his list was he wanted to go to an auction and buy some cool stuff for his room. So we gave him $100 and I took him to an auction and let him bid on whatever he wanted with his budget. Here are some highlights of what he bought and once I went through with him what this stuff sells for on Etsy, EBay, etc... he’s thinking maybe he cleans up what he bought, sells it and does it a couple more times and on his 10th birthday he can buy whatever the heck he wants!

Another custom makeover. Updated upholstery and a functional, neutral color selection make this ready to finish off a modern dining area. And let’s not forget a drool worthy, one-of-a-kind top!

There seems to be a streaky grey phase going around, just ask Twig & Thyme Design. To get in on the fun here’s a sneak peek of a piece coming soon.

Perfect for a sweet little girl. This one holds a special place in our hearts as we anticipate the arrival of our youngest niece later this year. 💕 🎀🍼

Love transformations like this! Clearly this table was loved and used for years, but no sense in tossing it in the trash when a transformation is just around the corner.

Check out the comments for a video of the top before it was refinished.

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This piece was brought to us by a client who recognized their old coffee table was starting to look outdated and worn, but had ‘good bones’. Wait till you see the stunning transformation of the refinished top!!

It's been a quiet period on FB for WBW, but not here at home. We've been working on growing our home workshop!

Look for updates coming soon on recent custom work and amazing before and after furniture reveals!

Shop local, shop small this Small Business Saturday. 20% off one of these great pieces through Sunday, November 25.


Vote for Maker of the Month | Black Dog Salvage

So honored to be chosen as a top 5 finalist in the Black Dog Salvage October Painter of the Month Competition. All five finalists do great work including my mentor Mark Nelson. I’m humbled to be included. That said we would love your support. So log in and vote for your favorite piece! https://www.blackdogsalvage.com/vote-for-maker-of-the-month/

blackdogsalvage.com Thanks for all the inspiring submissions for our Painter of the Month contest! We love to see what you creators, …

Wow! Our client wanted to transform this buffet into a rich blue statement piece for her dining area. We love how it finished out and cannot wait to see it in its new home.

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We are honored to be featured by Annie Sloan for this great bombe chest. We do 💕 this piece, such a fabulous Annie Sloan color.

Rebecca and Ryan Findley from Way Back When, Once Again in Virginia beautifully updated this curvaceous chest of drawers by painting it in Annie Sloan’s classic and warm Coco. The piece was sealed with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax. Ryan then artfully applied Black Chalk Paint® Wax in the raised details and deep carvings creating an elegant, refined look. Find more of Rebecca and Ryan’s fabulous work here; http://instagram.com/way_back_when_once_again

Rebecca and Ryan purchase their paint and products from talented Stockists and designing duo Mia Bellini and Elizabeth Owen of Maison Warehouse in Sterling, VIrginia; https://www.anniesloan.com/…/united-st…/maison-warehouse-577

To find your local store to buy your Annie Sloan products, please visit; https://www.anniesloan.com/stockists/#/

The last of the bright and happy bedroom set for on a rainy, fall day!

This beauty made her way home yesterday along with the rest of the large bedroom set featured earlier this week.

Sweet + Simple = Perfect

We can’t wait for these pieces to make their way back home. A bedroom set in the family for years was ready for a refresh for the next generation. More pictures of the rest of this custom set coming soon!

We are very proud to announce that Way Back When, Once Again was awarded runner-up in General Finishes Annual Furniture Upcycling Competition. The highly prestigious contest featured over 2,000 entries of upcycled furniture from professional furniture artisans across the country. We are both so honored to each have pieces selected and recognized on a national level and be recognized with some of the most talented furniture artisans in the country. Here are our winning pieces. Thank you General Finishes, we are grateful and humbled.

If you have been eyeing one of our customized game tables take a look at our latest stock. How awesome would one of these look in your home completely customized to your liking?

Send a PM for pricing & questions.

If you’ve been 😍 for the gold game tables, brace yourself for this one. Stunning inlay, gold dipped legs and, oh my, that checker board!

This custom beauty will be making her way home soon, but stay tuned for some gorgeous game tables ready to be customized just for you. Be sure to like our page so you don’t miss one!

Had so much fun meeting with some of the most talented furniture artisans in the DC Metro Area today!

What happens when you put 10 of the most talented people in the DC Metro area together?! You have a BLAST! 🎉

Had a great time chatting and networking with Judy of Vint Hill Vintage, Ryan of Way Back When, Once Again, Jackie of Newbac Designs, Michele of Vintage Revival Design Co., Jennifer of J&L Vintage Decor, Ellen of Martha Marie Vintage, Courtney of All Things New Again, Mary of Turning Tables Studio, and Pat of Unique Furniture Etc.

Even our fearless leader who brought us all together Rebecca of Furniture Intervention joined us via FaceTime all the way from Costa Rica!!

Can’t wait to see all of your faces again soon!

Tucker Day 1 Apprenticeship with Grandad of Yesterday Once More!

Of course we couldn’t leave southwest Virginia without swinging by Black Dog Salvage to visit the one and only Swooz of Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint. And of course absorb some inspiration!

As they say the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. This weekend we brought the kids down to visit Grandma and Grandaddy in Lexington and of course spent some time in their store Yesterday Once More.

If you’re heading down rte 81, make a pit stop in Lexington and swing by they’re in the heart of downtown! Or even better, if you see something you like, PM us they’re heading north later this week. 🙂

We love a great before & after. A makeover like this brings your older pieces into relevance once again.

Contact us today for a quote.

This custom piece came together beautifully. Two smooth complimentary colors and a dark glaze create for a gorgeous makeover. Stay tuned for a before & after!

Sneak peek Saturday!

Would you like the chance to win one of my pieces??? What about a gift certificate to get your piece painted by me?

I have joined forces with a great bunch of sellers, and we are hosting an amazing contest on fur.nish group page! There is over $3000 in cash & prizes to be given away! Contest starts today!!!

These are my current pieces that can be won!

Go here to find out how to enter!

If there’s anything Tucker loves as much as furniture, it’s fishing! We’ve been quiet on the business front spending some quality family time, but WE’RE BACK!

Stay tuned for some great custom work coming soon. And be sure to check out the Etsy shop before that great piece you’ve been eying is gone.


Remember that amazing custom china cabinet?!? She’s home and joined by a stunning table and buffet. Look at that table top!! 😍😍 #seatcushionscomingsoon


Unique painted/ re-finished vintage & antique furniture by WayBackWhenOnceAgain

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This is the first piece of a beautiful dining set we’re re-finishing for a client along with Vint Hill Vintage. Loving the custom color. We may be seeing more of this. 🤔

Freaky Friday: What’s the weirdest piece of furniture you have ever seen?

Theatrical Thursday!

Why is this dresser embarrassed?

What would you do Wednesday:

So I bought this piece not too long ago. It stands over 8 feet tall and weighs more than 500 Lbs. (luckily it is two pieces.) It is solid oak, each drawer weighing probably 30lbs plus, it’s not terribly old, but it definitely needs updated and while the inside is white it will need repainted. Well it it’s been sitting in my garage now for a few weeks and it’s the first thing I see every morning when I walk out to get my morning Redbull and it’s one of the last things I see when I shut down the garage/shop late at night. And every time I walk past it I hear it say “when are you going to paint me... “

But what to paint it, oh so many options, what would you do?

This beautiful Cathedral Sideboard with a rustic pecan finish features heavy cornice moldings and 3 cabinets. This piece straddles rustic, classic, modern and functional making it perfect for so many spaces and decors.

41H x 78L x 18D


We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again... it’s so much fun when customers bring us pieces with great bones! Look at this beauty! 💕

Happy Memorial Day from our family to yours. Today and everyday we humbly thank those who have served and given the greatest sacrifice for our country.

As a small token of our appreciation we always have and always will offer a 10% military discount on any of our finished pieces. 🇺🇸

Out visiting all the great vendors at Luckett’s Spring Market! Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint

Sweet & simple. An old sewing machine table with a rustic, simple makeover.

Things have been busy with custom work here recently. We love that this customized bed was completed to match one of the first pieces we ever sold! 😄

Check your calendars, Ladies & Gents, Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday! Show Mama some love to help her give the home she’s filled with beauty, love and warmth a little extra something.

Check out the shop tab for all available pieces!

Check out this great giveaway from our friends at Twig & Thyme Design!

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉GIVEAWAY TIME!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Not only did we just hit our first year of having our Facebook and Instagram business pages, but we also hit over 2,000 followers on Instagram!!

To celebrate, we’re giving ONE lucky LOCAL fan this unfinished coffee table painted in their CHOICE of colors, OR a $200 shop credit towards a future purchase or towards future custom furniture painting!

Here’s how to enter to WIN:

1. Be a “liker” or “follower” of our page (double check this to make sure you have)

2. Like this post

3. Comment on this post so that you are entered into the drawing

- Must WIRTE “$200 shop credit” or “coffee table” depending on which you want.

4. Tagging friends or sharing this post is not required but always appreciated!

Rules & Details:

This giveaway is open on our Facebook and Instagram pages and will run until 5/14/18. Only one entry per person (on either page) is needed or allowed to enter.

The giveaway table is currently unfinished and ready to be customized to fit your home! We’ve fallen in love with this style before and are so happy to have found another! Features a deep storage drawer accessible from both sides perfect for games or blankets.
Measures: L50” x D30” x H17.5”
Customization (finish) details must be finalized within ONE WEEK of drawing and prize must be picked up within TWO WEEKS of notification of completion or will be forfeited. We will NOT be offering shipping or delivery for this prize so you must be local enough to pick it up to be eligible to win.

The $200 shop credit is valid towards any furniture or home decor being sold on either our Facebook or Instagram page. The shop credit can also be used towards future custom furniture painting. Not valid on previous or current orders or in our Etsy shop. Shop credit can not be applied to any applicable shipping or delivery fees. Expires 12/31/18.

How to get a showroom shine on vintage drawers.

This is a recently finished custom piece. Our clients used this dry sink as a bar. They recognized the strong bones of a well made piece and instead of replacing it with something new they gave it a fresh, clean makeover.

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