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’.


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.

Where are our MCM lovers?!? We just got this mahogany mid-century modern set. Look at those flame matched drawers!! 😍

These days it’s all about the Gold! This little antique vixen came in showing her age and missing a top! Luckily her drawers held up over the years and we were able to leave them natural. She’ll make her way home tonight ready to Once Again steal the show in any room.

This custom piece was brought to us accompanied by a finished magazine rack. Our client was re-purposing a bedroom into a Ladies’ Den of sorts. She loved the color of this magazine rack (pictured to the right, below) and asked for a color match.

We love how this turned out and hope to see pictures of it adding glam to the Ladies’ Den.

Yesterday we were bit with the spring cleaning bug around our home and work areas. In some rooms the key to clean is storage!! We’ve got cabinets, buffets, shelves and drawers. Organize and beautify with one of these great pieces!

Here she is. This gorgeous game table screams glam! Specially designed for our client this beauty is ready to brighten its new home aesthetically and with endless hours of gaming fun.

[04/06/18]   So sometimes I think things happen for a reason. Read my 911 situation that happened today while at the store shopping for paint.

I was working on putting a final topcoat on a client’s piece and it stripped some of the paint. (Don’t get me started on how pissed I was over this, there are not words...) Unfortunately, I didn’t have any more of the paint to touch it up and needed the paint ASAP to finish the piece. I went from store to store looking for the paint that was sold out at all 4 stores I went to. Frustrated and not feeling too good about life I hung my head, as I am getting out of my car to the last store I hear something fall and I see an elderly lady lying in the parking lot. I run over as quickly as I can and ask if she is ok, she’s not talking and there is blood on her face, ok this is bad. She then says call help! Me and a couple of other people block the road and I get on with 911 and get them to the scene. We were able to revive her, call her daughter and get her immediate medical attention and while she may have had a heart attack she looked to be at least in stable condition. Her daughter gave us all a big hug and thanked us.

Things don’t always turn out the way we want them to, but sometimes maybe there is a reason.

Industrial side table.

23.5W x 23.5D x 21.5H


How do you describe your style? French Provincial, Industrial, Modern, Rustic, Cottage, Traditional?

We’ve got pieces to match every style. The one thing they do have in common? Quality. We focus on finding unique furniture of the highest quality.

Looking for something specific message us and if don’t have it we can add you onto our wish list.

Be sure to like our page to keep up with our latest!

Farmhouse rustic grey ladder back chairs.

1 large, 4 standard

$150/ chair for standard size
$175 for large

This bold cabinet that stands 7ft tall will catch the eye of all your guests. A rustic grey structure wraps itself around entrancing wrought iron doors. 5 shelves provide all the storage you need behind the bold facade.


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