Sunday, January 11, 2015

NEW Cross Legged Dining Table

We had a customer come to use with a photo she found on Pinterest and asked if we could recreate it. We're always up for the a new challenge so of course we said yes! Here is the original photo she found online - 

Mr. ATG did an amazing job recreating it while adding a few of our his own little touches on it. Rather than using 2" boards on the top, we swapped them out for 1" boards to give it a cleaner, more solid look. Here are a few photos before we stained it -- 

We stained the table using Minwax's PolyShades in Classic Black - rather than the rustic stain of the original photo. Even after one coat I knew I loved the look -

We used two coats to give it a deep black color and an elegant glossy finish. 

We have added this beauty to our ATG Originals line - you can see all of our custom built furniture pieces on our Facebook Page, in the album called "ATG Originals." Dimensions and stain color can easily be altered to fit your space and style. Email or message us to place your order! Sorry out of town-ers, local pick up only. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Share it and Win It Giveaway!

We are starting off 2015 with a big milestone - we hit 2500 likes on our Facebook Page! To some of you professional bloggers or big companies this may not be a big deal, but to us - its HUGE! Facebook makes it extra difficult to get your posts and photos seen so I'm so glad our furniture is getting out there. 

In celebration of our achievement, we're doing a "Share it and Win it" giveaway for a headboard! You can find out more details on how to enter on our Facebook Page. Unfortunately this is only for our local friends since the headboard will have to be picked up at our home in Cameron.

I know I'm biased, but we've built some pretty beautiful headboards for some very happy customers. Here's a peak at a few of our headboards all settled into their new homes. 

If you're interested in placing an order you can FB message us or email us at for more information!! 

Good luck! 


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! We took some time off and traved to Cary, NC to spend a few days with my family. We ate, we played board games, we relaxed, oh and we ate some more. Christmas was wonderful! Our little guy loved opening presents and spending some quality time with his grandparents. As soon as we got back home, we had a group of Mr. ATG's family visiting from FL to spend New Years Eve with us! Yet another week of good food, family and fun. We are finally getting back to our normal routine and getting back to our orders in the garage. 

2014 was an amazing year for us both personally and professionally. Our little guy is growing and changing every day and we are just soaking up this special time with him. We sadly left our life in Kansas but are enjoying making new friends and a new life back on the East Coast. Against the Grain has continued to grow and expand - our Facebook page is itching up to 2500 likes, our blog went viral on Pinterest and we're welcoming new followers all the time, and we opened our Etsy Shop! Our custom built furniture line is constantly being updated with new items and pieces and our work list is longer than ever. We have so much to be thankful this year! 

Here are just a few of our favorite projects from 2014: 

We have set some high goals for ourselves in 2015 and I can't wait to share it all with you! 

Happy Treasure Hunting Friends,