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Latest antique find

I get very excited when I find an old piece like this one. It is unique and has great features. I painted it white, of course, since that seems to be the color I have been noticing that is most in demand. I just love the little details. I had to accentuated them with a little [...]

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ON THE CL

To say that I have had some interesting experiences with Craigslist since I began my furniture journey would be putting it mildly. I decided to chronicle some of the them in a recurring series I will call 'On The CL'.For my first installment I had to go with what happened just the other day.I found [...]

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Improv Buffet

I really liked this buffet when I first saw it on CL. I couldn't let it go, even though it was a little expensive. It was in a good shape, and I hated to paint it, but I couldn't resist. I decided to stain the top and paint the body with milk paint for a shabby look. The results [...]

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Challenges of the Home Based Business

I am learning that I can't turn my back on my work during the day. While working on a new dresser in my dining room / studio I went to do a load of laundry. When I returned I found my son testing a new line of yogurt based wax on it.   The cat, of course, couldn't [...]

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The Perils of Shabby Chic

Sometimes shabby chic does not come easy. Doing all of the work around the house has caused a few problems getting the results I want. On one occasion the mailman delivered a package onto a freshly painted buffet I had set up on the patio. On another I found English Yellow paw prints running across [...]

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FIrst on demand job

This was an exciting week. Not only did I sell a piece to a very lovely lady. I also got commissioned to do my first custom job with her. After I refinished, painted and changed the knobs on this cute little dresser I thought it still needed a little something extra.   I put the kids [...]

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Ironing out character flaws

I love the dressers with the curvy drawers. As soon as I lay my eyes on one I want it, even if it's a little pricey. I have convinced myself that I am in a sort of furniture remodeling training period, and the high price of some of the pieces are worth it since I [...]

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