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hand painted antique sled

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Before I get to the sled (yes, in August), I wanted to give some details on the yard sale I'm having on Saturday, August 9, 2014.  I'm actually piggy-backing on the yard sale one of my friends is having.  I really want to flush some things out of my house and this is a great opportunity to do it.  The sale will be at an old commercial building formerly known as Distelfink.  (Locals will know what  (read more …)

silvertone finds a home & French chairs get a fresh start

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I've been working on restoring an antique Silvertone phonograph for a few months.  I got into painting furniture, because stripping, refinishing and restoring is so tedious and takes forever.  Just give me a brush and a couple of hours and let it be done!  But, sometimes it's worth it and I've found a labor of love is good for my patience every now and then. I have wanted a photograph for several  (read more …)

what I’m working on…

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As I shared yesterday, after a week of dealing with a lot of details of doing business, I was really ready to do something creative.  So, I headed to the basement to work on some pieces that were waiting for me. The first piece is a great old kitchen cabinet that belongs to Kriste, my online shop manager.  She's going to start working with me on some creative things as well, which is exciting for  (read more …)

glass glitter milk bottles

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Before I get into the project, I want to share that Miss Mustard Seed's Glass Glitter (used in this project) is the Decor Steals daily "steal" today!  They are offering Tiara Silver, Fallen Snow and 14 Karat.  I've partnered with them for a long time, so it's fun to see them carrying a product with my brand on it.  As always, it's offered at a discounted rate due to their savvy shopping skills, so  (read more …)

hand painted wardrobe

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I realized I had a furniture make over from Lucketts that I never shared!  How in the world did that happen?  Well, I'm fixing that today.  This wardrobe was by far the worst piece of furniture I purchased to sell at the market. I bought it in a furniture lot that included two dressers, this wardrobe and a victrola.  All of them showed signs of neglect and had some degree of water damage.  This  (read more …)

the guest bed

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I never really showed off the finished hand painted guest bed, so I thought it was high time. To recap, this is the bed I used as inspiration.  I found it in a magazine about ten years ago and always loved it. I knew the chances of finding a bed like that were pretty slim, so I looked for one with a shape that could work and I planned to paint it myself.  I found this bed at an antique store  (read more …)

the unpainted desk & hemp chair

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Despite what some may think, I don't paint everything. Most of the furniture pieces I buy are in need of some help.  They're tired, worn, spotted with water rings, sporting chipped & bubbled veneer and have seen better days.  Because of that, I don't feel the slightest hesitation about painting them. Some pieces, though, are just perfect as is.  Such was the case with this oak desk... The  (read more …)

Typewriter Desk Makeover

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...and there's still more!  Furniture makeover reveals, that is. I have to tell you that I have really enjoyed the frenzy of painting and upholstery as I was getting ready for Lucketts.  With everything else I was working on, I didn't have much time for it.  Truth be told, I was probably a little burnt out on churning pieces out over the past few years and a break ended up being really good for  (read more …)