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From Chairs to A Bench

From Chairs to A Bench

Last year I purchased a dark walnut dining room set in the hopes that I could refinish it and make it work for our family. It moved to the bottom of my To Do List while I worked on other projects. I finally realized the set wasn’t my style and I didn’t want to invest my energy into refinishing Continue reading



Settee – DeUpholstering & Reinforcing

Settee – DeUpholstering & Reinforcing

Last summer I went to my neighbor’s garage sale and picked up a cute little settee for $20.   She told me her mom gave it to her and it was an antique but she didn’t have a place for it. Having been in her house, I could see that this little love seat was to curvy for her modern tastes. When we went Continue reading



New Life to an Old Nativity

New Life to an Old Nativity

 Many years ago, my Mom made a beautiful ceramic nativity scene. Each piece was lovingly painted, glazed and then fired. It took her weeks to make and when she was done, we had this truly special Nativity. Over the years, we were rough and, sadly, it did not survive seven children, but I have wanted Continue reading



How To Fix Veneer

How To Fix Veneer

Has this ever happened to you? You're out garage sale-ing one day, and  you stumble upon a piece of furniture that you love.Perhaps something like this dresser: I showed you this dresser before. You can read about my fabulous finds here and see how I refinished it here. You love the piece. It's got Continue reading



Refinished Embossed Dresser

Refinished Embossed Dresser

 You may wonder how long it takes me to do a project. Sometimes, it takes me a really, Really long time. Case in point:Maybe you missed me sharing with you how I acquired this dresser. You can read about it here. The dresser sat in my garage for most of the summer, all of the fall and even part of Continue reading



Hobnail Milk Glass Lamps, Part 1

Hobnail Milk Glass Lamps, Part 1

Hobnail Milk Glass Does a Girl Good I love going to thrift stores and seeing what treasures I can find. However, I have to be in the right frame of mind to go into one. Some thrift stores can be down right scary - and not in a fun way. That said, one of the most beautiful things I ever found was in Continue reading



Buffet Lookin’ Fine

Buffet Lookin’ Fine

I love to scour Craigslist for deals. For a long time, I was missing key pieces of furniture, like a dining room table, living room sofa and other things. By watching Craigslist, I was able to find some pieces I liked in a price range I really liked.Take this buffet for example. It was posted on Continue reading



Old lamps have new life

Old lamps have new life

I saw that the CSI project for this week is spray paint. Since becoming a blog follower, I have discovered the joy to be found in a can. Yes, I'm talking about you, Krylon. The joy you distribute in a can marked Oil-Rubbed Bronze. Oh, how I love you.I've had these two lamps packed away in a box for Continue reading



From Sweater Vest to Pillow

 Remember this sweater vest from my recent Garage Sale Finds? What follows is a blatant blogland rip-off. I can't remember where I saw this, but I liked it so I'm doing one for me.Well, today I was looking for a quick and easy project. I took out my handy-dandy scissors and did this to it.I didn't Continue reading



Window Frame Message Center

Window Frame Message Center

This project was inspired by Donna for her Gitter Done Link Party.A couple of years ago, when I was still living in Idaho, I saw a Craigslist posting for some free windows. I wanted a few, so I called the guy, but when I showed he said if I wanted any, I had to take them all. What's a girl to do? Continue reading