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Double-Wide Dresser Redo

Double-Wide Dresser Redo

Hold on folks, this is one long post, but I promise it’ll be worth it! Continue reading



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



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



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



When The Estate Sale Gods Smile

When The Estate Sale Gods Smile

A few weeks ago, I was coming home from working out. Around these parts, Garage and Estate sales start on Thursday and it was an early Thursday morning. I was talking to my BFF at the time and was just telling her how I was experiencing too much month in my money and there were all these signs for Continue reading



Table Rescue 101

Table Rescue 101

I was driving to pick Hubs up from work a few weeks ago   (we only have 1 car at the moment) and I saw a little table in a pile of stuff in front of a house. Continue reading



Fish Tank Stand Table

Fish Tank Stand Table

Several years ago, back when my kids were all living at home and we were dumb enough to do a paper route, I came upon a little fish tank stand that one of our customers was throwing out. Continue reading