Painted Furniture Issues and how I fixed it.

I have this round oak table, that we picked up about three summers ago for $50. it had seen some better days, I think maybe it spent the last 10 years or so of its life stored in a basement or garage, it was rough. I painted the table white awhile back with chalk paint,…

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My Very First Antique-and how it happened!

This is a story about a girl who had only ever shopped retail, turned Antique Furniture collector. There was a day about thirty years ago, that everything I owned came from the Department Store, its all I knew. If you needed furniture, you went to the furniture store, right? Well little did I know, about…

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My Fall Porch 2016-Let’s Paint it Again

Welcome onto the porch, one of my favorite places, for what I like to call a “Sit Spell” Here in Pennsylvania it takes a little longer than normal to be able to add Pumpkins to your front porch, because its still so warm, really into early October. But once the nights start getting cool, its…

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When is it ok to Paint an Antique?

When is it ok to paint an antique? Wow, that is a good question, one I have thought about often. I always wonder will I devalue the piece, will I regret it, what if I change my mind? All of these things are struggles when you are considering painting a piece you picked up at…

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Antique Printers Cabinet

This is my story and I am sticking to it. My hubby stopped in at the auction one afternoon, while I was working, and said, he found this piece at the auction that he thought I might want to go check out. When I went up with him, I was all over it. It has…

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Antique General Store Counter turned Sideboard

Ok, Ok, any of you out there, that have been following along for any length of time, know that I have a beautiful antique Tiger Oar, sideboard, that my husband just couldn’t let me paint. I mean he would have left me, but it pained him, so what is a girl to do? I mean that is…

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New Life for some old Candlesticks

Boy have these puppies been around for a long time. I mean they aren’t antiques or anything. I purchased them about 10 years ago at the Pottery Barn Outlet Center in Lancaster, PA, for a song, and I do mean a song. They were priced $49, $59, $69, $79, $89, and I bought then for…

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Painting a Piece Pink

I love pink, it makes me happy. I have often thought about painting a piece of furniture pink, but was that “too little girl?” I didn’t have any little girls any more, and pink could go wrong really fast…….but recently I decided to give our third floor bedrooms a facelift and thought this was a perfect…

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