A Little Bedroom Refresh-Phase Two

I’m back, with Phase Two, of this little refresh in my bedroom. Last fall I painted my bedroom white, and came up with a plan to update the room in three phases. I definitely enjoy taking on a few smaller projects at a time as opposed to everything all at once. Not only is it…

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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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A Little Refresh in the Dining Room

Though I have loved and enjoyed my grey walls in the dining room, which are Cathedral Stone from Lowes, my eye just seems to want to see white right now. I am defiantly leaning toward lighter, brighter, cooler, icy colors, in the last couple of years. Since I was going to be purchasing the paint for…

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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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A Fresh Face- i.e. tabletop refresh

I had just painted this round table from grey to white a few weeks back, but once I paint the coffee table and I had two pieces in the room painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, the round table seemed at least to me, to be out of place. It was white but the…

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An Antique Tool Box

Just about every Sunday my husband and I make a stop at the local Flea Market. We usually find some little trinket to bring home, ball jars, glass bottles, seltzer bottles, wooden crates, and on and on it goes. Recently we came across this teal, antique, wooden, tool box. I fell in love……ok, yes, it…

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A Sofa Table-making my new piece look old

Ok, I love and collect antiques. I have seen a lot of beautiful pieces over the years and I have purchased quite a few of them. But I have never seen, or at I cant remember ever seeing a sofa table. I wanted one but I wanted it to sit just under my window sills…

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