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Not So Fast Summer

Summer has come to an end, but consider enhancing your home’s appeal with some new flower boxes. You can get ready to showcase fall’s colors with some beautiful mums under your windows.  We can build your flower box in many styles using premium cedar.  A popular choice is the recessed panel style. These window planters can be… Continue reading Not So Fast Summer

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Around Etsy

It’s been so long since I have spent some quality time browsing Etsy.  I used to spend time every week looking at pieces that caught my eye or inspired me in some way or another, but lately, I haven’t taken the time to even peek at what’s out there.  I stopped doing my usual ‘Friday… Continue reading Around Etsy

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Missing the sun

Missing the Florida sunshine right now.  It’s so hard to believe it’s April here, with bitter winds, snow covering the daffodils that are trying to bloom and gloomy skies above…I need to return to spring break. We are busy in our shop this week working on several custom orders which have put on hold a… Continue reading Missing the sun

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Friday’s Favorite Furniture Finds

“Molly” Chest of Drawers – This gorgeous chest of drawers was expertly refinished by loveandvintagebymlr.  This shop has been a favorite of mine for quite some time and all of her bright redesigns inspire me.  This one is such a show stopper with its stunning color and amazing hardware!  The size and storage of this piece… Continue reading Friday’s Favorite Furniture Finds

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Favorite Furniture Finds: Desks

I missed my weekly Friday posting this week but still wanted to share some of the pieces I’ve been eyeing over the last few days for a little inspiration.  I have a cool antique desk which I can’t wait to get started on – but I’m still trying to figure out just what type of… Continue reading Favorite Furniture Finds: Desks

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Favorite Furniture Finds

Happy Friday!  Enjoy this list of stunning furniture redesigns.  Don’t forget to stop by our shop for more amazing vintage pieces.  Our VALENTINE14 sale ends Monday!  Glossy Emerald Green Highboy – I LOVE the bright shade of green on this beautiful dresser.  This piece was refinished by VintageRefined, which has been a favorite shop of… Continue reading Favorite Furniture Finds

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How to Find the Perfect Hardware

The right hardware can really make or break the overall appeal of a piece of furniture. When refinishing a vintage piece my first step is deciding whether or not to keep the original hardware.  Keeping with the original is almost always my first preference. Vintage hardware can be so much more unique, impressively detailed and… Continue reading How to Find the Perfect Hardware

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Favorite Finds for Friday

Excited to share this week’s favorites with all of you.  You’ll see here a wide variety of pieces but a bit more coral than I usually include.  These coral pieces just popped out at me!  Enjoy this list and don’t forget to shop our available pieces! Coral Hollywood Regency Mirror – This mirror is so… Continue reading Favorite Finds for Friday

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Annie Sloan’s Florence

I love a bright pop of color in any living space.  Sometimes it can be something as small as a throw pillow that adds that unique brightness to a room.  Other times it’s a bold wall color that can really make a statement in a home.  Many times, however, your statement color can originate from… Continue reading Annie Sloan’s Florence

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Woodworking for the Soul

It’s winter in the Midwest. We just got a few more inches of snow and the temperature is struggling to make it into the double digits. Somedays this makes it a little harder to venture out to the shop to work on custom shutter orders. However, I feel rejuvenated with each positive review and satisfied customer.… Continue reading Woodworking for the Soul