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First Try w/ Real Milk Paint

I’m excited to share with you my first piece using a ‘new’ paint (at least new for me)! I recently received a few sample colors from the Real Milk Paint Co.  I have been wanting to try their paints for such a long time now and was really excited to get started! Up until now,… Continue reading First Try w/ Real Milk Paint

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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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Paloma…and a little Graphite

This is a photo of our newest listing – a spacious four drawer midcentury dresser.  I refinished it using a ‘new’ (for me) color from Annie Sloan’s paint line – Paloma.   Paloma is such a cool color and I was excited to try it out.  Before starting this project, I debated on a color… Continue reading Paloma…and a little Graphite

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How to Measure for Shutters

Shutters are decorative architectural elements that can enhance the beauty of nearly any style of home when designed, built, and assembled properly. In this post, we will address important details to keep in mind when measuring for and designing shutters. In order to make the shutters appear more authentic and operational, it is best to install… Continue reading How to Measure for Shutters