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Mom…you missed a spot!

That’s what I heard over and over again as I was finishing up our latest dresser.  How do you explain ‘distressing’ and ‘rustic feel’ to kids?  They just don’t get the look at all and were very worried that I didn’t see these ‘spots’ as they called them. The piece I am referring to is… Continue reading Mom…you missed a spot!

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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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Update: MidCentury Paloma

Not too long ago we introduced you to our Paloma Highboy in a post here.  After refinishing both the dresser and hardware in Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and posting it, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it wasn’t quite finished yet.  I loved the subtle lavender color yet the hardware just wasn’t doing it for… Continue reading Update: MidCentury Paloma