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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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Graphite Mid Century Sideboard

Here’s a quick look at our newest listing.  This piece has quickly become a favorite of mine and just might have found a ¿permanent? spot in my own home.  It is listed in our shop, so if interested, check out the details here!   This piece, made by United Furniture Corporation of North Carolina, in… Continue reading Graphite Mid Century Sideboard

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Summer Days

Hard to believe today is the final day of June.  We (the kids) are loving the lazier days around here without having to rush out the door to school, however I’m getting less painting done these days!  I do have a few projects to share and I hope you enjoy them! Right now, we are… Continue reading Summer Days

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Before and After: Antique Gray Chest of Drawers

I love this little chest of drawers!  We sold this piece so quickly, I didn’t have a chance to write about it.  So, although it found a new home awhile back, I thought I would share a bit about it just to highlight one of my favorite pieces.  To begin, you need to see a… Continue reading Before and After: Antique Gray Chest of Drawers

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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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Before and After: MCM Graphite Highboy

I’m excited to show you our newest piece.  This piece popped out at me during one of my weekly thrift store visits, first for its sleek midcentury lines, and second for its size and storage capabilities. This midcentury dresser also reminded me so much of our past graphite highboy which I wrote about here.  This… Continue reading Before and After: MCM Graphite Highboy

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday and Happy (almost) Halloween!  This week I am highlighting china cabinets.  I am putting the finishing touches on one in our shop and wanted to highlight similar pieces that have caught my eye recently.  I love the options with these cabinets. Although when first constructed, these pieces were meant to take a prominent… Continue reading Friday Favorites