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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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Our Etsy Shop

Here’s a quick look at our Etsy shop!  Visit us today and check out our available vintage pieces or our custom carpentry items. We have been so busy adding new items to our shop – here is a quick look at some of our newest listings.  Our midcentury blue chest of drawers is amazing!  It’s… Continue reading Our Etsy Shop

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Bright and Cheery Pembroke Table

This table, a vintage Statton Pembroke accent table, made of the highest quality wood, looks smashing in its new shade of Annie Sloan’s Florence.  I love how it instantly brightens up any space.  The Pembroke style of this beautiful vintage table adds tons of versatility.  Open or closed, this piece will function perfectly in an… Continue reading Bright and Cheery Pembroke Table

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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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Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

I have been in constant search lately for the perfect antique mirrors.  I am attempting to finish a wall of mirrors in our home to help brighten up an otherwise dark hallway.  We are hoping it looks similar to this amazing collage of mirrors I found on Pinterest! Our own ‘mirror wall’ still has a long… Continue reading Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

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Five Friday Furniture Favorites

Friday is finally here!  What a long week this has been as the kids are getting used to school and the weather is starting to shift towards fall.  In order to celebrate my favorite day of the week, I wanted to start something new here on our blog, I thought I would start sharing some of… Continue reading Five Friday Furniture Favorites

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Sneak Peek! Kent-Coffey Coming Soon!

I have been hard at work restyling my vintage highboy.  This piece is part of the ‘Impact’ Collection by Kent-Coffey.  You can see before pictures of this amazing piece here in a previous blog post.  If you read my posting about this dresser, you will know that after finding this at a thrift store, I… Continue reading Sneak Peek! Kent-Coffey Coming Soon!

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Some Vintage Finds

I love wandering through our local thrift shop.  They accept donations everyday which means that literally I never know what I will find when I enter.  Today, I decided to go on one of their busiest days.  The shop was packed with volunteers, families, furniture dealers, designers, all searching for the amazing vintage find.  It’s… Continue reading Some Vintage Finds

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A Green MCM Chair – Deconstructed

Awhile back I found a pair of olive green, classic, mid century modern arm chairs at my local thrift shop.  The cushions were well worn but the structure was still really solid.  I love refurbishing vintage furniture yet I was a little hesitant to start this project.  I am still very new ‘student’ in the… Continue reading A Green MCM Chair – Deconstructed

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A little bit of blue

I came back this past week with quite a table.  I found this table for almost nothing at my favorite thrift store in town.  The lines on this table remind me of the 1960s…something my grandparents would have had in their family room.  The side cut outs were what caught my eye first in the… Continue reading A little bit of blue