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Five Friday Furniture Faves

Today is Friday, which would usually bring everyone reason to celebrate, however today’s Friday feels a bit off…mainly because of the date…today’s also September 11th. It’s so hard to go through this day every year without returning to where you were the moment you heard the awful news.  It’s so hard to continue with your… Continue reading Five Friday Furniture Faves

Chalk Paint · dining room · end table · Furniture · italian · living room furniture · mid century modern · Painted · Refurbished · reupholstered · stained · thrift store furniture · traditional · Vintage · vintage furniture

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

Kroehler Furniture · living room furniture · reupholstered · thrift store furniture · vintage furniture

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


Pillows – Lots and lots of Pillows!

Happy April!  We’re so excited that spring is finally starting to appear around here.  It’s been a long winter and we haven’t written in awhile!  Although I’m still painting and refinishing vintage finds at my local thrift stores, I’ve been interested in softer items lately. Most recently, in the shop, pillows have been my main… Continue reading Pillows – Lots and lots of Pillows!