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French Provincial Chest Makeover #2

So I shared with you a few days ago some furniture prep and cleaning tips, and gave you a peek at my new makeover project: I came across this gorgeous french provincial bedroom set this summer while responding to an ad on Craigslist for a cast iron bed. The lady who was selling the bed […] Read more…

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How To | Prepping Dirty Furniture for Chalk Paint

I have a new french provincial bedroom set I have started working on this week.  Structure-wise, this set is in fantastic shape.  It is solid wood and about as structurally sound as a piece of furniture can get. Cosmetically though, it is somewhat of a nightmare. One of the great pros of chalk paint people […] Read more…

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New Online Store!

I have been working hard these past few days to get a new online storefront up for Lost & Found. I’m excited to share that the shop is up and running! It still needs a little work and I am in the process of adding more items, but the basics are there. I put the […] Read more…

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Cold Weather Specials

Brrrr!!! It is not supposed to be this cold during November in Texas!  I am sure if you’re up north it’s much colder for you, but I’m still going to complain . . . November is usually our most pleasant month around here (it usually takes until then for the hot to go away), but […] Read more…

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1st Friday Etsy Shop Feature and Giveaway

It’s time for another 1st Friday Etsy Shop Feature! Have you ever shopped on Etsy?  It is a fantastic place!  I love the convenience of hunting online for certain unique and creative items, and Etsy is full of them!  Etsy shops are limited to selling items that fall into one of three categories:  handmade, vintage, or […] Read more…

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Milk Paint Cabinet Hutch Makeover

I’ve spent the past two days bring Christmas into my ACM booth space.  My goal was to have my space madeover by November 1st . . . better late than never! I decided to go with a blue and red color theme for my space this year, so I’ve been paint a lot of things […] Read more…

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A Treat for Myself

Happy Weekend everyone!  There are 3 things I feel I need to tell you all: 1.  My husband left on Thursday for a 10 day out-of-country trip–yikes!  If I seem a little absent or frazzled, you know why  Thankfully, I do have some family staying with me who is helping out, but nobody can take […] Read more…

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Antique Wallpaper Table Legs

Ya’ll know I am on the hunt for an old rocking horse, right? Well, two weekends ago at the McKinney Trade Days Flea Market I spotted the perfect rocking horse in a vendor’s booth.  I made a beeline to the booth, but unfortunately, I was too late.  Another lady literally had just bought the horse.  She took […] Read more…

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How to Refinish a Table Top or Dresser, Part 2

A few days ago we started our walk through the process of refinishing a wooden top (to a dresser, table, etc.). I left you with this: the sanded down top to this cute little vanity I am trying to salvage. So, we’re ready to move onto the next part of the refinishing process, which is […] Read more…

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How to Refinish a Table Top or Dresser – Part 1

I love when I get a comment or email from someone asking me for advice on a furniture project.  Sharing what I have learned and helping others is why I write this blog, so when a reader seeks out information and asks for my input it makes this all worthwhile. I have received several questions lately […] Read more…

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Cool Color Scheme for Fall

I hope everyone enjoyed a little laugh last week as I made fun of myself and my complete lack of fall decor inside my home.  It’s good to not take yourself too seriously. I did mention that even though fall hasn’t shown up inside my home this year,  I have done a little work on the […] Read more…

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My Fall Home Decor Tour (Fail!)

It’s that time of year where Pinterest and blogs everywhere explode with fall home decor and craft ideas.  After the long, hot summer it seems like we are all ready to usher in fall with great pomp and circumstance. The Alexander household here is no exception! We are thrilled to be welcoming fall, and so I […] Read more…

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Disney Recap

Hi friends!  My family and I made it back!  We had a magical time in Disney World, and I so appreciate all the well wishes I received from so many of you. This isn’t going to be a content-heavy post, just some fun pictures to share with you all so you can live a little of […] Read more…

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1st Friday Etsy Shop Feature

Welcome to 1st Friday Etsy Shop Feature Day! Have you ever shopped on Etsy?  It is a fantastic place!  I love the convenience of hunting online for certain unique and creative items, and Etsy is full of them!  Etsy shops are limited to selling items that fall into one of three categories:  handmade, vintage, or craft […] Read more…

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