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DIY Bathroom Renovation Update | Board and Batten

It’s been almost two full weeks since I set-up at the Vintage Market Days show, but I am still not fully recovered.  I have been struggling to get motivated to do anything business-related (hence the lack of blog posts)! I’ve been filling my time instead with home projects–working in the yard, reorganizing kids’ stuff, and trying […] Read more…

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How To | DIY Tree Display

When planning my booth space for the Dallas Vintage Market Days, I knew I would need something to really define my space and help it stand out.  I was set up basically in the middle of this huge livestock arena, with no access to the ceiling or any walls. Whatever I was going to use […] Read more…

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Vintage Market Days Recap

Hi everyone!  I had to take a few days “off” after having my first set-up show this past weekend at the Dallas-McKinney Vintage Market Days.  I was working from dawn till dusk Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and my brain and body just needed a few days of detox! I had a fantastic show and even […] Read more…

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My Vintage Market Days Stash

Dallas-McKinney Vintage Market Days is 3 days away . . . and I’m not ready yet! Part of the problem is that I took “off” last weekend to take a short camping trip with the fam. Yes, I’m looking a little rough after a night of very poor sleep. It was a really nice break […] Read more…

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1st Friday Etsy Shop Feature

Happy Friday everyone!  I am so excited to share with you May’s featured Etsy shop, called Exploremag.   As their header logo says, they are a shop filled with “curious goods” Based out of Austin, Texas, Exploremag stocks a variety of unique items ranging from vintage holiday themed decorations to folk art to antique toys. […] Read more…

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Rattan Furniture Comeback

What are your thoughts on rattan furniture? Love it?  Hate it? Think it’s hip and trendy or old and tacky? I’m still trying to decide my thoughts on rattan. It’s not my typical style, but I think in the right context it can work and really be quite stylish.   The dealer in me has noticed […] Read more…

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Ash Dresser Makeover

For you wood furniture purists out there, let me go ahead and say that I know this dresser has beautiful, burled wood veneer that would be a shame to cover up with paint. However, in the world of furniture restoration and makeovers, you have to work with what you have.  Someone long before me had […] Read more…

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Seeing Red

Just last week I posted a lovely photo on my Facebook page of a breakfast nook decorated with very cool color furnishings and decor.  A friend had mentioned to me that she thought cool colors are more in style at the moment, while warmer colors are on their way out.  I tend towards cool colors, so I […] Read more…

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To Market, To Market

Hello everybody!  Wondering where I’ve been? Well, at the end of last week my laptop died, and I just got it back from the repair shop today.  Yes, I know there are other working computers out there to use, but you’re looking at a creature of habit here!  I just wasn’t able to get excited […] Read more…

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Fixing Scratches in Wood with Hemp Oil

Meet my next furniture makeover project: I bought it off of another furniture flipper who didn’t have the time to fix it up.  It was a steal! I don’t believe that it’s a very old, but it’s beautiful nonetheless.  My goal was to save as much of that gorgeous burled wood veneer as I could […] Read more…

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Champness Nightstand and a Gift

First, let me start off by quickly addressing my last post.  Judging by the comments I have received, it was not an enjoyable read for many of you, and for that I apologize.  If you want further clarification on what I was trying to communicate, I encourage you to read through the comments. My intention […] Read more…

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Comparisons and Compliments

I had a nice little pity party for myself this past Sunday. To be fair, it had been a rough few days and I wasn’t my best self. The Friday before, my middle son had surgery to have his adenoids removed and his airways and throat scoped to look for possible scarring.  He has been suffering […] Read more…

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Restocking the Booth

Sales have been a little slow lately in my Antique Company Mall booth space. They usually take a dip around November and start to slowly rise back up by mid-March.  This year though, my sales seem to be taking longer than normal to recover, and that has had me asking some questions. I picked the […] Read more…

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Table Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint

Remember this cute maple drop-leaf table project from last year? I painted the base in 2 layers of MMS Milk Paint with a Vaseline resist layer in between. I was hoping for a lot more chipping on the table base to help give it that farmhouse look, but milk paint has a mind of its own […] Read more…

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The Wallpaper from You Know Where . . .

I wanted to give everyone an update on one my 2015 DIY projects–making over my upstairs boys’ bathroom. Remember this lovely floral wallpaper? Well, it must be straight from the pit of, well . . . you know. All three of the bathrooms in our house had wallpaper when we moved in.  Removing the wallpaper […] Read more…

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1st Friday Etsy Feature & Giveaway

Happy Friday!  The sun is shining here in Texas, and it’s a good day I don’t know about you all, but I have been having so much fun featuring these Etsy shops every month. I love “window shopping” through Etsy and getting to know all of these Etsy sellers. So now It’s time to introduce you […] Read more…

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A Big Learning Curve

Life around here the past few weeks has been somewhat out of the ordinary.  With the addition of my new job as a Fusion Mineral Paint Merchant, stuff like crazy is coming in and out of my house–which means figuring out new ways to store it, keep track of it, and promote it. I don’t […] Read more…

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