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My 5 Favorite Furniture Artists

I get a lot of inspiration from various other bloggers and “furniture artists” I have discovered over the past three years online.  You may already be familiar with the lovely women I am about to share, or their names may be new to you.  Either way, their work deserves to be recognized and passed along. […] Read more…

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A Day in the Life of a Small Business Mompreneur

6:30 am:  Wake up to children patting your face and asking, “Are you awake?”  Wonder why in the world said children are awake so early after being up extra late the night before due to a trip to the ballpark.  Stumble downstairs to fulfill immediate requests for food and drink. 7:15 am:  Drink a cup of black […] Read more…

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Oak Dresser Makeover in Fusion Ft. York Red

I met this little oak dresser a few months ago at Canton Trade Days. Like most oak dressers, it was well-built and sturdy.  Its drawers still functioned well and the wood was overall in good condition, with just a few minor nicks and scratches on the top. Usually when I find an oak piece in […] Read more…

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Our Family Ft. Worth Staycation

I was always envious growing up of the families who went to the beach every summer.  It seemed like such a fun tradition to have–every year meeting up with aunts and uncles, grandparents and cousins, all while spending the days relaxing on the beach. For whatever reason though, my family never adopted that tradition.  We would […] Read more…

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Antique Pine Furniture

I have developed a new love affair with antique pine furniture.  Those knotty, rustic pieces have been added to my decor favorites list, alongside old books and flow blue china. I’m not talking about the western-style, orangey-yellow pine furniture you see in mass market stores today, but rather about the really old pieces that are […] Read more…

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First Fusion Mineral Paint Workshop

This past Saturday, 6 ladies from my church gathered at my home for a Fusion Mineral Paint 101 Workshop. They were kind enough to be my “guinea pigs” by attending a workshop in my home, where I could practice and work out the kinks before I begin to teach the class at its official location […] Read more…

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Free Craigslist Vanity Makeover

It’s not often that I manage to score completely free furniture. Other people I know seem to always be finding things in the alleyways (yes, we have alleys in Texas just like on “King of the Hill”) or in some apartment complex dumpster.  But for whatever reason, my luck typically doesn’t extend that far. The […] Read more…

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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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