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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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Fulfilling a Three Year Dream

In 2 days, my family will leave for Disney World.  Sshhh, my boys don’t know, it’s a surprise! I have been working feverishly this week trying to get everything ready, all the while trying to not make it obvious to the kids that we are about to leave town.  But now, all of my posts […] Read more…

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Fall Pickin’ at Antique Alley Texas

I have missed several of my favorite markets recently, and will be missing another one at the end of this month–but the hunt must go on!  Last minute, I decided to run down to Antique Alley Texas on Saturday in an effort to make up for all my missed markets.   Antique Alley is a market […] Read more…

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How to Shop at Flea Markets

One of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday is strolling through a flea market.  It’s refreshing to be outdoors, getting some exercise, all while finding some great deals too! If you’ve never tried shopping a flea market though, it can be a little intimidating.  So here is my guide on how to make the […] Read more…

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Antique Chair Reupholstery Project

It’s been awhile since I’ve messed around with some fabric.  I have enjoyed teaching myself some basic reupholstery skills, but man, upholstery is a beating!  My arms and fingers get so sore from pulling out staples and the pieces always take longer than I plan on them taking. It was time though to take on this antique […] Read more…

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Antique Company Mall Fall Vignette Tour

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! I’m sure it’s partly because the coming of fall means the end of the crazy Texas summer heat . . . But I also love it because it’s such a celebratory season.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas roll right in, one after another, and it just […] Read more…

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1st Friday Etsy Shop Feature & Giveaway

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 supplies. Since it’s “opening” in 2005, Etsy has […] Read more…

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New Inventory

The life of an antique dealer can be summed up as: “the constant rotation of stuff.”  Stuff coming in, stuff getting fixed, stuff getting painted, stuff getting sold . . . then the cycle starts all over again with more stuff coming in! Just when I think I’m about to have a break in hauling, […] Read more…

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