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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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Life in Miniature

My mom is in town visiting, and even though the cold weather kept us away from my favorite monthly flea market, we did manage to stop by a few local estate sales over the weekend. It was her keen eye that actually spotted this dollhouse furniture set at the second sale we visited. It was priced […] Read more…

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First Fusion Mineral Paint Makeover and Giveaway!

Are you getting tired of hearing me talk about Fusion Mineral Paint? I sure hope not (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, try going back and reading this post). If you follow me on Facebook you have learned a lot already about this new furniture paint on the market, since on Sunday I […] Read more…

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Shopping Trip Treasures

I’ve been so busy working through my pile of furniture projects and getting my Fusion Mineral Paint ordered that I haven’t had a chance to show you all some recent finds.  Please forgive me!  It’s been so much fun playing around in my redesigned booth space–the siding walls and pretty new floor are proving to […] Read more…

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Apron Strings Milk Paint Dresser Makeover

I have been on a furniture buying binge lately. Sometimes I can’t help myself when I see something great for sale. That’s the story of these two oak dressers . . . Both were being sold for a fantastic price and were in very good structural shape. These are actually my favorite size and style […] Read more…

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What’s the Deal with Paste Furniture Wax? — Wax 101

By far the most frequent questions I get from people who are thinking about trying out the new furniture paints (chalk paint, milk paint, plaster paint) are regarding paste furniture wax. They typically go something like this: “Why do I have to use the wax?” “Can I use something else as a topcoat?” “What type […] Read more…

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Making Progress–DIY Salvaged Siding Wall

I shared earlier in January about my plans to makeover my booth space at Antique Company Mall. Like most everything, it has taken me a little longer than I would have liked to get it all done, and the progress has been slow going.  That’s just life right now though–most projects get done in baby […] Read more…

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Milk Paint Secretary Desk Makeover

It’s been one c-razy week!  The stomach bug hit my family this past Monday, so I had to set down my computer and paint brush to be on full-time standby in the event of a you-know-what episode. Ughh. So far my husband and I have managed to escape it, but you never know when it […] Read more…

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2015 DIY Projects Continued . . .

I spent so much time dreaming with you all about my dream kitchen in my last post that I ran out of room to tell you about my other big 2015 home renovation project–the upstairs boys’ bathroom. Isn’t is just lovely? More honey-oak cabinets, as well as some fantastic early 90’s floral wallpaper . . […] Read more…

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My 2015 Home DIY Projects

Does everybody’s brain get full of DIY home renovations plans as soon as January hits, or is it just me? To be honest, home DIY projects and plans are really always milling about in my brain. Another stay-at-home mom friend of mine summed up the problem well when explaining to her husband why she has […] Read more…

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Tins and Trophies

Last week we spent some time visiting my family back in Tennessee.  I had one free afternoon so I decided to take a trip to a wonderful local antique mall (it used to be a Wal-Mart when I was growing up–I call it quite an improvement ). I was mainly looking for a “treat” for […] Read more…

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Looking back, looking ahead

Happy 2015 everyone!  I have taken a good 10 day (unplanned) break from blogging, and it feels nice to be back.  Christmastime in our house was a whirlwind, and I just wan’t able to keep up with new posts and the like.  My creative side needed a little break, and I needed to make sure I […] Read more…

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