Top Posts 2013

Top Posts 2013

The new year is almost here, it’s always fun to see what were the highlights of the year that’s ending.  I started this blog in February, and here is a quick peek at the top 5 posts from then until now. 1. Hand-Painted Gray Chest This was my first attempt...
Running vs. Painting

Running vs. Painting

We are in between cold spells here in N. Texas.  Two weekends ago we were iced in for 4 days, but since then the temperature has been steadily rising to the peak today of a pleasant 70 degrees.  The cold and rain is supposed to return this weekend though, so...
In the hopper . . .

In the hopper . . .

Here in Texas, we don’t have basements, or real attics for that matter. All we have is the garage, and mine isn’t a particularly large one.  The garage is where just about all of my furniture finds and projects end up. I work real hard to get it cleared...
Interior Decorating Tips| Insider Tip #1

Interior Decorating Tips| Insider Tip #1

I have never been officially educated in the art of decorating.  I am not a trained professional interior designer.  But, like I mention in my bio, I learned alot about putting together a home from my mother.  She really does have an eye for decorative design and she...
An Adventure in Upholstery

An Adventure in Upholstery

About a month ago I was hurting for something to do on a Friday afternoon, so I decided to throw all 3 boys in the car and head out to this country estate sale in Pilot Point, Texas, about an hour from my house. By the time I got there most of the best stuff was gone,...
Duck Egg Dressers

Duck Egg Dressers

I finished a MAJOR project!  Yay! Two weeks ago I saw these beautiful antique “His” and “Hers” dressers for sale on Craigslist.  They looked stunning in the pictures, and seemed to be in great shape for their age. Turned out they were being...
More Green!

More Green!

One of the tricks to running a successful antique booth is to make sure your inventory rotates often. I’ve had an antique washstand hanging out in my space up at Antique Company Mall for a month or two, which is longer than I would like. So, I decided it was...
Yard Sale Round-up

Yard Sale Round-up

I took some time last Friday and Saturday making my way around the yard and estate sale circuit. I’m starting to go to more and more estate sales, they just seem to offer more bang for my buck.  Although, I’m also learning that waiting until the end...

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