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Old media hutch transformation

April 10, 2014

Furniture is not made as well as it used to be, those old solid wood pieces that are almost impossibly too heavy to ever move so you feel stuck with them.  Maybe you have some hand me downs that really aren’t your style but they’re really solid furniture pieces.   With the eighties style and […]


Love Built ins- here is an inexpensive way to create a beautiful built in design

April 7, 2014

I am so happy to share this find with you.  Look at the before and after photos and it is hard to imagine that the 2 pieces would look so just like professional built ins. The following is from a designer named Cassity who has a great blog remodelholic.com .   This is a time consuming project. […]

housewise.com before and after furniture makeover

kitchen table redo. A little paint and fabric

April 4, 2014

I love searching the free furniture section on my local Craigslist.  I have found some great pieces that I am always looking for ideas.  When I saw this post on Kammy’s Korner it reminded me of my own rattan table. I am ready to give mine a bit of a makeover and I like how […]

chalk painting furniture

Painting furniture – chalk paint hutch redo

April 3, 2014

I’ve heard many great things about chalk paint.  I’ve used it myself for my  daughters dresser but have not ventured from the traditional black chalk paint.   I came across this post by blogger Amanda Jane Brown and love this makeover.  The color is great and I’ll be looking into Anne Sloan Chalk paint for my […]

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creating a gas fireplace

March 25, 2014

Now that my house is almost 10 years old we are seeing little (and not so little) home repair projects popping up.  If we do them all with a pro it will end up costing us our daughters college funds, so I have to get somewhat creative.  I’ve been searching the do it yourself blogs […]

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