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My Fancy Rustic Cabinet

More than 3 years ago my sweet husband was back in his hometown visiting family and his sister's neighborhood was having their yearly neighborhood yard sale.  He brought back a piece of furniture he thought I would like.  (This is a reason to marry a man!) He did good!  I liked the piece a lot but I did not know what to do with it.  Don't laugh but it sometimes takes me awhile to figure out how to paint my…

Not as Brave as I Thought

When it comes to furniture and "transforming" it up I've always gone for old furniture like this... and turned it into something like this... You can read about this side table makeover here. I've never really thought about changing anything new, because well...it's new.  The older furniture I usually buy is usually such a great deal I always think, it I mess it up what's the big deal?  Only transforming old pieces changed the other day when I was at…

Have Some Fun with Paint

Here is the latest piece of  furniture that I bought to be refinished.  I was drawn to it because it was 100% wood (super heavy) and I loved the lines, and even though the hardware was quite dirty I knew they could be shined up. The before isn't so bad but a little boring so with some left over paint that I used in my office I painted it and shined it up.  I think the after is lots of…

See Ya Later Fred Sanford!

Remember when I picked up this dresser off the side of the road this summer? (Yea I'm a trash picker! I'm thinking if I ever want to punish Sloan if she's bad I'll wait until her friends are in the car and stop and pick up a piece of furniture off the side of the road! And yes, I'm totally that mom!) Here's is a reminder of what it looked like... All I did was take off the leaf, sand…