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Everyone has a story

Everyone has a story….. One of Tom’s favorite aspects about selling the pieces that we have finished is meeting and talking with the buyers. He likes to share our story, the story of the piece we are selling, and learning … Continue reading

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To Paint or Not to Paint…That seems to be the question

To paint or not to paint…. …that seems to be a question these days. At least once a week, and often times more frequently I will see a blogger that I follow post Before and After pictures of old furniture … Continue reading

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Our Table- In the Wild!

So often when we sell a piece that we have refinished, it’s out the door, never to be seen or heard from again.  Recently, however, we sold the Farmhouse Table that had refinished to Sherry. Sherry saw the table, dropped … Continue reading

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Now on Etsy

We are excited to announce that we have opened our Etsy shop.  You can see not only the furniture items we have for sale, but as we continue to stock the store we will have vintage finds and other handcrafted … Continue reading

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Funky Garden Art- I’ll Drink to That!!

For some reason spring seems to have forgotten us here in southwest Ohio.  Mother Nature sent spring to visit us earlier this year, but this week I’ve had to bring my winter coat back out- UGH!!!! So, in the hopes … Continue reading

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Home Right Finish Max Paint Sprayer- A Disappointing Review

As Tom and I have grown older and presumably wiser, we have recognized that have the right tool, and a quality tool, for the job can make a big difference.  Therefore, last spring as we were painting more furniture and … Continue reading

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Another Great Garage Sale Find and Flip

One of my favorite projects, and judging by views and emails I’ve gotten from readers, a favorite for you as well, is my oversized Display Frame. I have been looking for an oversized picture frame to re-purpose for quite some … Continue reading

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ReUse-apalooza Designer Challenge- Part 3- We are Done!!

Well, our ReUse-apalooza #DesignerChallenge2016 entry is finally completed and has been turned into the auction.  Unfortunately I don’t have a nice “staged” picture to share as we ran out of time finishing the project and getting it delivered in time.  … Continue reading

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Now he’s glad he bought them….

Remember these less than attractive chairs that my husband picked up this fall?     After being set aside for most of the winter, their make-overs are finally done. After cleaning up the wood, I painted the chairs with DIY … Continue reading

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Will Stop For Garage Sale

Until recently I have never been much of a garage sale shopper- I’ve held several sales myself, but shopping had never held much interest.  My sister-on-law Vickie, on the other hand I lovingly refer to as the “Garage Sale Queen.”  … Continue reading

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