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I think you will agree that a before and after is more enjoyable than a before and quit-in-the-middle.  But that is the truth of furniture rehab or DIY in general.  Sometimes projects are abandoned. Several months ago, I bought two upholstery projects.  I was on the furniture-makeover-victory high from finishing the tufted sofa, so I felt like I could tackle … Read More

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Laugh and point ALL YOU WANT when you see me driving around Parma during spring clean up day snatching “junk” off the curbs cuz CHECK IT OUT, YO!  This was DAY ONE’S haul – in just 45 minutes of leaving my house after getting a text from a local t…

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I LOVE yard sales.  I LOVE curbside junk.  I LOVE cheap thrift stores.I love anything that is free or I can pay for in quarters!It was bound to happen sometime.  It’d been several years since my humiliating garage sale blond moment (that…

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“Hey ma, don’t throw out the extra carpet pieces.  I’m sure I can use it for something.”Thanks Aunt Dee, for the bench (or footstool?  Kind of small to call it a bench… but it could be used as either).  I love a good “before” pic and y…

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Going on a shopping trip for “just smalls” is a dangerous thing for me.  I just can’t help turning over the tags of pieces of furniture calling my name!  There were several pieces that I was able to walk away from and I almost made it out the door without this piece, but I couldn’t resist.  I had actually checked … Read More

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Now is the time when everything I started gets finished.  Well, it’s also the time I buy new things that need to be finished, because it’s my biggest event of the year and I have to give it everything I’ve got, but that’s another post. One thing I finished this week was the sibling to my French twins of 2017… … Read More

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Lucketts 2017 is definitely “the year of the hutch”.  I have more hutches and large pieces in general than I have in previous years, but I am trying to round that out with smaller pieces that will be easier on-the-spot purchases. This is one of those small pieces that I picked up a few weeks ago… It really wasn’t bad … Read More

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Remember this antique Jenny Lind-style crib I found on craigslist a couple of months ago? Well, I finally got around to sprucing it up and made it into a sweet daybed… The wood was so pretty that I decided not to paint it.  Well, and spindles are a complete nightmare to paint as well, so that was an added deterrent. … Read More

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You know I love my blues, whites, and greens, but I can’t seem to resist sneaking one yellow piece into my booth at Lucketts each year.  And I decided, this year, it would be this piece… It was a pretty little dresser, but the hardware was a bummer.  One of the handles had been most likely lost or broken and … Read More

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Hi!!!!!!!  Last fall we started renovating “Gidley Station” (the rental property next door that is an old converted train station) and I’ve been dying to share a few photos.  Just been hard to find the time to blog!  Also, I’m still furn…

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