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Inspiration and Experimentation

Inspiration and Experimentation

It’s hard to imagine how truly terrible looking furniture can become something worthy of having in your home. Even I get stumped from time to time on certain pieces, and this dresser, which was given to me, was one of those pieces that looked like it was hardly...
How to Give Your Home Furniture a Makeover

How to Give Your Home Furniture a Makeover

Original article by Mike Cahill with excerpts from knot too shabby and other experts Still have that hideous worn-down sofa from senior year of college? What about the hand-me-down recliner that you bought for $5 from the Salvation Army? Many of us look at antiquated,...
Duck Egg Blue-September Color of the Month

Duck Egg Blue-September Color of the Month

The very first Annie Sloan Paint color I ever cracked open was Duck Egg Blue. It’s a not-quite-pastel blue with green undertones, reminiscent of French and Swedish interiors. Annie says, “it can be described as a Rococo blue, as nothing says French and...
An Antique Armoire in Milk Paint

An Antique Armoire in Milk Paint

There are some pieces that aren’t worth selling. Either, because I like them too much and have scouted a place in the house for it, or because too much time was involved in the refinishing process and the time spent will never be recouped in the final sale. Both...
Gearin’ up for Kitchen Redo?

Gearin’ up for Kitchen Redo?

Kitchens are the heart of the home…so they say! I did some research last month to find out how much a traditional rehab on a kitchen is. This is what I discovered: Demolition: $2,000+ New Appliances: $5,000+ New Flooring Counters and Backsplash: $5,000 New...