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July 10, 2018

This style of furniture is my favorite! I could work on this style over and over and never be tired of it.   The hardware that comes with these vintage pieces are just so pretty!  All that ornateness! 

This was a standard dark piece to begin with.  The ha...

February 3, 2018

Another french provincial buffet.  I love the french provincial style so much!  Nothing like those curves and the hardware! This piece was previously a light gray.  I just painted over it all with pure white (AS) and then did some distressing so the gray would show thr...

October 15, 2017

Here's a coffee table that was originally a regular oak table. I totally sanded down the top so I could stain it a darker color.  I used a Dewalt sander (afil link if you want to find it) to purchase. These are fantastic sanders!  I first started with a 80 grit paper t...

January 1, 2017

This table was your typical laminate top 60's table. I saw potential though as it has the great curves of the french provincial style. You can actually sand laminate down. You just have to be careful in your sanding. 

 I used 120 grit, but with a light hand. Then moved...

November 22, 2016

This buffet has been one of my favorite pieces to work on. I would consider it traditional, with a twist:) 

The top was badly marked with water rings so it needed to be sanded down to raw wood. I almost always put on a wood conditioner when I sand down. You can buy the ...

October 2, 2016

This was a typical oak table before I started. I sanded it down with 80 grit first and then moved to 220 grit to smooth it all out. After cleaning it all off of sawdust I applied a wood conditioner. You can buy the wood conditioner here from my affiliate link. Then I s...

June 10, 2016

Here is a desk that I applied paper on.  I first painted it with junk gypsy paint.  And then I sized the wrapping paper on to the drawer fronts. I cut it jagged and then applied with modge podge. I then did some sanding so it would look old and torn.  I then applied da...

June 10, 2016

This sideboard was a mess when we bought it.  I have been working on furniture for years but have never seen before the amount of grime that was on this piece. It was covered in a thick black substance.  I am not sure what it was.  Perhaps smoke? Also it was covered in...

September 8, 2015

Here is our first table build.  My husband built the table and I stained and painted it.  I wanted a table that was not so wide.  This is the perfect width and length.  It is skinnier than most tables.  We built it using just standard timber from Home Depot.  You can s...

May 18, 2015

I want to share with you what I did to transform my dining room table. This was a major amount of work but oh so worth it!! This table was a total disaster before I started.  It was in really rough shape with lots of water marks and damage.

 The above photo is what it l...

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