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DIY Corbel Shelves

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Well, it has been well over a year and a half since i last posted.  A lot has changed in that time as well.  A lot!  We had bought one workshop then outgrew it, so i sold it and bought the bigger one next door.  It required a complete gut…

How i add napkins to furniture - video!

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I just finished up this sweet dresser and did a video about how i added the floral!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVIpAUpyv3Q&t=25s  

Tinted Oil Wax tutorial!

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Hi guys!  Long time no talk! A few months ago we added tinted Oil Waxes to our product line up - they come in both Dark (brown) and Black.  These have definitely been a retailer and customer favorite since they are so easy to use and provide…

Bench made from door - tutorial!

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I LOVE old doors and even more i love repurposing old doors!  Lately i have come across tons, so ive been thinking of some new ways i can use them.  This isnt my original idea, i had seen it here and there over the last year and finally found…

Church Pew Cut Down!

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This is kinda a sloppy tutorial on how i cut down my church pew.  I wasn't really planning to do a tutorial on it, but as i was posting it on Facebook, a lot of people asked how i was going to do it so i started taking pics of my process.  But…

Bed turned bench - Tutorial

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Hi guys!  I have been making beds turned benches a lot lately.  I love how each one of them is so different from each other - its almost like putting a puzzle together and i love me a puzzle!  I have actually taken pics along the way…

Kitchen Updates

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Its been sooooo long since i have posted anything about my house!  My husband has been deployed again (Army) for basically the last 2.5 years with just a few months home last summer before leaving again - so ive been working on projects of…

New Rub on Transfers - Tutorial!

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You guys!  We have an exciting new product to show you!  You know those pretty furniture pieces you see and they have wording or pics on them?  A lot of times they are done with a transfer where you have to print a pic in reverse after finding…

Acid Mirror Tutorial

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Hey!  Im back today with a quick tutorial on acid mirrors.  This is a fun way to do a little something more with your furniture pieces and make it unlike anyone elses.  And to make the mirrors in Sweet Pickins style - i had to add the floral…

My new farm style table w/mismatched chairs!

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So this was my table long ago...When we bought this house almost 9 years ago, we bought mostly all new furniture and everything was black.  Slowly i started figuring out my style and doing things to my space to change it up so it would better…

Raised Stencil Tutorial

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Hey!!  Today im back with a quick post about a quick way to add a pretty little detail to your painted pieces.  This is super easy and quick and adds just the right amount of character to a piece that might be on the plain side. I saw a raised…

Dark Wax Tutorial

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I know waxing for some may seem intimidating, especially dark waxing - but honestly its one of the easiest things to do and can make a huge impact.  Im a HUGE fan of dark wax, i would say that about 90% of the pieces that i finish are dark…

Floral Wood Tutorial - Using Napkins!

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Hey - im back with a quick blog post about how im getting all those cute floral prints on my furniture and on wood!  Ive been posting ton of pics on FB lately about these fun florals and lots were asking for a tutorial - so here goes! I saw…

Peace Sign with Paper Flowers - Tutorial

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Im back.  And if you notice, its only been a week since i posted last, not 6 months!!  Im so on a roll ;) So - if you remember, ive been re-doing my entry way.  Last time i posted about it, i had just put up the vintage cupboard over my…

{Before & After} Antique Dresser w/Denim Treatment

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You guys miss me?  Feels like forever since ive posted...clearly i go in spurts, i will try and be better about posting cuz there is lots going on, just nothing is ever finished!  Story of my life :)  I actually havent really even been on…

My table re-do with new wood top!!

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Oh - you guys, i am SO excited to show you my transformed table!  I love it so much and after wanting to make the change for a couple years, am so glad i finally did it! It was a fairly easy re-do with a big impact, i dont know why i waited…

{Working with the dirt!} - before & after

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I finished up this table a quite a while ago but just found some pics of it while going through some stuff.  I really loved the way this table turned out and have always love the finish and the color.  I meant to post about it so long ago...but…

Vintage Inspired Valentine Sign

Sooooo, i wanted to make a wooden sign for Christmas and just didnt find the time.  Well, the next holiday up is Valentines and im on it!  This last weekend we had a rare weekend when we had nothing planned - no soccer, no bday or family…

Tips for removing peeling veneer

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Im sure lots of you already know this, and it may seem pretty self explanatory.  But, when i started working on this vanity and removing the veneer i thought maybe i might have a couple tricks that some of you may not know. ....................... Lets…

{Christmas 2012 Mantle} - with ornament wreath tutorial

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I know that ornament wreaths are nothing new.  I remember when i first saw one about 3 years ago (i cant remember the 1st one i saw) - i knew that i had to have one.  SO, i stockpiled ornaments for almost 3 years.  Every time i went to…

{Work with what the trash man gave ya}

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A while back I got this black hutch.  I didn’t really pay too much attention to the condition apparently.  So when someone decided they wanted to buy this cute little hutch, I started to get it ready for paint and it was a mess!! Seriously…

{Kdins’ Curtains}–painted stripes

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>I have had lots of emails in the last week since being on the Nate Show about my son Kdins curtains.  So I thought I would do a quick post about how I did them.  I will be back to show the rest of his room soon – its one of my favorite…

{Another old door turned coffee table}

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>I had another old door laying around that wasn’t being used for anything, so since my last door turned coffee table got some sweet comments/emails, I decided to make one to sell. This door was smaller, not quite as wide as mine, but it still…

{Repurposed Headboard/Footboard}

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>I have seen tons of headboards turned benches out there and its been on my to-do list for about a year now.  I finally got around to it and I think it turned out pretty cute :) This is not a detailed tutorial – but you will get the…