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{Distressing with an electric sander}

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>I LOVE distressed furniture – to me, the more distressed the better.  Especially white/cream distressed pieces with a dark stain underneath that will show through.  That gets my heart pumpin.  Just so happens that i had a…

{Ana-White plans}

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>  A few weeks Ana from Ana-White (formerly Knock-Off Wood) contacted me and asked me what i thought about her drawing up some plans for my washer/dryer pedestal.  How could i not be excited?!?  Her site is awesome and being…

{how to weather new wood}

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>This is a little 411 on how to make some new wood look old – or in my case my old wood look old again. I sanded down my craft table with a palm sander to get all the potential slivers away and i was left with a table that had a “fresh…

>{my version of a farmhouse table}

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>  Dear Santi (current husband), I have recently fallen for a new fella.  He’s massive, rugged, huge, sturdy, he will support me in all my crafty endeavors – which you currently groan about.  He doesnt mind a little spilled…

{my version of a farmhouse table}

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  Dear Santi (current husband), I have recently fallen for a new fella.  He’s massive, rugged, huge, sturdy, he will support me in all my crafty endeavors – which you currently groan about.  He doesnt mind a little spilled…

{i made it @ Ucreate top 10 awards!!}

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>  I was so excited when i pulled up one of my favorite blogs this morning and i saw that I was Ucreates TUTORIAL OF THE YEAR!! What an honor to be chosen – especially seeing all of the great projects that were in the top ten – what…

{how i glaze furniture}

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> I get so many questions about how i paint furniture and the tools that i use – so i am going to break it down into a couple of posts.  This post will be about how i glaze furniture – i guess you probably can gather that by the…

{coat closet turned built in shelving}

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>I did this project a few months ago – i will try to do the best i can to describe how i did it…i get lots of emails about this closet and i am sorry that it has taken me so long to post about it!!  The next thing that i get a billion…

{Yup, i painted a stick…}

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  So, i am sure everyone has seen the cute sticks with cute little eggs and cute little stuff hanging from them – very fun – very eastery.  But, easter is uhhhh…4 days away, and i don't want to drag out the eggs for just 4 days…

>{Yup, i painted a stick…}

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>  So, i am sure everyone has seen the cute sticks with cute little eggs and cute little stuff hanging from them – very fun – very eastery.  But, easter is uhhhh…4 days away, and i don't want to drag out the eggs for just 4…

{Just a little tip to tide you over}

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>While i do have a couple of projects that i am working on right now, i don't have any pics yet - although they are both almost finished!! Yipee, a "finished" project (yeah right, who am i kidding, they will be finished for about a week until…

>Spring tissue paper wreath

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>I wanted to make a fun, easy and springy wreath for the front door.  I was inspired by other tissue paper projects that i have seen and decided to give it a try.  It turned out so very cute, it is so big and fluffy and definitely…

Spring tissue paper wreath

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I wanted to make a fun, easy and springy wreath for the front door.  I was inspired by other tissue paper projects that i have seen and decided to give it a try.  It turned out so very cute, it is so big and fluffy and definitely looks…