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Antique Surfaces - getting down to the original finish.

Often, if a piece has a great original paint which has been over-painted one or more times over the years, a dealer/collector will choose to attempt to take off the layers of over-paint to arrive at the original. 525 more words

Canadian Antiques

Another Table Done

I went to a funky antique-like fair last weekend and found this perfect table/cabinet. Even the color I wanted, a dark blue. However, they had refinished it and put this gold stencil on it. 176 more words

Yakety Yak

DIY - Table Redux v2.0

Over the weekend, I worked on another little table. I bought this little thingy at a yard sale. Not quite sure what kind of table it is, but I plan to use it to hold sewing supplies, such as scissors, thread, needles, and pins. 79 more words

Yakety Yak

DIY - Table Redux

I experimented with the latest DIY (do it yourself) craze — chalk paint.

A couple of years ago I bought this small table to put next to the recliner. 213 more words

Fun Times

Monday Morsels 9.21.14

I’m getting a little behind here lately; the pull of open windows, doing yard work without humidity and heat, and just the general shift of life from carefree summer to knowing that cold weather is just around the corner has me spending as much time outside as I can right now.   344 more words


DIY Dry Brush Painting Technique

I love finding DIY projects.  Not only does it let me release my creative juices, but it also saves me money (sometimes!).  I have been seeing this technique called dry brushing and I really wanted to give it a try.  5,543 more words