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I've Been Thinking About Obligation

I’ve been working for several months on a project that was at the head of my list of priorities and projects for this year.  Before I could start on the big pass-through countertop juniper slab, I needed to refinish a set of dining room chairs that belonged to my mother-in-law, Virginia, and which go with the table presently in my kitchen.  2,673 more words

Remodeling The Kitchen

The stories this old blue stool could tell

Sitting on my loveseat snuggling with Annie, I notice the blue stool sitting by the window near the piano. It’s all wood, a perfect height for playing my guitar—although last night I played Bach and Hayden sitting on the floor and now my back hurts. 849 more words

Life On The Oregon Coast

How to Refinish a Table

It’s done (well, it’s been done for a while, but I haven’t had the chance to write it up. What can I say, life happens y’all)! 651 more words


Creating a Seaside Finish

I love living on Vancouver Island. After being in Southern Alberta for 12 years, I am really enjoying being close to the ocean…not to mention the much milder winters! 220 more words

To Create

How to Update Furniture with Custom Colour

Furniture is surprisingly more sentimental than we often expect. In a world where we buy a lot of particle-board filled, disposable furniture, we can tend to forget that furniture can carry so much sentiment.It is part of why I love the most about refinishing older furniture. 253 more words

To Create

Newest Project 10/10/2017

Let’s begin at the beginning.  I purchased this oak cabinet (I believe it was the lower half of a hutch at one time) at an estate sale a few months back.   675 more words

Faux Finishes

Chalk Painting With Antique Wax: An Old Shelf Makeover

I was recently given an old handmade decorative shelf, so I’m sharing the results of my first attempt chalk painting an antique wax finish to give this old shelf a makeover. 644 more words

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