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6 Tips for Flea Market Season!

We experienced a lull in flea markets during the pandemic, didn't we? Garage sales even went down a bit. And it left many of us in total withdrawal. Well, I hope to see the local flea markets thrive again. Can't wait to see what special finds the vendors have been storing up all this time.… Continue reading 6 Tips for Flea Market Season!

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Upcycled Magazine Crate Caddy

Keeping it real here, friends. I received some disappointing news that due to supply costs, I may be facing some real challenges to build the shed this spring (or even this year). I'm trying not to give up, but I have to be honest that I do feel pretty down about it. But I'm going… Continue reading Upcycled Magazine Crate Caddy

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For All the Moms (/Parents) Out There

Spring gets me excited to fill my planters. Which then makes me think of Mother's Day because I usually end up doing my plant shopping then (if it's not raining). This year I hope to have even more places to plant flowers - outside of my "soul" shed. I'm facing a couple hiccups with the… Continue reading For All the Moms (/Parents) Out There

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Desk Upcycled to Farmhouse Nightstands

Well, I definitely want to do this again. I mean it's a lot of work, but when you see the results...it's hard to come by tall side tables like this on their own. I've always wanted to turn the vintage ends of a desk or vanity into bedside tables. When I spotted this beauty at… Continue reading Desk Upcycled to Farmhouse Nightstands

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Shed Area 1: Chats & Naps

Spring is coming! Do you know what that means? I'm that much closer to building a dream: my she shed, my soul shed, my space for blessings. Not only for me and my family, but hopefully others as well. I made another leap today. I ordered a bed! This bottom right area of the shed… Continue reading Shed Area 1: Chats & Naps

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Dare to Go 3D on Furniture!

I had a vision. Sometimes these visions don't work, but sometimes they do. And you just never know where you're going to get inspiration. Here's how this one came along. I subscribe to a few magazines that always give me lots of creative ideas. One is Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself magazine. I… Continue reading Dare to Go 3D on Furniture!

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Tissue Decoupage – This Works!

Last week I shared the many steps to refinish/paint a vintage piece of furniture. And promised to share the end result. Here's a little before/after fix for you! As you can see from the before pic, this is becoming a bathroom vanity. It's going to be a classic beauty! Something New With the weather so… Continue reading Tissue Decoupage – This Works!

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No Skipping the Small Steps

Sorry for the lack of a post last week - life needed my attention and I had to give myself some grace. I've learned that if I don't do that, a blog like this can become a chore instead of what I want it to be - a Joy! So let's get back to some… Continue reading No Skipping the Small Steps

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4 Ways to Flip Your Stenciling

I'll be honest - I didn't make much progress this last week. It was like -7 degrees outside, the kind of temps that make you want to curl up in a blanket all day. So I decided to look back on some of my furniture redesigns where stenciling was a big part of it. When… Continue reading 4 Ways to Flip Your Stenciling

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Thrifting for Smalls

What to do. What to do. When it's 18 degrees outside and you want to work on a custom project for your client. You step outside, the wind whips your face, and you know it would be a bad idea. So you wait for much improved circumstances. But you want a project. You want to… Continue reading Thrifting for Smalls