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BEFORE & AFTER: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Makeover

BEFORE & AFTER: Mid-Century Modern Dresser Makeover

This is the tale of what I consider an epic mid-century modern dresser. Pull up a chair and a hot tea… This may take a while. The Mid-Century Modern Dresser Makeover That Almost Didn’t Happen It’s quite funny now, thinking about how I had found these two mid-century modern dressers by total chance at the […]

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10 Dangers of DIY

10 Dangers of DIY

This post contains affilate links.   Think about the last time you DIY’ed something. It doesn’t matter what it was: paint….stain….sanding…could have been any number of those. But now, think about how well you protected yourself. Did you wear a mask? Put on safety glasses? Used hearing protections? Wore gloves? The truth is that it’s usually […]

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I Found a Thrifted Hobby Table for $18!

I Found a Thrifted Hobby Table for $18!

  It’s no secret that we have the best thrift stores here in Maryland. I think the reason why is because it’s such as large metropolitan area that borders Washington, DC, and it’s so transient here. People come for years (maybe military families??), and then move on. And where do you think all that furniture […]

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The Prettiest Chalk Paint Color Combos

The Prettiest Chalk Paint Color Combos

There are a lot of things I love about furniture painting classes, which I hold monthly for folks that live in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area. It’s not just the fact that I’m able to help people who have never lifted a paint brush before to complete their first project, or that it’s always […]

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10 Things You MUST Know Before You Hit the Thrift Stores

10 Things You MUST Know Before You Hit the Thrift Stores

I love thrift stores. Isn’t it obvious? My whole house is thrifted–like 97.5% of it. I can literally count on one hand the number of things that we bought new: our mattress 14 years ago (yikes–I know….), our IKEA bedroom furniture 14 years ago, my sons’ bed 8 years ago, our living room furniture 14 years […]

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A Mother’s Day Poem

A Mother’s Day Poem

Mother’s Day poems are a great DIY gift idea because they’re so personal, aren’t they?? As much as I love electronics and other store-bought (or thrifted!) gifts, there’s nothing like the gift of poetry! I like to pick up frames from the thrift store for a couple dollars. And if you use high-quality paper (think […]

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6 Simple Garage Storage Solutions You Can Do Yourself!

6 Simple Garage Storage Solutions You Can Do Yourself!

This post is sponsored by my partners, RYOBI, but all opinions are my own. This month over on RYOBI Nation something awesome called the Garage Takeover Project Challenge has kicked off! Just show off a project that makes the most of your garage space for a chance to win $500 in tools. In light of this […]

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Friday Feature: Reader of the Month – Meet Alys!

Friday Feature: Reader of the Month – Meet Alys!

I realized something recently. Well–I have always known it, but sometimes the noise of the blogosphere gets so loud that it’s sometimes easy to forget: A blog is nothing without the people that take time out of their days to support that blog.   I can count on fingers and toes the number of times […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: Vintage Chair Makeover From the Nursing Home

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BEFORE & AFTER: Vintage Chair Makeover From the Nursing Home

I get easily attached to things. Especially if they conjure up thoughts of people I love, places I’ve gone, and things I’ve experienced. Organizing guru’s would just call this “memory clutter” and preach that we should always pear down these things. But there’s something to be said for tangible objects that help us to remember parts of […]

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What To Do When You Find Bugs in Your House

What To Do When You Find Bugs in Your House

The other day the kids and I witnessed a guy completely spin out into a ditch while we were waiting at a stop light. A couple of us drivers who saw had stopped to help and make sure he was okay. We stood there thinking the guy had blown a tire…or, at the very least, […]

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