Did You Forget About Me?

Bungalow Entrance

Hello.  --Hello? Is this thing on? *taps microphone* Hi there, remember me? Wow, it's been months--seems like years--since we last spoke. Well, I'm back!  I don't know how frequently I'll get to post to the blog, but I'll try to drop in more often than once every 11 months. There's been a lot happening over the past year at … [Read more...]

Basement Remodel Update: That snail is barely moving…

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There's so much going on around here that I can hardly keep up with the demands of our schedule.  It also means that I don't have time to take proper pictures of all of the furniture re-styles I've done, the store updates and the basement remodel. Whew!  I knew if I opened a store that I would be married to it, but this is getting … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Cabinet and Bel Monili winner

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You may have thought I fell off the face of the earth...I didn't. You may have thought I ended up abducted by Jimmy Hoffa's kidnappers...nope. I've just been swirling in the drain of life's busy-ness. I have a gajillion projects going, but before I get to that, one quick order of business.  I realize I left you hanging regarding the Bel … [Read more...]

My Second Experience Using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

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Remember this nasty dresser I showed you a few weeks back?   I transformed it into this:   I decided it needed to be stripped before it could be re-painted.  The paint was just too chippy and too far gone.  Yeah, I can't believe it either....there is such a thing as too chippy!  It was also filthy and just wouldn't … [Read more...]

Use What You Have to Make Something Fabulous!

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Since Mr. Wonderful and I started married life out broke as a joke (but weren't laughing), we had to learn to improvise to make things work. Want to see an early example of that? You do? Great!  I was gonna show it to you, anyway!   Ta da!  One day back in 1984, while I was napping, Mr. Wonderful unpacked several boxes in … [Read more...]