ANTIQUE FARMHOUSE BIFOLD DOORS - inspiration





The goal for these doors was to make them a statement piece for the entry way. They are builder grade hollow core bi-fold doors for a front closet. 
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RECYCLING THE JENNY LIND CRIB - annie sloan painted bench








I had the task of making two benches from one old baby crib. This is a look at how I built the first one and the paint finish I used.

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WELCOME TO 2020 - the past year part 3






PAINT TUTORIALS - In 2019 I set out to photograph several paint projects in great detail to share how they were done. With all those pictures I was able to put together 4 great in depth paint tutorials for others to enjoy.

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WELCOME TO 2020 - the past year part 2






REFURBISHED WOOD - In 2019 I had the honor to save some wonderful furniture pieces  and give them a new lease on life. Here are just 4 of the projects I got to enjoy this past year.
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WELCOME TO 2020 - the past year part 1





2020 is here and the weather is fine. Last January I said I was going to focus more on me and I am happy to report I did just that. Let me share 4 of the projects I got to enjoy early in 2019.
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BUILDING A ONE OF A KIND CABINET - avoid the landfill



My number one favorite thing to do is to create furniture pieces using discarded junk. I built this amazing cabinet with a lot of common items I found at a Used building supply stores, thrifts stores, and some curb side treasure. Take a look through the following photos to see if there is something that might inspire you to get creative. 

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OUR VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE - pram, suitcase, basket




This year I am putting the tree on an antique set of pram wheels.

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12 MINI CHRISTMAS HOUSE DISPLAYS for 2019





I love the fantasy I feel when looking at mini Christmas houses. I think it creates some of the magic to the holiday season. I have a few of my own set up around the house including this little red one.

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TIS THE SEASON FOR RED - red painted vintage furniture






It's December and all I can think about is decorating more and more with red and white and tinkle lights. It also makes me think of all the furniture pieces I have painted in red over time.
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CREATING A SWOON WORTHY CHRISTMAS - gold and white






Yesterday I shared all the photos of our front entry all decked out for the Christmas season. Today I wanted to share how I created the look.
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CHRISTMAS DECOR 2019 - front entry





The first week of December is here and the first room is decked out in our holiday decor.
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RUSTIC PAINT TECHNIQUE - dining chairs





I needed to come up with a paint technique to create a certain look on a set of heavy wood dining chairs. They had to coordinate with many elements in the same room and I was going to be using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to do it. 

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UPGRADING AN MDF COFFEE TABLE - stenciled table top





Yesterday I shared photos of this old world finish I created on an MDF coffee table. Today I will share the steps I took to achieve the look.
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MDF TO OLD WORLD - furniture makeover




This will definitely help motive one to keep the coffee table clean. This table top is made of MDF but now that it is made-over you would never guess.
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JUG OF TWINKLE LIGHTS



This time of year we enjoy little dots of lights dancing around our bedroom from the mini disco balls hanging in the window. It makes us feel like there is a small bit of magic or fantasy in our home and we smile. I have created another way to get that same feeling and smile in the living room ...

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A DEMIJOHN, A DRESSER, and CHRISTMAS




Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming! It is November 1 and in Canada our thanksgiving already happened in October. So we are heading straight for Christmas now ....
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NEW ANTIQUE BENCH - made from an old bed



This project was inspired by another artist somewhere along my journey. Although I can not recall when and where it first hit me I will always remember how much fun it was to build my own.
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WHITE AND WOOD NIGHTSTANDS - removing the tops



I have had these nightstands stashed away for awhile. They were really dirty like they had been in a food fight gone wrong.
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