DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE CABINET - turning the top over






I definitely had some fun working with this antique washstand. And absolutely love the Delftware Pottery look I was able to create on the face of it.


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DIY GARDEN LIGHT - reusing a large glass bottle






Last time I left you with our latest outdoor project I had closed in the porch stairs and built new railings. Right next to the stairs I also built a small garden and created a garden light that illuminates the surrounding pathway.




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THE CHERRY CROP




Our back yard is full of cherries.




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MIRROR GALLERY WALL - in the hallway






Our hallways has always been a place I can display my collection of mirrors and enjoy them every day.

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NEW FRONT STAIRS - the wasps made me do it






I was dragging a piece of furniture up our front stairs when all of a sudden I was swarmed.

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A FRENCH PROVINCIAL HEADBOARD - my favorite gold paint





I built and painted this headboard to coordinate with a special set of gold and cream nightstands I had finish.



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BIG LEGS ADDED TO A SIDEBOARD - woodworking






While working outside in the warmth of the summer's sun I took several photos to show how a frame would need to be built to install a set of legs on a buffet. I had imagined these big carved legs added to this cabinet, just like the picture. I had the legs in a crate in my back room but I would need to see how the cabinet was built before I knew if I could make it a reality. 




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SHIPLAP COAT RACK - farmhouse style






One of the great elements of this shiplap coat rack is the hand made corbels I used. I made them with a new tool I have.











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RV LIVING / DINING ROOM REVEAL - couch, curtain, & macrame






I finally finished off the last elements I had been working on for the living space of the motor home. Our motor home is straight out of the 80's, the pink 80's. Check out the before picture below.






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OUR FRENCH COUNTRY BEDROOM - bed details






Our home is all about using found pieces that we love. We  want the unique decor items that we find in our neighborhood to inspire the decor in your home. Our french country bedroom makeover was so much fun to create and continues to evolve in little ways all the time.



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FARMHOUSE DRESSERS - stacking for storage





I love this project. I knew re-doing our dressing room I need more storage but I didn't know it was going to come in such a rare beauty.



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ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO MAKE FURNITURE TALLER - gorgeous carved nightstands





Sometimes you can add legs to 
your furniture to get more height but other times you can't. This time I had to come up with an alternative plan to get these
bedside tables taller.


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PAINTING TURQUOISE MIRRORS - oval plastic mirror frames




Verdigris is the common name for the natural green patina formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered
and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. 

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LAYERING MIRRORS ON THE MANTLE - and a new mirror


MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL
When I am out and I see a second hand mirror that I like it is hard to say no. The benefit is I end up having a few different mirrors hanging around whenever  I want to re-decorate. 
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LADDERS, FLOWERS, and FAVORS - peonies in the bedroom




STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS
I have been playing with some photographs and a new bunch of flower.



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HOW I PAINT BLACK FURNITURE using latex paint



I have painted many black pieces of furniture in my time and I can tell you the darker the paint color the longer the cure time.
Keeping a black piece of furniture dust free is as hard as getting a black paint job to look good. It takes a lot of time and never feels like it is done. 

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SOFA TABLE BUILT WITH BED POSTS - durable farmhouse white finish



WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE LOOK LIKE?
What can I say about my most favorite piece of furniture. I use it every single day, and it couldn't be more me.  I built it with salvaged furniture parts.



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BLACK MILK PAINT - used on a chest of drawers

 
BE-CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
I wanted to working with milk paint more to see if I liked it. I had only dabbled a bit with it to this point. I decided to jump head first in to do a big black chest of drawers. Black is also a very tricky finish to get right but I tried.

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