Beauty and the Beast

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Out of all the furniture I bought from a huge barn sale last December, this is the piece I was most looking forward to working on. It had everything I was looking for in a piece: solid, veneer in tack, beautiful details and kind on my wallet.  I did have to do a bit of [...]

Charming Arles Dresser

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This antique dresser is quite unique. Not only does it have beautiful lines, details and incredible workmanship, it has three drawers full of dividers to separate your “delicates” and linens. Everything is original, including the hardware. The only brainstorming I had to do prior to starting this project was to figure out what to do about [...]

Worth the Wait Dresser

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This dresser, most likely from the 1920’s, was in great shape except for the nasty old musty smell that spilled out every time you opened a drawer. I thought the smell would be easy to get rid of. Wrong. It’s cold and wet outside and I couldn’t cout on the sunshine to help me out [...]

Annie Sloan: Waxes

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The dark wax will stain your piece if you do not put clear wax down first. It will not come off your furniture without clear wax as a base coat. The dark wax can be wiped off if you put clear wax on top and wipe hard. The dark wax in my opinion is intimidating [...]