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Every now and then, a woman just needs a good furniture makeover.  This dresser is one of them.Right away I need to clarify that, so far, this one isn’t for sale, simply because….well….I’m not ready to let it go yet.From the wavy drawer fronts to the scrolled pulls, not to mention the stripes all around, I can’t quite bear to part with her yet.  And I’m sorry.This dresser was sitting outside one of those garage sales held by a couple who lived in the same house for 40 years.  The same house in Fairbanks, ALASKA, for 40 years.  You can only imagine the oddities I discovered, as well as the treasures.The kind, old man told me he’d have to take $15 for this dresser because “She’s real solid wood throughout.”  Well, I could certainly understand that (shriek!), and proceeded to empathize with him as we loaded up my Suburban.But the…

I had to stop in this evening because for the first time I find myself in a serious dilemma.Not a serious dilemma as in a health issue, marriage difficulty, weather warning, or fire danger.  In fact ~ to most of you ~ my situation would not qualify as a dilemma at all.But for me, being in the furniture-selling business, it really IS a dilemma. Because for the first time since I started painting furniture and selling it, I’ve come across a piece I REALLY want to keep.People often ask if I’m torn when I finish painting a piece of furniture, whether I struggle with selling it or not.  Truthfully, this rarely happens.  I usually know upon an initial purchase if a piece is a seller or keeper ~ and most are sellers.  As a homeschool mom, any extra income is a tremendous blessing.  The fact that I love refinishing furniture and have been fortunate enough to find a…