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Alice in Wonderland Hutch

I'm so close to finishing my latest piece and am eager to reveal the whole thing, but it's missing a detail up top that's rather important.  Trouble is, I've been waiting for Mr. Wonderful to help me with a compound angle cut because I'm too intimidated to try it on my own. His schedule's been ...

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DIY Chalkpaint Recipe

It's late and I'm headed to bed, but I had to share with you a quick glimpse of the project I tackled tonight using my own homemade chalk paint. If this stuff is as good as it seems tonight, I could get very, VERY excited. Here's the piece I'm working on: After removing all the hardware, washing ...

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Oatmeal & French Roast Provencal Dresser

Why is naming things after food such a comforting delight? I finished painting a French Provencal dresser last week.  When the time came to describe it online, I discovered that serving up a little Oatmeal for the body and French Roast for the top elevated this dresser from ...

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Favorite Green & Apologies

PART ONE I've come to the conclusion I'm not a very good blogger.  I don't post consistently. Sometimes I don't respond when others graciously visit my blog and leave supportive, kind comments. I throw ideas around, but then don't always follow through in a later post. And I'm ...

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Two Nightstands

My husband's folks boarded a plane this morning back to Middleton, ID, after a week-long visit to Alaska.  What a special time.  While here, my father-in-love helped Mr. Wonderful install a new pump to our hot water heater which brings almost-instant hot water.  We've lived in our ...

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Ethan Allen Table Refinished

Okay, I feel almost sacreligious comparing anything I produce in my dusty garage to renowned furniture mogul Ethan Allen.  Furthermore, I should be extending a gracious thanks instead because working with this beautiful wooden table of theirs the last few days has been immensely ...

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My first Annie Sloan

It's official: My first Annie Sloan chalk paint furniture project is complete. First, a few pictures ~ For the body of these bookcases, I used the color French Linen, which I absolutely love.  I've always been a fan of the Farrow & Ball paint colors due to their their almost muddy, gray ...

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