Category Archives: furniture refinishing

Trash to Treasure- Director’s Chair

Driving home one day I spotted a director’s chair by the side of the road with a FREE sign posted on it. I’m sorry I failed to photograph the chair in its original condition. Sometimes I jump into projects and … Continue reading

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I got out the spray paint recently

Do you remember these brackets? And these butterflies? I used spray paint to give them a fresh new look. The butterflies went from this…  to this… I used the Eden Green paint from my bistro table project. Here’s a broader view … Continue reading

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My Labor Day

In 1882 the first Monday in September was designated as “Labor Day” a day of rest to recognize the efforts of the average working man. Today Labor Day marks the end of summer vacation for school children. Often it is … Continue reading

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Bistro Set DIY

Many years ago I tore this page from a catolog because I thought this bistro set was sooooo cute. $199 for the table and another $99 for the chair was waaaay more than I was willing to spend. I began … Continue reading

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Weekly Thrift Report

I’m still adding to my “Bread Making Kit”.I found a bread book- for all intents and purposes BRAND NEW -that was $1.99 & a cute chicken potholder for 49 cents.  Speaking of chickens…You may remember that I walk a couple … Continue reading

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Lamp Rewire Tutorial

This is my father. (I don’t have very many family pictures, so this 1980ish one is the most recent I have.) He was an electrician by trade. Early in life I learned basic wiring skills from him. So when I … Continue reading

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A plea for DIY help

  Saturday St. Vincent de Paul had a half price sale. EVERYTHING in the store 50 % off! I perused the whole store and found only two small items totaling $1.59, and that was at full price. Then I took … Continue reading

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