Prepping a Dixie Dresser

Painted furniture is very “in” right now.  Ever buy something you think is a steal only to find out later that it’s really not?  That’s what happened with this dresser I got from a second-hand store.  Prep work is a pain but a very important step.

Here’s what you should know…

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Mahogany dresser painted black

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Thrift Store Makeovers (and other surprises)

I can’t believe how nice these turned out!  I love a good bargain and thrift store shopping provides plenty of that. Maybe I need to re-name my blog to Thrifty Fifty’s…hmmm. Continue reading “Thrift Store Makeovers (and other surprises)”

Sunshine Dresser Makeover

This is so stinkin’ cute!  I love when a plan comes together.

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Farm Table Update

Well we finally finished the farm table and it looks great!  I wanted to show you a picture of it in our dining room but I couldn’t wait to share this.  We’ve never built anything like this before but we did it anyway.

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right – Henry Ford

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50th Birthday & Crafty Projects

I told myself this number wouldn’t bother me, in fact I wanted and looked forward to celebrating it.  I was excited for February 5th to be here cause there were times when I was younger I didn’t think I’d make it to 50, so let’s celebrate!!!

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DIY Farmhouse Table

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Empty dining room or new play room for the dogs

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Homemade Chalkboard (and the mistakes learned)

I’ve been thinkng about doing this for some time and I finally did it.  I took an old mirror no one wanted anymore and made it into a chalkboard.  It had such a pretty frame and the surface area is large enough to write in large letters. That’s for us old folks with bad eyes!

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