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A Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table

I am really starting to love mid-century modern furniture. Before, I was all French curves and farmhouse chic. Don’t get me wrong – I still LOVE those things. It’s just that lately, I’m loving things a little more Don Draper and a little less Marie Antoinette. Yeah, they both had huge egos and some serious… Continue reading A Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table

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A Patriotic Ironing Board – Oh Canada!

I have been trucking this ironing board around with me for years.  I got it at an auction with my fantastic friend Robin. We LOVE auctions and have found many a treasure at them. Notable auction moments: 1. The muddiest auction ever, aka a good excuse to wear our rain boots. Also the auction where… Continue reading A Patriotic Ironing Board – Oh Canada!

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Finding Treasures and Inspiration with Summer Markets

A couple of weekends ago, it was the annual Island Mavens Vintage Market. I went on Sunday with my friend Jonathan, a kindred spirit in all things vintage, antique and rusty! The market starts on Saturday, so we were worried that we would arrive on Sunday with nothing left, but we were far from disappointed!… Continue reading Finding Treasures and Inspiration with Summer Markets

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Practicing New Techniques for Painting and Waxing

Ok, every DIY blogger loves a major flip with an awe inspiring reveal. The dark dresser become farmhouse chic, the dated kitchen gets a gorgeous new window. But sometimes, I like to get a small project done. It doesn’t take forever, and it allows me to practice new techniques. These wall hanging were that classic… Continue reading Practicing New Techniques for Painting and Waxing

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Lighten Up: Transforming Dark Furniture 

From Dark and Dramatic to Bright and Barnwood!*This post was sponsored by Country Chic Paint, and a blog post is also on their website featuring this project. Although they sent me the product, all opinions are 100% my own.* I love a major transformation! When my friend sent me this picture of the dresser she… Continue reading Lighten Up: Transforming Dark Furniture