From the monthly archives: July 2011

So how do you get rid of white rings on furniture? Smoke cigars and drink some wine!

I know there are lots of ways to get rid of these pesky white stains on furniture – Lauren uses a method involving an iron and some cloth that I’m not 100% sure about – but that method [...]

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SOLD

In case you haven’t seen it on our site, we have this beauty sitting in our garage ready to go to a new home. Pardon the plastic – but we wrapped it for easy transport (so you don’t lose the drawers).


Tall, solid cedar chest [...]

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What’s a Gravatar? Well – it’s the image that appears next to your comments that you leave in the blogosphere.

Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and [...]

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So I may be getting a little carried away with excitement since anyone can post, but our dining room and living room are on the Nate Berkus Show website! You can see it here:  http://www.thenateshow.com/share/entry/5845/refinished-rooms 

I’m jumping with excitement!!Woohoo!!!

 

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DIY Faux Hide Rug

On July 26, 2011 By


I’ve been pining after a hid rug for some time now, but couldn’t bare dropping the cash. I’ve seen them all over the internet, in stores and even at garage sales, but the cheapest one I’ve found is $225. Still too much me so I decided to make one. I headed over [...]

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Everyone knows Ikea has cheap furniture – I’m not ashamed to say that I have some pieces from there (shelves for my hot sauce wall) – but I never really thought about how or what the furniture from Ikea was made from.

That is, until last night. You [...]

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Solid Wood versus Real Wood

On July 26, 2011 By

It’s the age old question – especially when looking at listings on Craigslist – what’s the difference between real wood & solid wood?

Real wood furniture is crafted from solid wood, not bits of wood linings. Real wood furniture is going to be heavier, more costly, and more durable. While of course you’re not tap [...]

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These are available as a pair or separate depending on your mood. The blue wing back chair is practically brand new (it still had the wrapping on it when we got it) and the ottoman has been recovered with a fantastic french burlap sack. The curvy legs on these match each other!

Price: Chair has [...]

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I admit it – I don’t understand a lot of this home decor stuff (like the rule of 3’s or 5’s – huh?) so while at a recent auction, when this mirror came up and Lauren started excitedly hitting my arm (way to be discreet honey) – I just went with it and we picked [...]

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We had a great Saturday morning already! We hit 4 sales – well 3 actually (we did a drive by on one) and came home with all of these goodies!

This mirror is going to be painted grey & white – it will be gorgeous!

Some vintage books – probably just [...]

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