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Well our NYC Subway Dresser has become a huge hit – thank you to everyone for all […]

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I warned you in the previous post that this was going to be a long project – and I wasn’t kidding! I spent most of Saturday creating new drawers from 90% new materials and the original drawer fronts. The process was pretty easy for the 3 drawers that I rebuilt from scratch […]

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If you follow us on Twitter – you’ll know that we recently acquired an Antique Hamilton Type Cabinet. We were out on Saturday morning hitting the usual sales – estate and yard – when we came across an estate sale of a former antiques dealer. This was my dream sale – […]

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Introducing: Briwax Liming Wax

On August 25, 2011 By

 A smooth paste wax formulation to produce a white grained finish to bare or stained wood. Two hundred years ago this liming method was used to lighten the dark wood panels in various mansions of the day. Liming wax is the predecessor of the “pickling method” used today. Liming produces a distinctive effect, which is […]

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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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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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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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Well they say you only have to make a mistake once to learn from it – and that’s exactly what we did. Lauren & I went to Home Depot one weekend (surprise, surprise) and came out with this little paint sprayer – convinced it would work better for us then anyone else.

FAIL. Just […]

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There has been a lot of interest in my post on the steelcase tanker desk I refinished for myself. Tons of folks searching on how to refinished theirs and what to do. I know because I was one of those people when I first brought this beast home.  And to answer why a lot […]

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