Free by the Curb or How Can I Say No to Such a Great Piece of Furniture?! -Part 2

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Free by the Curb or How Can I Say No to Such a Great Piece of Furniture?! -Part 2

Hello friends!  When I last left you, I was telling you all about this great furniture piece that my neighbor had set out by the curb, free for the taking!  A beautiful buffet from probably the 50’s or 60’s.  Some damage but nothing I couldn’t work with.  She only needed a few minor repairs and some TLC.  After a couple of days of contemplation, I decided that the distressed look would work well with this particular piece since there was some damage that I couldn’t repair to the finish.  Here are the steps I took:

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Free By The Curb or How Can I say No To Such A Great Piece Of Furniture?!

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Free By The Curb or How Can I say No To Such A Great Piece Of Furniture?!

How many times have I said, I simply can’t pass up free stuff people have set out by the curb? Probably over a thousand times.  I always look and think of all the things I could do with that piece. How can I just let it sit out there…in the sun…the cold…the rain!  Well, you see where I’m going, right?  If it weren’t for my husband, I would have zero self-control and we would have no room to walk in our house.  I feel about those furniture pieces like I feel about puppies!  I want them all! 

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Affordable Yard Makeover – Part 3

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Affordable Yard Makeover – Part 3

When we last visited, I was telling you how updating the small front patio of our house had led to fixing up the adjoining flower bed, plant shelf, pots, and yard lights.  After doing all of this, that part of the yard made the rest of the yard look worse than it did before.  So, what to do?!  Move on to the rest of the yard of course!

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Affordable Front Yard Makeover – Part 2

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Affordable Front Yard Makeover – Part 2

So when I left you last, I had just completely redone the little front patio that we have on our house.  This is where the whole front yard project started.  You know how it is, you update one or two things and that makes other things around it look tired and old.  The next thing you know; you’re making your way slowly around your whole yard!  This is exactly what happened to us and over two weekends, we completely cleaned up, weeded, planted, weeded, removed trees, weeded, painted, and weeded some more!  Here is where the outside project went next….

 

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How To Create A Beautiful Outdoor Space On A Budget….

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How To Create A Beautiful Outdoor Space On A Budget….

The weather is warming up and spring is in the air.  What do you see when you look out at your outdoor living space?  Do you see a wonderful and inviting space where people will want to hang out, relax, and have fun?  Or, do you see a neglected blank slate where nothing much is really happening? Either way, read on for some fun and easy tips on how to make the most of your outdoor space! 

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