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Free By The Curb Or How Could I Say No To Such A Great Piece Of Furniture?! – Part 3

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Free By The Curb Or How Could I Say No To Such A Great Piece Of Furniture?! – Part 3

Okay, I know some of you are wondering…where did she go?  Why isn’t there a part 3?!  Well, let me explain a little something about myself.  Once I did this piece, I found several other great pieces to work on and so most of my time has been spent in my workshop, sanding and refinishing my little fingers off!  When I get this way, some would say I can be rather compulsive (husband, kids, close friends!).  I want them all done at one time and until that mission is completed, I can’t really focus on anything else!  Anyway, without further ado, here is part 3!

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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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How I Learned to Love Furniture Refinishing

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How I Learned to Love Furniture Refinishing

Please help me welcome our second guest blogger for this year, Carol Parker.  She has joined us as a fan of DIY and repurposing after learning what she could accomplish with this used bedroom set that she just couldn’t say no to!  Please read on to learn her story:

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DIY Project:  Craft/Sewing Center

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DIY Project: Craft/Sewing Center

I don’t know about you but I always find myself being drawn into whatever thrift store I happen to be passing!  No matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to avoid walking through to see if anything there speaks to me!  Well not too long ago on one of these thrift store ventures I happened upon this little two-drawer chest.  I had been looking for something that I could turn into a crafting and sewing station and this seemed to fit the bill (with some minor additions and modifications of course!).  It was certainly priced right at $12, so why not?

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5 Easy Ways to Fix Furniture Scratches

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5 Easy Ways to Fix Furniture Scratches

Does your living room table have a ding? Are you missing a chunk of paint on your favorite chest of drawers? Don't worry - there's no need to call in a team of furniture repair experts. There are lots of cheap, easy ways to repair the damage yourself! Check out this post for five easy, affordable furniture repair tips.

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