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Someone Called Me Obese!

Filed in Get Fit for Life, Posts by on April 21, 2014 45 Comments
Someone Called Me Obese!

ShareTweetLast week someone called me obese. Yes, obese. Me…..at 5’10″ and 170-ish pounds…. My face still glows a little hotter at how mortified I felt. And I couldn’t even raise hell, or even spit out an equally embarrassing insult, because the guy who said it didn’t even realize he’d stuck his foot in his mouth. […]

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BEFORE and AFTER: A Vintage Buffet

Filed in Annie Sloan, Posts, Stripping by on April 15, 2014 49 Comments
BEFORE and AFTER: A Vintage Buffet

ShareTweetI like painting wood. Especially dark, dreary wood. This buffet threw me for a loop, though. What seemed like an obvious decision to paint quickly became an idea to strip the whole thing and re-stain. It was in good condition, but needed some help. BEFORE – Vintage Buffet Because of what I had found in the […]

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BEFORE and AFTER: Pink Mod Ombre Dresser

BEFORE and AFTER: Pink Mod Ombre Dresser

ShareTweetLately my projects have been kicking my BUTT! The other day I begged you guys to weigh in on my vintage buffett (re-stain or paint?), and I thank you for helping me make the decision! (stay tuned for that project in a few days!).  Now the other problem as been this $20 dresser from the […]

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Best Places For an Affordable Wedding

Filed in Posts by on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Best Places For an Affordable Wedding

ShareTweetThis is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.  It’s hard to believe, but next year will mark me and hubby’s 20 year anniversary. I know!!! That’s unreal! We’ve been married since 2005, so it will be our 10 year wedding anniversary, but actually 20 years together. We met in college when I […]

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Vintage Buffet: What Would YOU Do?

Filed in Buffet, Posts by on April 2, 2014 73 Comments
Vintage Buffet: What Would YOU Do?

ShareTweet  Often I’ll buy thrifted furniture and just sit on it (excuse the pun! LOL). “Sit on it” as in store it in my garage while I contemplate how I want to refinish it (sometimes this process takes a good year…..or two……….). Recently in my attempt to beginning selling some of my stuff, as well […]

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The Thrifted Wine Rack That Got Away

Filed in Before and After, Posts, Tables by on April 2, 2014 3 Comments
The Thrifted Wine Rack That Got Away

ShareTweet  I’m kicking myself yet again, you all. I seem to be doing that a lot lately. LOL Remember this wine rack that I bought for $20 at the thrift store recently? I’m not even sure if I had shown you. I have been busy with furniture painting classes and trying to be a successful […]

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Furniture Painting Class: A Glance Inside

Filed in Posts by on March 30, 2014 19 Comments
Furniture Painting Class: A Glance Inside

ShareTweet  I’m always amazed with what my students create in my furniture painting class here in Maryland. It’s usually a group of women that have never touched a paint brush, walking into the classroom feeling a bit nervous to put paint on a piece of furniture, for fear of messing it up. But at the […]

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