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What Is My Decorating Style? Let’s Find Out

Posted in Blog, Featured, January 2013 Newsletter

Distressed furniture has become a huge decorating style in recent years.  Interior designers, celebrities, do-it-yourselfers, you name it.  Everyone seems to be decorating their homes in this beautiful and elegant style, and it is not without good reason. The ease with which anyone can make their own distressed furniture offers everyone from the antiques connoisseur to the frugal stay-at-home mom, the opportunity to fill their homes with the same type of furniture you would find in well-designed interiors from elegant country cottages to antebellum mansions. As you know, our entire website...

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28 Awesome Chalk Paint Ideas

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If you are in need of a little chalk painting inspiration this post of 28 chalk paint ideas at howtochalkpaint.com will get you thinking a little outside of the box.  Have you ever wondered what you could do with that old whatever out in the barn? Check out the list here  ...

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How To Make Custom Distressed Wooden Signs

Posted in Accent Pieces, Blog, Featured, Techniques

If you saw our last post you saw that we have been busy at work making some really cool distressed wooden signs for Christmas. We have really had a blast creating these little signs.  They are easy to make and they can say anything you want them to say.  The only limits are your imagination! So, now we come to the fun part, where we show you exactly how we make these signs so that you can do it yourself.  There are a lot of different ways you can do it and we certainly encourage you to experiment and find new and better ways to do it for yourself.  This tutorial just shows the method that we...

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Custom Distressed Wooden Signs For Christmas

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We have just recently begun working on some really cool hand-painted distressed signs for Christmas. We have these for sale at our booth at Granddaddy’s Antiques and soon online at www.cozyandworn.com but if you are interested we’re selling them for $16.99 each to our blog readers and visitors. We have some really interesting and unique slogans that you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Plus if you’re interested, we can make you a custom sign in just about any colors you wish and almost any slogan you want to see for $19.99 plus shipping. If you don’t want to...

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Distressed Gray Bedroom Chest

Posted in Bedroom Furniture, Blog, Dressers, Featured

Hello good friends! Goodness have we have been extremely busy lately.  We have been working on launching our sales and service website www.cozyandworn.com and getting a lot of our distressed furniture pieces out on the showroom floor for sale.   Lots of work but lots of fun! Not to mention just enjoying the great fall weather and activities with the kids.  They have enjoyed this year, maybe more than any previous year, and I have to say so have we.  We have already held a haunted trail at our house, enjoyed the annual Newsom Halloween party at Chris’ mom and dad’s, went to...

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The Quest For The Perfect Marshmallow

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You know, the older I get the more I love the fall. There are very few times in the year more splendid than the month of October.  I could give you a laundry list of reasons.  I won’t though.  There are too many.     Today I was wandering around the yard watching our two year old Landan jump into a pile of leaves I had raked together for him.  The temperature was just about as close to perfect as you could ever wish to see, and I instinctively began thinking about all of the wonderful reasons that I love this time of year. Watching two year olds jump into leaves is certainly...

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