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Progress Update: Our Book is Almost Finished

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It’s been a little while since we have added any new content to the site or been in touch with our close band of subscribers via email and for that we apologize.  Those that have been around awhile probably already know that Chris and I began our first book on distressing furniture earlier this year.  It has been a huge project but we think the result will be well worth the effort. We actually have a deadline to complete the writing and initial formatting by the end of this month, and we are working furiously to get it all done.  With that said it is our hope to have the book ready for...

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7 Cool Yard Sale Tips

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Spring Is On The Way Hi Friends, I know it’s been a while since we’ve been in touch with you, and we didn’t want you to think we have forgotten about you.  Angie and I have been very busy on several distressed furniture projects for clients, and a couple family members. Today it was in the 70’s here in North Carolina and the beautiful smells and heavenly sights of Spring are all around us.  So we’ve naturally been thinking about all the things we want to do with all of this wonderful weather that is headed our way. It’s Almost Yard Sale Season One of the...

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How To Build A Brick Book Shelf

Posted in Accent Pieces, Featured, Living Room, Office, Techniques

We shared recently some pictures of our two new brick book shelves that we built in one afternoon for less than $40.00.  We told you we would be sharing a tutorial on how to build a brick book shelf for your own home so here it is. Yes, most people could probably look at the shelf and see how to make your own, but we do tutorials here as you know, so we wanted to put together this quick tutorial to show you how we built these beautiful brick book shelves. Now, there are of course a million ways you can do this project.  You can use many different types of bricks, material for shelves, stain...

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Handmade Brick Bookcase

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bedroom Furniture, Blog, Featured, Living Room, Office, Portfolio

Just wanted to share this little brick bookcase that we put together one afternoon last week while looking for a solution to our ever-growing book collection. We have been needing some more book space, and after seeing this post on Pinterest we decided this was it.  We did it a little different than in the link but the inspiration was well absorbed.   We actually made two of them.  Total cost $40.00.  If you can get the bricks free then you can get out for much less. There’s perhaps not enough to it to do a tutorial, but we are going to put a short one together anyway to show you how...

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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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Old Distressed Ladder

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bath, Bedroom Furniture, Featured, Kitchen, Living Room, Portfolio

Just wanted to share a few shots of this old ladder we distressed and antiqued for a friend recently.   Our friend cut off half of the ladder and got us to put this really nice distressed finish on it.  We used white and beige with some dry brushed hints of dark gray for contrast, then antiqued the finish. He gave it to his wife for their anniversary this year to use to hang towels or quilts.  A beautiful distressed ladder.   The possibilities of using this to accent your home are nearly endless.   You might also like this website on DIY and more! Be Sociable, Share!...

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