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I found this avocado green vintage train case at a thrift shop for .50! I decided to shabby chic it and use it for storage inside my tv console. I knew it’s not going to be heavily used so I decided to paint it. Here’s the paint I used. I picked outdoor acrylic hoping it …

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This is the first time I have painted fabric furniture. I bought this ottom at a thrift store for $5 and I love it! It’s a cute style and it’s very sturdy. The gold color didn’t go to well with my decor and it had some stains on it but still! I decided to paint …

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I am so in love with this new (vintage 1976) furniture I got for my master bedroom at the lake! I got a Queen Anne Highboy and a nightstand. I got these beautiful pieces for FREE a friend was giving them away. I knew the second I saw it, I wanted it. I’m now on …

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I painted my front door red years ago and it needed a redo. I wanted to change the color for something different. This was before. It was pretty beat up. There is a clear glass window in the door and I like privacy so when I painted it red I added this stained glass look …

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I spent the day painting this beautiful vintage Queen Ann side table. It came out way better then I expected! This piece is going in our Master Bedroom at the lake. I got this piece and a matching Highboy Chest from a friend. I’ll be painting the Highboy next. This was how it looked when …

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We have had this black laminate tv stand for years. It was an eye sore to me. Now I love a distressed look but this just wasn’t cutting it. I have tried covering the scratches with a black marker, no go! I was thinking about donating it and getting something else but I am too …

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Hey Everyone! Just a quick sneak peek of my latest project. I’m giving my laminate tv stand a makeover. It was scratched up pretty bad and I’m not talking about a cute distressed look. It also had a puppy chewed corner… It was not pleasing to my eye! I was thinking about getting a new …

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One of my favorite ways to decorate is Shabby Chic. I picked one room in the house that I could Shabby Chic my brains out…One of the guest rooms (we love having guests) Although it is a work in progress, I wanted to invite you in to take a look at what I have done …

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Let’s talk about this antique dresser. I curb shopped it…Yes, someone threw it away! My husband thought I was crazy when I said; “Stop, Let’s get that!” I seen the potential and had to have it! We put it in the Jeep, I remember it barely fit, It was very beat up and had country …

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