Archive of ‘Advice and Tips’ category

Decoupage Crates, Framed Cork Boards, and Drawer Shelves

If you’re doing a market or antique booth and your main focus is furniture, it’s always a good idea to also offer some small and medium sized home decor items at different price points.  Just be sure to stay within your general style or design niche.  After doing several markets now, I think I’ve settled on a […] Read more…

Have you gone ugly-furniture-blind? + Fresh Vintage Dresser

You’ve probably seen this commercial:  The family is sitting around in the kitchen and no one seems to notice the nasty odor coming from the nearby garbage can/dumpster…  or the woman who’s driving her fuzzy dog-car through town and all everyone else can smell is major pet odor.  Then a voice asks “Have you gone noseblind?” Over time, […] Read more…

The Throne Chair – DIY Reupholstered Chair Makeover – And Being Brave

Whew, that’s quite a title, isn’t it?  I’ve been working the past couple weeks on this chair that actually kind of scared me at first.  It came into my life a year and a half ago when I saw it for sale on Facebook (it reminds me of a throne and it was pretty much love at […] Read more…

11 Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Refinished Furniture

You’ve spent hours cleaning, repairing, and prepping that thrifted dresser.  Then even more of your precious time refinishing it and perfecting the final look.  When it’s finally finished, you hope to sell it to an eager buyer and make a nice profit.   You post a listing, but the dresser sits and waits… weeks pass […] Read more…

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