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From Fixer Upper to Dr Pepper: Road Trip!!!

This past July we decided to take a little road trip, when it was over, we had driven over 2,800 miles worth of adventures across Texas and New Mexico!!!! Our first destination was Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas, but we took a little detour through Waco to have breakfast at the Silos Baking… Continue reading From Fixer Upper to Dr Pepper: Road Trip!!!

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You’re Gettin’ Nothin’ For Christmas

Rarely are our projects completed without a hitch, but our deliveries have always gone smoothly. Well, up until this time, when our client's Christmas was left hanging in the balance... This Summer we picked up an old gun cabinet from one of our favorite clients. It had belonged to her husband's Grandfather. It had been… Continue reading You’re Gettin’ Nothin’ For Christmas

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Our First Time Using Annie Sloan

(Please note: We haven't been paid, reimbursed, gifted products, or otherwise influenced in this review. Our opinions are our own. Thank you!!!) We'd been making furniture, way back when, and at some point, LeAnn wanted to try painting some furniture we'd found. Having quit my regular job due to my illness, we were on a… Continue reading Our First Time Using Annie Sloan

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Reinventing The Abbott

A new client sent us some photos of a very old church wine cabinet with the interest of having it restored. We absolutely loved the piece and immediately agreed to take it on. I knew it needed some repair before it could be refinished and was looking forward to getting into the shop. Arriving in… Continue reading Reinventing The Abbott

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Walking in Memphis

This Summer we wanted to adventure somewhere new to us, and we decided on Memphis, Tennessee. LeAnn had been there when she was a kid, but I'd never been to Tennessee. (I've been trying to add more states to my visited list) It was only a 5 1/2 hour drive away, so it would be… Continue reading Walking in Memphis

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“Atomic Betty”

I was scrolling through the Facebook Marketplace when I saw this dresser. I instantly fell in love with it, so I sent a message saying I wanted it. I didn't know what condition it was in but it didn't really matter because I was gonna save it. Turns out it needed some work... As for… Continue reading “Atomic Betty”

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Weekend Getaway to St Francisville

Forward: This is a terribly long post, but it's mostly photos, LOL!!! Wanting a weekend getaway, I booked us a trip to a place I've wanted to explore for a long time, St. Francisville, Louisiana. We took the route that led us through Natchez, Mississippi so we could stop at Longwood, a place I've wanted… Continue reading Weekend Getaway to St Francisville

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Repurposed Vintage Vanity Sides Into Night Stands

An old friend, for whom we'd done some other work, contacted us about their night stands. Salvaged from a barn (or some other kinda rough storage), they were two halves of a vanity that he'd done a really quick makeover on when they were rushed for time. Not knowing exactly what they wanted, we went… Continue reading Repurposed Vintage Vanity Sides Into Night Stands

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How To Fix a Drawer

Whenever we have a piece of furniture with drawers, there's a 99.9% chance that at least one of them will have loose joints. The most common types of these joints are called dovetails, (see photo below) but most of the other types of joints you'll run into can be repaired similarly to what I'm gonna… Continue reading How To Fix a Drawer

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My Favorite Clamps

When posting photos of my shop or projects-in-progress on Instagram and Facebook, the questions I'm asked most are about my clamps. Every craftsperson from woodworkers to furniture painters knows there are never enough clamps. If you're just starting out, the first thing you find out is that clamps can be expensive. So how do you… Continue reading My Favorite Clamps