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Gotcha Cornered ~or~ Papered Plates

(In our last post on installing our new flooring, you may remember the corner cabinet that I told you to forget about until I posted how I made it. Well, this is it). We've always loved the built-in corner cabinets we see in older houses, and we knew one would be perfect in the corner… Continue reading Gotcha Cornered ~or~ Papered Plates

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Getting Down On All Floors

Hey Y'all, Last time, I left you hanging about our new floors, but first I'll fill you in on a couple of other projects that went on before we put them down. Mom had somewhere between 3,500 and 4,500 books in the house and most of them were in the hall by the dining room.… Continue reading Getting Down On All Floors

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Our Kitchen and Dining Remodel

Hey y'all! Things have been kinda crazy lately, right? Sometimes I swear, if I hear, "We're all in this together" one more time, I'm gonna scream! Seriously though, I hope you and yours are well. LeAnn and I have had a bout of something, but we're better and LeAnn is starting to smell and taste… Continue reading Our Kitchen and Dining Remodel

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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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“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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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