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This is what I’m working on this week: The paint is ASCP Emperor’s Silk.  I won’t tell you what the piece is!  But I have to finish it before we move, because it can’t come with us (alas!) so stay tuned…

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Firstly, do not buy a dining set without taking your partner along.  You will need his help, if not his advice. Secondly, do not buy a dining set while your large puppy is with you.  He will make it harder to get the chairs in the car.  He might run around the yard.  He might […]

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No desk I try is ever quite right for me.  I’m short, and I’m an untidy worker. The spinet desk I used in our last apartment was too constricting.  There was no room for my teacup! The antique table I’ve been using here is better, but its one-drawer storage is inadequate. For a long time, […]

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Undressed and Re-distressed

I’ve been needing a new bedside table for quite some time, but couldn’t find just the right one… until this Wednesday.  And when I found it, I was so pleased that I had to tackle it immediately.  It turned out to be a 24-hour project, from pickup to posting. I got it from Craigslist, of […]

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Some Kinds of Help

Long ago when I was young, I had a an album — on a RECORD! — titled “Free to Be You and Me”, by Marlo Thomas and friends.  I looked it up before I wrote this post, and I see that it was a successful project featuring bucketloads of celebrities: Rosy Grier, Alan Alda, Tom […]

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Our front hallway needs something. Paint?  Yes.  But not that. Windows?  Yeah, but it’s a central hall so that’s impossible. Pictures?  Artwork?  Okay, yes, that too, but that will come later. Furniture?  But — it’s so small! But what home doesn’t need a dedicated spot near the front door for gloves and keys?  And hats?  […]

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Spinet Desk, Pt 1

I made a Craigslist purchase today.  I saw this little spinet desk while browsing last night and thought, “Wow, that’s cheap.  I bet I could polish that up and turn a bit of a profit.” And then when I got there this afternoon and saw it, I thought, “Maybe I’ll keep that.” It’s petite, even […]

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