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I have painted some furniture because I like colors and hate being overwhelmed by a sea of depressing brown. I have also stripped some pieces that others have painted to discover some very pretty old wood. It is totally up to you what you do with your own furniture and wood work. I did buy a $5 armchair in a very pretty old wood at a garden club sale. It had a cane seat and the entire thing was in excellent condition. I bought some formerly very expensive fabric in a very interesting pattern that was quite marked down in price. Then I had a professional make a seat cushion and upholster the seat back. The pattern needed to be very carefully centered and I was convinced I could not do it well. There was a pattern of sea horses, starfish , coral fronds and scallop shells in a cafe au lait and ecru color way. She also did that very pretty cording or welting that is such a nice finish. For about $160 I ended up with quite a beautiful and charming chair. It would be hard to find a new cheap armchair for that amount although the project did end up costing more than I expected.

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jacqlmac

I've been doing this for decades. I have the best vintage pieces and furniture. Some needed some TLD, but most are in good shape. I found a brand new king size quilt for my bed that was turned inside out, so it looked all ivory, but I noticed that the edge had a not so noticeable design, I paid $3. for it. When I opened it up it had the most beautiful floral design. Always look at the Vases too, check the bottom for a stamp. For .75 cents I found a Tiffany & Co. vase that went for $58. Second Hand stores, in my opinion, are like going treasure hunting. So much fun.

   
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Barb Dixon

Both traditional and antiques with modern art from grandkids…old maps framed….quilts homemade..a touch of glam AND you have your special home

   

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