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Ugly Duckling Writing Desk

Ugly Duckling Writing Desk

| August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I look at a piece of furniture, I see it as it should be rather than what it currently is. Here’s a writing desk that nobody wanted: Admittedly, it was pretty ugly, but the desk is made of solid wood. I had to do a little shoring up of the legs and removal of […]

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Revamping an Antique Tiger Maple Dresser

Revamping an Antique Tiger Maple Dresser

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was fortunate enough to come across an antique tiger maple dresser. I use the term “antique” loosely here. From what I read it’s not really considered an antique until it’s been around for at least 100 years. This piece was manufactured circa 1930. The woman who sold it to me told me it was […]

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And Yet Another Craigslist Scam Attempt

And Yet Another Craigslist Scam Attempt

| July 3, 2015 | 10 Comments

Now that I’m back to selling furniture and posting some of my items on Craigslist, I’m reminded of the slimy underbelly of selling on Craigslist. Yes, the slimy underbelly is the world of scammers. I wrote about it once before, but it’s worth repeating. Craigslist has a built-in system whereby the seller and buyer’s emails are […]

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It’s Been a Long Time

It’s Been a Long Time

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. As a matter of fact, I haven’t written because I hadn’t refurbished a piece of furniture for several months. The last piece I worked on was in September last year. After that, I was worn out. Not worn out from refurbishing furniture, that part I like. […]

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No Time to Do it Right, but Always Time to Do It Over!

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest piece furniture transformation taught me much. More than anything it taught me patience. Here’s the way it looked when I picked it up. It’s a 1970’s dresser that was in need of a face lift. The picture below was the photo from the Craigslist ad. Aside from tightening the legs, there wasn’t much […]

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Out with the Old, In with the New

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

I can’t help but think of Old Father Time and Baby New Year with this piece of furniture. Out with the Old I got a dresser from a guy whose mother was moving from a Senior Citizen development. His mother purchased it when she got married. I’m familiar with this type of furniture because my parents […]

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Price Increase

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I finally had to do it. I had to raise the prices on the items in my Etsy store. It really won’t affect anyone yet. Currently all the items in my Etsy store are sold. They remain in my online store as a sample of the type of work I do. These sold items bring […]

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Several Shades of Mistakes

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quite some time ago I came across an old oak dresser for sale on Craigslist. It was in pretty rough shape, but it had good bones, so I bought it. My first mistake was not taking a picture of it in its original condition. It was obvious that the dresser just sat in a basement […]

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Momma Aint Rushin’

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I know, that’s grammatically incorrect, but it adequately sums up my sentiment. I do not take rush orders. More and more custom orders are coming in. Before I agree to take on the task I ask a lot of questions. One of my questions is, “How soon do you need it?” Most folks understand that […]

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Custom Furniture Orders

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

What I like about having an online shop with Etsy is I don’t have to spend time working on a website or drumming up business. As you know I’m not a social networker, and apparently it’s okay when you have an Etsy shop. Etsy does all the work. Currently my Etsy shop is pretty bare. […]

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