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Bleaching Furniture

I love the look of bleached furniture.  I'm a bit of coastal soul, living in a midwest world. This entertainment piece is my third attempt at bleaching and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Here's how I did it.     I started with our 20 year old sideboard. I knew the dark wood and leather had to go, as I mentioned I'm currently obsessed with light furniture and cane webbing. I measured the leather space I needed to re-cover and ordered my webbing from Etsy Even in a pandemic, it arrived quickly. No matter what, I'd order and get my hands on the caning first. My next step involved collecting the refinishing tools and chemicals needed. What I Used To Strip The Original...

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Our Basement Refresh

Our basement was a drab beige, with brown everything, no storage, cords everywhere and it was screaming for help. The beauty, this project only took me two weeks.....start to finish and I took breaks. I started by researching other bloggers and found a few that fit my needs perfectly. Chris Loves Julia made over their basement last year and Julia is a genius.  She taught me that you never paint a room with low natural light white, it'll just look drab. A lightbulb went off in my head when I read this, my basement was incredibly drab. She chose to do the opposite of white and painted her family room Greenblack by Sherwin Williams, I chose Inkwell also by Sherwin Williams. How did...

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