MCM Dresser

MCM Dresser

Unless you've been living under an interior decorating rock, you've probably noticed that mid-century furniture is back...in a big way! Take a trip to your local Crate & Barrel, West Elm, or Room & Board, and it will take you all of 30 seconds to realize these stores are doubling down on this trend. Similar to fashion trends, whether you're ready for it or not, styles tend to go full circle, and if you stick around long enough, you'll see them repeat themselves. On a side note, I've been seeing waaay more bell-bottomed jeans in catalogs lately than I'm comfortable about admitting. I'm pretty sure if I'm seeing this trend for the second time around, there are people out there who are now on round three! Mark my words, I'm standing firm this time and will NOT succumb to this trend again! Anyways...back to furniture. While major retailers are making it clear mid-century furniture is totally hip again, personally, it's not what I gravitate towards. While I appreciate the style, I don't find myself buying it. However, that's the great thing about my job. I can spend quality time bonding with different types of furniture, getting to know them, learning about their quirks, deciding if we're compatible, and then ultimately saying good-bye...kinda like my ex-boyfriends! 

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Staircase Makeover

Staircase Makeover

You know those projects that just seem to drag on, like a looooong time?! Every time you think about tackling it, you take one look, then decide otherwise, settling for something a bit more manageable. Pretty soon you're so used to looking at the half done project that you don't even notice your home looks like a construction site. Well, that's definitely how I would categorize this project. I was really holding out, hoping that raw wood staircases were going to take the interior decorating world by storm. I mean really, stain and paint are so over rated anyways! Every major design magazine would  be raving about this new trend, and I was going to be on the forefront of this style! So I waited, and waited some more. About a year into my waiting, I realized maybe I had mis-calculated this raw wood trend, and I would finally have to accept defeat and finish the staircase.

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How To: Dry Brushing Technique (and some major CUTENESS)

How To: Dry Brushing Technique (and some major CUTENESS)

A couple weeks ago I showed you a French Provincial chest I just finished. That chest was actually a part of a full set I purchased. This past week I finished up the remaining pieces. After completing the chest, I was really digging my color choice and wasn't ready to put it to rest, so I ended up finishing the nightstands in the same color scheme. Here is a quick peak at how the nightstands turned out. 

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