Monthly Archives: January 2010

Finally.

My latest before and after. I bought a pair of end tables (bedside tables, maybe?) from the Brown Elephant on Clark about a month ago. I feel like I worked on these for three years. ┬áIn reality, it’s been about two-and-a-half weeks. You know, an hour here, an hour there, not 24-hours-a-day. I decided I […]

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Preview.

I have been working on a project for over a week now! It’s almost ready to have its picture taken so I can brag on my amazing talent. But not quite. Here’s a little preview of what’s to come later this week.

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It’s cold.

22 degrees out there, and spitting snow. A girl has to keep herself warm, right? Moving quickly around the aisles of a thrift store does the trick for me. This pretty painted glass lamp was supa-cheap because the base is a little catterwonky. I think I’ll be able to fix it, but I haven’t really […]

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Hard Core: Even my vacuum cleaner is vintage.

Meet my vacuum cleaner. She’s an early-1960s Electrolux canister that I bought at an estate sale six or seven years ago. She’s still going strong! I think I paid $12 or $15 for her, and it seemed like a lot at the time because I imagined that I wouldn’t get more than a year or […]

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Sprucin’ up my organizers.

As you might have noticed, my craft room, though straightened, is still not very NEAT. So I’m trying to make it NEATER. That means corralling all of my paper goods into attractive storage solutions. I adore vintage postcards and greeting cards and have quite a collection. Of course, they’re SUPPOSED to be used for various […]

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