Outdoor Copper Water Wall

I got this idea in my head as soon as the weather broke (for a weekend) and the warmth of Spring seemed to be on the horizon.  As soon as that happens, I’m always itching to get our backyard in order for the warmer months to come.  Bust out the patio table from its winter hibernation, stick the tiki torches in the ground, hang up the string lights, bring out the yard decorations, you...
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I’m a Chalkboard!

My shop, my basement, my garage….all full of furniture projects waiting for inspiration.  My head….all full of inspiration waiting for a piece of furniture to work magic on.  It’s a wonderful thing when those two can find each other and make something totally out of the box! Like most other creative-minded people, I have a zillion projects going at once so that I can jump...
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Faux Bois – Say what??

A few weeks ago, someone on my Facebook page suggested I share how I create the faux bois (fake wood) technique I have on a few of my pieces.  It’s really pretty cool and something I was intimidated by before I got the hang of it.  I ended up watching a ton of YouTube videos about the technique.  Leave it to Martha to make the supplies I would need, available at my favorite store –...
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Breaking Brass – Lamp Redo

I don’t know about you, but nothing says dated like a brass lamp.  I’m not talking about a trendy new lamp from Home Goods or Pier One.  I’m talking about the old, ugly, shiny brass lamps that run rampant in thrift stores.  People who stop in my shop tend to be surprised that most of the lamps I have for sale were once shiny brass.  “You can paint those??!” they ask...
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Recycled Word Art

I decided to take a break from big projects and focus on something less intimidating.  I love word art, and there is nothing better than recycled word art! Before I started on this crazy “open my own store” journey, I worked for a carpet and flooring store.  Whenever certain styles were discontinued, I was tasked with removing the sample boards from the showroom displays.  At first I...
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The key to Distressing

I wanted to share a recent project with you, because I felt it was important to show just how much work goes into any particular project.  Especially when distressing is involved. I had a gentleman in the store yesterday ask me “Why is your table distressed??”  For a moment, I thought he was making a joke and my initial response was “Well, it kind of had a rough...
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