Category Archives: Furniture

Had It

Honey, let me explain what happened tonight. Sometimes when your mom has half a glass of wine, she goes cuckoo bananas. – Marge Simpson I’m a stress puppy from a family of stress puppies, but I thought I was dealing … Continue reading

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Undenting the Sideboard

That’s a bit of a whoo-hoo indeed. – Homer Simpson The sideboard veneer fix is done and revealed, but I also wanted to share how I got a dent out of the top. This particular dent occurred when I dropped the mirror on … Continue reading

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Fear No Veneer

So you see yourself more as a buffet-style intellectual. – Declan Desmond We bought our Duncan Phyfe dining set and buffet from an angry man. “This stuff is classic, but my wife wants oak,” he fumed. He was annoyed that we … Continue reading

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No Veneer? Have No Fear!

Actual year may vary. Consult calendar for current year. – Commercial Voiceover I’m working on a post about reattaching loose veneer, which would be done except the finish doesn’t want to dry during 2015. All the veneer was still there — it was just … Continue reading

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Faking Leaded Glass in Cabinets

Marge: My address?! It’s…umm…1-2-3…Fake Street! Chief Wiggum: 123 Fake Street. Got it! When we finished the built-ins, I intended to gussy up the glass cabinet fronts. One idea was making the glass look old, but I really wanted to emulate the … Continue reading

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Phony Pony

Hug me, squeeze me, tug at my fur! – Waylon Smithers Some decades ago, my mother scored a couple of chairs cast out of some bigwig’s office. Now they live with us, including this rattily slipcovered one in our living room. Although … Continue reading

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How’s THAT Working Out? Floating Bedside Table

Traffic on our tiny blog went to Statistical Outlier City this weekend when Apartment Therapy featured our nightstand project. Thanks for including us, Apartment Therapy! What a nice surprise! In addition to giving me the warm fuzzies, the shout-out also prompted me to provide … Continue reading

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Why You Should Help Your Friends Move

I am not interested in buying your house, but I would like to use your rest room, flip through your magazines, rearrange your carefully shelved items, and handle your food products in an unsanitary manner. – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon People often moan about helping … Continue reading

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This Old Couch: Done is Good

I don’t mind being called a liar when I’m lying, or about to lie, or just finished lying. But not when I’m telling the truth!  – Homer Simpson No, it’s true! The slipcover is done! A good thing, too, because this is … Continue reading

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Tiny Tweaks

The way you put it, it sounds so perfect. But it’s not. – Homer Simpson Sometimes, I look at this place and don’t see how far we’ve come, but how far there is to go. Our attic project stalled (more … Continue reading

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