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Garage Sale Geekery: The Long-Awaited Cabinet

Garage Sale Geekery: The Long-Awaited Cabinet

I am not a superstitious person, but sometimes it’s good fun to briefly imagine that a thing, a chance meeting or an event was orchestrated by some higher power just for you. As the inheritor of my mom’s tea set (Royal Albert’s Lavender Rose, for anyone […]

Color Recipes for Painted Furniture: An Interview with Annie Sloan

Color Recipes for Painted Furniture: An Interview with Annie Sloan

(All photos copyright Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and more by Annie Sloan CICO Books, $24.95 US; $28.95 CAD www.cicobooks.com Photo credit: Photography by Christopher Drake) Halt your carts, Ikea shoppers! There is so much furniture already out there in the world – wonderful, solid furniture […]

Nature’s Dryer

Nature’s Dryer

Upon moving into our place last year, we noticed a pole at the end of the yard that was rather too tall for tetherball and too inconvenient for a flagpole (and, besides, we aren’t flag-flying people…unless it’s a jolly roger). We quickly determined that it […]