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How To Make Furniture Look Really Old

  Chippy Paint, looks original, but the white was added by me. Thank you Milk Paint for doing what you do. I’m totally obsessed with my new bathroom cabinet!  We picked this up in Round Top @marburgerfarm. It was the coolest chippy blue. But the color didn’t look right next to my buffet, and it was really stained. I was a little nervous to paint over the chippy goodness. But we painted it with Flour Sack milk paint and I love it!!!  Lots of chippy paint came through. I love that it has so much more storage than my last piece. And the proportion is better. It was missing some of the original hardware so we added new pulls and...

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Backyard Makeover

Our backyard makeover started with needing an outdoor space for the kids to play in. Now we have that plus a great outdoor space to relax and enjoy. We had a mountain of lumber that was given to us, but it had been sitting out too long. So we hauled that to the dump and built a pavilion where it was.  Pavilion Video: https://youtu.be/V9R74P8uZH8 After this we needed to decorate the space under it. We went to IKEA and found a rug, pillows, couch and more!  Watch the IKEA Haul Here: https://youtu.be/ILODrBk1NNc We didn't find a coffee table at IKEA, but we made one during our Waste Not Wednesday Live video. We used an old salvaged barn door and Zeb made the...

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