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I was super happy to have found these two almost-matching nightstands for our second bedroom. I bought them both off Craigslist. One is a bit shabbier than the other but I did a quick coat of water-based polyurethane to stop it from chipping further and all was well. Until we moved everything in and I […]

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Years ago my husband gave me Jocasta Innes’s book Paint Magic, which is completely inspiring and totally intimidating at the same time. She is a professional so she is really big on oil paints and pigments. I spent hours learning how to faux marble with oils (among other things, I faux marbled a series of […]

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I had a totally sucky week at work – one of those weeks where you can’t seem to do anything right and you feel like everyone hates you. Or almost everyone. Today I fixed something I thought I couldn’t fix and guess what? I feel much better. Way back when we were finishing the Library […]

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Measure your island and add a bit – enough for a lip. We added an inch one way and three inches the other, allowing for a half-inch gap on three sides and a 2/12 inch overhang on the fourth side (where the walnut bar will attach).   Measure, mark, and cut your plywood. If you’re […]

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There are, according to the manufacturer, two ways to edge a wall in glass block: one is with mortar, the other, with channels that you purchase. The guy at Lowe’s recommended the channel approach as sturdier, so that’s what we did. It’s really not that hard. First, you attach the channel to the wall with […]

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