July 23, 2019

Cement Stencil DIY: 5 Million People Need to Know!

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Cement Stencil DIY: 5 Million People Need to Know!

When I saw this video clip had over 5 million views on HGTV’s Instagram account, I knew I had to write a quick post sharing the simple details of this awesome DIY project. It’s so easy (REALLY!), and don’t limit yourself to a cement walkway. Think stair risers, coffee table, backsplash…I could go on and

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October 29, 2018

DIY Scary Cute Halloween Garland (As Seen on Pop Sugar)

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DIY Scary Cute Halloween Garland (As Seen on Pop Sugar)

Read the original post on Popsugar. That’s right people! This garland is so cute, it’s seriously SCARY! But DIY-ing it isn’t. No drills, hot glue guns, or other dangerous weapons of craft necessary here.  All you’ll need are some: –Orange string lights -Old Halloween Costumes (or Halloween-inspired fabric) -Scissors Step 1: Take your fabric (or

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December 4, 2014

The Little Red Piano That Could

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The Little Red Piano That Could

Ok, if there was a way (and we’re not saying there isn’t, we just don’t know how) to have Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” playing while writing/reading this post, it would be perfect.  Cue the middle school piano recital, the sister that’s way better at playing than you are, or you know, that guy at Nordstrom.  Ok, so

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July 22, 2014

The Story of Our First Sale – Remnants of the Past

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The Story of Our First Sale – Remnants of the Past

Remember how excited we were for the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show?  We marketed, canvased, promoted.  We bought, painted, nailed, drilled, taped, glued, sanded, constructed.  The result was a repurposed, curated, (dare I say awesome?) inventory and a prepared group of ladies who were so excited to travel to San Jose and “peddle our

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July 10, 2014

Long Beach Condo Renovation

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Long Beach Condo Renovation

The Offending Property:  2 bed/2 bath, third story condo.  Located one block from the beach in Long Beach, CA.  Inhabited by renters for the last 15 years, dated, smelly, dark, broken. The Sentence:  3.5 weeks of renovation, $30,000 budget, to become pretty and sellable. The Outcome:  Full rehabilitation!  Finished on time, under budget, and best

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June 2, 2014

Today We Choose Turqouise

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Today We Choose Turqouise

We purchased this chair at the Long Beach Swap Meet.  Although we loved the “patina”, the actual idea of sitting on all that rust was a bit off-putting.  Also, we LOVE to powder coat old furniture.  It is, in our opinion, like giving a second life to what otherwise might be trash.  So after the

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