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Refinished French Country Dresser

This dresser was just waiting for some love. Follow along and learn how to refinish your sub-par surfaces! It started out like this:   It actually belonged to our landlord and had been sitting in the jam room for about ten years. Matt used it as an instrument/music stand. The drawers were filled with broken… Continue reading Refinished French Country Dresser

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Handmade Holiday: Paintings

Time to paint something! You can plan a painting beforehand, or feel it out—either way, the result will be a beautiful extension of yourself! Follow along to prepare, paint and seal a surface yourself. Start with any object that needs a good coating or a cool design, like a porcelain sculpture, metal tile, gessoed canvas, plain masonite… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Paintings

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Handmade Holiday: Burlap Throwdown

Woah—there's a million things to do with burlap, and boy, is it hot this year! We've seen so many factory patterned burlaps— but you know we're gonna make our own! So here's our Awesome 2014 DIY Burlap list, jam-packed with easy projects you could do with a few simple materials like fabric paint, stencils, and sewing stuff! When… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Burlap Throwdown

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Handmade Holiday: Distressed Metal Tiles

Old metal things make great gifts! Dazzle your antique lovers with a refinished metal tile. Local flea markets and thrift stores are a great place to source wares ripe for refinishing. You could refinish a tile like these in about 5 days, most of which is dry time. These are from the Fremont flea market—and they… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Distressed Metal Tiles

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12 Happy Days of Handcrafted Gifts

Follow along for the next 12 days, and we'll show you what to make everyone on your list, from the antique lovers, foodies, artists— and even mom! Christmas sneaks up fast after Thanksgiving, and no matter how much prepping you've done, there's always more to do! It's like everyone's birthday all at once! So to… Continue reading 12 Happy Days of Handcrafted Gifts