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Furniture Rehab

Whenever I post pictures of my family room, I get questions about my sofa. And since I just splurged on a major update to it, I thought I’d give you all the details. I am a firm believer in buying a high-quality, classic sofa whenever possible. Mostly because I’ve made several mistakes in that area [...]

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My latest thrifting adventure started with a Facebook message from my friend Ruth Ann. Her message went like this…”Have you been to the new Thrift King store? It’s supposed to be largest thrift store in the county!” My response went like this…”WHAT??? How on EARTH did I miss this??? This rock I live under gets [...]

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Are you ready for the step-by-step breakdown of how I painted my new foyer cabinet? Click here for more before/after pictures of this makeover. This post might get a little long, but I’m so happy with how it turned out that I don’t want to skip anything! The first step was to ditch those crazy [...]

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I’m so happy that I finally get to share this cabinet makeover with you. One of my house goals for this year is to makeover my foyer so that it’s more functional and a little easier on the eyes. Step 1 was to find a storage cabinet to contain hats, gloves, scarves and other articles [...]

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January is For Thrifting

by Kimba on January 13, 2011

in Do it yourself,Furniture Rehab

I always have a lot of luck thrifting (and junking) in January. I think it’s because so many of us feel the urge to purge (our homes) after the holidays that the thrift stores are usually packed with good stuff. Things like ugly lamps that could be beautiful with a coat of glossy spraypaint. I [...]

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I haven’t written about the on-going master bedroom redo lately. Mostly because summer is here and the living is easy at Casa Kimba. OK. Not exactly easy. Just really, really busy, which leaves precious little time for spray painting. The HORRORS! I have a couple of other projects in the works, but before anything else, [...]

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I’ve been on the hunt for a small cabinet for our master bathroom for months and months. We needed a little extra storage for towels and toiletries. Is there such a thing as too much storage in the bathroom? I think not. My patience paid off when I found this shapely, but raggedy, cabinet at [...]

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I keep these 3 things in my purse at all times: 1. A small notebook 2. A pen 3. A small tape measure In the notebook, I keep track of all the things that I’m watching for as I shop the thrift stores and garage sales. When you’re thrifting, you need to be prepared to [...]

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Can You Rehab a Rehab?

by Kimba on February 15, 2010

in Furniture Rehab

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you’ve probably seen this stool before. It was a thrift store find that I fancied up with bright yellow paint and some damask fabric. It’s been used in several different spots in my house over the last 1-1/2 years. But I had grown weary of [...]

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The Door Coffee Table

by Kimba on August 10, 2009

in Do it yourself,Furniture Rehab

My family room is smiling at me today. Why? Because my glorious door coffee table is done and it’s perfect for this room. A couple of month’s ago, my dear, talented, gorgeous friend, Layla from The Lettered Cottage, did a design consultation on my family room. This coffee table creation was her recommendation because I [...]

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Yesterday, I promised a video that would show the steps I used when I tried Caromal Colors Distressed for Success kit on my Goodwill dresser. Today, you are going to learn why I am a blogger and not a vlogger. I hope you’ll still be my friend after watching me wreck up this video. Do [...]

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I’ve mentioned before, that my dining room is a bit of a catch-all room, since I do much of my creating in there. I finally decided that I needed some dedicated storage for my paints, papers, glues and beads. A few months ago, I scored a dated old dresser at the Goodwill for a glorious [...]

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I’ve mentioned before, that my dining room is a bit of a catch-all room, since I do much of my creating in there. I finally decided that I needed some dedicated storage for my paints, papers, glues and beads. A few months ago, I scored a dated old dresser at the Goodwill for a glorious [...]

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I’m not quite done sharing pictures from my vacation shopping trip that ended at Beach House Chic. If you missed yesterday’s post, click here to see more. Stop. The. World. She took two sets of bi-fold doors, attached a wooden shelf with wood supports and created a bar height counter. I don’t need a bar [...]

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Vacation means 2 things to me…beach and shopping. This year it was more browsing than buying, but it was still fun. My cousin-in-law (Hi Kathy!!!) and I share a love for home decorating projects, so we spent some time browsing around the beach community where we vacationed. During our hunt, we stumbled on an outdoor [...]

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Rehab Rehash

by Kimba on June 8, 2009

in Furniture Rehab

Taking a little break today…This article was originally published in June of ’08. It’s one of my favorite furniture rehab projects. Enjoy! I found this old gossip/telephone bench at the fleatique store and wanted to try something a little different. I loved how this old piece looked and it was really sturdy. The detailing on [...]

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Kitchen Stool Makeover

by Kimba on June 1, 2009

in Furniture Rehab

I’ve been wanting to makeover my kitchen stools for ages and I finally got around to it this weekend. Here’s the before…There was nothing wrong with them. They are sturdy Target stools that I got on clearance when we were living in our old house. They matched our cabinets remarkably well and saved me from [...]

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Let’s Go Shopping

by Kimba on May 25, 2009

in Furniture Rehab

It’s no secret that I’m always on the lookout for a furniture bargain that I can rehab and turn into something that I love. Whenever I post about a furniture rehab project like this one, this one or this one, I get comments from people saying that they just can’t see the potential in a [...]

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A Headboard Makeover

by Kimba on May 13, 2009

in Furniture Rehab

I’ve wanted a real headboard for my older son’s bedroom for a couple of years, but just haven’t been able to justify the expense. That doesn’t stop me from oogling and drooling over those beautiful pieces of furniture in the Pottery Barn catalogue. When I saw this old headboard tucked in the corner of the [...]

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Painting Wood Furniture: 10 Tips

by Kimba on April 26, 2009

in Furniture Rehab

my dresser makeoverI {heart} painted wood furnture. That’s no secret. Here are 10 tips if you want to give it a shot. Do what YOU like. I’m not telling you to paint grandma’s priceless armoire, but what good does it do to live with a piece of furniture that you don’t like just because someone [...]

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