My Story of Refurbishing Vintage Store bought Furniture

I have read the blogs of Furniture DIY Queens with amazement & a slight sense of envy at these women.  They seem to be constantly refurbishing furniture they found on the street or pimping out Ikea furniture ,& the result is flawless & unique decor on a budget.

I admit I have always wanted to be one of these DIY Queens.  I have some basic carpentry skills, expensive taste but a Value Village budget so there has always been an appeal to “making my own furniture”.   Time seems to be the only thing that was standing in my way.

This July I decided to take my first plunge into Furniture DIY & refurbish a cabinet I bought this past fall at a vintage shop.   I’m proud of the final result but, it was not as easy as I thought! The experience did however inspire me to write my own DIY blog post in the popular format, with a twist of “real talk”.

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Expectation vs Experience : A Hockey Game

I am not a major hockey fan, but I decided to embrace the icy sport as a way to make life bearable during the long, cold, winter months. My husband received a pair of hockey tickets as a Christmas gift and I got to be his lucky date! Seeing as I have never been to a game I figured it’d be fun to compare what I expect to happen versus how the experience turns out.

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