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How to Refresh a Decorative Globe

How to Refresh a Decorative Globe

Lately, globes seem to be all the rage in home design, with good reason, too! I have a globe that I have had since I was a child and Santa brought it on Christmas morning (lame at the time, but super cool now.) I seriously love this globe, but I really hate the way it looks with my current home decor. The tan, slightly metallic looking paint on the brackets doesn’t match anything and looks dated. So, I decided to…

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How to Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

How to Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

I’m a thrift store rat. If I need any new furniture, I go to my local thrift stores and find something that I can transform into whatever I need. I did this when I needed new dining room chairs. However, these chairs had hideous fabric and I realized that the fabric I chose for them is also not desirable. It’s time to reupholster them.  This can be a really great way to get cheap furniture that can also work in…

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4 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

4 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

When I first started crocheting, I thought that all I needed was yarn and a hook. I quickly realized that there are a lot more tools that a crocheter needs (and promptly went out to buy them all.) Here are the top four that a new crocheter might not think about. 1. Scissors It’s pretty impossible to crochet without some sort of cutting implement, unless you are making a single color piece. Once you start getting into pieces that have…

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How To Refurbish Ceramic Lamps: All They Need is a Little TLC

How To Refurbish Ceramic Lamps: All They Need is a Little TLC

  I don’t want any waste any time with my first project post of The Life Refurbished. Let’s launch right into what the content of this blog will be about: refurbishing all aspects of life. This includes, for a big part, refurbishing furniture.   This leads us to the lamps.   I got these lamps for free from someone I work with. It was apparent that they needed some TLC. The person I got them from even said “Imagine them…

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