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{Furniture}–FOR SALE

{Furniture}–FOR SALE

> I just listed 4 new pieces of furniture on Sweet Pickins – all are available for shipping.  Click on pic for more info including more pics, prices and dimensions! Turquoise Side Table Vintage Sewing Cabinet Curvy little side table – oo la la..!! Vintage Record Cabinet – AKA, awesome craft room organizer!

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{Furniture For Sale}

{Furniture For Sale}

For all the locals (SLC,UT) –I just listed a few cute pieces @ Sweet Pickins!! Teeny Tiny Table! Updated nightstand Modern Country Coffee Table I will be back with the before & afters of these pieces soon

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{furniture for sale} – local pick up only (SLC, Ut)

{furniture for sale} – local pick up only (SLC, Ut)

> Hey, i just listed a couple pieces of furniture that i just finished up.  If you are local to the SLC, UT area and are interested, you can get more info on my {Sweet Pickins} blog. Hutch/book case Standing full length mirrors in white or blue And my favorite, an antique drop leaf table :)

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{Distressing with an electric sander}

{Distressing with an electric sander}

> I LOVE distressed furniture – to me, the more distressed the better.  Especially white/cream distressed pieces with a dark stain underneath that will show through.  That gets my heart pumpin.  Just so happens that i had a cute little antique desk in my stash with simple lines and a dark stain – perfect for some heavy distressin’. I painted the bottom half a creamy white, let it dry and then took my sander to it – very fun and so much easier and faster than sandpaper or a sanding block.  I try and distress this way whenever i can – it doesn’t look good on all furniture, it takes the right one, and this little desk fit the bill :) Sorry, no before pic – what was i thinking – that’s right… i wasn’t thinking – sometimes i just get so excited to paint and it would be soooo […]

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{Some new stuff for sale}

{Some new stuff for sale}

> I just listed a couple small things for sale on my {Sweet Pickins} blog – check them out if you are in the SLC, UT area This is a found piece – old window turned wall shelf   Another found piece – old window turned shelf And then a typical table that got a little update with some paint and stain For pricing information, head on over to {Sweet Pickins}

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{Craft Hutch}

{Craft Hutch}

> I got this computer armoire a while back and loved its cute curved top and raised panel doors right away.  BUT – it was a computer armoire, do people really use those anymore?  I don’t know?  But, i had an idea for it right away – how’s about a craft hutch?  If i didn’t have a dedicated craft room i definitely would use this piece :) I started with this…cute right?  Well cute bones anyways. Then  i gave it my blue/green oops paint color and heavily glazed it with a brown stain – i talked about glazing here.  AND, i get emails all the time about this color.  It was an oops paint and the nice guys @ Lowes blacked everything out on top of the can with a black marker.  I cant see a thing – i tried.  SO, when i get it matched – which i will […]

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{Refinished antique desk}

{Refinished antique desk}

> A couple of weeks ago, my husbands friend PJ brought me over this super cute desk – he found it with a “free” sign on the side of the road.  Sweet!!!  I bet the people that set it out on the curb would want it back after its cute little make-over :)  Too bad…so sad (for them that is) And thanks so much PJ – you have awesome taste and im so glad you saw this little desk’s potential.  Make sure you grab me all the free furniture that you see! Before – it was in a little bit of disrepair.  It needed a shelf/drawer, and some of the veneer was cracked.  Nothing a little bondo and wood cant fix.  There must have been something there before because it has these wood brackets that slant down towards the bottom of the desk.  I was thinking maybe it used to […]

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{Refinished dresser}

{Refinished dresser}

> This is just a little before and after pic to once again show “"THE POWER OF PAINT” – imagine me saying that with my superman cape on and in my deepest voice – ok…dont imagine that…i will just imagine it myself and say it over and over in my head :) Anyways…what was once a dated dresser in awesome shape – is now a super cute updated dresser all with a little black paint, light distressing and some blingy little knobs (hobby lobby in case you were wondering and i know that you were) The cute girl who purchased this is going to use it as a TV console – that is totally what i imagined it being used for due to its 3 middle drawers – i think they make it look more like a buffet/tv console rather than a dresser.  The 3 middle drawers look like they […]

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{my NEW blog and table for sale} – TABLE IS SOLD!!

{my NEW blog and table for sale} – TABLE IS SOLD!!

> So…i have been selling my re-finished furniture for a while now, and really i have been so busy with that, that i don’t even post any of it on this blog, i don’t even think that i really talk about it! Things are just in and out, i don’t take the time to take pics. So i started a new blog where i will list all of my furniture that is for sell – plus its a way for my customers to look back at other pieces that i have done (and actually taken pictures of!!). And i finally thought of a name for my “little business”!! I have been thinking about it for months now and just couldn’t decide. I finally came up with the name {sweet pickins}. My brother said it sounds like a fancy name for junk – well, that’s what i LOVE!!! I plan on […]

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