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Sandcastle Chifferobe

I was out on one of my “gathering” expeditions when I came across this antique chifferobe. It was a “hot mess”! The legs were beat up and practically falling off, the top was peeling, the bottom was warped and cracked, the mirrors had more age spots than Father Time, and it had two drawers that were completely eaten away by an anonymous small creature. BUT… …

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AutumnAire Creative Workshop 7-1-2014

Here at the Autumn Aire Studio, we’ve been very busy getting ready for our online store to open. We have also been having our Tuesday workshops, where anyone can bring a project that they want to learn how to complete. So far, I have been teaching how to paint scenes with acrylic paints, how to paint their own design choice on a particular project piece, …

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Gator House

I had passed by this house and property that sat next to the interstate a billion times. It was a three story house, and from the highway you could see one of the two big ponds that sat next to it. The house looked huge and very rustic and I could only imagine what the inside was like. But in all of my imagination I …

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Painted Windows

WINDOW – 1 an opening in a building, vehicle, etc. for letting in light, air, etc. usually having a pane of glass in a movable frame 2 a windowpane 3 an opening resembling a window 4 the interval during which something can be done               Webster is going to have to come up with a new dictionary because of …

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My First Experience with Antique Week in Warrenton and Round Top, TexasThe day I arrived, after checking into the hotel, I figured I had 4 hours of “checkin’-it-out” time so we scooted back to highway 159/237 from LaGrange. The first thing we see is an estate sale at a very old house. How could I pass that up? I met Diane there who graciously gave us a …

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Spare Room-Turned-Closet Makeover

So many people have asked me to share instructions and photos of my closet that I thought it would make a good post, so here goes… Most of what you need to know can be understood by just looking at the pictures. Just a note before I get on a roll here, you’ll just have to e-mail me if you don’t understand something because I KNOW what …

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VINTAGE DOOR-FRAME DESK PROJECT   One thing… the really cool thing… about living in the South is that, as everyone updates their “granddaddy’s” antebellum home to suit their needs and lifestyles today, they tear out, replace and get rid of some of the most beautiful parts of an opulent world that, sadly, no longer exists. Gorgeous wood moldings, built in furniture, fixtures, windows and doors, most that exhibited true craftsmanship …

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   PINCUSHION PROJECT  In my previous post I talked about my pincushion project and thought I would share the directions. They make a great gift for the person that has everything and are a quick and easy to make.  This is my first written tutorial, so I hope I cover everything just right so you can understand me. If you have any questions or need clarification on something, …

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Treasures   It’s 1:55 am and I’m exhausted and emotional from a long day of working on creative projects and caring for my Mother, but I wanted to put my thoughts down before I stopped for the “night”.   After she went to sleep this evening, I pulled the door to my Moms room so that I could hear if she needed anything and went back …

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The Herb Chateau

Located in the “Old Cloverdale” area of Montgomery Alabama, on the corner of Woodley Road and Fairview Avenue, and nestled between Jubilee Seafood and Louisa’s Bakery is… “Where treasures lie for health and home”, at the “Herb Chateau“.   Owner Debbie Hanson had spent twenty plus years working with specialists in the natural health industry, when she decided to act on her vision to open a shop …

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Welcome to Autumn Aire! I’m so excited about the changes that are happening and hope all of you will help make this a fun and creative adventure. Comments and questions are more than welcome, and I look forward to giving advice and tips that may help with your projects too. I am planning to have occasional contests and giveaways that may inspire you to get out there and …

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