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From Tatty, to Regal, To Whimsical-The Metamorphosis of a Caned-Back Chair

From Tatty, to Regal, To Whimsical-The Metamorphosis of a Caned-Back Chair

Chairs have a lifecycle just like living things. They start off fresh and new but then something happens along the way. Fabric gets torn, stained,  or just outdated, cushions disintegrate, joints become loose, and finishes become marred. But if something has good bones, it is totally worth saving from the dumpster. 

 

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To Build A Ladder

To Build A Ladder
When we had our Spring Market, I realized a little late in the game that we needed a way to display hanging things like wreaths and mirrors. We were going to have a tent but no walls. Epiphany! Ladders! They are very popular right now, the older the better. They make great shelves, quilt racks, or just conversation pieces. They sometimes are even called into service as actual ladders. So I decided to make five to handle all our goods. Continue reading