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Hi! I’m Vicki and it’s here on Entri Ways that I’ll share my creativity and encourage you to do the same as I inspire & teach you. 1. how to craft a comfortable home with refinished furniture and 2. how to be a rockstar fundraiser at your kids' school.
When my kids were ...
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Let’s Bring Back the Kitchen Table
Have you ever had an epiphany? A realization? A discovery that hits you over the head like a ton of bricks and slaps you in the face all at the same time as if to say... "Of course! How could you be so blind and not see it before?!"
Well, my friends, this is exactly what happened today and this story all comes back to something I've known for a few years and have been thinking about a lot over the past few weeks. I even included it in this post from 2018 titled, 10 ...
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Ways to Sell Refinished Furniture
Refinishing furniture can be a rewarding and profitable hobby or business. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or a professional furniture restorer, there are many options available for selling refinished furniture. Let's talk about ways to sell refinished furniture...
Online marketplaces are a great place to sell refinished furniture and the number one place I always sold furniture. Platforms like CraigsList, Etsy, eBay, Amazon, and Facebook Marketplace are popular ...
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Ways to Organize a BINGO Fundraiser
Are you looking for an easy and fun way to raise funds for your school? A bingo fundraiser is a great option! Here we'll explain the ways to organize a BINGO fundraiser and tips for a successful event.
Choose a Venue
Select a venue for your bingo fundraiser. Choose a space that is large enough to accommodate your players and ensure there is plenty of seating.
The best location option for a school PTO fundraiser is the school gym or cafeteria. Other options may be a local club ...
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Ways to Refinish Furniture
The number one question I receive is "How should I refinish this piece of furniture?". Well, there's about as many answers to that question as there are ways to refinish furniture - which is A LOT!
Paint, stain, glaze, or natural finish. Flat, satin, or high gloss topcoat. Layered, distressed, wet-sanded, or rustic technique.
Then there's the 1001 colors from which to choose.
And the multitude number of combinations of these is pretty much endless!
So to get you started, ...
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Ways to Organize a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
If you're looking for a fundraiser that will bring the community together and that you can plan in-house with parent volunteers, then a pancake breakfast may be perfect. A pancake breakfast is a classic fundraising event that is fairly simple to plan over just a few weeks.
Day & Time
Plan your pancake breakfast for any Saturday or Sunday. Of the two, we've found Sunday mornings 7:00/8:00am - 11:00am/12:00pm are most successful.
It's easiest to utilize the ...
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Furniture Refinishing Supplies List
Whether you're planning to refinish one piece of furniture for your home or planning to refinish to re-sell many of them, it's a good idea to know what supplies you'll need for the project. Here's a furniture refinishing supplies list to get you started. This list is intended to save you a ton of time and money so you're not wasting either on the wrong supplies.
Click the image below to download and view the larger PDF file version. Then click any item in the list to view it on Amazon and ...
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Ways to Clean Thrift Store Furniture
I acquire a lot of pre-owned furniture to refinish. Some are from thrift stores. Some from yard and estate sales. I've even dragged furniture home after picking them up off the curb. Let's face it, thrift store furniture sometimes comes with a little stink; but it's not usually a problem. Today I'm sharing with you some easy ways to clean thrift store and other pre-owned furniture to remove those musty odors.
When I was younger I would never even consider buying from a thrift store. ...
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Choosing the RIGHT Furniture to Refinish
Over the last several years, I have found or thrifted about a hundred pieces of furniture to refinish. At first, I picked up just about any piece of furniture I could find to experiment with different techniques, paints, stains, and finishes. Most of the pieces were flipped for profit and many were kept to furnish our own home. Through it all, what I learned was that choosing the RIGHT furniture to refinish was as important as the final finish. So how do you choose the RIGHT ...
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12 Ways to Find Furniture to Refinish
I’m often asked where I found so many furniture pieces to refinish. As my business grew and changed, so too has my answer to this question; but let me provide you with some tips to find furniture to refinish. Whether you plan to stain or paint, these tips can help you find great furniture pieces to keep for your own home or to sell for profit.
Before you step outside, take a walk around your own home. Moving furniture you already own from room to room and ...
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