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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 young, ...
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Could you tell me what your approach is when painting spindled chairs? Where do you start (spindles, seat, legs?) Do you paint the underside of the chair seat as well?
Thank you, Pamela
Yes. Thank you for asking. I can certainly go into more detail about how to paint wooden chairs.
When I received this note, I realized I have talked a lot about the best paint to use on chairs and benches in THIS post and THIS one. And using the right paint is ...
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If you are trying to eat gluten-free, these homemade gluten-free sweet potato chocolate brownies are the perfect substitution for boxed brownie mix. They are dense, fudgy, chocolatey squares of goodness. These gluten-free sweet potato chocolate brownies are delicious!
Ever since I started seeing a holistic doctor and nutritionist, the way I eat has changed dramatically. You can read my original story about that HERE and how changing my food, changed my life last Fall.
While I ...
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Fall is my favorite time of year!!! I'm in planning mode and my mind is spinning with ideas and possibilities to refresh our home - while still trying to stick to a budget, of course. In the meantime, I am re-painting our wall art for a new color scheme. Re-painting your wall art is an easy way to update your color scheme in your home. See how I created this blue and green wall art.
There are actually quite a few walls I want to paint.
It may be time to change up the light ...
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In the last post, we talked about the Two Big Mistakes I Made Choosing Shower Tile and products I wish we chose instead of the subway tile and small hexagon floor tile. It's not that I don't like them - I love them. They're beautiful. But the small tiles and millions of lines of grout are a ton of work to keep clean. And staying on top of the cleaning so they stay looking bright white and brand new is necessary! Would you like to know how I do it? Let's talk about Ways to clean shower ...
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If you are considering a bathroom renovation that includes choosing new tile for your shower, then you will not want to miss this very important post - most of all because I want to save you from years of aggravation by telling you about the two huge mistakes I made choosing shower tile. And what I wish we chose instead.
We have a large walk-in shower that's tiled on all four walls and on the shower floor. I absolutely love the style and color of the porcelain tile we chose. ...
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Have you had a chance to download the FREE list of Top Priority Items PTO's Are Spending Money On? I surveyed several parents involved in PTO/PTAs and asked them why their group raises money. Then compiled the most popular responses into that one concise list for you. Once you know what you need to purchase, the next is to develop a PTO budget that will provide a blueprint of how to get there.
A PTO budget is a list of items that a fundraising group anticipates spending money on ...
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I love finding new home decor items on Amazon and sharing them with you. These are a few of the items you can see in my curated Amazon lists. They are from my "Home Essentials" list. And be sure to bookmark this page and check back often -- I'm always adding new favorites...
Click any image to view them on Amazon.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to products I love or use myself.
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I have another free gift for you! It's my Refinished Furniture Pricing Guide. And when you subscribe to Entri Ways' weekly newsletters, you can get it free.
I just added this pdf download to Entri Ways' freebie library.
This is the exact guide I put together from scratch and use to determine the price of my refinished furniture. It comes with 8 years of experience selling refinished furniture here in New England.
I've priced refinished furniture both high and low.
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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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