Black Friday at Blackbaye Boutique

Have you heard? All of the wonderfully unique things we’ve put together at the shoppe in Princeton, WI are now available online too! Head over to the virtual storefront here ....more

Halves & Have Nots

If you’ve come to the blog looking for my latest furniture recreation or DIY tutorial you won’t find either in this post. What you will find, however, is an update on why things have been a little slow around the online homefront lately. As both a ‘Hey, here’s what’s going on’ and the official segue into a new writing adventure I’ve accepted an assignment that let’s me put pen to paper while my power tools take a break....more

Halves & Have Nots

If you’ve come to the blog looking for my latest furniture recreation or DIY tutorial you won’t find either in this post. What you will find, however, is an update on why things have been a little slow around the online homefront lately. As both a ‘Hey, here’s what’s going on’ and the official segue into a new writing adventure I’ve accepted an assignment that let’s me put pen to paper while my power tools take a break ....more

Preparing Furniture for Flipping

Earlier this morning I got a message from a friend asking how to strip and stain a rocker she found curbside. She’s wanting to redo the chair as a gift for her soon-to-be-born grandchild’s nursery. The baby is due in April ....more

You’ve Got Great Bones! Only Minor Adjustments Are Needed

I knew when I saw this vintage Victorola that it was going to be something special....more

How to Frame Mosaic Art

This gorgeous mosaic floral piece of art was created by my friend Arlene. After hours of cutting and gluing (and drinking and cursing no doubt) it hung proudly on her lower level bathroom wall. When she and her husband, Paul, decided to sell nearly everything in their home to move out West, they asked me to come help ....more

Missing Parts & Perfect Mates

Yesterday I went to see Brian for an individual session. Last week, he wrapped up our ‘chat’ by asking me to make a list of what I wanted in a husband. The assignment was odd because, hello, I already have one of those ....more

Same Trailer, Different Park

Tonight, I was planning to post an update on some recently completed projects but as I was gathering my thoughts I came across a post I published just over a year ago (you can find that...more

Estate Sale – October 24 & 25

Date(s) of sale: October 24 & 25 Address: 3131 Elderberry Road, Racine WI Items for sale: Collectibles, salt & pepper shaker sets, Denim Days figurines, hundreds of cookbooks, household items: decor, furniture, kitchen dishes, glassware, Tupperware, utensils, small and large appliances,...more

For Sale

For Sale originally appeared on deeconstructed on August 24, 2015 ....more
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