Category Archives: 15 Minute Makeover

15 Minute Makeover: A Cure for ULS (Ugly Laminate Syndrome)

It happens all the time. You spy a great piece of vintage furniture in the distance at a garage sale, perhaps that perfect long dresser or dining table you’ve been hunting for, and as you run toward it like a person possessed, you slowly realize that it is plagued with ULS—ugly laminate syndrome. Every part […]

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15 Minute Makeover: The Painted Lamp

Last weekend I popped into the Goodwill Outlet store. If you haven’t been, you should definitely check it out just to see it with your own eyes. Items are tossed into troughs and priced by the pound. There’s a lot of digging and strategizing to get the best deal—the price per pound gets lower the […]

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15 Minute Makeover: Walnut End Table

I can’t tell you how often people tell me they love my refinishing work, but they’d never have the time or patience to do it themselves. Personally, I love refinishing furniture. There’s no greater joy than bringing a piece of furniture back from the brink and restoring it to its original glory. That being said, […]

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