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Beach Inspired Home Decor | Alyssa’s Antique Depot

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I was on vacation last week. Did ya’ll miss me? You didn’t even know I was gone did you. I’m leery of giving out too much personal information on the web. I don’t want someone to break into our home and take all my junk treasures! We were vacationing in Florida with our children and grandchildren. We had a great time.

We haven’t seen our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandsons in two years. They live in Juneau, Alaska. Boy was it good to see them. I might share a few personal photos of our trip later this week.                 (more…)

I Painted An Antique Trunk | Rustic Themed Furniture

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Antique Trunk Makeover

Today is themed furniture day.

I know some of you look forward to the once a month tour.

This month’s theme is “rustic”.

That’s pretty wide open.

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I painted this antique trunk.

I know I’m going to be in trouble from some of you guys. I googled the trunk and the style was popular in the late 1800’s.


Make A Decorative DIY Cookie Stand | Thrift Store Decor

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Decorative DIY Cookie Stand

It’s Thrift Store Décor Makeover Day. This has come to be my favorite tour theme. I enjoy shopping the thrift stores and creating something fun from my finds. This month I made a….

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Decorative DIY Cookie Stand


My Favorite DIY Products Part 1

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Favorite DIY Products

Many of you have emailed me in the past and asked about products I used on a makeover or what kind of tool is best for a certain project so I’ve started putting together a list of my favorite diy tools. Now this isn’t to say these are the absolute best and they are all I use. You guys know I use a variety of paints, primers, tools, etc. Sometimes I lean heavily towards a certain product or brand because I have found in my diy doings that they work best for me.

This list is also a page on my website now. If you look in the toolbar you will see the title of the page DIY Tools. So the list will always be there.  I plan to add to it….just ran out of time. From time to time I may find products I like better ….so I’ll change the list to reflect that.

I showcased the products as Amazon links because some of you have told me you can’t find certain products in your area. If you order any of the products after you click the links then I will receive a small (very small) percentage of the sell. I just wanted to let ya’ll know this up front.

After each product I’ve listed a post or two where I used the product. Just click any “pink link” to see the posts.

Rust-Oleum spray paint is the best. Let me say it again! Rust-Oleum spray paint is the best. Heirloom White is my new favorite color.

Here are a couple of projects where I used the paint….

Gray Painted Furniture With Spray Painted Hardware

Spray Paint A Utensil Holder | Thrift Store Decor Makeover

My go-to painters tape is Frog Tape. I love the Shape Tape too.

Posts using the painters tape  Grain Sack Striped Table

Chevron Tape projects Sailboat Inspired Nautical Pub Table

Rusty Iron Table with Painted Table Top

At one time I used the little chip brushes for all my paint projects but not so much anymore. They lose “hairs” like crazy. I use them for rustic signs and a few other things but not for furniture. I prefer Purdy brushes for my furniture projects.

I use several primers and Kilz is one of the best. I only use latex paint and latex primer (water-based).

Have you found products that work best for you? Want to share? Please Do!

Have a great day, Kathy

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Just The Small Stuff | Junk Shopping

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Junk Shopping

I went to my favorite junk shop last week. I told the JTS when I left the house that I wasn’t going to buy any furniture…..just small stuff. And I told him I was going to take lots of photos for ya’ll. The reason I’m trying not to buy furniture is because….drum roll…the workshop is overflowing and a mess….surprise!


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I did buy small stuff…..small furniture. It’s hard to pass up a deal. The JTS doesn’t care. He isn’t complaining. It’s me. I want to clean up the workshop and paint what I have now. I’m hoping to begin the organizing process (again) the first part of July. We’ll see what happens.