Stenciling…My “Ah Ha” Moment

For years, I have looked at people’s beautiful stencil  work and am so envious! I have tried and tried to stencil numerous things over the years and it has always ended in epic failure for me.  Either it would be smudgy after I removed the stencil or it would be globby…I tried more paint, less paint, […]

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The Finishing Touch

My last post on distressing led to more questions on how to finish out a piece, so what to post next  was a given.  Finishing a piece is what gives a piece its timeless quality and really “seals” the piece.  As with all my tips, this is just what I do…my opinion…there are so many options out […]

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Distressing…not worth stressing over!

I received a panicked email the other day from a friend who had “over distressed” a piece she said. Now, to me, you can never over distress…that is like having hair that is too big…just not possible in Oklahoma!  Once she sent me a picture though, I fully understood why she felt this way as she […]

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Glaze or Wax ???

I promised a post on finishing out a refurbished piece, and there will be lots more to come, however, I wanted to give a quick tutorial (since it is 11:41 p.m. and this pregnant lady is exhausted!!) on using glaze or wax. First, let’s talk about wax. Dark wax or wax you can tint was a refurbishers dream come […]

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What to look for (and avoid) when buying furniture to refinish

I have had many people send me pictures of items they’ve purchased to refinsh and ask if I had any advice for them or asking me what I think they should do to their new treasure. To be honest, there has been more than once I’ve wanted to say “TAKE IT BACK”, but just didn’t have the […]

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What Paint Products I use….(most common questions answered)

I receive A LOT of questions on paints, glazes, etc I use, so today’s post will hopefully answer any questions you have! If you have any further questions on CeCe Caldwell’s paints, please head over to RefunkMyJunk.com and Allison can answer ANYTHING 🙂 First, let me say I use CeCe Caldwell paint 99.9% of the […]

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Why I love what I do…

I know I have said this a hundred times, so fair warning, I am going to say it agian…getting to meet new people, hearing their stories, etc. is my VERY FAVORITE part of junkin’, refinishing, and being an auction queen.  I have heard some of THE best stories, learned more history than I ever did […]

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Navigating the new blog

Oh happy day, this blog is moving right along!!  It is a little generic, and I am  not quite sure I am in love with it yet, but hey, it is a start and I even figured out how to upload pictures! Ha! Above the header, you’ll find the “pages” tabs,  where you’ll find the […]

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Southern Charm Designs has a blog!!!

Welcome to Southern Charm Designs!! In order to continue to grow and keep up with our new adventures, I am embarking on the blog journey in hopes of keeping my customers better informed, as well as to have a place to list our services, pricing, etc. Now, FAIR WARNING…I am so not a technology person…this […]

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