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Jennifer Longenecker (ArdentHandsDesigns)
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Before & After >> Marzipan Workbench
A few years ago I built two vintage inspired workbenches for my barn. You can see the posts for those workbenches here & here . At the beginning of 2015 I started selling my hot/cold packs which really took off and I found myself working from inside the hou...
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DIY Drawer - How to Handle a Missing Drawer
Wow! Things have been crazy busy around here. I had meant to share this blog post about two weeks ago. I have been busy getting ready for some shows coming up in November and today we had tons of rain and flooding. The kids even found a coral snake. Luckily...
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3 Steps for Working With Old and New Wood
I bought this old oak washstand at a flea market a little over a year ago. The main reason it took me so long to get around to fixing this piece was I did not know what I wanted to do about the missing drawer. I decided that building a shelf would be more l...
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5 Easy Steps to a DIY Restoration Hardware Finish
I recently posted a before and after of this table that was inspired by Restoration Hardware. I wanted to take a few minutes to show you how you can achieve a Restoration Hardware inspired finish using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and White Wax. Step 1: C...
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Restoration Hardware Inspired Table
Back in July of 2014 I found this gorgeous table at Goodwill for $16. I bought it to fix up and sell, but I knew it was something I really wanted to try and fit in my own home so in my barn it sat ... for over a year! We recently took our breakfast table ou...
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Thanks to Create Whimsy for featuring me and my business.
Ardent Hands Designs
Ardent Hands Designs
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Building Plans >> Ladder Style Bookshelf
I have been designing building plans on graph paper for several years now, but just recently decided to look for a software that would allow me to share my plans with you. Jen from The House of Wood  pointed me to Google Sketch Up  and I was able to downloa...
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Before & After >> Flop Top Table
I wanted to pop in real quick to show you a piece of furniture I finished up a few weeks ago, but haven't had the time to share here yet. I have one very poor before photo that I took with my phone, but it's not something I am going to try and share at this...
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Oops! Where things went wrong with wholesale.
In January I started a new journey for my business by
leasing a space at an antique mall and I took you all along for the journey and
updated you as things went along. There hasn’t been much to report there but I
have added a new dimension to the business w...
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Furniture Before & After >> Antique Rocking Chair
My 11 year old daughter came up to me the other day and asked me if she could paint something. I have to admit that I was a little hesitant because I had a bunch of stuff I needed to get done and really didn't have time to walk her through it all, but figur...
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