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AND SO IT BEGINS...

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AND SO IT BEGINS...

When I decided to quit my full-time, good paying, corporate job and venture into being a business owner, my family thought I was crazy!  But this is something I have wanted to do for years.  I have always been able to take the unusual, or the forgotten, and repurpose it. I painted and "upcycled" stuff before it was cool.  Mainly because I was a single mom on a tight budget and had to make something out of nothing.  It was my creative outlet for a very stressful job and I loved reclaiming items.   It only really hit me about 5 years...

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There's More than Corn in Indiana

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There's More than Corn in Indiana

Check out this month's webisode of Reclaim Dames. It's Corntastic ya'll!  

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It's a Groovy Doggie Dog World

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It's a Groovy Doggie Dog World

No one is more spoiled in my house than my dog Lucy.  She pretty much runs the place and I must admit, I kind of let her rule the roost.   I found this old suitcase at a yard sale for $2.00.    At first, I didn't know what I was going to do with it.  It had good bones but it was ugly as sin! I knew I wanted to do a project with bright lime green paint which is a hot color right now. I primed the suitcase white and then painted it with this fun lime green...

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The Princess Chair

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The Princess Chair

Prince George of Cambridge may be the talk of the British tabs but every little girl dreams of becoming a princess. This royal throne will add the perfect touch of happily-ever-after to any child’s room. With a soft palette of pink, this chair is a fairy tale on its own – beginning with a dumpster cast off and ending with an elegant rebirth. With strong bones, the chair was made for the long-haul and just needed a little transformation. We started by sanding those bones, then adding a coat of white primer. Next we added the glimmer of a high...

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