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August 5, 2013

Instant Gratification: Mid-Century Furniture Makeovers

For some reason, I seem to lose track of time more than most people.  I'm constantly writing the wrong day, month and year on my cheques.  I never believe the actual date - it can't be August 5th already, it just can't (I had to check that twice).  Even though time flies, things seem to move slowly.  Projects take awhile.  Meatloaf leftovers seem to take forever to be eaten (cake is a different story).  This house feels like it is taking ages to sell.  When I choose other blogs to read, I like someone who keeps a pace similar to mine, so I feel like I'm along for the ride (and that I'm not left behind, like a sloth wading through molasses as I tackle my own DIYs).  But occasionally I want instant gratification: hit me with a slew of delicious before + afters, don't make me wait.  Let me live vicariously, for one coffee break at least (that will go by in a blur). 

While I make you wait, I thought I'd share some beautiful mid-century furniture makeovers I stumbled across on Remnant, the blog of a husband and wife team who specialize in mid-century wares.  Ready?

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Incredible, right?  See more on their blog.  Oh yes, and they also make the prettiest reclaimed wood tables I've seen.  They had me at hits of turquoise.  Is it weird to assume people this prolific are supernatural?

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  1. those are great makeovers. and our leftovers go the same way...cake first, meatloaf last..

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  2. Oh wow! Their stuff is amazing!

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    1. It's so nice to be able to see these makeovers because I think I'm more inspired now to refurbish pieces of my own.

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  3. i love living vicariously through remnant's glorious weekly finds! i'm a mis-placed mid-century gal living in the southeast, where finding quality mcm pieces is a rarity. yes, we southerners have a propensity for being stoically traditional in our design tastes and turning our noses at anything "new" - but i'm working to change all that! ;)

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    1. Aren't you do jealous of places where MCM finds seem to be so common? I always read about people finding amazing pieces, regularly, yard saling and thrifting. We have quite a few dealers and collectors in Ottawa so I have found only a few great deals of my own - over four years!! I hope you're able to find some great things where you are!!

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  4. oh that reclaimed wood table is fantastic! I love it all!

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    1. Isn't it great? The hit of colour is perfect against the different woods.

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  5. Oh my! Thanks for sharing, Tanya. I will definitely check out their blog!

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    1. I can't say it won't make you super jealous . . .
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  6. Oh wow those are all gorgeous! I would assume they have some kind of furniture super power as I never find pieces with that much potential...

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    1. I think some cities are just ripe for the picking!! Lucky ducks!

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