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Display Name: Leslie at City Girl Arts
Member Since: 12/3/13

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Love it, Beth! I love seeing all your great makeovers on your blog.


Before & After: Makeshift Ironing Board Gets a Magical Transformation
4/15/14 04:47 PM

This is exactly why I do creative things: for the sheer joy of it. Making a light fixture, painting a piece of furniture, the process, is so rewarding. When it's done, I have to do another one. I can so relate to you! I went to your site. You are very skilled. Beautiful pieces.


Meditations on the Joy of Craft
2/7/14 01:28 PM

There is a product called "ZymeAway" that is an enzyme cleaner that will kill mold. If used properly, the stains remain but the mold is dead. Bleach will not kill mold, nor will clove. After treating the entire piece, you can sand the spots away, and even paint the chest. You can not paint over live mold. My sister had to remediate her entire house and belongings with this product because they are super sensitive to mold. It works. By the way, it is in your clothing now, too, so you must treat it, too. Just a suggestion.


Rebecca's Cure: Mission Accomplished... Sort Of Liveblogging the January Cure 2014
1/30/14 11:21 AM

Poolside Blue, from Benjamin Moore.


My Colors of the Year Color Therapy
1/22/14 09:35 AM

This is sweet! Of course, I am biased. AT featured my orange hutch makeover recently! Such a great find, and you did a great job. Thanks for sharing!


Before & After: Orange You Glad Rita Refreshed This Craigslist Dresser?
12/20/13 12:17 PM

I only used three. Thanks for the input, though.


Before & After: Leslie's New, Hue-Happy Hutch
12/6/13 06:18 PM

Starburst Orange and Teal Blast, both from Benjamin Moore. Thanks!


Before & After: Leslie's New, Hue-Happy Hutch
12/5/13 04:55 PM

Thanks for all the comments. The walnut veneer was missing in large places, peeling and chipping in others. This piece was destined for the curb when I took it on. It's not meant to be an heirloom, but it's in great shape now, and a fun addition to modern spaces. I think a piece like this, refinished, really beats those pieces people buy that have to be assembled!


Before & After: Leslie's New, Hue-Happy Hutch
12/3/13 06:52 PM

The painting is an original acrylic, painted by me. Thanks for your kind comment!


Before & After: Leslie's New, Hue-Happy Hutch
12/3/13 06:41 PM