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How to Give Old Furniture a Facelift With New Hardware

How to Give Old Furniture a Facelift With New Hardware

How to Give Old Furniture a Facelift With New Hardware If you’ve ever browsed an antiques store or estate sale for more than 20 minutes, you’ve surely seen some amazing pieces of furniture. Those old armoires and highboys have what we like to call “good bones”: solid […]

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Let’s Talk About Hoarding

Let’s Talk About Hoarding

Let’s Talk About Hoarding With reality TV shows bring hoarding into the limelight in recent years, most people now know at least a little about this condition — or think they do. If there’s a hoarder in your family, though, you know that hoarding is a problem […]

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But What If I Don’t Like Antiques?

But What If I Don’t Like Antiques?

But What If I Don’t Like Antiques? Dealing with the Awkward Inheritance We’ve all been carefully taught to say thank you for a present and to tell the giver just how much we love the item. This is, of course, the way to be polite, and it’s a […]

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Putting the Psychology of the Auction to Work for You

Putting the Psychology of the Auction to Work for You

Putting the Psychology of the Auction to Work for You If you have items to sell, an old-fashioned, in-person auction might just get you the very best price. It might not seem as convenient as a Craigslist ad or eBay listing, but there are subtle — yet […]

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How to get most smells out of old furniture

How to get most smells out of old furniture

How to get most smells out of old furniture No matter what type of old furniture you are looking for, sometimes they are going to come with an extra: a smell. Whether it’s from dust, storage, or from the pieces old home, don’t end up regretting not […]

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Should You Paint or Refinish an Item?

Should You Paint or Refinish an Item?

Should You Paint or Refinish an Item? When you pick up furniture that is second hand or antique, it may need some work and love put into it, in order to make it work for you. Sometimes it’s better to try to refinish the item, and other […]

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Helpful Tips for Moving Everything You Own

Helpful Tips for Moving Everything You Own

Helpful Tips for Moving Everything You Own Moving can be madding. It is painful physically, and a mental exercise in mindfulness in trying to keep everything organized. There’s only one way of getting through the move, which is just do it, and these tips can help you […]

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5 Tips for buying furniture to paint

5 Tips for buying furniture to paint

5 Tips for buying furniture to paint Looking for and buying furniture to paint that will match your décor can be a huge undertaking as there are many different styles and shapes of furniture to pick from. Looking past what the item looks like now can be […]

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4 Reasons People Eagerly Participate In Online Auctions

4 Reasons People Eagerly Participate In Online Auctions

4 Reasons People Eagerly Participate In Online Auctions Prior to the advent of online auctions, buyers had to scour local ads, travel to various stores and network to find specific items on their wish list. Online auctions allow people to find the items they seek without spending […]

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Moving a Senior Parent

Moving a Senior Parent

Moving a Senior Parent Moving a senior parent to another home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home can be stressful and difficult, but a DFW estate liquidator can make it easier. Estate liquidators focus on taking the items that have been accumulated over a lifetime, […]

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