Reclaim Dames' Blog — repurposed

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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Anchors Aweigh

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Anchors Aweigh

The first idea I had was a fun, nautical table.  I took a very ugly 1990’s side table, sanded and primed it. While walking on the beach during a recent trip to Florida with the family, I had a lot of time to think and it gave me great inspiration to do nautical pieces.  I came up with all these great ideas and couldn’t wait to get home to put them in action. The first idea I had was a fun, nautical table.  I took a very ugly 1990’s side table...   sanded and primed it.... I then painted the...

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A New Year - A New Reclaim Dame!

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A New Year - A New Reclaim Dame!

I'm not one for making New Years resolutions. Instead, my January is filled with lists of what I wish to accomplish throughout the coming year and to finish projects that I never got to the previous year, which lately seems like quite a few! On the top of my list are these vintage theater chairs - actually, they came out of an old synagogue but I'm going to repurpose them into theaters chairs by simply taking off the back "book" rack, recovering and re-staining the beautiful wood. These chairs will be in an upcoming webisode in which I traveled to...

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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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