Bought a solid Oak Roll Top Desk

The desk I had used for several years was small and was one of Harmony House line by Sears, which dated it back to 1940 – 1968. I bought it at a very low price from a Salvation Army store. It was made of solid wood and that’s the other reason I bought it besides the price even though it was in a weird refinished color. This past summer I spray painted it to a shade of blue because that’s the … Continue reading >>

Bought a vintage Mahogany Secretary Desk

I had been looking for a piece of furniture for my foyer for a long while. But the right one hadn’t come along over all these years. I appreciate solid wood furniture but don’t like furniture made of pressed wood or particleboard with a veneer surface or even worse laminate. I finally saw a right-sized antique mahogany secretary desk listed on local Craigslist. The owner of it was moving and couldn’t take it with her. She was really motivated. From … Continue reading >>

How to Stage a House for Sale

I almost put my house on the market for sale this weekend. To get ready for interviewing a realtor at home, I changed new toilet seats in all four bathrooms, bought a box of magic erasers to clean up, changed new towels in the bathrooms, plugged in air refreshers, replaced new light bulbs, and changed a new shower curtain in the upstair’s hall bathroom. Deck was updated with a new color. Since grey and taupe colors were in this year, … Continue reading >>