faux AGED VASE tutorial

Turn any thrifted vase into a beautiful piece of home decor on a budget. I’m always looking for unique pieces to style side tables, mantles, or open shelving. Whenever I stop into thrift stores (Goodwill!) I’m looking for pieces with unique shapes that are in style right now. Even if I hate the colors or the patterns, I know that as long as I have a good base I […]

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About Me

Hi, I’m kristy

I am a DIYer, Real Estate Investor, and Designer learning how to renovate houses in Philadelphia and teaching you along the way.


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