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Navigating the Transitions of Life

I had never met her before. Her son came into our consignment shop to talk to me about downsizing her estate so she could move into a 900 square foot assisted living apartment from her 3,000 square foot home of 42 years. He was a little impatient and bothered by the process, but he was…


Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT® on Funky Clock Jim describes some of the techniques he used on this funky mantle clock when he painted it with Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT®. Buy Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT and accessories at

How to Furnish a College Apartment on a Budget

How to Furnish a College Apartment on a Budget

Ahhhh. College Life. I remember well the excitement of the college days! The first time I moved away from home to attend an out of town college was the first time I had the experience of living on my own and furnishing an apartment. I lived in that apartment for two years before moving to another school…

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Consignment Stores in Auburn and Opelika Alabama

Consignment Stores in Auburn and Opelika A couple of years ago I posted a blog on consignment shopping in Auburn and Opelika. That article has been our second most popular post in the history of our blog. Well, over time things change. Consignment shopping in Auburn and Opelika is not immune to that change.  So, it’s…

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How to Shop for a Used Bed

How to Shop for a Used Bed Feature Photo by Reclaimed Rustics So, you’ve been sleeping on Aunt Jean’s tried and true solid wood headboard and footboard and it just doesn’t work for you anymore.  You are on a budget, but you are ready to find something that works better with your decor.  One of the…

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Buy Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Online at New Leaf

Buy Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Online Sometime last year one of the New Leaf team members suggested that I find out what it would take for us to carry Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I didn’t think much of it because I was focused on furniture and home decor.  I was also committed to our mission…

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