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We found a New Bed ! ..now we have to get rid of it.

We found a New Bed ! ..now we have to get rid of it.

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   Hubby and I have been passively looking for a new bed. Actually, what I really mean is an old but new-to-us bed frame (we already have a mattress and box-spring).  We love Antiques and naturally are drawn to them. Our house is over 100 years old, as is a lot of our furnishings so it makes sense that we would look for an Antique Bed. We want a queen sized bed frame to accommodate our queen mattress :) The trouble is, most actual Antique beds we see are Full/Double size or 3/4 length mattress sized. But we keep our eyes open..
We currently are sleeping on a box-spring and mattress, well two mattresses that sit on the box-spring now that I think about it. We do not have a bed frame. We just haven’t found one we liked. We shopped for a new bed at the usual furniture stores, but the quality wasn’t as high as the prices. There were a few styles for sale that kind of reminded us of vintage furniture, but still they really tend to look like a shiny, new bed. So we quit actively looking.

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Interview: Antique Furniture Refinisher, “The Chair Guy”

Interview: Antique Furniture Refinisher, “The Chair Guy”

I had the pleasure of chatting with Rick Hage of Goshen, Indiana. He is a talented craftsman, great Father and wonderful Husband (to me). He enjoys working with his hands. Though he works in the commercial printing business (day job), he has always taken the time to explore a variety of side jobs and hobbies. Past interests he enjoyed are mountain climbing, camping and hiking. He also dabbles in Blacksmithing and has given demonstrations at Pioneer Day Festivals locally. One of his earlier hobbies is refinishing Antique furniture. This has become a “paying hobby” or small cottage industry. I want to add; Rick picked this Blue color for the text today :)

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Rick and his 100 lb anvil, giving Blacksmith demonstrations at a Festival.

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