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{trash to treasure} Shabby Chic Lamp + Vintage Trimmed Shade

Hello lovlies! This week’s project is not only fun & lovely, it’s a joint venture between my mother and me! We took a fairly boring, run of the mill thrift shop lamp and fixed it (and it’s sad, sad, shade) up into something lovely! Here’s...
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{how-to} Signmaking… from laptop to stencil to paintbrush.

We recently came across a haul of old door panels – absolutely perfect for making signs. We’ve got most of them sitting on our porch at home, waiting to get cleaned up a bit (so watch for them in the shop!) In the meantime, we needed a sign for our new...
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Stencils – Tips and Tricks (and what I did wrong…)

Hey kittens! One of my latest (not-quite-done) projects at the shop is the painting of a pretty little cabinet that I’ve had a crush on since we bought it at a flea market last fall. Here’s a slightly blurred picture of the sideboard in question… A...
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Hi there! We’re Patty and Jeff. This is the Three Snugbugs blog where we share cool how-to’s, new designs, clever tips, shabby furniture projects and the real deal on what it’s like running a small business in the heart of the Virginia countryside. 

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How to get one more year out of sad, sad Uggs

Morning you long-haired, wooly freak creatures. Sheep. What manner of strange beasts are you? Speaking of sheep, I came across an AWESOME idea for refreshing an old, worn pair of Uggs. Stuff ’em with wool! Here’s my sad, sad pair… They look like they... read more

Flop Week wrap up… tips’n’tricks.

Greetings, weekend parrots! I missed the blog boat yesterday, as I had a sick basset on my hands (she’s fine, but now hates me for ramming antibiotics down her throat.) I still think we need to wrap up Flop Fixin’ week with a good, old fashioned tips post,... read more

Tutorial: How to make a simple zippered bag

Greetings squirrels! It’s getting to that time of year where you rascally types begin excavating our mulch, hiding away your treasures to tide you over for the long, cold winter. This year, I thought I’d provide a quick tutorial to make a simple, zippered... read more

How-to: Pressing board edition

Morning you brightly colored koi! Your little cousins, the goldfish, were here yesterday. You guys sure are a lot more flashy! I think it’s super cute that you come when called. Yesterday’s project was my pressing board! I’ve hemmed and hawed a lot... read more
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