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About chichomeantiquesblog

A lover of unique antique furniture with history and character. I take great joy in discovering forgotten pieces. Pieces that most people would pass by. I have such a passion for discovering, refinishing and repurposing great furnishings. I shop consignment shops, thrift stores, craigslist and of course antique shops to find those special unique pieces. I paint, sand, antique, glaze whatever it may be to bring new life to old furnishings. My life is full of family, good health, happiness, careers, and a very happy well loved home. I have very much to be thankful for in this world that I live today.

Step by Step

I have recently had a few inquires on the step by step process for re-grouting a fireplace. Here you go! Supplies needed which  can be found in your local hardware store in the tile section. I frequent Lowes.  As always … Continue reading

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Good-bye To A Good Friend

Today I said good-bye to a good friend and owner of Acushnet River Antiques. Carl Thatcher passed away on Fourth of July. His warm smile and charming personality will be greatly missed as he would greet everyone who entered Acushnet … Continue reading

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4th of July!

Could not resist capturing a photo of this classic old wooden boat on a weekend adventure spent on Martha’s Vineyard. The essence of classic all American. Happy 4th of July as two Black Dog Flags wave behind me. A little … Continue reading

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Is Your Porch Ready ForSummer?

Summer has officially started as of June 20th and the summer weather has arrived as well, 90 degrees to be exact! Last summer I had purchased an antique bed which was over 100 years old at none other than my … Continue reading

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Little Black Nightstand

My son’s little black nightstand has now been completed as well and I think he is happy too! From a simple little night stand which I found out my father had used  as a little boy and came from my … Continue reading

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Schools Out

As the big yellow school bus pulls up for one more time before the kids are let free for the summer, I will be at peace knowing their rooms are well put together and will stay that way for the … Continue reading

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Asian Secret

I recently had a wonderful opportunity to recreate a few pieces of furniture that were not neccessarily old but the owner was moving into a new home and wanted to keep the exsisting pieces but, wanted to create a new … Continue reading

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Rush Before Summer!

Why do I always get in way over my head with too many projects?? My kids  have unfortunately or maybe fortunately  caught the “let’s renovate our room” bug from their mother and I have to pay the price. Ugh! Ok let’s … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Mirror mirror on the wall….. I see vintage chrome, metal and wood. Another one of my  favorite discoveries from a weekend of consignment and antique shopping. A vintage Nutone mirror in fantastic condition. A pair no less found on the … Continue reading

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Drop Dead Gorgeous!

Drop dead gorgeous is what I said about this amazing gorgeous antique crystal chandelier I picked up this weekend in the basement of a consignment shop.She was waiting on the floor just beckoning to be picked up by someone. It … Continue reading

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