Feb 15 2019

Oakdale Living Room Before + After

Having a store with a certain aesthetic caused people to continually ask if we offered design services. We would always help people in store design a room through pictures and emails, so after a while I decided I would give it a go. After all, I had just finished designing my parents house and had done two houses of our own. I am so glad that I took that leap two years ago as I have so enjoyed working with...

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Feb 11 2019

5 ways to customize furniture

One of the reasons why I just adore painted furniture is there are so many ways to customize it! Many times, when you are looking for the perfect piece, you are not going to find it in a big box store because it might not be the right color or size or style. When you are customizing vintage, you can think out of the box and find the perfect for your space. 1. Color One of the obvious reasons that people love...

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Feb 08 2019

Q&A – Do you paint pieces that people already own?

This is another top asked question for the MegMade team. It is asked by everyone - customers, designers and other furniture painters. The answer is yes, we do. So many other painted furniture sellers have shied away from painting pieces that people already own and I totally get why. The stakes are high when it is a beloved family heirloom. However, we believe so much in our process and the artisans that work on them, that we know our customers will...

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Feb 06 2019

If furniture could speak – Nicole Regan

I cannot tell you how many people come in and say "if only furniture could speak." That is the beauty of vintage furniture. It has lived a life, sometimes many. Painting or refinishing pieces that are heirlooms can be a little scary for some as they have such sentimental value, but I love it. I love the story that comes with the piece and I respect that people are re-inventing it to bring it up to date. To kick off this...

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Jan 21 2019

When life hands you lemons…

clearly the saying ends with, you make lemonade. But seven years ago today, lemonade was far from what we were thinking. We were at one of the lowest point in our lives and our marriage. We were very happy to be seven months pregnant, but everything around us seemed so unstable.  I had just left my job trying to figure out what to do next. Just after that, while Joe was flipping a house, the contractor stole a LOT of money...

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Jan 18 2019

Q&A – Should I re-upholster or buy new?

We get asked upholstery questions all the time and we are happy to give our 2 cents.  By the way, did you know that we offer full upholstery services at MegMade? No? Well you are not alone, clearly we are not amazing at making that known. But the answer is we do offer full upholstery in addition to our private label custom upholstery line. The reason we actually started carrying new upholstery stemmed from people asking us should they re-do what...

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Jan 16 2019

5 trends I can get behind in 2019

The new year brings new beginnings and fresh ideas. It's a time where we reflect on the year before and what was good and then leave behind the bad. We get excited about what the future holds for the new year. New goals are made for things such as diet/exercise, dating, focus, etc. The home front is no exception. Home trends change each year and here are 5 trends that I think will be big in 2019 and that I...

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Jan 14 2019

6 ways to decorate with the color green

What I have noticed about myself is that I dress with the same colors I decorate with. I love neutrals and basics and then I use a few colors that are go to's in my life to jazz it up a bit. I am like everyone else and love blue and black, but you know what I have noticed lately, I veer towards green! I freaking love green and I am so glad that it is totally always on trend....

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