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YIKES! Christmas is 90 Days Away

Posted by Chip Auman on

By the time this is posted, Christmas will be 90 days away! Fall is officially here (although the weather may not feel like it yet) and soon we will be in the midst of the Thanksgiving and Christmas frenzy. That said, we thought it prudent remind our customers that if you need new furniture for Thanksgiving or Christmas, now is the time to start shopping. While you may be able to find what you need in stock in our showrooms, sometimes a special order from a manufacturer is needed to get the particular item(s) that you desire. In those cases,...

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How Would You Rate Your Mattress Shopping Skills?

Posted by Sharon Thomas on

Bounce, bounce, squeeze, price check – and voilà! You’ve got a mattress! That’s how NOT to buy a mattress. This is a purchase that represents a significant investment, so take your time if you want to ensure you’ll be happy with your purchase for years to come. After all, you’ll be spending about one third of your life sleeping, according to the Better Sleep Council. If you sleep with a partner, begin your in-store shopping by inviting your bedmate – but only after you’ve done your research online. Oh, and be sure to read this tip-packed post created to help you...

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How to Clean Wood Furniture

Posted by Katherine Auman on

Whether antique or contemporary, wood furniture adds a unique beauty to a room. Unfortunately, it can experience wear and tear over the years. Here are some tips to help you get your wood furniture shining like new once again. Gather your cleaning tools. In order to successfully clean your wood furniture, your options are – cotton balls, dishwashing liquid, sponges, a bucket, a clean cloth, mineral spirits, and denatured alcohol. If you have paint, stain, or other types of treatment on your furniture, look into what cleaning method is best for the type of finish you have. You’ll want to...

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Tips for Painting Furniture in the Summertime

Posted by Sharon Thomas on

Summer is officially here and it’s time to slap on the SPF and step out into the beautiful great outdoors. Sunny days are aplenty, and while there are plenty of summertime activities to partake in, it’s always fun to update the look of your furniture (especially outdoor pieces). Patterns, vibrant colors…there’s so much you can do to welcome the new season. If you find yourself itching to update your furniture, here are some tips to help you get the job done while beating the heat. Don’t paint in direct sunlight. Complete your work in your garage or on your front...

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Tips on Choosing the Perfect Sofa

Posted by Katherine Auman on

There are so many different colors and styles of sofas to choose from that it can be overwhelming in trying to find the right one for our home. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice. Test before purchasing. Sample different types of sofas – Are the cushions comfortable? Does the color/pattern match the room it will be going in? Are there enough space for you and/or guests? Will it fit through the doorway and into the room? Will you fit if you tried to stretch out on it? Search for a decent frame and don’t settle...

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