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Here's what one regular reader had to say about last month's post "BEFORE & AFTER: Vintage Furniture Rescued & Revived."  
 "Oh me oh 2 favorites...before and afters and reusing!! Awesome post!" ~ Danielle@FreshQuince 
Danielle writes often about vintage furniture and fashion finds on her own blog.  Check it out at Fresh Quince

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