There are a ton of images and pages about how to MAKE paper clay molds. I can find no posts about DESIGNING with them. I depend on inspiration photo’s to get off the dime. Staring for an hour at this very plain buffet hoping for ideas to form was a long process. Where to start… Read More 3 Tips for Designing with Paper Clay Molds
I wouldn’t have painted this piece if it weren’t for the hacked up top – see photo scroll down below. Knotty pine is one of my favorite looks. It has that cabin feel. An extra bonus is the shape of the drawers. Bombay style is super hot right now. The bottom drawers, with their curves,… Read More Modern Cabin “Dixie” Dresser
I can not, in good conscience, paint over perfect wood. If it’s hacked up with scratches, water marks, or nicks, I’ll paint it. The body of this super nice dresser is really pretty fruit wood. I can’t find any defects. I don’t want to paint it, but the top is terrible. The manufacturer put formica… Read More Fruit wood, Too Nice to Paint?
Here’s the INSIDE MONEY SCOOP of my furniture painting ‘business’. You maybe shocked to learn the actual costs to create high quality paint and design. I’m sharing with you the income I generate painting furniture. Inquiring minds want to know! Selling a painted $50 thrift store dresser for $200 should make a lot of profit,… Read More So, How Much Money Do Furniture Flippers Make?
Ya gotta see a transfer image on actual furniture to get the much needed “I Can Do It” courage. About the VIN Transfer The image transfer VIN (Wine) comes in 4 Sections each one is about 9″ wide, perfect for a drawers. The sections are: 1. Un REPAS SANS (translates A Meal Without) 2. VIN… Read More My Experience Using VIN Redesign Décor Transfer®
Something wonderful is happening in Jackson, MI. The area is thriving with unique shops selling painted furniture. Some vendored and consigned, all of them founded, owned and operated by women! 3 new stores have popped up in the downtown area this last year alone. Any Style Any Where Find unique pieces hand painted by local… Read More Where to Buy Painted Furniture in Jackson MI
This poor abandoned old Mid Century Modern castaway dresser didn’t see a Glamour Princess Pink makeover coming. I didn’t see it either until I chose to use the Redesign Décor Transfers® – Chatellerault. Its wide open spaces of the front and sides called for something big. Design As I Go It took a few days… Read More Glamour Princess Pink MCM Painted Dresser
1980’s dressers have everything going for a painted makeover, taking them drab to fab: very little detail & less drawer wear and tear. “New” wood holds less stain surprises than “Old” antique wood too. Blank canvases are harder to design though but give lot’s of options. Being a little less talented on the style side,… Read More 1980's Dresser Drab to Fab
Furniture Terminology for $100, Alex. The name of the type of antique dresser with two small pull out drawers on top. What is a Glove Box Dresser? It took some research to get the proper name. Now I feel smart. I almost passed on this purchase because it was $5 above my budget. That is… Read More 1880's Cotton White Glove Box Dresser
A new color dubbed ‘griege’ has cropped up. It’s neither gray nor beige but a combination of both. It’s a color that changes the way it looks depending on the room it’s in, wall color and lighting. Sometimes the easiest thing to do for a whole room makeover is to change out the light bulb… Read More The New "Griege"