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"
re-design with Prima “Instant beauty on virtually any surface you can imagine. Our Decor Transfers® are easy to use rub-on transfers that release onto a wide variety of surfaces allowing for a multitude of decor, furniture and multi-media uses. Simply peel, rub-on and transfer a beautifully detailed design to transform your next piece into a… Read More re-design with Prima Transfers Have Arrived!
Using paper clay applique’s are very exciting when styling painted furniture. My FPBF (furniture painting best friend) Sue introduced me to them. Her furniture always turns out great. It is now an important a style aid for me in and one of my favorites! I like them so much, I’ve submitted an application to become… Read More My Paper Clay Blooper
As a retailer of General Finishes paint products, I see it as a pleasure to use them and report my experience. This is my tale of Lamp Black Paint and Winter White Glaze. In all of my experiences, the GF glazes are the most different from other brands. Antique Radio Cabinet Re-purpose to Liquor Cabinet… Read More 1 Thing To Know About Using GF Glaze
It is the perfect General Finishes neutral go-to color for furniture. It is an excellent choice for antiques to update while highlighting the aged nature of them. (I’m not a fan of bold colors on antiques). The color pallet: What what used to create the look: Sand and stain top Java plus 4 coats Satin… Read More Seagull Gray – The Perfect All Around Color
Have you noticed, chalk paint is really hard on paint brushes! It cakes and dries on the bristles fast and furious. It loads inside the brush, taking a forever stream of water to get out of there. I’m left with a brush like frizzy over treated hair and not so nice to use. Brushes are… Read More Amazing Chalk Paint Brush Cleaning Hacks!