At the end of the hallway, at an entry or foyer area, as end tables, nightstands, and at the upstairs landing are underutilized spaces for secondary storage a decorating. When choosing furniture for small spaces, just pick pieces that work harder and look smarter like these: Enormous Style These all-purpose pieces have style not found… Read More How to Create Beautiful Small Space Storage
When you look at the before picture, can you see the great bones this piece has? I did not! I almost didn’t buy it. I hesitated and delayed this makeover because I had no clue for a plan. Then I cleaned it. Dang. Under the dirt there are hidden color details. Nowadays these colors don’t… Read More How I Select Paint Color for Furniture.
Check out how a plain wood 2-drawer file cabinet is turned into a sleek chic design element. Home offices don’t have to be dull and boring. Making your work space attractive and cool translates into better work attitude, just ask Google. Heck, it might help you to keep papers organized more often. About Me Standard… Read More Make Your Home Office Super Chic With This File Cabinet
Back in the day the only product made for stripping paint and varnish was good ol’ caustic, strong and kind of dangerous Zip Strip but . . . the stuff worked fast and easy!! Today’s product, safe, non-toxic, not bad smelling citrus based stripping is so mild, it takes several cycles to get a good… Read More CitriStrip Paint Remover Hack, Will it Work?
I am a huge fan of drop top secretary desks for their ability to be that powerhouse accent piece in any room. Plus they serve as great (and beautiful) storage and organization for work and home office. This design is in my top 5 list of favorites and I hope to another and another as… Read More Drop Top Secretary Desk Makeover
I painted a jewelry armoire this week. Last week was a gun cabinet. It’s been a month of firsts. So many drawers on a jewelry cabinet to have fun with. Endless possibilities I don’t have to go neutral with jewelry cabinets so now is my chance to stretch out. One of the seldom used colors… Read More My First Painted Jewelry Armoire Makeover
My first gun cabinet makeover. I’m sleeplessly excited to repurpose it into a mini glassware china cabinet. It’s being transformed with removable shelves so it retains its original job of holding hunting rifles. This was found at Salvation Army in Brighton on an adventure trip to score furniture. It is wood furniture at a good… Read More Repurposed Upcycled Gun Cabinet
Her Name is Lola. She was a showgirl. But that was thirty years ago, when they used to have a showNow it’s a disco, but not for Lola. Still in dress she used to wear . . . About Me I almost lost my mind but was rescued with a little paint and TLC. Look… Read More Antique China Cabinet in French Linen
How a furniture makeover is dictated by defects and boo-boo’s. I did not see the horrible door cracks when I bought this piece. Before it was painted, the cracks blended in. It was when I took paint brush to surface that I noticed them. Maybe I need to wear by glasses. Even when I took… Read More Furniture Re-Designed By Obstacle
A more advanced furniture painting technique (for me) is color blending to make a so-so piece dramatic and eye catching. Seriously I thought it was a skill for real full-time professional painters only, the painters who make a bunch of money and have their own successful shops. That is not me, so I dismissed it… Read More Blue Dining Room Buffet