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
Toy box makeover not too baby toddler style but one that’s fit to last through to the teen years.… Read More See An Ugly Toy Box Turn Into A Cool Design Element
This super cute small 3-drawer chest of drawers has great bones to start but she is listless, dull and lacking energy. (Gee, I’ve got good bones, if only I could get a new paint job!). And, just like me, she is a little short and needs heels. Her final makeover suits her well but it… Read More Simple Updates Take Dresser From Dull to Exciting
I’m loving the black check under floral design so much I didn’t might using it again. I made two changes from the first one. The paint used on this one is General Finishes Brushable White Enamel instead of chalk paint. Instead of decoupage check under transfer, I stenciled a buffalo plaid pattern. This piece is… Read More Want Pure White on Cabinets (and Furniture)?
Dustless sanding is key for a furniture flipper and this $9 hack works! For years I’ve either waited for a good weather day to sand outside or did it inside anyway then suffered the mess. I could get a SurfPrep but have you seen the price? Hundreds of dollars for a dustless sanding system just… Read More Sharing My $9 Hack to Dustless Sanding
“For I Know the Plans I Have for You” – Jeremiah 29:11 This girl had no idea a plan was in place for her salvation, sitting there in a pile of trash. Divine intervention, through a need of a tank of gas, she was spotted in a huge dumpster one block from my house. I… Read More Antique Coral Painted Dresser: How Defects Turned Beautiful
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?
Painted an outstanding navy, it’s the dramatic blended drawers that give this piece a stunning kick, not to mention updated original Hepplewhite hardware! She came to me via older sister’s friend that wanted to part ways with grandma’s desk vanity. I love getting pieces with a back story. It is a family hand-me-down originally from… Read More This Isn’t Grandma’s Desk Vanity Anymore!
I took this piece for the faux bamboo architecture and figured it would make a nice addition to someone’s lake house. I knew it would be a challenge because it is previously painted. Why would that matter? Well . . . it is likely to have paint build up that make the drawers stick and… Read More Faux Bamboo Persian Blue Chest of Drawers