Furniture Paint Redo
In case you were wondering if you are able to paint over a finished piece – I have the answer for you. I had created a lovely chest with Faux Real Terra on the top and Faux Real Oliva on the bottom with dark wax distress. However, I found something a little bigger and had […]
Thrift Store Framed Turned Wipe Board
Sometimes you just need a small change to make a big difference! In this case, I needed a different focal point in my office that could also be functional. So focal and functional? That kind of makes sense… I go to my local Goodwill on a regular basis and found this framed print for the […]
Thinking Outside of the Paint
Have you ever walked through a thrift store and found something that you “think” might make a great project? Well, that happens to me EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I have quite a few “projects” stashed in corners in my garage from where I didn’t quite know what to do next. This table...
We recently built a house and for some reason, all of the closets came with that horrible rubber covered wire for shelves. The worst place is in the pantry with bottles tipping over, things falling through the cracks (literally), and boxes shifting, making it a constant mess. This is an example of the...
Side Table Makeover
Sometimes when you are shopping at a thrift store and you come across a piece of furniture, you may have the ability to see the potential for it. This was one of those pieces. It started with a badly scratched top and very loose legs. But nothing a little paint couldn’t help! Here is the […]
Creating a Color Wash with APC Paint
This table with it’s heavy wood plank top has lived another life as a work bench. It’s now on it’s way to becoming a computer desk. The exposed grain makes it a perfect candidate for finishing with a color wash. Using American Paint Company color Spacious Skies, the legs will be finished with a...
Dry Brush Technique
Supplies needed: Item to paint Paint Natural bristle brush Cardboard or paper towel Step 1: Load brush with paint. Step 2: Dab or brush paint onto cardboard or paper towel to remove some of the paint from the brush. Step 3: Lightly brush across surface. Step 4: Layer additional colors using the same...
Herb Pots Made from Wine Bottles
This is a great idea for herbs in your kitchen! Reusing wine bottles is so clever and so practical. I love the look of the wine bottles…you can use colored ones as well. To wick the water up to the soil you take some cotton cords down into the water and up to the soil.
Vintage Suitcase Shelves
These gorgeous vintage suitcase shelves come via Ki Nassauer. Ki is the queen of vintage and has made a career out of junk. As the editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style magazine, Ki created these shelves using discarded suitcases. We absolutely love this look and think these suitcase shelves make for...