Chair Makeover

Chair Makeover

Chair Makeover Chairs are not the easiest to paint.  But they look so good when they're finished! Once you've worked up the courage to tackle those spindles, be sure to clean your chair. I use Murphy's Oil Soap mixed in warm water. No matter what color I'm painting a piece of furniture, I always paint it with 2 coats of paint.  It gives … [Read more...]

Faux Bamboo Furniture

Faux Bamboo Furniture - Painted

Faux Bamboo Furniture There was a set of lovely dated pieces of furniture just waiting for the right person. A desk, two night stands and a dresser , they just sat there.  I walked around the house looking at everything else, trying to forget about these pieces.  Sure they were clean and in great shape but they were so different from anything else … [Read more...]

Repair and Paint a Vanity

VanityMakeover

 Repair and paint a Vanity This vanity makeover included a little more than paint.  I'll be showing you what I did. She had a few casters missing.  I ordered these from House of Antique Hardware.  I replaced all of them, so they would match. and  she was used as a chew toy... Both of the corners must have been very tasty :)  I … [Read more...]

Kid’s Table and Chairs {refreshed}

Table and Chair before and after

I'm always talking about dressers and chests, today I'm sharing a cute little kid's table and chair set. The sweet owner of this little set had just moved to town. Mom and Dad had an idea to make over her favorite piece of furniture. To make her feel a little more at home in this strange new place. A special area just for her. This is … [Read more...]

Guest Room Makeover

collectedguest room

It's done.  The guest room is now available.  Come on down! I had this idea that I blogged about here. I was totally prepared, to build a headboard and then I spotted one on FB.  I bought it site unseen.  It was rough and a little dirty. I bought it, cleaned it, painted it (dry brushed) and I sealed it. I gathered all my art. The pieces … [Read more...]

Refreshed Console {the power of paint}

VanilleConsole

We all have those pieces of furniture.  The ones that fit just right where they are.  Like they were made for that spot. This piece fits just right in a small hall/entry way.  You walk in the front door and it's the first thing you see.  The floors are a beautiful dark wood and the walls are the original pickled bead-board.  Nothing in this room … [Read more...]

Small Buffet Makeover-with Paint

Chloe before and after

Refresh a Buffet Sideboard with Paint and Stain Let me show you how to wake up a tired, worn and dirty buffet. I have a theory. If it's all wood, you can save it!   So when I saw this piece, I knew that it would be ok.  I wish you could see the top better (cell phone pic) it was scratched like nobody's business. I … [Read more...]

Chevron, Yellow and Gray Desk Refresh

Desk and Chair make over

Three of my favorite things: chevron, yellow and gray. I'm rarely trendy.  But every now and then a trend comes along and I love it! That would be chevron, still love it, don't know if it's still trendy. Is it? Another thing I love is yellow. When I start working on a makeover, I just jump in.  Never giving it much thought until it comes … [Read more...]

Dry-brush Paint Technique

driftwoodfinish

This chair has lived a hard life.  She's been stuck in the basement for a year or so.  And it's really not a basement, it's kinda under the house.  Our back yard is slanted toward the lake and we have a garage door that opens to a damp, dark, crowded storage area.  Sounds perfect for a lonely chair to hang out, doesn't it!? I decided, actually … [Read more...]

French Provincial Fab Refresh

two toned french provincial

A friend of mine described them as dingy and blah.  She said with these pieces you need to totally change the look or leave them alone. I decided to take this one from French Provincial to French Fab. Before After Instead of distressing, I dry brushed.  Because who wants to see that blah before color coming through? I painted and … [Read more...]

How to Add Interest to A Painted Piece

Blue and white with red hardware

You can paint every piece of furniture that you come across and it will look great.  You can crack open a can of white paint wait for it to dry and distress it a little and call it a day.  It will sell and the new owner will be thrilled. But if you really want to turn heads and make her feel all special about herself.  Dress her up and show off … [Read more...]