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...]

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...]

How to reFresh your Porch

refreshthedeck

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO   While shopping at Target, I spotted one of my favorite magazines!   All You is filled with coupons, recipes, decorating tips, and lots of other refreshing … [Read more...]

How to refresh a Chair

How to refresh a chair

Not too long ago I bought a couple of chairs to use at the lake. They seemed perfectly fine, they needed new fabric and to be painted. Just a little refresh and they'd be fine. I can't remember if it was a text or a phone call, either way, Justin let me know that they weren't going to work. If you lean back and put you feet on rung, it breaks. … [Read more...]

How to reFresh a Wardrobe

TV Armoire

She was a beautiful tv armoire. But deep down inside, she wanted to be a wardrobe. She wanted her details to show. She wanted that gaping hole in her back to be filled with bead-board. She wanted baskets. So I listened to her, gave her what she wanted. And do you know what she did, she left me. She went to live in someone's guest … [Read more...]

Adding Interest with Stripes

Striped furniture

 I paint a piece of furniture. Step back, and look at it and decide it needs a little something extra. Like a stripe :) This piece would have been fine just painted white, but I wanted it to make a more casual statement. I think the distressed stripes did just that. A solid blue desk would have been just fine and maybe a little … [Read more...]

Creme de Menthe Makeover

La Craie makeover

Maison Blanche had me at Creme de Menthe. I knew I was going to love it! I searched for  the perfect chest to makeover.  Ok, you're right, they are all perfect for a makeover! But I found one that was begging  for a change. The color was off, the wood dry, the drawers loose. I feel certain the hardware was handmade.  I used this … [Read more...]

Maison Blanche La Craie Happy Dance

Maison Blanche Paint Lids

I am so excited to announce my latest venture! Can you guess by the title what I am about to say? Yes, I am partnering with Jamie from Southern Revivals and we are part of the Maison Blanche family.  Our paint is on the way and should be here next week!  We will be providing paint, products and classes for your DIY pleasures! Jamie and I met … [Read more...]

How to Spray Paint Hardware

How to spray paint hardware

This is how I spray paint the hardware that I reuse on the pieces that I paint.    What you need: Sanding block Cleaner, degreaser Spray Paint for metal Box Old Hardware   1. Sand the glossy hardware with your sanding block or use a wire brush. 2.  Clean. When cleaning your hardware, make sure you wear gloves as … [Read more...]

Dresser Makeover

Maison Blanche Sugar Cane

  A brown dresser make-over, not just paint but a new top too! Refreshed! I used Rustoleum Kona stain on the top.  I picked out a table top at Lowe's and had them cut it for me. It reminds me of a dark chocolate. I distressed and waxed. I also painted the hardware, I love that you can do that with Maison Blanche Vintage Paint. … [Read more...]

The Orange Crush Desk Makeover

Orange desk

Orange is one of my favorite colors. I've had this can of ASCP in Barcelona, just waiting for the right piece.  I came across this small desk and thought it would be perfect. I mixed the Barcelona with Pure White to create my perfect orange.  And I got busy with this fun desk makeover. I used sand paper to distress a little here and … [Read more...]