{Before & After}–and giveaway winner announced

Phewww – im so glad christmas is over!!  It came and went so quick this year.  I didn’t even finish decorating until christmas eve!  Sorry no pics this year, just didn’t make it in time. I have also been a big slacker on posting lately,…

{Furniture Painting E-book}–GIVEAWAY!!!

My super talented friend Christa from Stories of a House, just released her Ebook “Guide to Furniture Finishes” and im here to give away a copy to one lucky reader!!! Her book is awesome!!  Its full of videos, pics and tons of tips that…

{My new shop space}

I have gotten lots of emails lately about where I do my painting and how I turned by hobby into a business.  Well, im working on a post about how I started my business but I wanted to show you pics of my new shop space. I officially moved…

{Dresser turned TV Console} before & after

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Ive had this ordinary dresser in my furniture stash for a few months and finally finished it up a couple days ago – I was so glad to finally get it done and Im lovin’ the way it turned out. My client needed  a TV console, so the top 2…

{Happy Thanksgiving!}

I am between relatives houses now, so I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!! I have so much to be thankful for over this past year, so much in my life has changed, things are still changing day by day and I cant…

{Work with what the trash man gave ya}

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A while back I got this black hutch.  I didn’t really pay too much attention to the condition apparently.  So when someone decided they wanted to buy this cute little hutch, I started to get it ready for paint and it was a mess!! Seriously…

{Giveaway winner announced!}

Winner of the Rod Works giveaway is… Brandi Jones!! Brandi, I don’t have your email so contact me so I can get the certificate sent out – and have fun shopping!! Thanks to everyone and their sweet comments – you guys are awesom…

{Rod Works Giveaway!!!}

>You wont see too many giveaways around here, but this is one of those places that I love, so I cant wait to give away some free stuff!! **Sadly this giveaway is only open to those that have a Rod Works in their area which is Utah, Las Vegas…

{Reclaimed Lumber Turned Chalkboard} & announcing a giveaway!!

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>I LOVE old wood – and if it has old paint even better!  That’s why whenever I come across a scrap of old wood I save it.  Santi gets pretty irritated with my old spider filled wood piles, but all I see is potential :) I really…

{Furniture}–FOR SALE

>I just listed 4 new pieces of furniture on Sweet Pickins – all are available for shipping.  Click on pic for more info including more pics, prices and dimensions! Turquoise Side Table Vintage Sewing Cabinet Curvy little side table…

{Happy Halloween!!!}–better late than never!

> So I am a little late to the halloween thing this year, but I just barely decorated last night!  Usually I am all over halloween décor, but I just ran out of time everyday, such a bummer… So I didn’t put up as much as I planned,…

{Laundry Room Updates}–and my most asked questions about the laundry room

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>A couple of months ago when I re painted my 1/2 bath, I re painted the laundry room as well.  I always hated that mocha color in there – it never felt like the rest of my house. Finally, with the addition of a couple wicker baskets,…

{My Nate Show segment}

OK, here is a clip of my full segment on the Nate Berkus show.  I am still so embarrassed to watch it, and have only watched it fully when it aired.  I don’t talk like that and I can tell that I was so nervous! …

{Kdins’ Curtains}–painted stripes

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>I have had lots of emails in the last week since being on the Nate Show about my son Kdins curtains.  So I thought I would do a quick post about how I did them.  I will be back to show the rest of his room soon – its one of my favorite…

{Desk}–before & after

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>1st things 1st – WELCOME to all my new followers!!  The response from being on the NATE SHOW has been awesome!!  The whole thing still hasn’t sank in yet – I am getting calls from all around the U.S. inquiring about my furniture,…

{Another old door turned coffee table}

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>I had another old door laying around that wasn’t being used for anything, so since my last door turned coffee table got some sweet comments/emails, I decided to make one to sell. This door was smaller, not quite as wide as mine, but it still…

>{Air date for my 5 minutes of fame on the Nate Berkus Show!}

>Im a little hesitant to tell ya – because the camera doesn’t add 10 lbs, oh no…more like 50 lbs.  Seriously, the camera is so one dimensional and just makes ya look like a big ol’ blob.  Nate himself on TV looks a normal,…

{Air date for my 5 minutes of fame on the Nate Berkus Show!}

Im a little hesitant to tell ya – because the camera doesn’t add 10 lbs, oh no…more like 50 lbs.  Seriously, the camera is so one dimensional and just makes ya look like a big ol’ blob.  Nate himself on TV looks a normal, average…

{Meet Mr. Bo Diddly Dum}

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>Well, we have recently acquired a new family member – which I couldn’t be more happy about.   Seriously, I love him too much.  Kdin complained that I wasn’t this excited when him or his sister was born, whatever… Bo,…

{Easy DIY Faux Beams}

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>A few days ago I posted about our next big project, the basement.  Last weekend we were able to get a little DIY’n in and it made a HUGE difference!!! I have always loved the look of beams and knew that we had to get them in this house…

{The basement}

>Im back!!  Filming my house for the Nate Show was hard work!!  Making every room stay clean for a day was tough!!  But – the actual filming and seeing yourself on camera is even tougher – way harder than I thought!! …

{Me on tv?}–that’s right!! Going on the Nate Berkus show!!

I got an email a few weeks ago inquiring if I would be interested in going on the Nate Berkus show – uhhhh….hell ya!!!  This was also the same day that my husband brought me home Sweetie Jane – awesome day I tell ya I didn’t…

{Furniture For Sale}

For all the locals (SLC,UT) –I just listed a few cute pieces @ Sweet Pickins!! Teeny Tiny Table! Updated nightstand Modern Country Coffee Table I will be back with the before & afters of these pieces soon

{Dresser re-do}–before & after

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Just a quick before and after shot of a dresser that I recently finished up and sold.  I love that she chose a bright white, it really freshened up the piece and I love the way it turned out.  I also really like that the original handles…

{updated 1/2 bath} - again

I say “again” because I cant even count how many times this bathroom has been painted – but I LOVE it now and I will not repaint it again….at least for 3 years – that’s what I say now anyways :) When I painted this bathroom a couple…