{before & after} – WAS the ugliest desk ever!

>So i seriously almost threw this desk away because it was so ugly, and someone had dumped a costco size bottle of liquid soap on it!  It was everywhere! But, luckily the desk was sold before i painted it and I'm so glad – because it…

{layering paint technique}

>I recently refinished a classic pine sofa table for my friend Katie.  She wanted it black, but when the table was distressed she wanted red to show through. Before… After… Since the table wasn't red to begin with, and the…

{before & after} – and announcing a giveaway!!!

>I bought this hutch/dresser thing just last week and worked on it between projects – i couldnt wait to get it painted.  Its got some good bones :) Before… After… I painted in Honeymilk by Valspar in a high gloss finish,…

{Before & After} – Chippy Side Table

>This little wood table was super cute with good bones, but needed a fun color – in my opinion ANYWAYS:) I painted it a blue color (sorry, it was an oops paint so i havent a clue what color it is!?) – then to tone down the blue a bit i…

{Distressing with Vaseline and Cabinet Scrapers}

> My very favorite distressing technique with furniture, is the look of chippy paint.  And although i love that look, i didnt exactly know how to go about it.  I have read tons of things online and tried lots of little tricks but…

{Before & After}

>Everyone likes befores and afters right?  Cuz – im gonna have a lot of them :) This was a solid pine dresser in awesome shape that needed no repair work – just some paint and stain – gotta love it when that happens (because that…

{Distressing with an electric sander}

>I LOVE distressed furniture – to me, the more distressed the better.  Especially white/cream distressed pieces with a dark stain underneath that will show through.  That gets my heart pumpin.  Just so happens that i had a…

{Cutest little side table – a refinish}

>1st – can i just say that i thought that i was going to have way more time for blogging – uhhhh…no i dont!!!  I am so busy with furniture its crazy!!!  I'm definitely not complaining – i love that people are buying my stuff…

{Updating a classic}

>So i know tons of people that have these Lane cedar chests and they all look the same – old brown wood.  Very, very dated – but they are nice, heavy duty and classics so we cant just trash these things! So a little paint and some…

{Craft Hutch}

>I got this computer armoire a while back and loved its cute curved top and raised panel doors right away.  BUT – it was a computer armoire, do people really use those anymore?  I don't know?  But, i had an idea for it right…

{Refinished antique desk}

>A couple of weeks ago, my husbands friend PJ brought me over this super cute desk – he found it with a “free” sign on the side of the road.  Sweet!!!  I bet the people that set it out on the curb would want it back after its…

{Refinished dresser}

>This is just a little before and after pic to once again show “"THE POWER OF PAINT” – imagine me saying that with my superman cape on and in my deepest voice – ok…dont imagine that…i will just imagine it myself and say it over…

{how i glaze furniture}

> I get so many questions about how i paint furniture and the tools that i use – so i am going to break it down into a couple of posts.  This post will be about how i glaze furniture – i guess you probably can gather that by the…

{vanity re-finish}

>I refinished this vanity just before Christmas for a super sweet client, Ilene.  She was so sweet and was so excited to get this vanity done for her daughters Christmas present.  It turned out great :) **because i know that i will…

>{entryway dresser – take 3}

>You may remember my post here and here about my previous entry way dressers – well, this is my 3rd attempt – may be the last one….at least for now anyways :) Before… I got this one for free (free, is the best for me!) – and its…

{entryway dresser – take 3}

You may remember my post here and here about my previous entry way dressers – well, this is my 3rd attempt – may be the last one….at least for now anyways :) Before… I got this one for free (free, is the best for me!) – and its…

{“oldish” dresser turned TV console}

>1st – where has time gone?  I cant believe its almost mid-november already!  I have been so busy with furniture orders/re-do’s that i have totally neglected this little blog of mine.  I have taken tons of pics but just havent…

{Dresser turned entry table turned bench – are you following?!}

>You may remember my dresser turned entry table that i posted about here, and then i got a new entry table that i posted about here.  Well, i have taken the old entry table and turned it into a bench. When i was building the old entry…

{Entry way dresser – switcharoo}

>Long time no see…sorry about that :)  I have a ton of projects in the works, some fun – some not so fun.  Mostly just a lot of cleaning and “dejunking” my house getting ready for some new house projects – ya!!!! I did want…

{lazy girl’s guide to quick make-over AKA fab new little dresser}

>  Ok, i have to admit that this is a completely lazy - probably not the right way - super quick little dresser re-do.  But i would also have to admit that this is how i do most of my little re-do’s :)  And so far it’s worked…

{slip-cover love}

>I have had a serious love for white slip-covers for some time now…why i didn't buy couches that were already slip covered 3 years ago when i bought these?  don't know… But about a year 1/2 after we bought the couches the back cushions…

Dresser turned…….?????

>  Not exactly sure what to call my “little-dresser-turned-entry-way-table-thing”  I bought it a while ago @ goodwill for about $35.  It was pretty cute as it was (almost as is – just a coat of paint) but i thought for…

{I promised and i delivered!!!}

  One project down, 999,324 to go…. This was a super easy fix to a boring plain jewelry box.  I picked up this little chunk of a box for $10 @ goodwill – good bones but the color just wasn't working for me.  All i did was…

>{I promised and i delivered!!!}

>  One project down, 999,324 to go…. This was a super easy fix to a boring plain jewelry box.  I picked up this little chunk of a box for $10 @ goodwill – good bones but the color just wasn't working for me.  All i did was…

Antique nightstand and $5 mirror makeover

  I have this little space behind the couches in the family room and didn't know what to do with it.  One day i was in my grandmas garage and found this old nightstand – it had junk on it piled to the ceiling (you think i am…