Fresh Linen Farmhouse Table

Heeeeey Friends! This is a quick post to show you my latest project. It’s a seven foot farmhouse style table. Lately I have been using the General Finishes brand of paint. OMG! It’s amazing! So creamy and smooth. This table is done in the Linen color of their Milk Paint (link). One of the vendors…

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New Front Door Color

I mentioned earlier this year that I wanted to try a new color on the front door. It was black before (HERE). Our front door is really pretty in that it is extra tall, not the standard 85 inches. The center glass has some iron work inside and the door handle is a nice heavy…

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Revere Pewter Walls for the Master Bedroom

Guess what color our bedroom was before it became Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore)? M-A-U-V-E….that word may not even be part of your vocabulary if you are younger than me. Do you remember the sponge painting technique too? Luckily, I never jumped on that trend and certainly couldn’t embrace it today either. Out with the late…

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Sharing Shop Furniture & Accents

Hey Friends!I hope you are all well and enjoying your summer so far. Today is the last day of school for my kids and I am super happy worried about keeping them entertained 24/7 and balancing their time playing video games and outdoor activities. I can tolerate chaos, but I am going to need an extra…

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Try This Extreme Layered & Chipped Paint Technique

Yes…that wild paint job above was definitely on purpose!A few years ago I saw this piece in a show home in the Utah Parade of Homes. I have meant to re-create a similar piece ever since (the photo is crappy – it’s old). With that as my inspiration – I came up with this technique…

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Furniture Before and After Projects

Hello Blog Friends! 🙂 I am not one to make excuses for not posting regularly but I do recognize that I am slacking in that area, however, for good reason. Let me share some projects that I have completed that have been keeping me from sitting down to write a post.  The above picture is…

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Create a Unique Dining Set

Hello Friends! Happy Spring Break!This week was super busy with furniture make overs. I recently finished this dining set. I get asked “Where do you find these dining sets?” Well,  I hardly ever keep pieces that “go together” together. So while I hunt for treasures at Goodwill, Tag Sales and where ever else I keep…

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Using Websters Chalk Paint Powder

Using new paint products has been on my list of things to do but I was stuck using my same paint methods that have always worked. What intrigues me about this paint is that there is no sanding required prior to painting. Well, that cuts my labor time down significantly so I finally tried Websters…

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Plaster and Semi Gloss Chipped Paint

This solid wood book shelf was painted in a white semi gloss paint mixed with plaster of paris. (recipe here) Using flat paint has given great distressed results in the past but the semi gloss is a thicker paint. It takes a little while longer to dry but I love how the paint chipped off…

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Project Challenge #1, Paint/Stain – Chalk Paint and Dark Wax

Some talented bloggers and I have challenged each other to come up with a unique item/project made with a different product each month. This month our challenge is using paint or stain. Luckily, I have been up to my ears in painting this week so I am super excited to share something that you’ve seen…

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Super Chippy Painted Table

Next to the chair is a little table. It’s perfect for setting a drink on or placing next to a small chair. I found it at a thrift store and then repainted it. Let’s take a closer look….. The top is super chippy with the color Fossil by Rustoleum. I used THIS technique with Vaseline…

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Ebony & Fossil Dining Table

This dining set was really pretty when I got it but a little too red of a wood for my taste so I painted  all the chairs and legs of the table with Rust-Oleum 2X’s cover in Fossil. It’s a spray paint. I stripped the table top and sanded it really good. Even without stain…

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Distress Pine Wood with an X-acto Knife

In THIS post I showed you how to easily frame in art that may be too small for your wall. I am showing a simple way to distress your frame or any wood project with an X-acto blade and stain here. Once your wood is cut to size and painted lightly use an X-acto knife…

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Indoor Accents on the Outdoor Porch

My family and I live in a house that has a covered outdoor front porch. I absolutely love having an outdoor space that is covered from rain or snow. I was anxious to get some pretty southern style rocking chairs out there when we first moved in. The chairs sit in front of our living…

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Nosey Neighbor Kitchen Redo #1

Our neighbors had a water leak that damaged their flooring on the main floor and in the basement. The insurance company claim was going to cover costs of the damage to the flooring for both areas. This particular home was built around 2003. The builder still put linoleum in the kitchens at that time (don’t…

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