Do you hate sanding and staining to update wood? I can safely say it's not at the top of the list of my favorite things. What is one of my favorite things....is transforming things like this..... So I'm going to show you a super easy way to skip those steps and still update wood furniture. Besides using Chalk Paint, I'm going to show you how to either refresh a piece of stained furniture or change the color completely. .....and make it look like new--->without sanding. Ok, well, that ... Read More about Super Easy Way to Update Wood Stained Furniture
I thought I'd create a few printables for you for Valentine's Day! Download below..... These would be cute printed and framed! Here ya go! and more....... For each quote, I did one in a "pencil/chalk" effect and one without with dark gray backgrounds. I also created them with white backgrounds. You can use any or all! These printables are free but they are for your personal use only. Thanks! Enjoy!! ... Read More about For My Valentine….A Few Printables
So I have this circa 1978 chandelier in my home. When we moved in it was gold and had these huge clear teardrop shaped, hanging beads all over it. Nine years ago that was bad. Now it is good. Except for the "gold" part. Go figure. So, I took that sucker down, spray painted it with an Ivory Crackle Paint and removed the beads. Then I added tiny little ivory lampshades. I have looked for a replacement fixture over the years but have not found anything I like that is a size that would ... Read More about Hand Beaded Chandelier – New Life for an Old Fixture
I frequent my local thrift stores weekly. "Treasure Hunting"....fun-ness! About once a month I'll drive over to the other side of the water....and hit the thrift stores there. (it's a little drive) So, clearly I make a day of it and hit *most* of the thrift stores over there. There's a lot. I should really be saying "we" since I couldn't do this without my awesome hubby. Who happens to have a truck to haul all the great stuff back. We really have a good ole time. It's kinda like ... Read More about Mahogany Thrift Store Dresser…Old & Worn to Vibrant & Renewed!
Easy, inexpensive way to do a gallery wall. I wanted to put pictures up the stairs in our house. And change the paint color. That makes 3 times in 8 years for this room alone. The changing of the paint. Clearly I like change. Ok, picture gallery wall.....here's how to do it really inexpensively.... First, buy a bunch of frames from the thrift store...or garage sales. I got most of these for .75cents or less. (See the $2.00 mirror below?) That got a makeover too and now resides in my ... Read More about A Gallery Wall…the “Thrifty” Way