It’s been almost 4 years since we moved into our house of possibilities. Although there was overt damage and no running water, the vast majority of the ugly in our home was just major neglect. Comparable homes that sold in our neighborhood put our home value at almost $45,000 more – about 10%. While we […]
I can’t think of anything more disheartening than a bad paint job. All the prep and work you put into a piece of furniture, accessory, or cabinets to watch them chip and fail is the worst. And, unfortunately, I have seen it many times with friends and clients. The truth is that over the many years of painting furniture and refinishing, not all products are created equal.
So, today, I thought I would take some time to share a short-ish guide to my favorite paints for furniture! I have used so many different kinds and, honestly, paints are NOT all the same. Don’t worry, it isn’t scary, and in no time you will be a slightly-addicted-furniture-refinishing fool, like me!
One of the best and cheapest ways to update a deck or patio is to refresh the outdoor furniture. Today, I am sharing with you the best way to refresh your outdoor furniture with spray paint for a LASTING finish!
When it’s cold outside, it’s a great time for small home improvement projects. This week I am republishing an older post about how we tackled repairing and replacing the interior window sills in the dining room and entry way. I hope it will inspire you that small projects can make a big impact!
Believe it or not, choosing the new bathtub was probably the single hardest decision of our entire bathroom renovation. How could something so utilitarian be so complicated? Today, I am sharing tips on how we came to the right decision for our remodel and to make it the choice easier on anyone who considers doing a bathroom remodel.
And that’s a wrap, folks. OUR TRANSITIONAL or MODERN CLASSIC BATHROOM RENOVATION IS DONE!
If you have ever tried to stamp candles, it isn’t as easy as it looks. However, this method will have you personalizing candles with names, milestone dates or your favorite quote in just a few minutes! Today I am sharing a really easy way to use tissue paper to transfer designs onto candles. Although I […]
We are so close to finishing up this bathroom renovation, that I almost can’t stand it! The awesome power of paint in a makeover never ceases to amaze and, frankly, I love that it is a budget saver. I have painted several furniture pieces but this is our first painted bathroom vanity and I will share some tips along with the new and improved version of this cabinet.
Lighting is a huge part of any room transformation. A well-chosen vanity light becomes a focal point, setting the scene. We are sprinting towards the finish line in the bathroom makeover. I won’t lie, paint clothes have become the norm and I may have cried a little at the exhaustion and frantic pace we have […]
For our bathroom, we chose a white subway tile that looks like brick for our shower walls. When installing a beveled subway tile, there are some important characteristics that make it a bit different to work with than other tiles but the classic look is so worth it.
A simple and elegant marbled coaster with a monogram in the center. The color combinations are endless and these make a lovely party or wedding gift! Video included so check it out.
The entry way is the first impression in your home. How do find exactly the right light to make a great first impression? I am sharing tips, our new entryway lighting, and an affordable selection of stylish lighting ideas. Enjoy!