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!
It’s time for a living room revamp! Do you have a space that isn’t quite where you want it to be? Such is the problem with our living room, but I am sharing the plans for getting this space in shape.
I am so excited to finally share some of the finishing touches in our bathroom renovation! It has been a long wait and we are almost there to reveal the entire newly designed guest bathroom, but today I want to share one last special touch that I think brings the modern sophistication and the vintage appeal together perfectly.
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.
Have you ever had a decorating vision in your head, and then something, somewhere gets lost in translation, and you wonder what in the world were you thinking?! Such is the story of our bathroom…
A few months ago, I kicked off two transformations simultaneously. Yes, we have been busy little bees, but the payoff as vacation starts is going to make our summer so much more relaxing. Not only is the new dining room my happy place, but the boys’s closet makeover is killin’ it!
You ever notice how one project just seems to lead to another on the ‘ol list? When we had our solid hardwood floors installed, I was shocked at the price to replace the balusters, railings, and steps. But 2 $25 quarts of paint and some elbow grease made a huge difference.
On of the most common worries that I see from clients, friends, and readers is about the durability. How do I protect my painted furniture? Can I scrub it? Will it show fingerprints or smudges? These are all very valid questions and today I am answering these burning questions!
The garage makeover is in full swing and the walls are done! While it certainly isn’t the most glamorous topic, the prepwork for painting or any DIY project is often the most important step. Today I am sharing some tips for using spackle or joint compound on drywall.
Some projects have to wait for the right Aha! moment. Today’s military footlocker transformation is like that. Rustoleum challenged me to complete a project alongside 40 other bloggers and you get to vote the winner!
After I finished up with the kid’s dresser, the very next project was this to seriously update this bed bed. This bed proves that you can really update a piece of furniture that is iconic to another era (and not in a good way!). The after is a serious change that you won’t believe!