I’ve been wanting some really big fancy planters for some time now but have you seen the prices on large planters?! Outrageous! That’s ok, because I have a new DIY addiction – concrete planters! So cheap, so chic, so many options.
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!
Being a “boy-mom” is one of life’s greatest adventures! But, especially if, like me, you didn’t grow up with brothers, being a boy-mom has its own set of crazy, unexpected surprises and challenges. Take our son’s bedroom, for example. I was shocked to find hundreds of dirty fingerprints on his walls (and ceiling!) Time for a new makeover…see the after now!
While we are working feverishly fast on getting the new floors installed in the kitchen (update hopefully next week!), I took on a small side project that had been bugging me forever and ever. You may remember this dresser that we scored as a freebie when it was leftover from an estate sale. Clearly no […]
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.
I want to talk with you about a furniture finish that I discovered a few years ago and I have been dying to try it ever since. It’s called Cerusing Finish (or sometimes Limed Finish), and basically it’s a process of rubbing a contrasting color into the pores of wood to highlight the patterns of the wood grain. See the gorgeous before and after project!
Installing wainscoting in the bathroom was one of the best decisions I ever made. It added a classic style and elegance you can’t get any other way. It isn’t as daunting a project as I first thought it would be.
One of the most asked about projects on the blog is “How durable or long lasting are your white cabinets?” Today, I am giving a full update and even I am surprised about the answer.
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!
Sometimes there is a project that even the most experienced DIYer regrets. Today, I am sharing my personal DIY nightmare in the hopes that others can learn from it and never have the experience that I did.
We are sprinting down the finish line in the garage makeover! The last time I updated you, we had a major project in mudding and painting the garage walls. Now, we are moving on to updating the garage floors!