Have a piece of furniture to be refinished? But you don’t know how to strip stain from wood? You’re in the right place! These tips get the job done with less work and sanding. Lately, I have been wanting to bring more of the natural warmth of wood tones. While I feel I am forever painting […]
Learn how to paint kitchen cabinets like a professional! It’s a big job so make it easier with these tips about using a quality paint sprayer.
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!
Today, I am sooooo excited to share our DIY Outdoor Dining Table Top Build! Check it out and get the building plans.
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!
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.
Avoiding brush marks and streaks is the ultimate goal of everyone who paints. It is one of the things that I get asked most about with my painting projects. Well, I am spilling all my secrets today!
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!
Spring is calling a little early with a cute reversible wood sign and a giveaway! I am teaming up with DecoArt and some very talented DIY bloggers to get paint and creativity flowing!
I am always on the hunt for that perfect piece to fit into a space, within my tiny budget of course. In fact, I have been on the hunt for table to put behind our sofa for what seems like forever. Ok, really 2 years. In my mind I saw something relatively simple like this […]
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!
I’m back with an update to how our living room makeover for the One Room Challenge is going. To be honest, the exhaustion has set in and I am living on caffeine and dreams right now. But we have made serious progress and I am thrilled (thrilled!) to show you the biggest DIY project we […]
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!
These refrigerator makeovers will inspire you to tackle your boring fridge and turn it into something absolutely drool-worthy!
It is week four of the 6-week One Room Challenge. This week I am showing off the antique dresser makeover and working with a wonderful line of chalky finish paints from Prairie Colors. Check out the before and after!
There is no question that painting kitchen cabinets is a big project, and it’s tempting to just slap some paint on them and be done. But if you want a paint job that will look great with a finish that will last, it’s best to take the time to do it the right way.
This week, I am breaking down how I painted some kitchen cabinets for my craft room. But before we get to painting the cabinets, I am starting off by showing how to remove wood grain and pits in oak cabinets to get a nice smooth finish.