Furniture Makeovers Using DIY Chalk Paint

Sink Cabinet Makeover

March 4, 2014
Bathroom Makeover on a $265 budget

The powder room I am making over is just about complete. I worked on the sink cabinet over the weekend and have a few details to show you. These are my new favorite decorative detail for the room. I love white faced clocks with black numbers. I don’t collect many things, but clock faces – […]

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A Family Affair: DIY Chalk Painted Desk

January 16, 2014
How to paint with DIY chalk paint on furniture

I have been up to furniture painting again, but not for items in my home.  My youngest daughter moved into a bright and spacious apartment and I have been helping her get it decorated. 98% of the furnishings she has are family hand-me-downs. Some pieces are from my house and others are from both Ed […]

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File Cabinet Makeover

November 18, 2013
File Cabinet Makeover

Last week, I showed you what I have been up to in my kitchen.  This week, I am taking you to my studioffice, where I have two identical metal file cabinets that are perfectly functional, but were a bit beat-up and just plain – boring! After I have been wanting to glam them up for […]

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Furniture Makeover: Mixing Up DIY Chalk Paint Recipes & Colors

September 30, 2013
DIY chalk paint recipe

I have been up to a little experimenting again…with DIY chalk paint. I have written about many pieces of furniture I have painted using one of three DIY chalk paint recipes – non-sanded grout, Plaster of Paris, and Calcium Carbonate Powder.  Many of you have asked me what is the most durable recipe? Last week, […]

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Chalk Painted Kitchen Dishtowel Rack

May 1, 2013
Love this chalk painted towel rack that InMyOwnStyle made

Way back in August of last year, Ed and I helped our oldest move into an apartment close to the medical school she is attending. The previous tenants had just moved out.  The place was not clean yet, so I took it upon myself to at least start cleaning the kitchen until the cleaning company […]

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Painted Furniture Ideas – Jelly Cabinet & Free Printable Designs

April 5, 2013
Free printable designs to transfer onto furniture and chalkboards

I have a furniture makeover for you today that I was inspired to complete by an idea from a reader who asked me to post more painted furniture ideas. Judy wrote to me a while back asking me if I could give her a few ideas about what to do with a piece of furniture […]

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Chalk Painted Speckled Easter Eggs

March 29, 2013
Easter Chalk painted eggs

I know this is a bit late, but Easter kinda sneaked up on me.  Without having any little kids to fill Easter baskets for or plan an egg hunt, my mind was on other things. Mandy, my youngest, will be home and we will have a simple Easter dinner along with my Mother-In-Law.  Even though […]

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Before and After Furniture Makeover in Turquoise

March 18, 2013
Painted Furniture Tutorial

The best decorating advice I have ever received was not from a big name designer, magazine, or book, but someone who I found was always right. That someone was my mom.  She was passionate about making a house a home and I remember more than once hearing her say – Don’t decorate a room all […]

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Before & After Mirror Makeover Using Glaze

March 4, 2013
Furniture Painting Tutorial using Clear Mixing Glaze

I am going to be a speaker on all things paint at the Snap Conference this April. I am super excited to be going and able to share in a hands-on environment all that I know about Paint and how you can paint anything. That is what the session will be called – How To […]

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DIY Chalk Paint Review Update

February 20, 2013
DIY Chalk paint comparsion test and review

How to make chalk paint was a question I answered in a post I wrote a few months ago I entitled, Testing 1…2…3… Versions of Chalk Paint. It was about my test and review of the different recipes to use to make DIY chalk paint to see how they stood up to the Annie Sloan […]

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