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Painting Verdigris on a Shiny Brass Light Fixture

March 23, 2014
Hoewto age metal so it looks like it is old with a verdigris color weathered finish

Guess what?  I finally did it!  It has been a long time since I last mentioned it, but the shiny brass light that hangs over my kitchen island has a new look. I like the look of unique light fixtures, especially ones with age and character and that have a bit of greenish patina.  Do […]

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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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Adding Horizontal Wall Stripes to the Powder Room

February 24, 2014
Wall painting ideas Wide Horizontal stripes

I  went wide… Painting horizontal wall stripes on a wall is not new, but it is a great way to add affordable impact to a space.  Since this powder room is being done on a teeny tiny budget – under $200 – painting stripes adds a lot of style for the price of a quart […]

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Vintage Industrial Wall Light Knock-Off

February 16, 2014
Barn Electric Esso Light Fixture Knock Off

I started the makeover of my foyer powder room a few days ago.   Remember I showed you how I removed the wallpaper to get the transformation rolling?   Since then I have been trying to come up with a design idea, but am still not 100% sure what I am going to do in the small […]

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High Gloss Rolling Doors for My Studioffice

December 8, 2013
How to make a DIY rolling door from thrift store bi-fold doors

As most of you know, I write for the Glidden paint blog – My Colortopia.  One of the best things I have gained from being part of the team is the knowledge of the shiniest, glossiest paint. – EVER…Glidden Trim and Door paint. I have posted about using it before, when I painted the desk […]

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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: Spray Painting Wood Chairs

November 13, 2013
Spray painting tutorial for wood chairs

Now that my kitchen floor has been refinished and looks all shiny and new, I got the energy to get the chairs that go around the kitchen table painted.  Instead of spray painting them all one color… … I used 5 different colors.  My kitchen is now infused with a happy, fresh, and positive vibe! […]

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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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Kitchen Update – Painting Metal Furniture

August 28, 2013
Painting metal furniture

Some of you have already commented about my metal kitchen table base.  I sort of forgot about it in the midst of my current decorating marathon. The table used to be black. In my quest to lighten and brighten the room – it is now white. I put the first coat of white paint on […]

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How to Create an Aged Driftwood Finish on Baskets

August 23, 2013
How to paint a driftwood finish on wicker baskets

I finally finished repainting my kitchen cabinets. It only took me 2 weeks to get them completed. When I first painted them 12 years ago, it took me 3 weeks so I feel I am ahead of my kitchen update plan. I am loving the freshness of the white and this week have been updating […]

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