A Family Affair: DIY Chalk Painted Desk

DIY Chalk Painted Desk

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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Kitchen Update – Painting Metal Furniture

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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Furniture Finishing Tips: Wood Stripping Basics

Furniture Stripping tips

I am loving the look of raw wood lately. It is classic and goes with everything. I see more and more of it popping up in catalogs, decorating magazines, and Pinterest. It is a classic country look that style setting retailers have restyled to fit their brand. Have you been in a Restoration Hardware store… 

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Wayfair DIY Blogger Challenge: Rolling Game Table

How to make a rolling game table

I love a creative challenge and when Wayfair asked me if I would like to be part of their DIY blogger challenge – of course I said yes. All the bloggers participating got to choose one of a designated three items that Wayfair sells on their website. Once chosen we had the freedom to transform… 

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How to Paint Furniture: Old Wooden Chest of Drawers

Furniture Makeover with paint

This post is the second installment for a page that I am building here on my blog that will be called How To Paint Anything. I get many emails each week asking me how to paint this or that and I hope this page will become a valuable resource for all questions related to how… 

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How To Update Brass Drawer Pulls

Draw Pull and Furniture Hardware Makeover

Whew!!!   I had every intention of posting this on Friday, but since leaving last Wednesday to help my daughter Kelly move into her new place in upstate New York I have had no Internet access.  2 days of action-packed hard work and then a weekend of fun with my youngest, Mandy, on Lake Champlain in… 

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Before and After Table Makeover

Gift Wrapped Table Makeover

Remember the little table from last week?   Well she now has a fresh new look. I have had some extra time on my hands and got this table makeover completed a bit differently then I has originally planned. To transform the table I didn’t use any paint,  I used gift-wrap that I found at Kate’s Paperie while… 

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