Before and After Furniture Makeover

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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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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Furniture Finishing Tips: Wood Stripping Basics

May 15, 2013
How to strip wood furniture tutorial

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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1 + 2 = A New Piece of Furniture

January 2, 2013
Furniture makeover ideas

It was nice to take a little break the past week, but now January 2nd has arrived.  It is the day some dread or face with sadness now that the magic of the holidays is officially over and life returns to normal.  On the other hand – it is also the day of exciting new […]

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Wayfair DIY Blogger Challenge: Rolling Game Table

November 16, 2012
How to make a Rolling Game table tutorial

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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Wayfair My Way Home Blog: House Guest Post

September 28, 2012
Wayfair Blog - My Way Home  - Before and After Furniture Transformation

Recently I was invited to submit a DIY project post as a House Guest for the Wayfair.com blog.  Of course I jumped at the opportunity!  You know Wayfair.com. right?  The place where you can find just about everything home related.  Not familiar with it? Head on over to Wayfair.com and type in the search bar […]

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How to Paint Furniture: Old Wooden Chest of Drawers

August 13, 2012
How to paint furniture

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

August 6, 2012
Drawer and cabinet knob makeovers

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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Top DIY Decorating Projects: 2011

December 27, 2011
Staircase MAkeover

This week I am taking it easy and getting myself prepared for all that is ahead of me here at InMyOwnStyle and life in general. I have many plans for 2012 and am looking forward to all that a new year brings and sharing them with you – fresh starts, new goals, a clean and […]

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Before and After Table Makeover

September 26, 2010
Furniture makeover ideas

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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