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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1 + 2 = A New Piece of Furniture

Building Furniture

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

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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Wayfair My Way Home Blog: House Guest Post

Wayfair My Way Home blog - DIY Furniture Before and After Chair Makeover

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

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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Top DIY Decorating Projects: 2011


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

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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