These vintage desks are SUPER cool, but it seems that people aren't using these smaller sized desks much these days. I decided to cut the center out of this desk and make them into nightstands, here's how they turned out...
Sometimes I wonder how I was lucky enough to scoop up THIS piece or THAT piece... I've found some good ones over the years of refinishing. I was browsing the furniture section of my local marketplace and saw that this beautiful Stanley had been sitting for awhile... I instantly fell in love with the hardware and the bun feet.
One of my favorite things about a furniture makeover is the before and after photos! I always wonder, how many people would just walk by this dresser in a thrift store, or get rid of it because it's old and they've just had it forever. What do you have in your home that could use a makeover?
Buffalo check is everywhere! There are buffalo check pumpkins this fall, pillows, and don't forget my buffalo check curtains! I painted this adorable headboard below with buffalo check and added hooks! Watch the video tutorial below of how I created cute side tables with buffalo check tops without a stencil! I tried looking for a… Continue reading How to Paint a Buffalo Check Pattern
Pairing painted furniture with stain is such a beautiful combo! It's a look that will always catch my eye, and seeing the wood grain come through a stained piece adds an extra element of charm! It really turns it into a lovely statement piece in your home!
How to Paint Furniture I'm excited to share a little bit more about my recently launched Painted Furniture Course! As a professional furniture painter, I get a lot of questions about the techniques and products I use - and now I am so excited to be able to share all of that with you! I… Continue reading Step by Step Guide to Beautifully Painted Furniture
Spring is finally here in the Midwest, and it is time to start doing more living outside! Every single year when Spring rolls around, I look around my yard and patio, and feel like I need buy new everything! Does anyone else feel that way?! Everything feels dark and dusty... and that is exactly how I felt about this metal outdoor table we've had for a few years. The DIY-er in me knew I could probably refresh it with paint, but honestly, I was concerned about the paint job not lasting because of it being outside in the elements.
Pieces of furniture with gorgeous details can really stand out with a glazing technique. If I'm working on intricate details like this piece, I typically will use furniture paint that I have on hand rather than buying a separate glazing product.
I so have enjoyed working on this beautiful buffet! The character on it is so charming and unique, it's one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen or refinished! I am going to share with you a few videos from this makeover