Before & After: Vintage Bed Makeover

Monday, monday -- and AGAIN with the rain on the way!  Ugh... at least it will knock the pollen down a bit #thinkingpositive. The hubs and I traveled to Mississippi over the weekend to lay a cousin to rest.  Though it was a sad occasion, I always love seeing my extended family and was treated to time with my dad, too.  So it was a quick weekend, with not a lot getting done on the home front, but so it goes, right? I have not-so-great photos … [Read more...]

Drop Leaf Side Table Makeover

Woo hoo!  My first furniture project in a WHILE... so happy to have this cutie pie finished up and ready to share.  And I tried something new this time... a two tone look. Ok, this was my first go-round with the Minwax Polyshades so you'll have to let me know what you think... First, let's take a look at this lady before... I scored this lady some time ago and loved her lines and versatility with the drop leaves!  And I … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Working On, and Loving…

It's been a while since I did one of these and since I'm still a bit under the weather and behind on posting, I thought this would be a fun pre-Thanksgiving post.  I spent most of yesterday in the kitchen and getting a bit of Christmas decorating on (!), but I did have to dash out to snag a winter coat for the 15 year old.  He's grown so much in the past year (5 inches!) there was nary a coat in the house to fit him and with freezing temps and … [Read more...]

My Favorite Chalk Paint Projects

Happy Monday, folks!  I'm digging out from yet another weekend away... this time it was a wedding and what a great time we had celebrating! I even squeezed in some antiquing and will show you my finds later this week!  Back to reality now -- Open House prep for my booth, parent conferences at school, and the holiday To Do list growing by leaps and bounds. One of the things I've missed doing this fall is painting furniture... my schedule just … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (July)

This is just shameful.  Past the mid-point of August and I'm just now reviewing July???  Welcome to my chaos, friends! :-)  I have to confess, though, that the past weeks of back-to-school nuttiness has me pondering a new project here on the blog.  Details to come soon!  Thank you for all the kind comments about my daughter's "new" furniture, too -- always love a good furniture redemption! Anyway, I looked back at July and it was full of good … [Read more...]

Annie Sloan Graphite Transformations

Happy Friday!   And I am truly feeling the whole "TGIF" thing today! Back to school this year meant furniture for my daughter's new apartment and it was fast and furious transformations of a couple of pieces during a rainy week.  If you follow me on Instagram you glimpsed the pieces we were working on... an old dresser in my stash for the booth and a hand-me-down nightstand from a neighbor.  Since her room was going to black and white with … [Read more...]

Annie Sloan Provence Chairs

Hello, friends!  I'm knee-deep in back to school for my crew this week, so it's been lame here and I apologize.  My daughter is moving into an apartment this year, so every spare minute has been painting furniture for her space and shopping for deals for her.  Last minute much?? Anyhoo, I'm sharing a project I completed before we left for the beach.  I scored these four chairs at a big garage sale last fall. I knew I wanted to freshen … [Read more...]

Emperor’s Silk Accent Table Makeover

Good Monday, everyone!  I hope you had a super weekend -- we had almost no break from the rain, so I still have projects waiting in the wings.  But I did enjoy some time watching Wimbeldon (Yay, Andy Murray!!) and had a fun movies and pizza night with my Peeps.  And this little lovely has appeared on my new knock out rose bushes I planted in our retaining wall bed!  #allthatrainwasgoodforsomething If you follow me on Instagram, you got a … [Read more...]

Thrifted TV Stand Makeover

You know those chunky TV stands you see in all the thrift stores??  Most of us have crossed over to flat screens or wall-mounted TVs making those sad pieces look like the plump boy in the corner at the 7th grade dance. I was in search of a smallish bookcase for a corner of my Mom Cave when I stumbled upon this neglected guy... The size was right, even though he weighs a ton, so I thought I could make him a little more suave to fit into my … [Read more...]

Paris Gray Console

Happy Flag Day, friends!!  I hope you're showing your patriotism today by displaying our flag! Even my back deck has gotten in on the action... We've got another busy weekend planned, but I sure am enjoying my summertime! This week I finished up that sad little console table with the great legs...  remember her? She was a freebie with a corner missing on her drawer...  but I figured with a simple makeover and the right price, … [Read more...]