Grandma’s Typewriter Desk

This vintage typewriter desk, and antique Royal typewriter are roughly 80 years old (and looked it), but check out the gorgeous finish I was able to achieve with just a little elbow grease.  It’s ready for its next (or first) great novel!

This typewriter desk was my Step-Grandmother’s.  I include “Step” in there, not because I loved her any less, but because I’m feeling terribly guilty for selling it when it really should go to one of her sons who grew […]

Bedroom Set Makeover

If you have wood furniture – solid wood – never ever, ever, ever get rid of it!  Wood furniture can be refinished over and over and over to keep your home current and trendy without losing quality or craftsmanship.

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Need a break from all the Christmas posts of late?

Me too, so today I’m going to show off a bedroom set that I have refinished behind the scenes.

Do you remember the

Faux zinc filing cabinet

Learn how to create your own faux zinc finish and apply it to anything from metal to wood – like this filing cabinet makeover!

Hey friends,  I apologize for being AWOL of late, but I’m just back from Blissdom – a Canadian blogging conference – where I went to learn the latest and greatest goings on in the blogging world.  I’ve got some great ideas and new projects coming up, so I think you’ll forgive me in the end.

Today I want […]

Painted Laundry Room Cabinets

Pick up some Craig’s List cabinets, freshen with a coat of paint and upgrade your laundry room (on a very small budget).

I bought these cabinets through MaxSold – a sort of online garage sale – and while they look pretty rough:

Painted laundry room cabinets, laundry room cupboards, painted cabinets, cabinet makeover

Painted laundry room cabinets, laundry room cupboards, painted cabinets, cabinet makeover

they were the […]

2018-09-25T17:58:50-04:00September 19th, 2018|DIY, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

Dining Table Makeover

From off-white and orange to sleek and sophisticated dark chocolate and onyx, this dining table (and chairs) makeover is swoon-worthy!

This dining table was in good condition, but didn’t scream “bachelor pad” to my client:

Dining table makeover, kitchen table makeover

Fair enough.  The stain on the dining table was a little outdated and the off-white says farmhouse more than sophistication, so he asked me if I would do a dining table makeover and […]

2018-09-04T17:32:10-04:00September 4th, 2018|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

The most gorgeous garden mirror you’ll ever see

A repurposed cast iron grate turned stunning garden mirror brings more light, colour and interest to your garden.

I picked up this old cast iron grate on MaxSold (like an online garage sale) months and months ago.  It might even be a remnant from last summer if I’m being honest, but I was too nervous to tackle it because I knew removing the rust was going to be a BEAST of a job.

2018-09-04T10:58:17-04:00September 1st, 2018|DIY, REFINISH/REPURPOSE, REPURPOSE|2 Comments

Before & After – Bedroom Set Update

If you have wood furniture, of any age, updating it to fit current styles and trends is as easy as sand-stain-and go – check out this gorgeous bedroom set update.

I sometimes take commissions – projects that friends ask me to do for them – where I charge for the labour and then post the before and afters on the blog.  I don’t do it too often because I figure you guys would get tired of seeing nightstand after nightstand after […]

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