Headboard Makeover

February 11th, 2018|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

*I was provided with Rust-Oleum Varathane® Triple Thick One Coat Clear Finish for this project.

Who says you need to buy new furniture to get a new look?

You know you won’t find that claim on this blog – in fact, I re-did my master bedroom using mainly builds, upcycleds and refinished pieces – like this headboard makeover for example.

This is the bedroom furniture we bought with wedding money 14 years ago.

This photo […]

Modsy-Inspired Dresser Makeover


*This post contains affiliate links and sponsored product.

If you’ve followed along, you’ll know that I’ve been working with some Modsy designs to makeover my master bedroom.  Part of that makeover included new furniture – or rather, “new to me” furniture.

This Modsy rendering shows the Sausalito extra-wide dresser from Pottery Barn:

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It’s gorgeous, […]

Entryway Table – build and refinish in one


How were your Holidays?

Did you take time to enjoy the fruits of your labour?

My Christmas was wonderful.

Actually, I caught a pretty decent cold and have been sick for about a week now – but sometimes being sick is exactly what you need in order to slow down, snuggle in and relax.

I devoured a book cuddled under blankets with hot tea by my side.  Hubby cooked the Holiday meal and the kids (who had just gotten over the cold) were happy […]

Who doesn’t need a cutting board?

December 13th, 2017|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

Good morning friends!

I’m sorry for being AWOL as of late – our family took a belated vacation, which I’ll share more about in another post – but for today I want to show you a project I’m quite pleased with: my new cutting board!

A friend (thank you Sherri) gave me an off-cut of an Ikea Hammarp countertop that was leftover from a kitchen remodel she’d done.

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Refinished Liquor Cabinet


I worked on a commissioned piece this week – a very ornate liquor cabinet that the owner wanted toned down a bit:

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I can’t help it, but as I was looking at the photos all I could think was;

A little bit of silver in my life,

A little bit of gold by its side.

A little bit of beige in the sun,

A […]

Kari’s Cabinets Re-invented – Painted Entertainment Center


Remember I wrote how I’ve been a painting phenom of late?

One of the (many) projects that was included in the malay of pieces that needed refinishing was a ginormous entertainment unit that belonged to my friend Kari.

I only have one before photo to show off, and it isn’t of the entire unit (sorry about that) – but you’ll get the idea of what I was working with:

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Liberty Dressers – It’s all about the hardware


Today’s dresser makeover is sponsored by Liberty Hardware – and you’ll be so pleased it is because wait until you see how these pieces turned out!

First, I’ll show you the dressers I picked up out of someone’s garage:

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Filled with spider nests, paint chipping, peeling, rotting and with a slight stench to […]

Gold handles – why you shouldn’t spray paint them


I’m sorry.

I wrote a post a few weeks back that showcased a DIY way to get your own gold handles.  I used some spray paint over the old plastic coated handles and showed how easy and inexpensive the makeover was.

But look what happened:

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This is after a few weeks of use.  My beautiful gold paint chipped and scratched and is showing dirt […]

Bryson’s Big-Boy Desk – navy blue desk makeover

September 15th, 2017|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

I have been a painting phenom over here!  The weather has been gorgeous so I’ve been out in the garage making over just about anything I can get my hands on.

A friend wanted to come over and take a stab a refinishing, so I invited her to come and play with me.

This is the desk Trish started with;

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It was […]

Home Office – bookshelf makeover


I’m so excited to share today’s bookshelf makeover with you!

If you’ve followed along you know that I’m in the midst of an office makeover and as part of that makeover I picked up these two “teak” cabinets;

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I put teak in quotes because that was how they were advertised – but when I went to pick them up I found […]