Navy bedroom set

Want to bring colour to your bedroom, but without making the walls feel “heavy”?  What about a navy bedroom set to bring sophistication and tradition together in a bold, but neutral palette?

It’s funny, but since I graduated cabinetmaking school, I’ve been inundated with requests to refinish furniture?

A couple of orders to make furniture, but the majority of my business of late has been in painting existing furniture.  I don’t mind, I LOVE painting, and a good before and after gives […]

2022-09-23T08:29:20-04:00September 23rd, 2022|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Navy bedroom set

Using high heat paint to restore a fire pit

Has your bbq, wood stove, radiator or fireplace seen better days? Today I’m testing out using high heat paint to restore a fire pit.

Have you tried high heat paint?

It’s generally used to repaint an aging barbecue, clean up fire pits, wood burning stoves, radiators, or paint the inside of a wood burning fireplace.  The product specs on the High Heat Enamel from Rust-Oleum also indicates that you can use it on engines – but that’s going to depend on how […]

Dining table and chairs makeover

I have a new-ish refinishing “finish” for you to try… like this mennonite dining table and chairs makeover that went completely MATTE!

Happy weekend!

So something happened when I finished cabinet-making school…

Suddenly I received a rush of orders for refinishing projects?  Normally I’d say no, and focus on building projects, but a girl’s gotta eat right?

On top of that Michelle was my “big sister” in Kappa Alpha Theta – and you don’t say no to your big sister. lol

Besides, she had an […]

2022-08-13T13:06:17-04:00August 13th, 2022|REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Dining table and chairs makeover

How to refinish wood furniture

With this sideboard makeover, in a two-tone finish, it was a perfect time to review my “How to refinish wood furniture” tips, tricks, products and what-not-to-do’s for both painted and stained furniture.

Product list to the items I use regularly are lower in the post.  Amazon affiliate links

I have been building and refinishing furniture since 2013 – so almost 10 years now – and in that time I have come a LONG way.

While the process for refinishing wood furniture is fairly […]

2022-07-28T18:12:22-04:00July 28th, 2022|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on How to refinish wood furniture

How to add feet to furniture – a china cabinet makeover

I added feet, skirting, a drawer, and gave this china cabinet makeover a fresh coat of paint and stain to take it from “Blah” to “Blam!”

Good morning sweet friends!

It’s been a dog’s age since I’ve posted a furniture makeover on the blog hasn’t it?

Time to rectify that!

This cabinet was advertised as a “library” when I bought it from auction.

China cabinet

It came with three shelves, but no feet or legs to keep it […]

2022-06-03T11:15:37-04:00June 3rd, 2022|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on How to add feet to furniture – a china cabinet makeover

Half-round side table

I took an old, grungy kitchen table and turned it into this gorgeous half round side table / demilune table for about $30.

What is a half round table called?  I went with “half-round table” hoping that’s what the majority of people looking for something like this might call it, but the ‘official’ name is Demilune table.  (aka half moon tables).

I’m going to call it the $1 half round because that’s where it all began – with an old, very crappy, […]

2022-01-07T11:01:54-05:00January 7th, 2022|BUILD IT, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Half-round side table

TV console turned DIY electric fireplace

Electric fireplace inserts aren’t as expensive as you might imagine.  I found this fireplace at auction for next-to-nothing and upgraded it by repurposing a TV console into a DIY electric fireplace.  You can do this with buffets, bookcases, sofa tables – just about anything really – to really bring some warmth (literal and figurative) into your room.

Happy Christmas Eve!

I can FINALLY share with you a project I was working on as a Christmas gift for my honey… an electric fireplace.

But […]

2021-12-24T12:04:40-05:00December 24th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on TV console turned DIY electric fireplace
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