Refinished Liquor Cabinet

October 14th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

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

October 10th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

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

September 23rd, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

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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Blech!

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

Gold handles – why you shouldn’t spray paint them

September 18th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

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

August 5th, 2017|DECOR, ORGANIZE, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

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 […]

Antique revival to two-tone beauty

July 14th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

I love desks.

I’m not entirely sure why I love desks so much, but I think it has something to do with the idea of organization and compartments.

Could be because they are so easy to makeover but have such impact when you do.

Maybe it’s because there are a bazillion of them on Craig’s List and Kijiji, that you can’t help but get an ugly duckling for a steal.

Today’s desk makeover has to be one of my all-time favourite desk makeovers ever. […]

Fun with colour – another painted chair

July 11th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

So remember I said that I purchased three wooden chairs last week?

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And do you remember that I only showed you these two so far?

Since I had nothing to lose and some Arborcoat solid stain left from my treehouse makeover, I decided to play with colour a bit and create a painted chair that was a bit more whimsical.

If […]

DIY (Faux) Marble Coffee Table

July 5th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, DIY, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

I’m so excited to share this post with you!  My DIY marble coffee table turned out even better than I expected and I’ve been itching to show off how easy it is to make your own.

You see the before above.

Gross?  Yuppers.

Dirty, scratched, chipped, MDF – just about everything you don’t want in a coffee table.

But I liked the shape and the price tag of $1 was easy to live with success or fail, so I grabbed it and went to […]

Wood Chair Makeover

July 3rd, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

I have had so much fun on Maxsold.com lately – have you heard of it?

It’s an auction site that people use to downsize or for estate sales.  The items are posted on their website by location and then you can bid on anything you choose.

These chairs were an item I picked up the other week:

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The auction items are generally much […]