Antique desk makeover to die for!

From seriously damaged, to seriously gorgeous, this antique desk makeover is one of my favourite before and afters of all time!

Funny story (at least I thought it was funny);

I asked my BF “if I were to go into a coma, what would be your favourite memory of me?”

Him:  “the day you went into a coma”

That’s love folks!   Oh I laughed!

Speaking of love; I LOVE today’s makeover.

Like love, adore, am thrilled with and crazy about.

I won’t go into the details […]

Industrial cart to coffee table (an awesome makeover!)

Take the character of an antique industrial cart and make it over into a beautiful and unique coffee table!

I’m so excited about this makeover – and I don’t even need another coffee table in my house! lol

I’ve been eyeballing antique industrial carts through different auctions over the past couple of years – but they inevitably go for a fortune.  Even the ones that are seriously damaged and require a LOT of love seem to go for around $300 CDN.

Since nothing […]

Tallboy dresser makeover – How to refinish furniture the right way

This tallboy dresser makeover gave me the perfect opportunity to answer some common questions I receive about refinishing furniture.  These are my tried, tested, and trusted steps for getting a perfect finish (along with the products I use and recommend).

*This post contains affiliate links to products I use and recommend.  For full Amazon affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar or bottom of the page.

One thing I get asked fairly often – outside of “Where does Jane Fonda buy her clothes […]

Refinishing a curb find coffee table

For those that haven’t followed the blog for very long, today I’m recapping my process for refinishing a curb find coffee table.  Easy steps to follow and links to the products I use and recommend included.  It’s your one-stop-shop to take a curb find to fab-u-lous!

You’re not going to believe this…

I can’t believe this…

I forgot to take before photos!!!

Oh my gosh – I am the WORST blogger ever!

I did however take a time-lapse video of the sanding process, so you […]

Refurbished hand truck

This hand truck (or what I would call a refrigerator dolly) cost a small fortune 20 years ago but looks worse for wear now.  A bit of elbow grease and some lime green paint and it is refurbished to almost new again!  Don’t have/need a hand truck? Think wheelbarrows, garden tools, etc and apply the same steps.

Did you know that this:

hand truck, furniture dolly, refrigerator dolly, hand truck dolly

is called a […]

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Pallet Board Desk with Total Boat

Working with epoxy resin doesn’t have to be daunting – trust me, I was daunted but was surprised at how easy it was to work with.  This pallet board desk is made up of rough, wormy wood, but the epoxy finish makes it a gorgeous working surface with character you won’t find anywhere else.

I can’t take credit for this project…

as much as I LOVE and am so thrilled with how it turned out, the idea wasn’t mine, but that doesn’t […]

Simple Raised Tray

A repurposed panel from an old nightstand, some decorative knobs and a bit of paint are all you need to create a pretty bathroom vignette with this simple raised tray.

I’ll start this post by apologizing.  I am not an interior designer, nor am I a professional stager or even photographer – which means that more often than not, my photos don’t do the project justice.  I’m working on it, and practice makes perfect, but believe me when I say these […]

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