Sharon’s table – refinishing outdoor furniture

patio side table before

As we move into the depths of Winter, now is a great time to sneak out to your garage (or kitchen floor if need be) and work on refinishing your outdoor furniture.  In 3 easy steps, you can upgrade your wood patio furniture back to new! This is Sharon’s patio side table. The wood is […]

Navy bedroom set

Navy bedroom set, navy bedroom furniture

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, […]

Fluted shoe cabinet – overcoming my fear of routers

fluted shoe cabinet, building a shoe cabinet, shoe cabinet, shoe cupboard

This easy and inexpensive shoe cabinet can be built in a matter of hours, and out of low-cost MDF.  Stop with a simple build, or do what I did and take your router skills from zero to hero by adding fluting! Well, I finished up cabinetmaking school last week and am officially a graduate! Which […]

How to add feet to furniture – a china cabinet makeover

China cabinet makeover, glass 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 […]

Propane tank table / propane tank cover

propane tank table, propane tank cover, outdoor side table

I wasn’t sure what to call this post so that the most people possible would be able to find it in a search to hideaway their propane tanks – usually used for fire pits. It’s a propane tank cover – yes – but better still, it’s a usable surface to put drinks on while the […]

Staining your fence black

staining your fence black, black fence

If you want elegance and sophistication in your yard, try staining your fence black and let the greenery pop! #blackfence Well, my fence is 17 years old and the bottom sections are starting to rot out, so it won’t be too long before it needs replacing… a perfect time to test out my vision! If […]

Black bookcase stunner

black bookcase, bookcase makeover, black bookcase with bead board backing

A $30 find, patched, painted and finished with a bead board backing, turned into this black bookcase stunner! Thursday I showed off the black desk makeover and gave a little sneak peek at the bookcase I refinished to make an office combo. I won’t go through every single step again, if you want to know […]