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, […]

Dining table and chairs makeover

oak dining table

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 […]

How to refinish wood furniture

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 […]

TV console turned DIY electric fireplace

television console before

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 […]

Antique footstool makeover

antique footstool, antique footstool makeover

This antique footstool holds a lot of fond memories, but has seen better days as far as appearance goes. A bit of elbow grease and she’s (almost) as pretty as new. *This post contains affiliate links to the products I used in this makeover.  For full affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar or bottom of the […]

Upcycled dresser turned hall tree

upcycled dresser, dresser upcycle, dresser turned hall tree

In a time when wood prices are crazy and landfills are beyond capacity, let me suggest to you that upcycling / repurposing is the way to go.  Save money, save the environment and have fun creating – like this upcycled dresser turned hall tree! I love this so freaking much! I don’t know what to […]