How to Paint Furniture using Chalk Paint

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Hello lovely Friends! Today I'm sharing how I paint a piece of furniture using chalk paint, from start to finish. Because I use chalk paint on most of my projects, I get a lot of emails about the process of painting with chalk paint. I am always more than happy to answer any questions that come my way, but I thought it was about time I put together one helpful post that I can refer my readers to. So let's get started! This is my model for today: She's a gorgeous $40 yard sale score … [Read more...]

Shabby Little Dresser

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Hello lovely Friends! I get a LOT of questions about painting furniture. I am always more than happy to answer any questions that come my way, but I thought it was time I put together one helpful post sharing the start-to-finish process of what I do when painting a piece of furniture. That way I can refer any questions to the post, and it can easily be pinned for future reference. I had plans to share that today, but as I was editing photos (I took a ton of pics!), I realized I had way too … [Read more...]

Stinky Gross Flatware Box Makeover

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I really just could not think of a more befitting name for this post. I found this flatware box at the thrift store for just under $5. Here it is as I found it: Ooh good find, right? There are so many possible uses for  a little chest like this... Except it needed a little TLC: Ok a LOT of TLC. So gross. It smelled so musty and yet I brought it home anyway for $5 more dollars than I should have. I would never have had the nerve to donate this! But luckily for me, someone … [Read more...]

French Provincial Chest Update

French Provincial Three-Drawer Chest Makeover in Martha Stewart's Thundercloud

Hi Friends! It's time for Themed Furniture Thursday! That's where I get together with a bunch of my furniture paintin' friends and we all transform a piece that fits a particular theme. This month's theme is animals. Wait until you see how creative my friends have gotten with this one! You can see those at the bottom of this post. I decided to transform this little French provincial beauty: She was  a thrift store find and was marked at $49, but all furniture was 40% that day yippee! … [Read more...]

Antique Dresser Revival

Antique Dresser Revived with Behr's Gray Morning made into chalk paint.

Hello there! Are you in the mood to see a dirty old dresser made beautiful again? Then come on in, kick off your shoes and have a seat! A couple of weeks ago I spied this little lady at my all-time favorite thrift store: It was a bit more than I like to spend at $79 (I am such a cheapo), but I just couldn't leave her behind. I brought her home, cleaned her up and painted her in this beautiful blue: Of course if I'm going to add a splash of color to a piece, it's usually … [Read more...]

20 Gorgeous Must-Try Fabric Projects

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Can I tell you how hard it was to pick features this month?? We were seriously amazed with the creativity and ideas shared at our August's Get Your DIY On link party! Fabric is one of the easiest way to add a punch of personality to a space. Easy to switch out, change-up, and create fabulous projects with, fabric can be a DIYer's best friend. You don't have to have a lot of money or experience to create a fantastic fabric DIY either. Today we are so happy to share our favorite Must-Try Fabric … [Read more...]

Curbside Drawer to Back-to-School Organizer

Pair an old drawer front and a thrift store frame to create a simple hanging rack!

Hello Friends! I'm sharing another curbside find turned into something useful (and pretty) today! To be honest, I rarely actually find things curbside, except when I'm yard saling. I pulled up to my very first sale of the day a few weeks ago and spotted a dresser that was smashed to pieces on the curb, along with these perfectly good drawers: The owners were happy to have me haul them away for them! I was thinking at the very least I could salvage the hardware. Then when my insanely … [Read more...]

Beach-Inspired Bathroom Cabinet

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Don't you love a good before and after?? I know I do! Today I'm sharing this little cabinet that I recently found at the thrift store for $8: The painting on this was beautifully done, but definitely in need of an update. One of the doors was warped also, but I knew exactly how to remedy that! I love when things work out! I didn't really do much except paint, add a graphic, and swap out the doors, but the change is pretty cool, don't you think? A big shout out to my fence picket … [Read more...]

Early Fall Inspiration

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Hello sweet Friends! Did anyone else experience a cool-down this weekend? Okay it only got down to the mid 80's here, but after the heat wave of a Summer we've had, it was such a welcomed change! You know what it's got me thinking about? Fall!! Fall is my absolute favorite season! And it is just around the corner! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite Fall posts from last year along with some of my very talented Friend's Fall posts as well. So if you need a little something to put you in … [Read more...]

Booth Updates

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I haven't shared my booth since December when I shared it for the first time. You can see that post here. So today I thought it would be fun to share a few pics since then. These are all iPhone pics, so bear with me! Back in December my space looked something like this: But then I shared this pic showing what had sold: My space is actually two spaces which I love because I have plenty of room to spread out, but it also takes a lot more inventory to keep it filled. I filled … [Read more...]