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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Reclaimed Wood Organizer

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By now you know when I say "reclaimed wood" I'm not talking about century old barn wood right? It's just a fancy name for old fence pickets I found on the side of the road lol.  As in this pile of pickets I found on the side of the road: Okay technically it was in a cul-de-sac in a neighborhood I was yard sale hopping in. See said yard sale in the back ground? "No thanks, I don't want to buy anything you are selling, but can I have this pile of trash?" Ha ha. This sounds a lot like the … [Read more...]

Vintage Cane Club Chair Makeover

Vintage Cane Club Chair Makeover

Hi Friends! Up for a little furniture redo today?  How about this pretty little cane club chair I picked up recently at the thrift store? I spied it at the Salvation Army on a Thursday for $44, and I really liked it so I asked the gal if they were having any sales any time soon.  She told me that all furniture would be 50% off on Saturday. Luckily it was still there! It ended up being only $22! Woo hoo. Now you might think you already know what fabric I used, right? Not this time. … [Read more...]

Bedroom Gallery Wall: a Decorating Challenge

Building a gallery wall with things you love.

Well hello there! I'm so excited you dropped by! I am also excited to share my gallery wall that I created for this month's Decorating Challenge. It's all about gallery walls this month! When we first decided to do gallery walls as a theme, I knew exactly where I wanted one: above our bed. How about we see what was up there before though? Yes I did just share a picture of my unmade bed with the world. :) I really didn't mind what I had up there. I was actually SO proud of it … [Read more...]

A New Sign from a Curbside Find

All of Me Loves All of You sign created from a curbside find

Hi lovely Friends! I was yard saling this Spring and from a mile away as I was nearing one particular yard sale, I spotted a trash pile on the curb. It was mostly old yard decor, but I also spied a few decent pieces of wood. Now how sad is it that I would be more interested in what these nice people were throwing away than what they were selling? I asked if it would be okay if I took the wood, and of course they were so nice about it, but it's much easier to take someone's trash when they're … [Read more...]