Grain Sack Bench

I'm sharing another well-deserved makeover today! It was part of this haul: That day included an estate sale, a few yard sales and one thrift store stop! The large picture on the left was a $5 yard sale find and became a huge chalkboard. The claw-foot console table (see the after here) was a $10 yard sale find and received a frenchy makeover. Both pieces sold in my booth  a while back. This is the 80's country charmer that's getting a makeover today: Ah...80's décor. We'll … [Read more...]

Dressing Table Bench Makeover

Hello friends! Have you ever peeled off wallpaper to reveal another layer underneath? And then another layer underneath? And so on? That was what happened to me only with a dressing table bench! My Mom picked this up at the same estate sale where she scored these amazing French provincial chairs. (Trust me, they did NOT start out amazing.) We had been together the day before and she went back for the chairs, so I sent her in after the bench as well since it was the last day and everything was … [Read more...]

DIY Spice Cabinet and 17 More Kitchen Organization Ideas {with Hometalk}

Are you looking to get your kitchen more organized this year? Well I've got 18 ways to do just that! I was invited by Hometalk recently to put together a collection of Kitchen Organization ideas.  If you're not familiar with Hometalk, it is the biggest Home & Garden social network on the web. Anyone (not just bloggers) can join (for FREE) and share their makeovers and DIYs, as well as ask home and garden-related questions from the experts as well as folks who have been there like you and … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Hutch Makeover

I've got a pretty makeover to share with you today! You might remember me posting about a desk with French graphics that I redid this Fall. I purchased it at an estate sale at this lovely little beach cottage (if you're visiting from a mobile device, this picture is sideways and I don't know why sorry!): About six houses from the ocean...yes please! I bought several pieces from that sale including this pretty beat-up hutch. I found it in the shed being used for tools! What a crime … [Read more...]

IKEA Rast Hack

Hello friends! Have I got a fun makeover to share with you today! A couple of months ago I was contacted by marketing for  Hickory Hardware, asking if I would be interested in participating in an Ikea Rast Hack challenge. That's where you take a very simple piece of Ikea furniture and put your own twist on it. The closest Ikea to me is about three hours away, so I don't shop there too often. I have seen some amazing hacks out there using their basic furniture pieces though, and I was … [Read more...]

Petite Paris Side Tables

Welcome...I have a cute makeover for you today! My Mom had these two petite side tables in her attic that she had painted and stenciled a while ago. She never was happy with the results and offered them to me to redo for my booth. Of course I'll take them! Here they are with their stencil: Not terrible, but for this to work the stencil needed to be oval. And not brown. After I sanded the stencil away and repainted the top, I decided to give these sweet antique tables a French … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Chair

Hello lovely people! Welcome to Themed Furniture Thursday! Every month I, along with several of my favorite blogging buddies, makeover a piece of furniture to fit a particular theme. Any idea what this month's theme was by seeing the preview picture? Red! The color red is this month's theme. This was a really tough one for me because I don't have anything red in my house, and it totally doesn't suit my style...with one exception...at Christmas time! I had the perfect piece of furniture for … [Read more...]

Upholstered Headboard

Hi all! I found this gorgeous headboard on a Facebook yard sale group a couple of months ago and had to go see it. A local upholstering company was selling it out of their warehouse. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was coming home with me, only it was  four days later. It was so big, there was no way it was going to fit into my SUV, so I had to end up picking it up with my hubby's truck...on my birthday! It was listed at $75, but the girl selling it took my offer of $60. What a steal! It's … [Read more...]

French Provincial Chair Makeover

Today I am so excited to share my French Provincial Chair makeover with you!  I'm excited mostly because they are done! As you can see by the preview photo, this story has a happy ending. But it wasn't without a few bumps (and blisters) in the road. My Mom and I spied these chairs at an estate sale last Friday. We passed on them, knowing they required a lot of work, but she had a change of heart and went back for them on Saturday. Luckily everything was 50% 0ff and she scored these two … [Read more...]

Desk with French Graphics

Yay! It's Themed Furniture Thursday!  A bunch of us crazy DIY girls get together once a month to share a furniture makeover. The catch is that everyone's makeovers have to follow a theme! This month's theme is "Words/Letters".  I immediately went to my go-to for graphics...the Graphics Fairy, and this is what I came up with: Can you see the graphics? They're on top! I found this desk at an estate sale a few weeks ago at this cute little cottage that was about 6 houses from the … [Read more...]