Sewing Chair with a {top secret} Drawer

  Hi friends! How about a fun makeover today? Every month a few blog friends get together to share fun furniture makeovers.  The catch is, there is a theme! Some of our previous themes have been: Metallic, Bold, Flowers, and Travel.  This month's theme is NUMBERS! There are a lot of ways to incorporate numbers into a piece of furniture, and this chair was the perfect candidate for this challenge: I found this sad little chair at a yard sale for $5. There wasn't anything … [Read more...]

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets (A Step-by-Step Guide)

  If you're in the market to paint your kitchen cabinets, you have come to the right place! I am sharing every single solitary step to a brand new space! While the actual priming and painting only took three days (can you say marathon painting?), reviving your kitchen cabinets will also require at least one solid day for prep, and at least one additional day to put everything back together. I took all day Friday to prep, primed and painted Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and put … [Read more...]

Flower Stenciled Side Table

It's time once again to join together with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you a fun themed furniture makeover.  This month's theme is flowers. Last month's theme was "Bold". I redid a $5 yard sale chair. The theme for the month before was "Metallic". I shared a thrift store side table. I found it a bit more challenging to incorporate flowers into a piece of furniture, but I think I pulled it off. This table was a $5 yard sale find, and kind of boring as is: Here is … [Read more...]

$5 Yard Sale Chair Makeover

This is the story of a sweet little yard sale chair I found for $5 at a yard sale last summer.  I think I love it so much because the elderly couple I was purchasing it from was so sweet.  As a nurse I have worked with many elderly patients in the past and they are by far my favorite. They all have a story to tell and I love to listen. I've seen the spryest of 90 year olds and you can't help but feel joy in their presence. This couple seemed like they had shared a happy life together, but the … [Read more...]

How to Remove Stain without Sanding

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing how I removed the stain from my dining room table top without sanding. The first thing I usually reach for when removing the stain from a piece of furniture is my handy dandy sander. I thought I'd share another option that is pretty simple, that doesn't remove any of the original surface through sanding, leaving those pretty curves completely in tact. I'm including a few affiliate links so you can find the products I used. Read my full disclosure here. You … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Side Table Goes Glam

Glam side table? I know that doesn't sound like me, does it? Recently a few friends and I were invited to challenge ourselves to makeover a piece of furniture, but the kicker was, it had to be a metallic makeover!  You know I love a challenge, but this was a tough one for me. Then I remembered I had this little thrift store beauty (not so much) that's been sitting in my garage forever, just begging for a makeover. I paid around $25 for it and I knew it would be perfect for this project. I … [Read more...]

How to Build a Headboard Bench

Hello lovelies! Today I'm going to share with you what I did to my pineapple bed I found at Lucketts this Spring. You may remember it looking like this: Both the headboard and my garden look much different these days! Here's what that headboard is looking like these days... I knew when I bought it that I wanted to make it into a bench!  If you look closely at the before photo, it was in pretty rough shape with several gouges and scratches, so I also knew it needed to be … [Read more...]

Grain Sack Painted Chair

Well hello there!  I'm so glad you dropped by... because I love when you visit!  Come on in, I have a great chair makeover to share with you today. Do you remember these fabulous finds I dragged home from Lucketts? Remember how I was calculating how much less room I would have in my car if I brought my oldest son along?  Even with him taking up prime real estate in the back seat, I still managed to cram all of these goodies in! Isn't that bed in the back gorgeous?! I know it's a … [Read more...]

Sweet Little Table Redo

This really is a sweet little table that I'm sharing today. It's also another piece I acquired from Omi. You can read more about her and her pretty sewing box makeover here. It was built by someone in her family many years ago. Here is the before: A diamond in the rough! I thought it would be the perfect little table for my downstairs bathroom. This is the bathroom our visitors use. My husband retiled it from floor to ceiling before I came along.  Although it's beautiful, it … [Read more...]

Dining Table Makeover, Take One

Alrighty folks, the post you've been anxiously awaiting (in my mind you've been on the edge of your seats) is finally here! I finished my dining set!!  Okay so I realize that some of you have never even heard of said dining set, so allow me to catch you up to speed. You see, I bought this dining set at a local thrift store a couple of weeks ago: Ain't she a beauty? SUPER fabulouuuus!  Love love loved it and had to have it, called hubby and convinced him why I we had to have it.  Hello, … [Read more...]