How we Stained our Deck

  Hello fellow DIYers! After sharing our new and improved deck space last week, several of you mentioned you would be interested in seeing how we stained our deck. Well, lucky friends, here is the super exciting deck staining  post! First let's look take another quick look back and see how this deck looked just a couple of months ago: And here is how it looks today: Huge improvement! Of course the new and updated patio furniture and decor does wonders ( I shared … [Read more...]

Oval Library Table Makeover

And I'm back my lovely Friends, with my Tuesday Trash to Treasure Transformation! I almost didn't see this library table at yard sale because it had a ton of clothes piled on top of it: It almost looks like one of my after shots with it being painted already right? That's what I do...I slap paint on stuff. But if you look closer, you can see this is in really sad shape: For $20 it was a steal though, so I dragged it home. This time instead of slapping paint on it, I decided … [Read more...]

Antique Dresser Revival

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 blue. … [Read more...]

Paint a Table & Keep the Beautiful Wood too!

Day #18 what?? How did we get here so fast? If you are just joining our little party, we have been enjoying a thrifty makeover every day so far this month as part of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series! Today I'm sharing a thrift store side table makeover. When I walked into the store, a fella greeted me saying he was ready to make a deal, so just let him know if I saw anything. I spotted this little beauty right away: I love French Provincial anything and this had … [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...]

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...]

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...]