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This was the first piece I rescued in early spring last year! I couldn't wait for yard sales to start happening in our area so I could head out and hunt for treasures like these. I couldn't believe I found this piece at the first sale of the year!
The Hubby and I have been busy since April doing some home improvements to our cottage that were long over due. These before pictures are from 11 years ago when we bought our cottage on a lake (the lovely table and chairs were included with the cottage). Our cottage is a manufactured home and was new to the property in 1999, we fondly call it our double wide on the lake. My first project upon moving in was to plaster all the walls in the cottage. I had never done this before, but the tedious hard work paid off and the walls turned out great.
We recently installed a couple of Ring Outdoor Security Cameras at Steph's house as part of our participation in The Home Depot's smart home campaign.These cameras are battery operated, meaning we could install them away from a power source. This gave us a lot more flexibility in their placement.We decided to put them where they could "see" Steph's house rather than "see" out away from it.Take a look at what we did, and how we gave them a bit of camouflage in the form of a birdhouse "slipcover."
These are the before pictures of this project. We finished this beautiful Secretary Desk, with a sexy little black lace finish. We created an entirely new finish with Lace and Wood Icing Textura PasteNotice the attached embellishments and the damaged veneer on the drawer front. These kind of challenges are what makes Textura Paste the best choice for repairs and creating unique textured finishes. It is the most durable and color accepting product on today's market.
Six weeks-gutting kitchen, lacing in new wood flooring, refinishing all the existing wood floors, staining all grey, installing new cabinets & a quartize countertop, new light fixtures, installed wood ceiling, all new windows throughout house...not much we didn't touch in some way!
We could have done things differently but this is the results of the budget we sat for ourselves. We like it, so tell us what you think?
Do you love the Restoration Hardware tables that have that beautiful gray (driftwood-like) weathered wood? Me too. But, I can’t justify spending thousands of dollars on their furniture. Instead, I found a Craig’s List pedestal table that had the right shape and size for our kitchen. It was a cherry veneer finish, but after some paint you’d never know!
I've never painted stairs before, but when we went to paint our basement stairs, I suddenly realized that I didn't want to get stuck in the basement while the paint dried. How do the professionals do it? I had no idea, and didn't have time to research. Since it was only our basement stairs, and not a professional stair painting project, the idea of only painting half the stair at a time made sense to me.
Well I got this set for free because it was in really bad shape. The rattan on the backs of the chairs was all torn up and the table top had really deep scratches. I really did not know how this was all going to turn out but I gave it a try.
I’m working on a budget. I got these filing cabinets from Habitat for Humanity ReStore for a couple bucks and wanted to repurpose them to make my desk. I knew I wanted to use card pull label holders because not only do I love the way they look on furniture, I also love being organized!
Oak cabinets....anyone else have oak cabinets and want something different?! My sister did, so I grabbed my paint brush and favorite General Finishes milk paints and went to town!
While walking back from the park with the kids I stumbled upon two chairs that my neighbors were throwing away curbside . So under the cover of darkness I TOOK those chairs and ran awkwardly into my garage. It sounds much creepier than it actually was. Or maybe not. In any case, today I’ll be using the legs from those chairs to make an amazing and cheap upcycled coffee table!
This week Erika, our in-house craft guru, decided to transform an unfinished Ikea Rast dresser using paint and a fun stencil pattern. This is an inexpensive and easy furniture project to complete especially when using Cutting Edge Stencils. Makeover this simple, inexpensive set of drawers into a showpiece for any room using your favorite stencil pattern. Let's walk through the steps.
These beautiful brass lamps were lovely, but my client wanted to give them a more modern updated makeover. We both loved the look of the lamps we'd seen in catalogs like Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn and of course Restoration Hardware but we didn't want to spend the money on new lamps. I decided to try to recreate the "greige" finish on these brass lamps and we both were thrilled about how they came out!