Night Stands for my Daughter
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Quick little video showing how to use lace with Wood Icing® Textura Paste I show how to spread the Textura Paste over the top of lace. And I also show how to press lace into the Textura Paste. We paint both with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. We used this technique on the Flag project we posted.
Goodbye 80's beat up dark stained finish and hello one of a kind rustic modern farmhouse white 2021 update. All was done with Dixie Belle products.You can find more details on this and other furniture and home decor via my free tutorial blog.
I purchased this pair of almost matching nightstands at an online auction for $25 at the beginning of March. When I bought them I thought they were exactly the same. I carried them out of the basement where I purchased them, lugged them into the car, unpacked the pair then set them in my garage. It wasn’t until a week later that I tell my husband, you know, those nightstands don’t match. What do you mean they don’t match? After all, he was there when I picked them up too. Then we proceed to pick out all the differences. The most glaring difference is the base. Who wouldn’t notice that? The one on the right has paneled sides and square corners, the one on the left has plain sides and rounded corners. The drawers on the left are slightly wider than the drawers on the right. Almost exactly the same.
Roses are one of my favorite flowers.They are absolutely beautiful and smell heavenly.In my humble opinion, one can never have too many roses.I found these beauties at the grocery store, of all places.Blush pink, butter yellow and a loverly rose pink (of course) – la vie en rose.Swooooooon.
This old nightstand was a throw away. Well there was no way I was going to allow it to go to waste! Can you imagine it as a fun new Troll? With a little paint and a lot of love it was turned into the cutest little Troll nightstand! Even the "eyes" light up. Here's how it was done:
I bought a pair of solid wood night stands (oak maybe?) at a used furniture store. And even though I liked the wood grain and considered staining them, I decided not to go that direction. Because my bedroom has white furniture I wanted to make these night stands blend into the space.Spoiler alert – this tutorial is probably not going to inspire the ‘wood purists’ out there. :)
In the spirit of the new year, I have one resolution that I intend to keep! My nightstand tends to be a bit of a dump heap. It is a lot like some people’s junk drawers — I just toss stuff in there when I am tidying up, but I am sick of having to dig through it every time I need something. I have come up with a couple of DIYs to help keep my nightstand clean and organized. I have also made over an old nightstand so I have “brand new” nightstand to keep clean this year. Take a look and see what I did! Hopefully these little DIYs can help you, too!
The majority of us are hoarders of all kinds of hangers. Despite having enough hangers at home, we still buy new sets from time to time. We are all guilty of keeping the old ones even after we have bought new sets. Instead of throwing them away, I was able to convert them into a mini coffee table or nightstand. You can make use of your old hangers and turn them into a coffee table.
I scored this desk for $5 from a yard sale and posed the question to my devoted fans - desk or night stands? The people (all 5 that answered!) spoke and night stands won! This tutorial will lead you through the process of creating the stands and adding dock cleat handles for an extra special nautical touch.
Have you ever loved a piece of furniture but your color preference changed? Maybe you changed the furniture in the room and suddenly the piece became too dark for space? Or maybe you needed something new but didn’t want to buy new furniture? If this is you, keep reading to see how my husband and I have a set of nightstands a fresh new look.
I have painted many pieces of furniture in my time and I try to keep things exciting and fresh but it's not always easy. I had a pair of French Provincial nightstands in need of a makeover and went in with no plan whatsoever and just decided to have fun and experiment a little with these.
Who thinks they may have passed on this one?Stickers, scratches and gouges, and some less than choice words etched into drawers ... my assistant, Celia decided to take her chances and give this old piece a second life.
So, I had a pair of nightstands that were destined for the dump. I kept them around for several years with the intention of throwing them out but for some reason I just couldn't part with them. I finally made the decision to give them a second chance!
Change a sturdy coffee table into a multi-purpose furniture item - a perfect solution for a small budget, little space or no woodworking skills.
This old mailbox was my grandparents for many, many, many years before I came along and used it as long as I could before it was finally time to retire it. I didn’t have the heart to toss it though and its been literally sitting in our flower garden, by our front step, for all the years since. I thought about bringing it in and hanging it on the wall or placing it above one of our hutches as decoration but it was just too big for either of those things. It finally dawned on me where it would be perfect this spring when we started working on the vegetable garden!
Do you have a few pieces of old wood laying around? Are you looking for something to do with them? Come see how to build a birdhouse with scrap wood! With a little bit of imagination, you can turn that old pile of wood into something that your bird friends will love!
I'm always, yes always on the prowl for picture frames and I've never been stumped yet on what to recreate with them! They are so much fun to work with and the ideas are endless but this might be a "new" idea?? I was inspired by the obsession everyone has to have greenery in their homes nowadays either real or faux. The cactus craze has been one of them leading me to creating a faux succulent garden, Hens and Chicks in a picture frame!!
Today I’m sharing How to Build a Wooden Garden Trellis or Free Standing Obelisk Pyramid, using a reclaimed porch railing that was discarded after a recent porch update. These easy, step by step instructions, will keep your new plants vertical and off the ground. I began looking for a some inexpensive ways to build a trellis or free standing obelisk and finding some reclaimed wood was the perfect solution.
Looking for ways to grow your indoor garden on a budget? Propagating plants is the easiest way to grow your garden for free! Learn how to propagate pothos in water with these 7 easy steps.Pothos is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and care for.They are low maintenance, resilient, can tolerate different levels of light, boosts the mood, and purifies the air.But did you also know that they are super easy to propagate in water?It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of easy-care houseplants.My plants grew so much while summering outdoors.So it’s time to clean them up and cut some of them back.But what to do with the cuttings?I’m going to grow more plants!
How to Faux Stain Furniture with Latex Paint If you want to stain a previously stained or painted furniture piece, check out this tutorial and video where I show you how to easily apply paint that looks like a stain with six color options. So everyone deals with stress in different ways and this year has absolutely been an “opportunity” to start some new hobbies for stress-relief. Most people have learned a new love for bike riding, working in the yard, or DIY projects. But once again, I’m not like most people… One Sunday afternoon in March, I decided to experiment with different stain options with my faux stain technique. My original Barnwood stain was a big hit but I wanted to give readers more color options. I sat down and started mixing paints and creating samples like the DIY version of a mad scientist. Before I knew it I had created over 3 dozen different stain samples and there were even more little bottles of paint scattered all over my kitchen table. Who knew this would be my best option to de-stress during the craziness of this year. And become I didn’t want to overwhelm you with TOO many options, I have condensed the options into the top 5 shades – 6 if you include my driftwood stain. This technique has never let me down on several of my own furniture pieces and I hope it will be of some use to you too! LET ME SHOW YOU: My tried-and-true stain technique for covering stained or painted furniture without strippingAn alternative to traditional stain that is reliable no matter the wood typeA “stain” that will easily cover wood imperfections like knotholes which means you don’t have to buy high-grade lumber for woodworking projectsHow I saved a ton of money by refinishing my damaged breakfast table top instead of buying a new tableA great technique to make metal garage doors look like real wood WANT TO SAVE THIS FOR LATER? CLICK HERE TO SAVE THIS PIN TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD
This post just a follow up on our office place. The built in finished completely (finally handles came in) Beautiful so it did worth the wait (black walnut and gold). As I mentioned in my earlier post we had a nook which probably meant for a built in but it was too small to execute it. So after much consideration I just wanted a built in bench with additional storage and pillows. Easy enough and not to blow the budget( purchased wood before the lumber price increase) Kept the same paint color as the built in same top as the desk (white oak) and after getting prices on a custom made bench cushion decided to make it by myself.Anyway,here are some pictures.P.S I wanted shiplap to the beck of the wall but it wasn't in the budget and might do it down the road or not:)
Last year, hubby cut down a medium sized tree in our yard. Thankfully, I had him save some branches for possible future projects, so this wood has been drying out for quite awhile now (you want dry wood for this project).We ended up redoing our little front porch and painting our front door, so I wanted a new wreath to go with the new look. That's when we thought to chop up that old wood and make a wreath! Best part about this wreath is that it's a perfect year round decor piece! You can decorate it for each holiday/season!Here's how we made it ....*Price is based off of the cost of the glue since we already had the circular saw, cardboard came from a box that was shipped to me, and wood came from our yard, so those items cost nothing.If you don't have a circular saw, you can use a jigsaw, chainsaw, handsaw, but those tools will either take longer or not give perfect straight cuts. We do recommend any diy'er to invest in a circular saw since it is used for so many different projects
Since buying my home, I have always wanted a workshop/craft space. Nothing extravagant, just somewhere that I can piddle and work on projects in my spare time. Ideally I would have loved to construct a garage, but the cost to construct a garage on our property just wasn’t worth it in the long-run. That being the case, I knew that I was going to have to get creative if I wanted to construct/have a workshop/crafting space. One early Saturday morning while everyone else was still asleep, as I stared out the window watching the birds and sipping on my coffee (sounds relaxing, right?! My favorite kind of mornings!) I suddenly had the idea to turn my 8x8 shed into a me-space”…no a “she-space”….oooh…no no… A “SHED SHED/CRAFT SHACK”!!! I purchased this shed a few months prior to this day from my local community college. I got an absolute deal on this shed and was ecstatic that I would be able to get even more use than I anticipated out of it! My absolute first step was to get rid of some of the shelves and items that I had stored in the shed. This is just the first step in my She Shed conversion, but here is how I did it!