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Microwave Cart to Bar Cart With Modern Masters Paint

We had an old, unused microwave cart that was begging for a makeover.

a little gold leaf makeover on an old table

A Little Gold Leaf Makeover on an Old Table

To be honest I don't even remember where or how I came across this cute little table. It is all wood, with super slim legs and great subtle curves and details. But like most old furniture it isn't in the best shape. It's going to be painted, so if you hate paint - don't look


Old Beat Up Cabinet Transformed Into A Wine Bar

Hey there! This project has been a very long time in the making. It took me a LOT longer to finish than what I thought it would! It didn’t help that we went on vacation for two weeks in the middle of the project. And of course I had a ton of stuff to catch up on around the house once we got home. I had planned to have it finished before we left, but you know what they say about the best laid plans.

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Industrial Farmhouse Inspired Three Shelf Table

A basic looking yard-sale shelf is transformed with chalk paint and sanding into a rustic piece of furniture perfect for your farmhouse decor.

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A "New" Sewing and Craft Desk

I turned an old secretary desk into a sewing and craft table.

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DIY Wine Crate Cabinet

As you may know we are in the middle of a major bathroom reno. It's definitely hit some snags, but I finally feel that we're on the road to some pretty awesome reveals. This also, completely explains why I just sort of stopped posting last week. You guys, I was so exhausted from working on projects and trying to keep up with the mess that a home renovation brings.
Anyway, as mentioned, one of three spaces getting updated in our home is our bathroom. Since, I picked very neutral tiles and accessories, I knew I needed to bring in some color and also a rustic feel.
One of the projects I worked on last week was this DIY Wine Crate Cabinet. I photographed it outside since I was excited to show it to you all and the bathroom is not quite ready for it. (Eventually, it will get hung up and hold our toothbrushes and accessories).

from boring to moroccan

From Boring to Moroccan

I bought this little side table several months ago seeing its potential. I like to refinish furniture and give it 'A Fresh Perspective'.

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Salvaged wood desk transformed with chalk paint, bubble wrap and faux leather

I found this wood desk on the curb, wanted to try to keep the original wood finish but it was just too far gone, so I spruced it up with some chalk paint, a faux leather top, and added bubble wrap and plaster texture to the drawer fronts.

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Monday Makeover

I’ve had this bistro set for about 14 years. I was going to sell it at the yard sale but decided not to – glad I didn’t. Here is the table.. before

nightstand table makeover

Nightstand Table Makeover

This was a real quick makeover. I picked this up at local orphanage boutique. They sell items that are donated to help run the program. They open a new store. I wanted to purchase a few items to support the kids. This is a solid wood dovetailed night table made by The Davis Cabinet Company in Nashville Tennessee it says its Teakwood. There was some damage to the top, so I painted it. I didn't see it was teakwood till I already started, or I might have tried to refinish it and keep in its original condition. Let’s get started I'll show you how I did it step by step.

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A Shady Little Rose Sitting Pretty Upon a Pedestal

I recently had a customer purchase my Damask Rose Accent Table, and she had two other tables that would be going in the same room. She asked if I could do complementary designs on these pieces for her.The first piece is this sweet little pedestal table that had been previously painted by another individual.

give modern furniture a vintage look

Give Modern Furniture a Vintage Look

I bought this side table at a thrift store. It's very solid and I loved that it has three tiers of shelves. But I did want to give it a more vintage look, so I used a pounced paint technique to build some texture and dimension.

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One is Better Than Two

My sister purchased two kitchen carts at Ikea and had placed them side by side. However, placing larger items in there to store was bothersome. The legs kept getting in the way. So I told her I could make one larger cart that would be much more functional.

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Up cycled Army Field Desk

A friend scored on this curb find with a well traveled Army Field Desk. She requested that it match her office furniture, which was not Army green. This transformation is so chic!

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IKEA Rast Hack - From Dresser to Bar Cart

As part of a challenge with other bloggers, I was given an IKEA Rast dresser and asked to transform it with paint, hardware, and other DIY supplies of my choice. I decided to turn my dresser into an awesome bar cart and give it to my sister as an apartment-warming gift!

image transfer using laser printer

Image Transfer Using Laser Printer

Suzanne Fulford prints a favorite image and applies it to this beautiful piece of furniture.

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Red Stained Lily Table

I recently got a request from a repeat customer to do two tables with red lillies using my staining technique. RED??? Hmmmm, this would be new!
I recently added color to my staining art pieces, but that has been with painted pieces, not stained pieces. However, a few months ago, I had purchased some colored dyes and Merlot was one of those dyes, so this was the perfect opportunity to give this a try.
I started with this Queen Anne style cherry table

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Mod Podge Transfer Technique

I am certainly not the first blogger to post this technique up; I initially came across it on The Graphics Fairy, and she in turn had linked it from elsewhere. However, after using this technique, which I really, really like, on several projects, I thought I'd chime in with my 0.02, and share some tips on what works well for me.
So far, I've used the Mod Podge technique to transfer images to furniture and canvas. I tried it on pallet wood, which was not successful; the wood was simply too rough. I'm working on several pieces now, so thought I'd share what I've found works, and some of the finished projects.
1. Use a laserprinted, 2 color or gray-scale image. Color doesn't work that well.

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Quick Kitchen Cart Makeover With BB Frosch Chalk Powder

This kitchen cart was Grandma’s, but it had seen better days. It has been hanging out in my Dad’s kitchen for years now.

revamping pation chairs

Revamping Patio Chairs

The other day I was given two old patio chairs by a friend who didn't want them anymore as they had rusted very badly and she wanted to purchase some smaller chairs for her balcony as she doesn't have that much space. She knew I could revamp them and that we had plenty of space for them around our villa, so gave them to me.

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Side of the Road Gem Re-Purposed

While out and about the other day I noticed this cabinet on the side of the road. After driving by multiple times I decided to listen to the little voice in my head saying “pull over!!” Oh am I so happy that I did!! I was intrigued by this piece because of the design and size, but then when I got closer and saw that it was a sound system I was shocked!! I figured that if the system didn’t work (which I assumed is probably why it was on the side of the road) that I would gut it and use the piece for storage. Hours later I found Billy, my husband, hooking up the system and bumping some sweet tunes- it actually works!! And boy is it loud, whoop whoop! Now just to make it cute…Original Blog Post

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How to Give Old Furniture New Life With Paint and Stencils

Take any old piece of furniture and give it new life with simply paint and a stencil design. This is where you get to let your imagination run wild.

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DIY Side Tables With Greek Key Base

My living room was looking a bit too traditional, so I wanted to add some modern touches. I found a Greek key side table online that I really liked, but the price for one table was $549, and I needed two of them. Since I would ever pay $1098 for two side tables, I decided to make my own. I spent about $60 to make two tables.

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No Paint or Stain Cabinet Makeover

I had every intention in the world to fill all the holes and paint this little cabinet, but then in the end I just couldn't do it. Sometimes our scars tell a story about us and what we have survived through. This little lady looked like she had been to battle and she was still standing strong. I couldn't take that away. In fact, I fixed her up without any repainting, staining, modge podge or any other product that would permanently changer her appearance.

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Industrial Work Bench Turned Coffee Bar

I bought this industrial work bench at a flea market a couple years ago. It was once used in a print shop in CT. It was the perfect height for painting and as you can tell from the before pictures, I used it a lot.
Once we moved, I found I didn't use it in my new work area and it sat piled with junk in our basement.
I wanted to de-clutter my kitchen counters and thought the old work bench would work great in my kitchen.