homemade chalk paint recipe, chalk paint, painted furniture

Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe

I've been using this recipe for making homemade chalk paint for several months now and I'm really pleased with the results. It gives a really nice finish on furniture projects with a minimal amount of prep. And it's thrifty too!

a little chalk paint test, chalk paint, painted furniture

A little chalk paint test!

Purely by accident, we ended up with a little chalk paint test. Check out this side by side comparision of two chairs - one painted with purchased chalk paint, the other with homemade chalk paint. Can you tell a difference? ... Love making chalk paint!

diy flannel baby rag quilt, crafts

DIY Flannel Baby Rag Quilt

This flannel baby rag quilt is so soft and cuddly. And it's a project that even a beginner can tackle!

personalized chairs for kids, painted furniture

Personalized Chairs for Kids

The holidays may be over, but these little kid sized chairs make perfect gifts for the little ones in your life all year round! Be sure to pick their favorite color and use a stencil for their name - super easy and tons of fun!

diy wood plank picture ledges gallery wall, diy, home decor, shelving ideas, wall decor, woodworking projects

Picture Ledges Gallery Wall

I've wanted to create a gallery wall for the longest time, but I also wanted the flexibility to make changes and updates on a regular basis. Picture ledges were the perfect solution! And this is a low cost project that is quick and easy to complete - no special skills and only the most basic tools required!

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Spring Garden Tour

Come join me for a walk through the garden! I love the early spring blooms and the anticipation of what is to come. My gardening strategy is easy care bulbs and perennials in the flower beds and annuals close to the house in pots for easy watering. The beauty of bulbs and perennials is that they just keep getting better and better as easy year passes. As they get larger, they can be divided and shared. Raised bed garden boxes filled with rich organic soil make for a bounty of fresh vegetables all summer long. Rocks, boulders and a little bit of rust adds charm and character to the gardens. There is always something new to see, smell and appreciate in a garden!

coral with a touch of gold, painted furniture

Coral With A Touch Of Gold

I love this bright coral on a very traditional dresser and how the antique gold hardware adds a touch of warmth!

spring burlap wreaths, crafts

Spring Burlap Wreaths

Burlap ruffled wreaths are so easy to make and wonderful to embellish for any season or holiday. Try adding a some pretty flowers, a cute little nest, some mossy goodness and you'll be all ready for spring! Complete tutorial on the blog!

mid century modern in lamp black, painted furniture

Mid Century Modern in Lamp Black

Mid Century Modern furniture is so hot right now! And this one is a classic in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. Black can be a tricky color to get just right and this paint is a tried and true favorite!

a vintage inspired garden baby shower, home decor

A Vintage Inspired Garden Baby Shower

Vintage elements bring such character to your home and are perfect for adding charm to special events too! Check out this vintage inspired garden baby shower - a fun mix of vintage and modern!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.