refinishing a dining room table with paint and wood stain, chalk paint, painted furniture

Refinishing A Dining Room Table With Paint and Wood Stain

I recently refinished a junky and beat up work table into a gorgeous dining room table for my home.

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Lamp Makeover: How to Spray Paint a Brass Lamp

One item I come across a lot in my thrift shopping are these old tarnished brass lamps. Most of them work great but just look yucky with all that tarnish. The good news is I can pick them up usually pretty cheap and with a little paint, I can give that old lamp new life!
I picked up two of these babies for $15 on my local area Yard Sale Facebook page…which I admit I am totally addicted to. I've got a friend moving in town soon, so I grabbed one for myself and one for him, so I’ll do another paint job on that one that is more in style with what he likes.
This is how the project turned out but if you'd like to see the full description along with what products I used, you can see the full detail at

homemade chalk paint recipe plaster of paris, chalk paint, painted furniture, 1 8 ounce pot of paint this is 1 cup 2 1 2 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris 2 tablespoons of cold water

Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe - Plaster of Paris

Sadly...I've been informed that my addiction to Annie Sloan chalk paint is causing my husband to develop a complex about our bank account. So what's an ASCP addicted girl to do? Make my own chalk paint! See the full tutorial at

upcycled cabinet door into a functional and cute entry way sign, crafts, doors, foyer, repurposing upcycling, wall decor

Upcycled Cabinet Door Into a Functional and Cute Entry Way Sign

A good friend of mine just moved into a new house and as any new homeowner knows, that means lots of decorating is in her future. When she told me about this project she was doing I knew it would be a great one to share with all of you.
She wanted something to go above a small entry table that would welcome her guests as they entered her home. She had this old scrapped cabinet door that was painted a really pretty turquoise color, and did just a few simple steps to turn it into a fantastic entry way sign.
You can get more details including a link to all supplies used on my blog for this project:

diy little girl s princess dress up closet, bedroom ideas, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

DIY Little Girl’s Princess Dress Up Closet

This latest project was for my daughter who I wanted to give a sweet dress up area in her playroom that she could store all her dresses, tiaras and shoes plus give her a full size mirror to herself. I didn't want to spend much money so I repurposed this old laminate shelving unit that was falling apart and turned it into this adorable dressup closet. You can see the full project with instructions at

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How to Silver Leaf Furniture

I seriously just survived the messiest project I’ve worked on to date. Both myself and my husband were shinier by the end of the project and even my baby monster got in on the fun and decided her feet needed to be silver leafed while she watched me work. I've posted a tutorial about the whole process at

how to decoupage dresser drawer fronts, painted furniture

How to Decoupage Dresser Drawer Fronts

I recently rescued a damaged dresser from my backyard.The dresser itself was still in fantastic shape but the drawer fronts however, had all bubbled and warped due to moisture damage. I painted the whole thing with plans to do a decoupage on the drawer fronts to hide it and that’s what I did with this project. Full instructions on what I did can be found at

vintage coffee table makeover, painted furniture

Vintage Coffee Table Makeover

I absolutely love how this table turned out. It's a beautiful turquoise color finished in a home made chalk paint and completed with some clear furniture wax. Fantastic project to turn an old 80's coffee table into a fun and functional tv stand for a child's playroom.

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Painted and Upholstered Wingback Chair

I recently picked up this gorgeous carved chair that had a beautiful shape but ratty fabric. I decided to paint and reupholster it. You can see the entire process with instructions at

girly nightstand makeover with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture

Girly Nightstand Makeover With Chalk Paint

This is my latest furniture makeover using chalk paint on this old yard sale find nightstand. You can see the full tutorial as well as all products used at