You may remember last October, we painted our kitchen and kitchen cabinets. We gave it a whole new look with some paint, tin back splash and new appliances. Here's the before photo in case you missed it:Read More
In the last post I showed you our exterior makeover. What may not be immediately obvious in the photos above is that we replaced our shutters too. I feel like it's one of those details that's not super noticeable, but that makes a big difference overall. It's all in the little custom design choices.
Honestly, I never even thought about making my own shutters until I saw someone do it on Instagram. Not only are these farmhouse shutters super easy to make, they are very inexpensive!! Way cheaper than buying new shutters! That my friends is a DIY win!Read More
This is what our house looked like last October as we were walking through for the final inspection. I honestly can't say there was too much I actually liked about the house at that point. But I could see it certainly had potential. We've transformed about half of the inside so far, and this summer we've been taking the projects outside!!
Last I left you on the exterior progress, I showed my finished garage doors and a few tiny paint swatches. I admit the garage doors looked a little less than amazing with all that gold paint. I actually have no idea what the old color is. In some lights the body of the house looked light yellow, but the trim was a nasty gold, flesh tone, peach... I don't even know. What I did know, was that it had to go.Read More
I'm pretty excited to share this makeover with you. It's my jam completely (hint: there is blue involved). I got an insider tip about a church sale happening, and got to get in early to get my pick of furniture. Would you believe they had this maple dresser priced at $10?! Yep, ten bucks!! I love finding pieces like this - for a low price like that, it means I can play with a new finish and not be afraid of taking too much time on an expensive piece that needs to sell quick.
This is also a fun makeover because the transformation is pretty big, and since this style dresser is easy to find, it would be an easy one for you to replicate.Read More
So you have a set of chairs, they are the right size, they are comfortable, they fit your space well, BUT they are the WRONG color... What's a girl to do??
What?! Yep, it's called wood toning - it's not re-staining. In fact it's not stripping, sanding to raw wood, or using smelly oil based products at all. Want me to show you how?Read More
Chalk Couture is the latest crafting craze - it's so much fun! So you order it, it arrives in the mail and then what?? I get it - where do you start with the stuff??
I made a video tutorial just for you - the basics of Chalk Couture. From opening your package to creating something you are proud of. Whenever I try a new product I really like to test it, find out it limits and figure out how it really works. So included in this video are some experiments that didn't work so well too (you may as well learn from my mistakes right?!).Read More
When we finished phase 1 of our office makeover (which I have yet to take photos of), I needed a desk chair. I was casually searching for one when a family at church said they were cleaning out, and would I like this chair?? Um, yes please!! It had been a project that was started and never finished, so it was even already sanded down for me! I love these old wooden office chairs. They have so much character.Read More
Hello there! I have a quick before and after for you today. I picked up this sideboard at an antique store and couldn't wait to get started on it. It happens to be my very favorite brand of furniture - Berkey and Gay. Their pieces are extremely detailed, well made, wood throughout and will last for many years to come. The before photo on this looks in better shape than it really was. The top had something funny going on with it - perhaps it had been refinished once before? The sun had discolored one of the sides, and there were just some overall dings and scratches. So it did need some love.Read More