Desk Before and After


I absolutely love vintage desks. Whenever I have a chance to purchase one for a good price, I jump on it. They are great candidates for a makeover, and they generally sell pretty well if you are in the furniture painting business. We found this piece at a local thrift store: I love that it’s […]

Some Old Pieces..


I have been going through some old pictures of past projects I never posted on the blog (mainly because they were pieces I didn’t have a chance to take a good photograph of), but I thought I would share them over the next few days. I completely forgot about this piece I painted over this past […]

Vanity Dresser Before & After


I found this vanity/dresser at a thrift store and knew it would look perfect painted white with some extra shabbiness.  Its drawers were perfect (which is rare for me lately), and it was really in perfect condition. Here is the before: Here is the after: To get the look I painted it with two coats […]

Furniture Painting Tutorial: Worn Turquoise


I have so many projects that I have done over the last several months, and I cannot wait to share them all with you! I finally have a little down time, so I am going to spend the next few weeks posting about them. I realized I forgot to take a lot of before shots […]

Dresser Before & After


Hello! Just a quick before and after for you. I found this dresser at a local thrift store, and it was in pretty rough shape. Someone had painted its nooks and crannies with red paint, which was chipping off. Also, the top was in really rough shape. I began to fix some of its chips […]

How to Paint Furniture: The Basics

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This is the first part of an on-going series of how to paint furniture.  Back when I was learning how to paint furniture, I went from zero to information overload while trying to research the topic. There are so many tips, tutorials and techniques on the Internet and in books about how to paint furniture […]

Five Furniture Repurposing Ideas for Your Kitchen

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  Using repurposed furniture in your kitchen is unexpected, and can add instant character to the room.  I’ve collected five ideas for different repurposing projects you can use for inspiration in your own kitchen. 1) Kitchen Island – There are so many ways you can repurpose an old kitchen island. First of all, you can obviously […]

Repurposed Dresser Before & After


I have really been needing a sideboard for my dining room for awhile now, and when I found this dresser for 15 dollars on Craigslist I knew it was perfect. It came to me in really rough shape, and smelled like it had been in someone’s basement for the past ten years. I threw some […]

Custom Desk Before & After


A client brought me this desk that she found at a local thrift store for $35. It’s an awesome writing desk, with plenty of surface space. She wanted it painted a soft black with distressing. Here is the before: Isn’t my makeshift workspace amazing and super practical? I didn’t have time to take a lot […]

Repurposed Dresser Before & After Shots


Repurposed Dresser I’ve been working on this piece on and off for awhile. I took advantage of a Western New York 50 degree winter day, and I dragged it outside to finish waxing and sealing it. Here is the BEFORE:

How to Organize Your Closet (Without Spending a Lot of Money)


In the next couple of weeks I have big plans to organize three closets full of clothes. A quick search online for inspiring ideas lead me to custom closet plans & prices that, quite frankly, I am not willing to pay. I wanted to find simple tricks that will not cost a lot of money. […]

Make Your Bedroom Feel Like Luxury: 5 Easy Steps


Every time I sleep in a hotel room I get an amazing nights sleep, and I am sure most of you can say the same. There is something calming about being at a nice hotel, but there is not a reason why we can’t have the same luxury feel in our own bedroom. Your bedroom […]