How to Paint Furniture

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    My Distressing Technique

    I started using a homemade chalk paint several years ago, and I have been asked a few times to share the recipe and technique for my “chippy” pieces.  UPDATE: I want to be fully transparent with the products that I use. I have experimented with homemade chalk paints, and I have officially gone back to […] Read more…

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    Furniture Painting Tutorial: Worn Turquoise

    I realized I forgot to take a lot of before shots of a lot of these pieces, which is a bummer. I get so excited about starting a project that I forget! I am trying to become better at that, because I know all of us love before and after photos for inspiration!  ~~~~~~~ I […] Read more…

Before and After

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    A Nightstand for Lucy’s Nursery: Before & After

    Lucy is almost 8 months old, and her nursery still isn’t finished yet. Whoops! I found this nightstand awhile ago at a thrift store for $25. It is completely solid and in perfect condition, but it was pretty outdated and in desperate need of a makeover. I love the feminine lines of french provincial furniture. […] Read more…

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    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 […] Read more…

In the Home

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    Why I Chose Young Living Essential Oils

    When I decided to incorporate essential oils into my family’s life to increase our overall wellness, my number one priority was to find an essential oil company that offered pure essential oils, rather than oils with fillers and synthetics.  While researching different brands, I ended up falling in love with Young Living. There are many reasons why […] Read more…

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    The KonMari Method of Tidying Up: My Experience – Part One

    I recently purchased Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” after hearing so many people swear by her method. I love that its premise is decluttering unnecessary things, because I think I may be a secret minimalist in a hoarder’s body. I can’t tell you how many times I have bookmarked or pinned […] Read more…