How to Paint Furniture

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    My Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe & 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.  Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe Ingredients: 1 quart of matte or flat latex paint 1 cup of Plaster of Paris Hot water Gloves Mask Directions: Be sure to wear […] 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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    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…

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    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 […] Read more…

In the Home

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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…

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    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. […] Read more…