Apple Inspired Chair Makeover

If you reach back in your memory bank, you may recall a sweet little chair that I gave a makeover last year.  I really did love it, but the other day I started craving some apple inspired color in my house, so I made over that sweet little chair again!  That’s the nice thing about paint – you can change your mind on a whim and have a whole new look in no time.

KISS: Easy Rustic Bench Makeover in Just 3 Steps!

I’ve been thinking I need to do a weekly KISS project (keep it simple stupid).  It’s a good reminder for me that not every project needs to have 20 steps to complete, and challenges me to keep projects as simple as possible. Last week when I brought home a bunch of bargains from a thrift store grand re-opening, one of my purchases was this  rustic bench. It’s super sturdy, has great wood, and I knew it wouldn’t take much effort to give {Read More}

Stenciled Drop Cloth Pillow and Down Time

My stencil sales have been coming in at a somewhat slow and steady pace, which was fine, because it was a pace I could keep up with.  Then BAM, as soon as I introduced the Milk & Cream Co. stencil design, orders started pouring in.  I wasn’t prepared to get so many orders so quickly and I spent the weekend up to my ears in Milk and Cream. Of course, that’s a very good thing, but by yesterday I was exhausted, and in dire need of {Read More}

Vintage Style Storage in Antique Trunk

Normally when we travel, I can’t wait to hit every single antique store, thrift shop, and yard sale we drive by, but I was ridiculously well-behaved when we traveled to and from New Mexico last week.  I didn’t go to a single yard sale, and only stopped at a handful of antique stores, and from those stores, I only bought a few things. I seriously amazed myself at my self-discipline, because I found several really cool things, and had carried {Read More}

Repurposed Chair Flower Planter

 A few years ago, I had scads (does anyone still use that word?) of old chairs that I’d picked up, primarily at auctions.  I was on a repurposed chair kick , so most of them were turned into new creations, but I still have just a few left that I’ve never done anything with. I have no idea what possessed me to buy 2 of these chairs, because they aren’t my style at all, but I did.  I think they must {Read More}

Adirondack Chairs Makeover in Two Shades of Blue

A few years ago, I won a pair of Adirondack chairs at an auction, for the bargain price of $10 bucks for both. I couldn’t believe I got such a great deal on them.  They are super comfortable to sit on, and I love them, but we probably should have stored them in the garage during the winter.  The wood was bare, without any paint or sealer, so the elements were starting to take a toll on them, and I wanted to give them {Read More}

Repurposed Half Table into Nightstand

My bedroom remodel is coming along … ssslowlyyyy, since my husband can only work on it on his days off, and then only if something else isn’t going on, so to keep myself from having impatient, nagging fits, I’ve been working on projects for the bedroom.   The minute this remodel is finished, I’ll be moving all my finished projects in while my husband is carrying his tools out.  The dust won’t even settle before I start dragging things in! I’ve {Read More}

Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity Reveal

I should have titled this post “Farmhouse Bathroom – Take 3”, because I just can’t seem to stop teaking my bathroom.  A few weeks ago I showed you the makeover in progress that I was giving our antique cabinet bathroom vanity.  I thought I’d be showing the makeover to you in just a few days, but one thing led to another, and before I knew it, the entire bathroom ended up getting refreshed in the process.  So let’s recap… Here’s how it looked when we {Read More}

Antique Cabinet Bathroom Vanity Update

Unless you’re my mother, or one of the 20 readers I had back in 2011, you probably don’t remember the antique cabinet that I found at a thrift store for only $8. A few months later we moved into our current home, and we converted the cabinet into a bathroom vanity when we remodeled one of our bathrooms.

Plant Stand Makeover – Bee Image Transfer

I’d love to tell you that every single project I work on turns out exactly as I envisioned, but that would be SO far from the truth.  The truth is, some projects never make it on my blog because they were such disasters, and some are just a comedy of errors during the process – except I’m rarely laughing at the time. I have one of those projects to show you today.