What to look for in a piece of furniture you're going to paint?
I've been painting furniture for couple of years now, and there are some things that I've picked up through my experience that I'd like to share with you. There is a lot of furniture available to paint. Beautiful pieces. I have decided that there are also some to just walk away from. Since secondhand furniture is so plentiful, and you can get pieces for such a low cost (at least where I live), I have decided that some pieces are just not worth the time to restore. There are four things that…
How to create Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware knock off no sew dining chairs using 1970s castoff chairs. I thought this day would NEVER come. If there has ever been a post where I wanted to do cartwheels across my front yard from revealing the “after” of a challenging makeover, this would be it. I ...
DIY Coffee Table or Bench
We just finished shooting our pilot for HGTV this past weekend! It was a lot of work but it was so much fun :) We can't wait for you all to see it and we will
Vielä ehtii osallistua Arctips-arvontaan justiinsa tämän päivän ajan, eli jos vielä et ole ehtinyt niin nyt kannattaa laittaa oma arpa vetämään ja huomenna illalla arvotaan onnellinen voittaja! Tuunari-palstalta, eli viikonlopun Iltalehden mukana tulevasta Ilona-lehdestä löytyy kenkälaatikko tuunauksia. Näissä kaikissa käytin vain vanhoja vaatteita kuten kauluspaitoja, yhden omankin puuvillapaidan jossa oli klassinen kainaloreikä, voi se oli kiva paita, ja yhteen jopa kierrätin ystävältä…
Mountain Smoke End Tables
A couple of weeks ago I asked on my Instagram & Facebook what color I should paint these lovely wood end tables. Some of you said white, very few said taupe, & the majority of you said to use the gray which was mountain smoke by Valspar. My instincts said to go white & play it safe, but I'm so happy that I didn't play it safe & went with something other than white. This look was achieved by using a couple of coats of the Valspar mountain smoke in satin. After the paint was dry I used a…
10 Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers
I'm not the best decorator, designer, or photographer, my socks have probably only matched twice in my life, and my cats are rather plump. I'm far from perfect, but one area I'm getting pretty good at is paint. Jesse has definitely witnessed several 'I JUST RUINED IT!!!!' mini-breakdowns after one of my furniture makeovers has gone awry, but my goal has always been progress over perfection. After painting probably 20 pieces of furniture in the past few years, I've definitely made some…
Top 14 DIY Projects of 2014! - Beneath My Heart
Hey friends! We are driving home from Georgia today after spending time with my husband’s family. I am trying to get a little work done on my computer in the car. :) Today, I am sharing my top DIY projects of 2014! I always love writing this post at the end of the year because ... Read More about Top 14 DIY Projects of 2014!
Refinished Furniture Projects in 2014
New Year’s Eve! Today is a day to reflect over what has happened over the last year and relish in the fact that a new year is waiting with projects to tackle and memories to be made. …
Top Blog Posts Of 2014
Ok. Don't even get me started. HOW IS IT 2015 THIS WEEK? Like, how? This year went by so fast & looking back at blog posts from this past year makes it seem like it went even faster. This year was a little strange here on the blog. It started out with us living in our NC home that we built, & after that sold it was all about our historic rental, & now at the end of the year we are living in our Michigan house. I felt like it was a year of change & a year of
Nicholas Sparks Designs a Furniture Collection Inspired by His Latest Tearjerker
We're pleasantly surprised by The Notebook author's first furniture collection.
20 Rustic Living Room Design Ideas - Shelterness
Rustic is a quite popular interior design style that is perfect for those people who like handmade things, natural materials and appreciate sings of time.
Yellow Console Table
This was a console table that my cousin and I had bought for our church. It was damaged at Hobby Lobby, so we picked it up, with the intention of paint it. It had some type of leopard thing going…
DIY Painted Ticking Stripe Table - Finding Home Farms
A step-by-step tutorial for creating your own DIY Painted Ticking Stripe Table to add farmhouse style to your home.