Friday, August 30, 2013

Lego desk

Ever step on a lego?  If not consider yourself lucky!  It hurts!  My son always has different piles of legos throughout his room depending on what he is working on.  I aim to remedy that with a lego desk for him.  I am sharing how I turned a sewing desk into a lego desk.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Updating a chair with upholstery

This was a steal of a chair I got from garage sale.  It was in solid shape except for the fabric.

Monday, August 26, 2013

French buffet

A local shop owner asked me to fix and makeover an antique buffet.  Boy did it need work.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Scraps to potting bench

I have seen so many awesome potting benches lately.  It got me thinking I should make one, especially since I can't always seem to find what I am looking for.  It doesn't help that my garage is stacked with projects to finish before winter.  That makes it difficult to even get to some supplies.  Anyone else with me?
I took some scraps and discarded pieces I had and turned them into a potting bench.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Update an outdated pot

My friend Mary asked if I wanted this pot.  Little did she know what I was going to do with it.  I took an outdated, or should I say, not my style pot and made it adorable.  How, you ask?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chippy goodness- a coffee table makeover

How do you intentionally make something chippy?  I mean really chippy!  This coffee table needed some tlc.  Most importantly it needed a different way to dress it up.  It was covered with that stone spray paint.  You know the kind where the can sprays out little tiny pebbles of a couple of different colors to give it a stone texture?

Monday, August 19, 2013

3 boxes- 3 ways

I had 3 wooden boxes from various sale shopping that I wanted to makeover.  I went with 3 different techniques to achieve 3 different looks.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Door to coat rack and picture display

Many of you have seen the table I made out of the door and mirror frame.  This project is much simpler and uses the matching door.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mirror makeover- how to replace missing pieces

My wonderful hubby brought me home this mirror he found.  A beautiful piece of work, but it had a broken part.  How do you replace something that has broken off?

Monday, August 12, 2013

French typography trays

I love the french furniture and accessories.  When I found these trays I wanted to make them french just like the large french tray I did not too long ago since they are miniature versions of that tray.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Damask painted dresser

Wow!  Has it been a busy few weeks.  Besides all the big projects I have been doing, there is school shopping and checking off those last few summer outings.  This dresser wasn't a very big makeover, but the transformation is stunning.  Paint a large damask on the front of a dresser, and you get instant glam.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Painting odds and ends

There have been so many little things I have been doing along with the big projects that have been seen here lately.  I thought I would share with you a few little projects that have gotten done.  Just a little paint and thinking outside the box.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Plant stand- from champagne to white

It's no secret I love white.  There is just something about things in white.  It is so crisp and it can go anywhere!  Today, let's paint a metal plant stand.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Update a vanity bench

This is another of my garage sale finds.  Making over a vanity bench is an easy thing to do.  If it doesn't have a seat like this one, no worries, you can just cut one from wood.

Don't you just love those curvy legs?  It is amazing what some light colored paint can do to bring out the details in a piece like this.
I painted it with La Craie in Magnolia.  I cut a seat and covered it in foam, batting and some pretty green and white fabric.
Ah!  So much better.  Protected the finish with Vermont Natural Coatings wipe on poly-whey.

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