Tuesday, November 13, 2018

French Inspired Pine DIning Table

Hi all!

I hesitate in even giving a tutorial on the table. I know that everyone who has ever refinished furniture will think "a thousand times no!" me included, but this is truthfully how I gave this dark and dated pine table an old, lightly colored antique farm house feel.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Oak Leaf Garland

Hi everyone!

Today, I'm sharing an updated version of an easy fall project I did several years ago.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

How to Paint Mahogany Furniture White

Good Morning!

My first response to the topic of How to Paint Mahogany Furniture White is to just honestly not do it! It's a lot more work that painting a lighter wood, say pine or maple, and you have to seriously take precaution against bleed through. However, if you are faced with a mahogany piece that needs to go light, here are my tips.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Antique White Dresser with Brass Hardware

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Good morning everyone!

I'm so excited to share this dresser makeover with you all today. Antique white and brass is such a beautiful combination and has been a favorite of mine for years.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collage.com Blanket Review

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Hi everyone! 

Those that follow me on social media are always commenting on my rescue tuxedo cat, Figgy.  He has a personality like I've never seen and is pretty much a staple here at Number Fifty-Three, especially when I pull out the camera!

Over the years, readers have suggested that I write a book about him, or make a calendar or greeting card, so when I was recently contacted to collaborate on a project, I knew exactly who the star would be!

The photo blanket by Collage.com is so soft and cuddly and the pictures and colors are crisp and vibrant. Note: You can choose from several different blanket types; mine is the sherpa.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hearty Meatless Tomato Sauce

Growing up, my father always treated us to a wide variety of restaurants and, since his hobby was cooking, we always had amazing food at home, too.

It gave me an appreciation for making food from scratch with quality ingredients. I think that he would be proud of me for using less boxed meals and for always experimenting in the kitchen.

I created this recipe when my now teens were little because one of them (still to this day) isn't a huge veggie fan. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Easy Thrift Store Shelf Makeover

Happy Wendesday!

Today, I wanted to share with you all an easy makeover I recently did with a thrift store shelf I bought for under $20. I actually bought this piece for my living room, but ultimately felt the scale was wrong. Also, I'm a super visual person so if I have an idea, I sort of go with it and sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. For example, I had stripped this piece to bare wood and it was gorgeous, but didn't mesh well anywhere in my home.