Thursday, January 21, 2016

Interesting Ideas for Planting Succulents

Next week I'm going to be working on a project with succulents. They're one of my absolute favorite plants to have in my home.

I love their sculptural, unique look.

Plus, they are so versatile.  Look at all these interesting ideas I've pinned over time. (One is actually a project I did a while back.)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Two Toned Vintage Pine Desk Makeover (& Why I love Staining Furniture)

Lately, I have been completely crushing on natural pine.  Overall, showing partially stripped down wood on furniture pieces has been hugely popular with my clients over the last six to nine months and, really, I couldn't agree more. 

It's a nice balance from completely painting a piece. (Although, don't get me wrong, you all know I love my painted furniture!)

There's just something about exposing that natural wood grain that blends so well with the modern country and farmhouse vibes that people have going on in their homes right now.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Vintage Stained and Painted End Table

Morning everyone!

Last week, I worked like crazy on furniture pieces, both for sale and custom orders.  It was great to start back after the new year and clean out my stash and try some new painting and staining techniques.

One project I finished was this vintage end table. I've done a table in a similar style in the past and I just love the lines of it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Painted & Upholstered Antique Chair (& Contributor Post)

Hey everyone!

I finished a couple of furniture pieces over Christmas break and one was this darling antique chair.

I've done a few of these now, and I always take them on with a bit of hesitation as they are a little more difficult than the traditional remove-the-seat dining room chair.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Winter Finger Knit & Pom Pom Galand (& Simple Winter Sideboard)

Happy New Year everyone!  I'm so excited for this year here at Number Fifty-Three.

I'm really, really, really hoping to make progress in our new home in 2016. It needs so much renovating and decorating.  A couple of things have held me back on this. One, I'm truly (and this is unlike me) questioning and second guessing all of my choices and, two, I have been blessed to be swamped with custom order painting.

I had grand plans to paint over Christmas break as I came up with a design for our stairway and even found the perfect little chair for the landing. But, I never did. I filled my days with celebrating both of my boys birthdays, and working on some furniture to sell from my stash and crafting. It felt so good to do some crafts. I hadn't in what felt like forever! One, I will share as my contributor post over at Jennifer Rizzo tomorrow and another I'll share today with you all.

I made this Winter Finger Knit and Pom Pom garland last week. It actually went pretty quickly and I only needed one skein of yarn.