Thursday, July 28, 2016

Our Living Room Window Garden

I love when collections are grouped together. Multiples always make everyday objects look intentional and more impressive.

Recently, I decided to do a grouping of plants in our living room. I keep mostly succulents and cactus, but they have been struggling since we moved here as our home is not nearly as bright as my last. (It has a full length front porch and lots of trees.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Vintage Farmhouse Inspired Coffee Table

We were out for a drive a couple of weeks ago and stumbled upon this coffee table.  (Honestly, last year I moved about 30 minutes away from where I had previously lived for 20+ years and when my Mom comes to visit, sometimes we drive to Targets around Connecticut because they are mostly freestanding and seem to have more, and I can't get enough of Target.) Anyway, this table was in an incredible need of a makeover, but I just adored the shape and, other than needing a couple of coats of paint it was in sturdy and perfect condition.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Old Fashioned Milk Painted Antique Dresser

This is a sponsored post.

This month I took part in The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and I am so thrilled to share my project with you all! We were so lucky to have the sponsorship of the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. I was particularly happy with this because in all of my years of furniture painting, I never used real milk paint and I have been just itching too!
Also, their theme for this month was Farmhouse Fun, which is so appropriate since I was using the paint on a piece we were keeping for our old farmhouse that we are renovating.

Ready to see what my finished antique dresser?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Reclaimed Wooden Spool Coffee Table

We recently happened upon some wooden spool tops and I thought this would be a great opportunity for us to dabble in creating some tables sell (and OK...probably one to keep for our front porch).

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Farmhouse Kitchen Reno Sneak Peek & Embracing Vintage Storage

The last few days I've been working on getting as much done (mostly paint wise) in our kitchen before we tackle the tough island, sink, counters, backsplash, etc... and I wanted to share the progress with you all even though the lighting wasn't fantastic today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Weathered Gray Dining Table

I couldn't wait to photograph this weathered gray dining table that I recently finished for a client.

It's one of the more unique ones that I have done and is a great example of a layering paint.

It started as a plain wood table.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

DIY Galvanized Bucket Garden Stake Planter

This was originally shared as my June contributor post at Jennifer Rizzo Design Company.

I find that garden ornaments tend to be on the pricey side, so I created this little project to add color and interest to our landscaping with very little money.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Emerald Green & Java Gel Stain End Table

I typically like to keep things pretty simple when I refurbish furniture, but sometimes you are just drawn to a bold color and run with it.

And, I think this end table we recently picked up looks fantastic in General Finishes Emerald Green. It's a perfect bold, true green.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Living Room Secretary Styling

I've been honing in on our living room lately. We've been in this house for close to a year and the progress I've made, decorating wise, has been slow, to put it mildly.

But, in the last few weeks we focused on making an antique coffee table, switching out sofas, and rearranging furniture.

One thing we brought into the room was this antique secretary. It's a family piece that my parents bought when I was a child and probably the only thing I would never get rid of.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How to Paint Laminate Furniture WITHOUT Using Chalk Style Paint

I honestly cannot even believe I'm writing this post right now. As a general rule I do not paint laminate furniture. Like ever. I just look the other way and say no.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Vintage Apothecary Style Cabinet

This is a sponsored post.

We recently picked up this cabinet in our neighborhood and, while it needed some TLC (think a little patching, paint, new hardware) I just thought it was so cool and I could see so much potential.

Friday, July 1, 2016

June Recap

I feel accomplished this month. This is a sampling of what I created/painted /designed. Of course, there are always other custom orders and small pieces of furniture that seem to fall through the cracks and never make it on the blog. (To see literally everything I do be sure to follow me on Facebook.)

Happy July!