This is my favorite piece of furniture I have ever painted. Ever! Here's the runner-up! Yeah baby! And they are both for ME! (I guess they are also for my husband and son and maybe our dog, Bella, because they, technically, live here too. But we all know they don't go all gushy gaga over furniture … Continue reading My Favorite Piece of Furniture I Have Ever Painted. Ever!
When choosing old furniture to paint, we always recommend checking the drawers to make sure they open and close smoothly. It is nice when everything is in good working order, but wonky drawers aren't necessarily a deal-breaker. Here are 5 ways to fix out-of-whack dresser drawers. (Plus a bonus trick that is helpful even if … Continue reading 5 Ways to Fix Out-of-Whack Drawers
I’m working on this awesome vintage buffet right now. (What? It doesn’t look awesome to you? No worries! This is just the “before” shot.) I still have a lot of work to do to repair those out-of-whack drawers and paint the entire piece, but I wanted to share with you a quick tip for restoring … Continue reading How To Clean Up Vintage Metal Hardware—The Easy-Peasy Way
We'll get to the blah-blah-blah on how I painted this vintage red buffet in a minute, but for now let's go straight to the “after” pictures. Here it is! Yeah, baby! I (FINALLY!) love this buffet. If you recall, this is the buffet that didn’t turn out as I originally planned when a weird seam mark appeared … Continue reading DIY Paint Tutorial: When All Else Fails, Crackle The Heck Out Of It
I’ve wanted a vintage buffet for my dining room for two years, but I’m like Goldilocks. Every buffet I found was either too big or too small, too modern or too plain. It took me two years to find one that was just right! “I think this is it, but I’m not sure,” I said … Continue reading A Vintage Buffet Well Worth the Wait