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!
My husband is one of those guys who like nice wood furniture to look like Nice. Wood. Furniture. Not me! I like nice wood furniture to look like it has been painted and repainted a million times and left outside for 20 years until it is cheerfully chippy, delightfully distressed and altogether awesome. Can you … Continue reading How to Create a Vintage Look on Furniture with Real Milk Paint and Chippy Paste
Happy Mother's Day! I know. I'm a little late, but that's not surprising. I'm usually a little late with, well, just about everything. My Mother's Day present for my mom this year was not very surprising either. That's because I texted her the "before" photo of this little rocking chair when I found it a … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Rocking Chair Surprise
I love so many things about milk paint. It is non-toxic, comes in dozens of gorgeous colors and makes everything you paint with it look pretty. However, because I might be a teeny-tiny bit of am a control freak, there is one big thing I don’t like about it. Milk paint can be unpredictable. Sometimes you get … Continue reading Milk Paint for Control Freaks (like us)
An ordinary chest of drawers is the perfect starting point for many awesome up cycling projects. One of our favorites ideas is to up cycle a chest of drawers into a bookcase or shelving unit. This is a great solution if your piece has missing or mangled drawers. There was actually nothing wrong with this … Continue reading Upcycle A Chest of Drawers Into A Bookcase