Upcycle A Chest of Drawers Into A Bookcase

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

A Tale of Two Chairs: How I Learned The Hard Way How To Make Real Milk Paint Look Wonderful

  Remember my chair from last week? The one my friend Ray gave me to paint, but I didn't follow instructions and the paint flaked off completely? Sometimes your failures---in painting and in life---can be useful learning experiences. I did learn a lot about Real Milk Paint, the line of non-toxic, eco-friendly milk paint we are … Continue reading A Tale of Two Chairs: How I Learned The Hard Way How To Make Real Milk Paint Look Wonderful

How **NOT** to Use Real Milk Paint

I love my friend Ray. He sticks by me no matter what and always makes me laugh. (Always!) When Ray's brand-new dining room chairs started randomly breaking as people sat on them, he could have thrown them away ... but instead he gave them to meeeeeee! That's a true friend! Now a set of busted … Continue reading How **NOT** to Use Real Milk Paint

All Things New Again at the Lucketts Spring Market This Weekend

Look out Lucketts … here we come! All Things New Again, our shop in Leesburg, VA, will be CLOSED this weekend (Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16) because we are packing up Dave’s big white van and heading up the road to the annual Lucketts Spring Market. We had a lot of fun out … Continue reading All Things New Again at the Lucketts Spring Market This Weekend

How To Clean Up Vintage Metal Hardware—The Easy-Peasy Way

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