Kiss Your Brass Goodbye! (And Your Ugly Old Lampshade Too)

Hello, 2015! This seems like a good time to complete all of those half-finished projects I started waaaaaay back in 2014. If you have been to our shop, All Things New Again in Leesburg, VA, in the past six months or so … you may have seen me working on this lampshade. That stencil—with its … Continue reading Kiss Your Brass Goodbye! (And Your Ugly Old Lampshade Too)

NEW Saturday Paint Workshops—and NEW Mommy and Me Classes—at All Things New Again ~ Please Join Us!

We sure had a lot of fun last weekend! We kicked off our new Saturday Paint Workshop series at All Things New Again with a fun fall project, our Light-Up Pumpkin Trio. Here's a shot of everyone hard at work. I forget who, but somebody asked a great question during this workshop. At what point do … Continue reading NEW Saturday Paint Workshops—and NEW Mommy and Me Classes—at All Things New Again ~ Please Join Us!

Look What Our Friends Painted! ~ (We Can Teach YOU How To Do This Too)

I love my job. I love everything about it from the thrill of treasure hunting to figuring out how to transform junky old furniture into something new again. I love the act of painting---it’s like therapy for me. There is just something so satisfying about creating a beautiful piece that somebody else is going to … Continue reading Look What Our Friends Painted! ~ (We Can Teach YOU How To Do This Too)

A Bunch of Painting, An Awesome Amount of Creativity, And Lots And Lots of Fun! (Paint Class Update)

What's been happening at All Things New Again since we opened our new artist studio and began offering painting classes earlier this month? A bunch of painting, an awesome amount of creativity, and lots and lots of fun---that's what's happening over here! We launched our first Learn How to Paint Furniture class on Sunday, March 9 … Continue reading A Bunch of Painting, An Awesome Amount of Creativity, And Lots And Lots of Fun! (Paint Class Update)

A Paint Makeover For An Old and Outdated Fake Fireplace

This fake plastic fireplace from the 1970's was as old and outdated as bell bottom jeans. I up-cycled it into a statement piece for my home with a DIY paint makeover.