Grandma Claire’s Jewelry Box

My Grandma Claire was a glamorous woman with a pair of big colorful clip-on earrings to match every outfit. She kept them in this jewelry box on top of her dresser. The jewelry box now sits on top of my sister Colleen's dresser, but it doesn't really match. Colleen's bedroom is crazy-big-huge (like bigger than … Continue reading Grandma Claire’s Jewelry Box

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

An Old Bookcase Transformed Into a New China Cabinet

I had no intention of keeping this cute vintage bookcase for myself when I found it on a recent treasure hunting trip in Pennsylvania. In fact, I had it for sale upstairs in our flea market attic at our shop All Things New Again in Leesburg, VA. But every time I walked past it, I thought … Continue reading An Old Bookcase Transformed Into a New China Cabinet

Introducing … The Real Milk Paint Co. at All Things New Again

All Things New Again is growing! We are really excited to meet all of the new people who find our shop here in Leesburg, VA as well as people from all over who follow our adventures online. In addition to our All Things New Again Blog, we are now on Facebook, Pinterest and we started … Continue reading Introducing … The Real Milk Paint Co. at All Things New Again