I love vintage details like the carved wooden keyholes on this little chest but I was not loving the streaky orange-red finish. The price was just right so I snatched this cutie up and got to work. The top sanded down to bare wood easily. It was definitely rustic looking with a lot of weathering… Continue reading Neutral Cup of Tea
Boxes are mostly unpacked so it’s time to get to work on furniture again. I found this sad looking little guy on the Facebook Marketplace from a seller who planned to learn how to refinish it but never had time. It was in great shape, just covered in gunky brown paint. When I spied the scallop… Continue reading This is why I do what I do
This old converted radio cabinet was a freebie that had clearly been painted and stripped previously. It was a mess but structurally solid and I loved the details. The cheap, thin doors didn’t slide and I wanted an open cabinet so I simply removed them. I scrubbed the outside with a soft wire brush… Continue reading Limestone Glaze Whitewash
When I saw this in the back of the local shop where I sell I instantly fell in love. It wasn’t terrible as-is but definitely could use a refresh. The price was right and I needed a nightstand so it came home with me. I stripped the top and sanded the entire thing smooth. For… Continue reading Vintage Nightstand Makeover
Green seems to be everywhere these days. I’ve always loved green and there are so many beautiful shades, one of my favorites being Country Chic Paint’s Hollow Hill. First thing I did when I picked up this little cabinet (in the midst of moving with three little kids) was give the glass doors a faux… Continue reading Is green the new neutral?
One of the troubles with going out of your comfort zone to be extra creative is that it won’t find the right person to take it home. I LOVED how this mini secretary desk turned out. I’d been watching The Turquoise Iris’s Facebook live tutorial videos and decided to give it a go. Read all… Continue reading One Desk Two Ways
I’ve been itching to use this beautiful blush pink, Enchanted, from Country Chic Paint again. When this little table fell into my lap, a freebie add-on from another purchase, I found my chance. Two coats of the prettiest pink around and a little touch of white wax made this bland cast-off from an estate sale fit… Continue reading Blushing Beauty