METALLIC TABLE

I’ve been experimenting a little bit with metallics. I got the itch when I saw the metallic beetle in a Traditional Home a few months back. Did anyone else see the fabulous metallic Benjamin Moore paint colors? My starting point was an ugly Lane end table that belonged to my grandmother. It is extra heavy […]

CABINET DOORS AND A LITTLE MAKEOVER

Can you help a sister out? I am trying to get my ducks in row for sample boards to show clients of some of my popular finishes. What I REALLY want to do is paint my finishes on sample cabinet doors. My friend Stacey gets hers from a friend who owns a cabinet business. When […]

MY FINISHED MEDIA CABINET

I know….I have not blogged since Thursday.  I have literally been working on this baby in ALL of my spare time. This piece has taken me longer than any piece I have ever done, but I can say, it is by far my favorite and it was worth every hour spent. I saw right through […]

NUMBERED CHEST OF DRAWERS

My new favorite chest of drawers will be making it’s way to Urban Suburban Pelham in the morning. I am totally thrilled with how it turned out. This is another one of my layered paint pieces. I finished a matching double bed to go with it today. I had more money in the piece than […]

NOT ALL WAXES ARE CREATED EQUAL& A TRAY TABLE

I FINALLY got down in the basement studio and got to work on some pieces that have been hanging out down there for a long time. I have decided I am not going to go looking for more until I clean out what I already have. I have to admit, some of those things down […]

MY BLOGGING DESK……OR NOT….

This desk has been in the basement for what seems like forever. However, it has come in very handy over the past few months. My kids have used it during all of the tornado warnings we have had this spring. I’ve been shoving them underneath it with their bike helmets on. I finally finished it though, […]

DROP LEAF SIDE TABLE

I’m bringing out an oldie today. This picture was one of my first posts of some things I had found at yard sales one Saturday. The stool I made over immediately in my Cinderella post here. She turned out really pretty don’t ya think? And the three tiered stand…. I just painted white and it sold […]

FRENCH DRESSER MAKEOVER

A few weeks ago I bought this amazing White Fine Furniture dresser off Craigslist. It turned out, the sweet girl I bought it from works at Urban Green and I knew her. Small World. This little dresser was ready for new life and I think she got just the look she needed. Here is a […]

BATHROOM UPDATE

I am almost totally finished with my bathroom and I can truly say this CAN be done on the cheap! I am so thrilled with the way it is turning out. Last night after our company left, I finished up the sink skirt and the shower curtain. I have been scouring discount stores, department stores, […]

PROGRESS ON THE BATHROOM

It’s been a while since I gave you a bathroom update. It’s taken me a lot longer than I thought it would to get the painting done. The curing time on the primer was really long and I applied 3 coats. I then applied 3 coats of the paint. I also caulked around the toilet […]

RESCUED FRENCH CHAIR

Do y’all remember this chair? I had SERIOUS buyers remorse after paying a hefty 35.00 for this chair that had been eaten by a dog and had a huge hole in the caning.  It’s been sitting in my basement for a month. I finished the paint job a while back but just couldn’t seem to get […]

MMS COPY ME CHALLENGE FINALISTS

I hope all of my southern friends have enjoyed this GORGEOUS weekend. I know that I sure have! I wanted to say a quick thank you to Marian at Mustard Seed Interiors for naming me one of the top 5 finalists in her “COPY ME” challenge. There were some fantastic entries and I am totally […]

MMS COPY ME CHALLENGE

Over at Miss Mustard Seed, Marian initiated a “copy me” challenge to all of her readers. I immediately decided I wanted to play. Marian has been a really great friend and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me out as a new blogger. I took my keeping room off of my kitchen and […]

PATIENCE PRODUCES CHARACTER

Do y’all remember this from way back in November? I was re arranging, trying to make room for my Christmas tree and a love seat and an orange chair made there way into my kitchen. I try and stick mostly to neutrals because they go with everything and they appeal to a wider range of people. These two pieces […]

BACK TO REALITY

I have had about 5 days of down time where I have felt like doing absolutely nothing. I have been on the couch with my Oxycodone, my various brands of Select Harvest soup, ice cream, my favorite magazines and  continuous reruns of Auction Kings and Storage Wars. As I sit here and write this post, I am […]

ANOTHER CHALK BOARD AND ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!

Ugh… I am so mad at myself tonight because I deleted my before picture of this chalkboard I just did! I thought I had uploaded it already and I took it off my camera. Note to self…Double check that you have ALL your pics on the computer BEFORE you delete them. Anyway, mom and I went […]

Two Tiered Table

I had a lot of fun mixing paints for this table. I used to be the bad steward and go buy custom paint every time I wanted to paint something. The fabulous thing about blogging is all of the great information you get from each other. I had no idea you could buy “oops” paint […]

RESTORED IT WEDNESDAY AND FINISHED DESK

Ya’ll are going to have to forgive me but I forgot about ReStored It Wednesday! My kids start back to school tomorrrow. I still feel like I am a  few days off. I didn’t even realize today was Tuesday. DUH….So I didn’t pick a favorite this week but I did come back in and add […]

Kitchen Island out of a Hospital Cabinet

This project was a colaborated effort! We knocked out a wall in our kitchen when we first moved in…I will show you pictures later… and I had absolutly no counter space and zero money to purchase an island that I wanted. My sister works for a huge construction company here in Birmingham and they built […]

Server=DONE! Plus Party Info

Okay, I just updated this post with a HUGE Big Date Mistake I made about the Party. Someone…( most likely someone with tiny fingers:) reset my computer calendar to December on my computer. SO..the 22nd in DECEMBER is a Wednesday but the 22nd this month is MONDAY!So the party will have to start a little […]

Parson Chair Slip Cover

WHEW! I finally got her done! I was actually very impressed with the painters canvas drop cloth. It is really soft and I used the finished edges for the skirt part so I didn’t have to hem it!! HUGE bonus. It feels like a very heavy soft cotton. I used a gathering foot with a […]

Cabinet Door Turned Tray

I hope that this post finds all of you well on this GREAT Saturday! It’s great because we are alive another day, but it’s also GREAT because my Auburn Tigers won!! WOOT! What a fantastic game!! I had to miss the most exciting part of the game to go to a fall festival for my […]

CINDERELLA HAS HER NEW DRESS ON!

Did ya’ll miss me yesterday? I try really hard to blog every weekday but yesterday got the best of me. I am having trouble with a wisdom tooth and I couldn’t concentrate on much but taking care of the fam and surviving. After some Advil, I feel a lot better today… Today I thought I […]

She’s FINISHED!

REMEMBER THIS?? I can finally say I am DONE! This big girl gave me a run for my money but she was worth every last ounce of sanding, scrubing, painting and sanding some more! If you didn’t read my first post, this buffet has a pretty great story behind it:) Here is the link to […]

Brass with some Sass

Some brass I love and Some I loathe… I love brass footed planters that have a really aged patina but brass lamps are not my thing. You can find them for a song at local thrift stores. A few weeks ago I visited Treasures Thrift Store in Pelham next to Consigning Interiors. I love the […]