STAGING MY DINING ROOM

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I had plans to turn my dining room into a home school room but since we are in more of a hurry to sell our house, staging my dining room seemed like a better idea.  I thought I would just use my collections to make it look pretty. I used all of the things I [...]

PECAN DINING TABLE AND BUFFET

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I’m running a little bit behind on Market Monday. We had no internet for two days. I have some cool stuff to share and I want to introduce to you my friend’s new blog, but I was cross eyed last night and it is going to take some time to get it together. So, that [...]

PECAN DINING TABLE

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I’ve spent several days over at my friend Stacey’s house helping her over haul her dining room before our church starts spring small groups. She is wonder woman, hosting 3 at a time. Stacey’s dining room was crowded and her furniture was speckled 1970′s pecan. The varnish was worn in several places too. The last [...]

THICK CHALK PAINT? { NO PROBLEM}

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I got ready to do some painting this morning and realized the lid on my pure white chalk paint had not been on good for months. Air got to it and it was thicker than molasses, even a little clumpy. Not only was it thick but there was rust and flakes of dried paint all [...]

Back to the Grindstone

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Phew!!! I feel like I have been on vacation for weeks! Oh wait…..I have!! I have to say I wasn’t ready to see my big baby go back to school today and I am certain she wasn’t ready either. I have so enjoyed my them over the past 4 weeks. With that being said I [...]

Ethan Allen Early American Dresser

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A few weekends ago I came across this beautiful, Ethan Allen Early American Dresser. It was in pristine condition, solid maple wood and heavy as lead, but it was a little dated. I used Chalk Paint and a secret ingredient that I will share with you on Thursday when I offer you the full tutorial. [...]

Faux Zinc Finish { zinc top coffee table}

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One of the biggest pieces of furniture that I felt that we were missing in our family room was a coffee table. I recently bought one from a friend for 30.00. I loved the size, I loved the shape and it resembled a coffee table that I found online at Pottery Barn with a light [...]

DIY Headboard Idea { and a great big THANK YOU}

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First of all, I just have to say, you guys ROCK!! You all blew my socks off at the outpouring of love for my sweet friend Summer and for Donna’s niece Cindy. Thank you. I love this niche of DIY’ers. We are family, and I love that when we face adversity, we stand with each [...]

Painted French Dresser

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I finally finished my painted french dresser, the one that I have been using to create a video to explain how to use crackle tex, my product obsession right now. I thought I would show you pictures tonight because it is eleven o’clock and I am so ready to put my head on my pillow. [...]

FRENCH CHEST

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I had a lot of fun with this piece. I fell in love with its petite, feminine shape when I saw it on craigslist. I was able to get this piece along with its matching night stand and dresser. I played around with layering again using not only annie sloan chalk paint but with craft [...]

LAYERED FRENCH NIGHT STAND

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Thank you all so much for your prayers for my friend Summer. They are cherished more than you know. When I receive updates from her I will make sure to pass them along. Yesterday was the last official day of school and today was a GREAT day. Although I never found my phone, I was [...]

A LOOK A LIKE

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Like most of you, we are preparing for the last week of school. This week was my littlest baby girls last week of preschool and my oldest gets out next week. We have had parties and tests and projects and I have had little time to paint. I have 3 dressers, some mirrors, more lamps [...]

BABY GIRL’S FRENCH DRESSER

I don’t know about you, but my computer has been burning up the Turbo Tax software. UGH….tax time PAINS me. I was never a math pro and my organizational skills could use a little honing. I have learned a lot for next year and I can promise you…I will not put myself in the same [...]

OUR THANKSGIVING AND A FEW NEW ADDITIONS

It’s amazing how fast that holiday’s fly in and fly out of here. I can’t believe thanksgiving is already over and Christmas is upon us.  Although my dining room was, and is, still not the way that I want it to be, I was able to make it work with some chairs that I had [...]

FRENCH BLUE SIDEBOARD

I am hosting Thanksgiving breakfast at my house for my family. We love to watch the parade, but after it’s over, we have to head out to visit three sets of parents. It gets a little crazy. I wanted the girls to wake up to a beautiful dining room with breakfast casserole, blueberry muffins, sausage [...]

BOW FRONT CHEST

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A few weeks ago, I bought this chest at an Estate Sale. It is a great piece of furniture but had been beat up pretty bad. The drawers functioned very well, they were all clean and the hardware was all in tact. The finish was just really bad and it had scratches all over it. [...]

FRENCH CABINET AND A LITTLE CHRISTMAS

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Well…..I finally dug my way out of my basement. It’s completely clean. No bugs, no cobwebs, no projects laying around, and all of my stuff is organized. My shop vac was my best friend this weekend. Having my workspace clean makes me feel so much more creative and actually makes me want to work! While [...]

A FINISHED DESK

I know I said that I was going to show you more pictures from Urban Suburban but they turned out terrible. I learned some new things about my camera last night, practiced a little bit with some of the settings and will re attempt them tomorrow. Hopefully the letters and curtains will be hung and the [...]

FINISHED DRESSER

I painted today at Miss Jenny’s, in her sweet daughter’s room.They wanted a vintage feel with a modern twist. We worked together to come up with a custom color to match her new room perfectly. Oh..this before picture is just awful. My flash was broken and I was shooting with my D70 that did not [...]

CUSTOM DESK AND DRESSER

I have given you way to many sneaks and not enough reveals over the past week. I am SO sorry. I showed you the legs of my french table………………..   A table scape for my new space………..   And now I am about to do it to you again. On top of all the irons I have in [...]

TABLE SNEAK PEAK

I went to my first auction tonight, hauling my husband and both kids with me. It’s 11:23 PM and we are just getting home. We had a load of fun and I’ll share it with you in a later post. I’ve been working on furniture for the new space. Here is a little sneak of [...]

FRENCH CHINA CABINET

I can never resist these little pieces when I see them. I found this one on craigslist a few weeks back. It belonged to a sweet girl named Margaret. I had arranged to go and get it when we had a serious plumbing issue and I had to dip into my business furniture fund. Thankfully [...]

CHILDS TABLE AND CHAIRS

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things that I owned was my child’s table and chairs that was also my mother’s as a child. I have so many memories of my friend Ginger and I, pretending we owned a restaurant or sitting down and serving each other tea. I bought a [...]

MEDIA CABINET TAKE TWO

My new camera equipment came on Tuesday. She and I are having a hard time getting acquainted but I know that as soon as I figure out her personality, we are going to get along just fine. This camera does so much more than my beginner camera and I want to take advantage of all [...]

A BEFORE AND SOME JELLYFISH ART

First of all, thank you for your advice on my side tables and marble end table. I have decided to keep the original wood. I am in agreement with you all. My room needed the warmth and balance of the wood. Covering the beautiful burl finish might be a sin.As far as the marble table [...]