IKEA Dresser Hack: DIY Gold Greek Key Furniture Overlay

DIY Greek Key Overlay on IKEA Dresser | 11 Magnolia Lane

**UPDATE:  Be sure to vote for my project {here}--pretty please--since the winner of this challenge wins $500.  That's right, 500 smackeroos, just in time for Christmas shopping!  You can vote once a day, and, if you vote, you'll be entered to win another HomeRight FinishMax Pro.  Fun!** As you … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Cane Bench

Black cane bench with dalmation print seat and gold nail head trim | 11 Magnolia Lane

The alternate title of this post could be, "How My FinishMax Pro Paint Sprayer Changed How I Paint."  I've painted cane before--with a brush--and it's no fun.  {These} pretty cane chairs are an example.  Stay tuned at the end of this post, since we're giving away a FinishMax Pro to one lucky reader … [Read more...]

How to Paint Upholstery Fabric–Black Velvet Chair

Black velvet painted chair

If you're a regular here, then you've seen that I'm working on updating our living room, with a palette of black, white, gold, coral pink, and a little teal green/blue.  Doesn't that sound like a wild color combination?!  I promise, it's going to work!  Here's a sneak peek: You can see pictures … [Read more...]

Our New Home: Living Room Progress and New Built-Ins

Living room Ikea "built-ins"

I haven't shown you many pictures of our new living room yet, because I haven't been happy with how it looks.  That's kind of a bummer, since this is the room that we use the most, with the exception of the kitchen. But, after our trip to Atlanta last weekend for the Haven Conference (read about … [Read more...]

Follow~Up on My Painted Chair Tutorial: Your Questions and My Answers!

painted-chair-after-long-001

  Remember this beautiful chair?  Well, the post on how I painted "her" and took her from frumpy to fabulous is still one of our top posts of all time, and I get comments and emailed questions virtually every day from people who want to undertake a similar project. I figured I'd answer your … [Read more...]

Our New White Bed (And Our Master Bedroom)

master bedroom with chandelier

Happy New Year's Eve!  If you're like me, December has gone by in a big blur--I can hardly believe it's almost time to take down all the Christmas decorations and start organizing my house and exercising (yes, I do all the same stuff in January that everyone else does! :).  I didn't do much around … [Read more...]

Painted, Fabric-Covered Dresser: Update on the Finished Project

Fabric covered dresser at 11 Magnolia Lane

If you read {this} post, you saw that I was working on a fabric-covered dresser that I plan to put in my daughter's walk-in closet when we move.  The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, and one of the other three bedrooms does, too.  She talked my son into signing a contract that gave her sole and … [Read more...]

Furniture projects in progress…

mirror done

Hi! Its pretty crazy around here, its finally the last week of school here and we have a new puppy {you can see her on our facebook page}...on top of that the stomach flu is making our way through our house. Such fun! So there you have my excuse for why I am posting the "in progress" rather then … [Read more...]

Spring Lucketts Recap

lucketts sign

This post was written yesterday before news of Oklahoma came in, our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to all who were impacted by the storms yesterday. I know it's not really that much fun to read about a place you probably won't ever visit, so for those of you who live far from the Virginia, I … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Bench Gets a Paint Makeover

Thrift store bench redo--after

I'm taking a detour from my series on my daughter's room because I've been out of town the past two weeks and haven't had a chance to do much in there.  Plus, after I was away last week while she was at home, there's NO part of her room that looks tidy enough to photograph!  Next week! :) I … [Read more...]

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