A Grey Armoire for My Guest Room

Gray chalk-painted armoire (repurposed entertainment center) | 11 Magnolia Lane

  I've been working on our guest room, because sometimes it feels like that's the very last room to be decorated in my house.  As Amy said about her guest room before her beautiful redo here), it's where my decor goes to die. But that doesn't seem fair--after all, we love our guests and want … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Furniture and DIY Projects

Favorite paint projects | 11 Magnolia Lane

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  We're having a wonderful time this week, hosting friends from Virginia Beach and in general NOT doing anything but having fun. But, next week is going to be the week when I take Christmas down and start organizing (sound familiar?) and getting the house back … [Read more...]

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...]

Front Door Makeover with Modern Masters Front Door Paint

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{This is a sponsored post by Modern Master's Front Door Paint} I have been working on fixing up the inside of our house since we've moved in, but each time I pulled in the driveway, I realized I needed to refresh the outside too.   So, when we had the to opportunity to work with a new line of paint … [Read more...]

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

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  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...]

How to ‘Antique’ a Mirror {with Silver Leaf}

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      I picked up this pretty little mirror last Fall at an auction. I originally intended on incorporating it in some way in my daughter's room due to its charming size. But, things happen and it has a new life now. Here is the "Before"...       You can … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Paint Upholstery Fabric and Completely Transform a Chair!

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I had something else planned to show you today, but this awesome weekend project got bumped to the top of the list because I just love how it turned out.  I scored a great old chair at the Salvation Army on Friday (it had great bones, as they say), and spent the weekend painting it and making it … [Read more...]

Paint Color Selections for Our New House

Paint colors at 11 Magnolia Lane

A few weeks ago on Facebook, I posted a desperate plea for help along with this picture, and many of you responded: I was surrounded by about 50 of my favorite paint colors, and I couldn't use them all. You see, we've decided to live on the Army post when we move to Savannah.  I tried (SO hard!) … [Read more...]

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