Painting Furniture so it has a Smooth & Glossy Finish {& A Giveaway!}

How to paint furniture to get a "gloss" finish

    There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to brighten up a dated piece of furniture.  While it looks easy to just slap some paint on, in theory, if you have tried that route you know things don't always go so "smoothly". The first problem with using regular furniture paint … [Read more...]

My Girl’s Room Makeover: The Projects & Details

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Thank you everyone for the kind words about my daughter's fun new room.  It was a great project and she seems to love her new space. As promised, I am back to share the details about the projects in her room. When we started the room, I just wanted to update her room from "Little Girl" to "Girl". … [Read more...]

Porch Coffee Table Makeover {stenciled chest}

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I really love this project, so much I thought I would talk a little more about it today. I covered it in this post about our porch makeover, but here are ALL the details if you are interested. I found this chest at a local thrift/consignment store. I don't have a good picture of it in the true … [Read more...]

Furniture projects in progress…

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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...]

Cane Chair Update With Gray Chalk Paint

Annie Sloan chalk paint--Paris Grey cane chairs

A few weeks ago, one of my decorating clients (also a great friend!) sold me this pair of cane chairs that I've been admiring for months: These girls had great lines, but you know that I love my painted furniture.  I decided to give them a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey.  Or is it … [Read more...]

Kitchen Hutch Makeover {Craig’s List Find}

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I am jumping right to the "After' for this, but after months of searching, I finally found the perfect piece for my kitchen on Craig's List. It was perfect in size, look and best of all--price, it was only $30!!! It had been donated to a church, and it was even relatively close by, I couldn't get … [Read more...]

A New Coat of Paint for an Old Entertainment Center

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This post could also be appropriately titled, "How I Broke my Husband's Heart with a Quart of Paint,"  as he was never fully behind this redo.  I tell you, not everyone "gets" my vision.  One day, my kids will be stripping paint off of everything I ever touched, and cursing my name the whole … [Read more...]

Nashville Flea Market–my favorite finds from last weekend

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Last weekend was the Nashville Flea Market, held monthly at the fairgrounds.  When we lived in Clarksville for nine years, I often made the drive down with my friends, Carolyn and Andrea, and now that we're all in the area again, we've reinstated our tradition. We went last Saturday, which is … [Read more...]

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