How to Transform a Chair with Chalk Paint

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  It never ceases to amaze me what a little paint can do.  Just a few years ago, I would never imagined you could paint the fabric on a chair to change the color, but as you saw in Christy's tutorial HERE, it actually is a simple and easy way to bring new life to a piece of … [Read more...]

Refreshing your TV Console

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  I have been considering what to do with the large wall in my family room where we have our TV since we moved into our new house. I sometimes work {and do countless other things} from my comfy spot on my couch directly across from this TV so during my mental breaks, I often found myself … [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...]

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...]

Large Painted ‘Menu’ Chalkboard {& a Sneak Peek}

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Terry and I have been busy, busy bees this summer working on the items we scored a few weeks ago at a local estate sale.  We were giddy with our bargain finds, but I am not sure we thought through all the work we were going to have ahead of us during what is supposed to be the lazy days of … [Read more...]

Flea Market Find: Milk Painted Kitchen Cabinet

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How is everyone enjoying their summer?   My boys are enjoying the time off from school and the baby is getting so big.  I really hate that summer is almost over and that school is starting back up mid August.   On the flip side, I do look forward to having more time to focus on projects, painting, … [Read more...]

A Cute and Functional Craft Room

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Earlier this summer my friend Karla asked me to help out with ideas for organizing and decorating her home office turned craft room. Craft Rooms are among my favorite types of projects, so I was happy to help. When I arrived, she admitted that they were mostly using the space for storage but she … [Read more...]

Easy/DIY {Girl’s Birthday Gift} Hair Bow Display

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One of my best friend's daughters is turning two this week.  Last year, they threw her daughter this AMAZING butterfly birthday party which was nothing short of spectacular. If you missed it, check it our here. This year, they are hosting an ice cream social in honor of her 2nd birthday and we … [Read more...]

Chalk Paint Furniture Makeovers & Tips

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Over the years we have painted many, many pieces of furniture. Many with chalk paint, but some with regular latex paint. We've learned a lot about the best techniques to use to get the best possible results. We have also used most of the different brands of chalk/milk paint so read on to see the … [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...]

Crafty Ladies Night {and a $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway}

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  When we were offered the opportunity to read and review Mary Kay Andrews' newest book, Ladies' Night, we pretty much jumped at the opportunity. After all, we're all about our Ladies' Night Out {Read more HERE and HERE and HERE}. Reading the book was great fun, and this opportunity gave us … [Read more...]

Cane Chair Update With Gray Chalk Paint

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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...]

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