Making something old and loved, new again My father recently gave me a footstool he had as a child. It had definitely seen better days, but it was still solid and sturdy. I wanted to give it a new life after all the years of service it had put in for his family - it was definitely not ready to be . . .
Herringbone Headboard - tutorial Holy Moley People! This DIY Herringbone Headboard is perhaps the coolest thing we've ever made! If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw some pictures that showed us trying to use pallets to make a headboard for my son. Well, that was a big, fat FAIL! . . .
This is one of my favorite mid century modern end table makeovers. Yesterday, a couple of my girlfriends, my niece and I hit seven thrift stores. SEVEN. It was exhausting but a lot of fun to be with people who are as excited by thrift store treasures as I am. While my one girlfriend found lots of . . .
Happy St. Patricks Day! In my family, we have a few Patricks - my dad, my brother and my nephew are all named Patrick - and my son's middle name is Patrick too. I'm waking up my little guy this morning with a bagel covered in green cream cheese! He's either going to love it, or think it's . . .
When we re-did our master bathroom last year, I couldn't find the right mirrors. First they were too big and too square... Then they were WAY too small... Then I found the perfect size and shape at, of all places, my friend Cricket's house! Loved the size and the shape, but the only . . .
Checking Vintage Furniture for Lead Paint As a person who frequently buys and repaints vintage furniture, I am always worried about lead paint and whether it was used on the piece I'm about to sand and re-paint. Lead is not something I ever want to mess with, let alone get into my lungs. When . . .
Faux Bamboo China Cabinet Makeover I know I just posted about the black bamboo cabinet I painted using the same method/paint, but I recently gave this faux bamboo china cabinet a makeover and wanted to give you the details on my experience. Here's the deal: I have wanted to try the paint and . . .
Have you ever found a gorgeous piece of furniture that needed some love, but NOT paint? I have a few pieces like that - those that deserve to be loved back to their original beauty. I found a great way to clean furniture with oil and vinegar - it cleans up the wood while leaving it with a beautiful . . .
The most popular post on my blog is this one, the one about my green/blue chair. This post, and the post where I answered all the questions about it, have been pinned over 300,000 times collectively. Crazy, right!? I occasionally have readers tell me their stories about their experiences with . . .
I've developed a new addiction: faux bamboo furniture. But the problem with vintage faux bamboo is that it is usually pretty dated and dingy. I've painted a few pieces so far, and it's always a struggle to get a smooth finish on it. A few months ago, I found this faux bamboo buffet table at a . . .