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    Trash to Treasure Vanity

    I’m not sure if you know it or not, but I started this blog to promote my furniture restore business four years ago. Over time the blog has morphed into more of a life style blog. However, there are still days /weeks where I’m swamped with furniture makeovers. That’s this week. Today I’m sharing a trash to treasure vanity makeover. A friend texted me asking if I  had seen this vanity in the trash down the street. Nope, I had not. So I hopped into the car and went to do a little dumpster diving. This is what I found!

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    Before and After Changing Table

    I’ve got the cutest before and after changing table to share with you! Two days after Christmas a friend in my neighborhood called me to tell me there was a huge mirror in her neighbors trash, did I want to come and get it? So I hopped in my car and raced to the back of the neighborhood. I picked the mirror and was headed home when I saw this changing table on the side of the road. At first glance the drawer was in pieces. The plan was  to just  remove the drawer and paint the changing table. However, once I looked at it, I realized that all it…

  • hand painted furniture,  home decor,  organization

    A Painted Caddy

    I recently bought the cutest caddy at HobLob! I loved everything about it but the color. Which y’all KNOW I painted. I love a painted caddy! When I found the caddy on sale for 66% off, it leaned a little and the color was kind of blah for me. I wanted a pop of color. So I tightened up the screw on the bottom to fix the leaning issue, then got busy with the paint. I wanted this caddy to look like it was very old, very chippy, and had had multiple coats of paints over the years. I painted  random spots of apple green, followed by duck egg blue…

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    Terri’s Black Bed

    A few months ago my sweet seester Terri sent me photos of a house that she wanted to buy. It was a craftsman bungalow that was so cute! I immediately fell in love with it! We got busy buying, painting and repurposing furniture for her new home. Over the next few months I will be sharing her new home with you. Today we are starting in the Master bedroom. I am so excited to share Terri’s black bed with you. Here’s the first photo she sent to me. I could just see sitting on a porch swing in the summer time on that front porch! Here’s what it looks like…

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    Painted End Table

    I tend to lean toward furniture that has a lot of detail and curves. However, in the past few years I have found a few pieces that I love that are more stream lined. This painted end table is one of them. I found this very dusty, poorly painted mid-century modern end table at a garage sale. Even though it was dusty and painted hot mess, it was very sturdy and I could visually exactly how to give it a little life. I wanted to paint it black – again – and I wanted to give it a high gloss shine. And then I went to Hobby Lobby. Have y’all…

  • hand painted furniture,  home decor,  Painted furniture,  trash to treasure

    Painted Lane Cedar Chest

    Ta da! My first painted piece of the new year! My painted Lane cedar chest. Believe it or not, I bought this cedar chest almost 15 years ago. Most of you know, in  a former life, I was a decorative- or as we used to say – Faux finish painter. My BFF and then business partner Rox and I stopped at an estate sale on a whim and found this Lane cedar chest. It brought back wonderful memories of my Granny’s cedar chest. It was always locked and if you were lucky and got a peek inside you would see wondrous treasures. A coin collection, letters, photos and a dress with…

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    Painted Rocking Chair

    A super sweet client of mine gave me the honor of painting her husbands childhood rocking chair. No pressure right? AND  Her daughter wanted to use it in her daughters first year pictures.  YIKES!  This painted rocking chair had to be special…. Did I mention that I live in manland?  OK.. only a billion times. Seriously, my work was cut out for me! OH… and please forgive the photography! Rainy days make for dark pictures…sigh! Although I was raised  with all sisters, it has been a very long time since I have thought about little girl decor. Luckily my client knew exactly how she wanted this chair painted. YES! She…

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    Turquoise Night Stands

    My BFF Roxanne’s sweet momma Sarah just moved here to be closer to her girls. In the move she downsized and had to get rid of some furniture….you know where this is going, right? Miss Sarah was kind enough to give me some of her extra furniture! Yay… picture me doing some serious backflips! She gifted me two tables that would make awesome night stands, in fact they would make awesome turquoise night stands!    My sister T needed some night stands  to go with her new bed. After consulting with her, she was in love with the turquoise idea and said to just go for it. This is what the…

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    TV Armoire Becomes an Office

    I hate to admit it, but most of my blogging is done from my sofa in front of the TV.( My ADD prevents me from just sitting and watching a TV show – at least that’s my excuse!) If you thought that I have a stylish office that is perfectly decorated where I sit with a big cup of coffee and write, you would be so wrong. I have the office, but it is also my craft room. Nine days out of ten, I have a billion projects going on at one time. It can be one hot mess!  As I get more involved in blogging I realize that I…

  • Chalk Paint,  hand painted furniture,  home decor,  makeovers

    Small Black Table

    If you haven’t noticed before, I love navy. Years ago I had a ton of navy in my house. Then the red, gold, and green trend came along and I reluctantly waved good-bye to all of my navy. Well, things have come full circle and navy is back, jack! In the next few months I will be redecorating one of my guest rooms and guess what color I am doing? Yup, Navy! Navy, white and gold. I have this small black table that I have had for years that needed a little TLC. This post is about how a cute small black table became a navy rock star! I bought…

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    Dresser and Desk Makeover

    We share in our family. Pass things down. Recently, my seester-in-law Judy gave my seester-in-law Stephanie her daughter’s old dresser and desk for her girls bedroom. Have I lost you yet? Of course, I couldn’t be left out and volunteered to paint them to match my niece’s room. I have to say that this was one of my very favorite desk and dresser makeovers. This is what we started with – the dresser… and the desk. Both had great bones and were in good shape, but my nieces,the cute Miss C and the marvelous Miss M had visions of something different. First thing first… a good cleaning to prep for…

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    Small Blue Chest

    OK… before I get started let me just say that if it rains here anymore I am gonna need some serious light therapy. Oh, and an arc… M’kay, maybe not an arc, but a really big boat!  And don’t even get me started on how hard it is to get a good picture! Thanks. Rambling at y’all is way cheaper than therapy. Remember when I went to wash my car and instead I went to the neighborhood garage sale? Yeah… I am a lot little ADD.. Not only did I pick up the cute small chairs that you see here but I also scored a couple of chests of drawers. One of which…

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    Adding Gold to the Office

    If you have been following along you know that I have been slowly giving my office a tiny makeover. It is in no way done, but I thought that I would go ahead and share what I’ve done so far, as the list of what I want to get done is getting larger. For years the office was a beautiful, soothing grey- blue, black and white.  I still love those colors but thought it was time for another color to come into the design to give it a little pop! I decided that adding gold to the office was the perfect solution! I already shared with you how I gave…

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    Hannah’s Dress-up Armoire

    Lately I have been so blessed to be able to paint a few projects for my family. I truly love being able to do that – it is so darn fun! I can’t wait to share with you Hannah’s dress-up armoire. If you saw my last post about Diva Dog Beds, you know that my friend Shelli gave me this really cute dresser. Score! This was a great dumpster find. After talking with our niece Rachel, who told me that she needed storage for her daughter Hannah’s dress-up clothing, I knew that this would be the perfect piece for that. So grab a drink and sit back while I show you…