• To Wax or Not to Wax
    Painted furniture

    To Wax or Not to Wax

    To wax or not to wax, that is the question. I’ve been a professional painter of faux finishes, murals, furniture and much more for over 20 years. I love painting because it allows me to use my creative side and…

  • children's furniture

    Children’s Toy Box

    Christmas is just around the corner, so the elves here at the castle have been very busy. Not just wrapping presents, but painting all sorts of things for little girls and boys.  This children’s toy box is one of my…

  • A pony for Christmas
    Holidays,  Painted furniture

    A Pony For Christmas

    Anybody who’s had children has probably heard “I want a pony for Christmas!”. My great niece, Beep, is in love with ponies. In fact, her Grandparents on her Dad’s side bought her a pony recently. She’s crazy about horses. So…

  • painting the nightstand
    home decor,  Painted furniture

    Painting the Nightstands

    A few weeks ago, I shared that I replaced the quilt on my bed. Which led to me buying a new dust ruffle. Unfortunately, the dust ruffle was a little too short. So, I bought a new bed.  At this…

  • Grandma shirley's piano
    Painted furniture

    Grandma Shirley’s Piano

    This is the story of Grandma Shirley’s piano. The story of how it came to be is actually pretty funny considering that  I don’t even play the piano, however almost all the women in my husbands family do! I purchased…

  • Painted furniture

    Little Turquoise Table

    This is the story of a little turquoise table that is really beautiful. However, it certainly didn’t start out that way! Awhile back, a friend of mine gave me this cute little table. It really needed a makeover in a…

  • Easter,  Holiday decor,  Uncategorized

    Easter in the Kitchen

    I have been so busy painting that Easter in the kitchen is going to be low key this year. At least the decor part anyway! I shared my white painted hutch, chalkboard and partially finished small cabinet with you last…

  • Painted furniture

    Updating the Chalkboard and Small Cabinet

    I’m back with the never ending kitchen facelift. So far we’ve replaced all but one appliance, painted the walls and the kitchen hutch. Once that was done, it was clear that there were a few more things that needed attention.…

  • Painted furniture

    Painting the Kitchen Hutch White

    I shared with you yesterday what I should be doing but wasn’t.  I should have been painting the kitchen hutch white instead of playing hooky in the back yard. This is what my kitchen hutch looked like up until a…

  • Painted furniture

    The Unfinished Vanity

    My sister has had the unfinished vanity in her room for about nine months now. Nine months ago, I left her with an old sewing cabinet and a can of Annie Sloane paint. She assured me that she was going…

  • furniture,  makeovers

    Before and Afters

    Today I am sharing the Before and Afters of July. I have been so busy working outside of the castle, I haven’t had much of time to get a lot of things done.

  • nightstands,  Painted furniture

    White Nightstand

    The Before and After of a white nightstand! My sister had a nightstand given to her. Of course, she gave it to me! It’s very sturdy and has great bones. At first glance the finish looks great, but on closer…

  • furniture,  home decor,  Painted furniture

    Tyler’s Dresser!

    Tyler’s dresser has had many lives here at the castle… I’ve painted this dresser so many times I’m not even sure what the dresser looked like originally anymore.  I think maybe it was white? It was a garage sale find…

  • Painted furniture

    Outdoor Table

    I hit the jackpot lately with garage sale finds. One of which was the cutest wicker outdoor table that I know my sister’s bungalow needs! My sweet friend Laura called me about a garage sale that her school was having…

  • Painted furniture

    Sofa Table

    We recently decided to give the office a makeover. One thing that had to go was a 50 gallon fish tank that sat on a sofa table that we have had forever. The fish tank went to a good home,…

  • chairs,  home decor,  Painted furniture

    Vanity Chair Makeover

    This vanity chair makeover was so easy I almost didn’t share it! I’m still occasionally helping my sister Terri decorate her Bungalow and this vanity chair was our latest project. On a recent trip to Oklahoma, my sister and I…