Layered Dry-Brush Technique for this DIY French Hutch Makeover

DIY Furniture Makeover using Dry Brush Technique: This, That and Life

Ahhhhhh……well, deep breath here after getting back from Spring Break with the family and I feel so energized! It’s amazing what time away from all the demands and technology do for someone. Not to mention sleep.  Believe it or not, it is an actual thing although for many of the “baby” years, I thought I’d […]

DIY Art Displays and Announcements

DIY Art Displays by This, That and Life

Hello everyone! Just a couple quick links to share with you today. Last week, I was thrilled to contribute for my girl Jen’s blog iHeart Organizing sharing a tutorial for our DIY Art Displays. These were relatively easy to build, affordable, among a few other pros which I share about here.  I’m SUPER excited about […]

30 Day Positive Action Challenge – Let’s DO THIS!

This That and Life 30 Day April Challenge

We can do hard things. You can. I can. WE ALL CAN.  But what does it take to motivate us to go through with the process of actually doing them??? <<<< Raise your hand if you completely relate to that struggle right there!   Well, I recently put a post out on Facebook talking about health goals mentioning […]

Spring Trends Patio Progress and a Giveaway

Project Patio This That and Life Ranunculus

Before getting into today’s fun post, I just want to give you a HUGE THANK YOU for all of your support and excitement across the board from my last post announcing my upcoming ebook! I’m working to bring you nothing but the best and it means so much to me to hear back from you […]

Ebook Coming Soon!

This, That and Life Ebook!

That’s right! I’ve been m.i.a. for quite awhile and thought I should finally let you all in on what I’ve been up to.  After all of the questions I’ve received over the years as well as all over the world wide web, I’d come to realize there was something missing in the world of refinishing […]

Laundry Room Refresh Plan

This, That and Life: Laundry Room

I just want to say thank you for following along on This, That and Life! To those of you wondering, awhile back I shared some amazing formal gowns and asked for your help deciding on what to wear for my husband’s upcoming firefighter ball. You can read more about that here. Unfortunately, my youngest came […]

5 Blogger Practices That Drive Other Bloggers Nuts

This, That and Life: What NOT to do as a blogger

Well, I’m writing this one on the fly, because I’ve finally seen enough.  No beautifully staged images today. No fluff. Just one photo if you’d like to share. This is for my fellow bloggers or anyone who is interested in starting their own blog. To everyone else, feel free to read on to satisfy any […]

Design: Concrete and Wood Tables

This, That and Life: Concrete and Wood Tables

I’ve always been a lover of grays and tans mixed in one setting, so naturally I took right away to concrete and wood tables. They are pretty much indestructable, aesthetically pleasing, not to mention full of character. Depending on the design, they can be used in a variety of styles as well.  Search around online […]

Secretary Desk Before and After with Vintage Market and Design Paint

This, That and Life: DIY Desk Makeover with Vintage Market and Design Paint

If you recall my recent post about a Goodwill secretary desk find, I was debating whether to leave it as-is or paint it.  While I thought the desk was nice as is, I decided to take the plunge and use a new paint, giving it a lighter, brighter makeover. I honestly love it both ways! […]

Clear Coats For Indoor Stained Furniture

Recommended Clear Coats for Stained Furniture

I get many questions every week on the how-to’s of refinishing furniture, whether it’s what brush for this, what sprayer for that, what stain, what paint, and a whole lot of other WHATs. And who can blame you??? There are SO many products out there! On top of that, even with all of the information […]

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