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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thrift Store Secretary Desk – To Paint or Leave As-Is?

Thrift Store Treasure: This, That and Life

It’s really true. You never know what your thrift store will bring you. Some places it’s a rare gem and other places it’s a daily find, and only if you’re fast.  I recently popped into our local Goodwill to check out what was in the store. To my wonderful surprise, I found this beauty of […]

Quick Tips for Staining Furniture

Hi everyone! I quickly wanted to answer one of your recent questions on staining furniture in this quick 1-take video below. Be nice! lol  I admit I’m a bit frustrated by the voice to video match up (at least on my end), but decided to go with it so you can get the quick info. […]

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