Weekly Designs: Coastal Interiors

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It has been so fun to put more designs together lately! I’m not as interested in showing you my home all the time, but putting together looks for you to be inspired by.  As a reminder, you can find all of my designs through my Coastal Interiors instagram HERE, and also refer to my liketoknow.it […]

6 Recommended Reads + 2 Exciting Pre-Releases

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The past several months I’ve been challenging myself to spend more time reading actual, physical books.  I personally prefer paper over digital because I love handwriting my thoughts and ideas as I’m reading along. Some great books that I’d recommend are listed below, most of which fall under the categories of personal development, Christian authors, […]

I Can’t Believe I Did This! >>> How To Dye Your White Slipcover

This, This, and Life: How To Dye Your White Slipcovers

Has that thought ever crossed your mind? To dye your slipcovers? It hadn’t crossed mine until I recently reached the point of desperation since Ikea was out of stock in their gray color for our Ektorp sectional.  Even on a recent instagram and facebook poll, gray was the hands down winner of choice!  You see, […]

Layered Dry-Brush Technique for this DIY French Hutch Makeover

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

Hey there! Join me on Instagram and Pinterest to connect on all the behind the scenes action and find my Top 10 Tips to Smarter Blogging and Creative Blogging Resource Guide HERE!   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 […]

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 […]

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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