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 […]

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. […]

Small Rustic Dining Table Makeover

Grunge-It

I love this little table. For a long time it remained unfinished as a brown wood stained table and I used it as my music table next to my keyboard. It held my sound board, notebooks, etc. and I loved it! Since we no longer needed it, I decided to finally give it a little […]

Small Side Table Makeover

Side Table Makeover

Thank you for all of your comments and ideas from last week’s design post! The blue headboard sold over the weekend and we are starting to get some money saved up to put toward getting things FUNCTIONAL. I.can’t.wait.  For today, I have a little makeover to hopefully inspire and encourage you if you are new […]

DIY Blue + Brass Dresser Makeover

Blue and Brass DIY Dresser

      This dresser was recently picked up by my husband at our local Goodwill for a pretty great price.  Here’s the before: The hardware is FANTASTIC! We had to add a 1 x 2 board to the bottom front, but it was otherwise in great condition. I removed all of the drawers, cleaned […]

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