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 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 […]

Gorgeous Nursery Dresser Before and After


Hello everyone! I’m sticking to basics again and sharing a little DIY before and after of another beautiful dresser I picked up awhile ago. The before picture looks much better in the photo and I thought that I would leave it as is, but after some thought, I decided a beautiful custom color would look […]

Clover Green Bow Front Dresser Makeover


With the whirlwind of a move like we just had {and are still settling in}, I’m now finally sitting down here at my laptop and almost don’t know where to begin as I get back into things around here on the blog. So I’m just going to keep it simple and stick to a basic, […]

Small Hutch Before and After

This, That and Life: Hutch Makeover

As hard as it is to believe, I’ve been trial and erroring my way through furniture makeovers for about two years now.  I’ve since become a bit more picky in what I look for {as for repair work}, but I think I’ve also developed an eye that’s able to look past the mess that’s in […]

Antique Desk Makeover

Antique Desk Makeover by Anneke {This, That and Life}

I picked up this piece awhile back off of Craigslist and really considered leaving it as-is {despite the scratches}, and keeping it for myself. Gosh, I feel so greedy when I want to keep certain pieces of furniture! BUT, you don’t see this style come around that often and I love the simple elegance of […]

DIY Nautical Desk Makeover

DIY Nautical Desk Makeover via This, That and Life

It’s official….the workout space in our garage has been slightly overrun by my Craigslist furniture scores, but that just means more makeovers coming your way ~ and FAST. Well, not nearly as fast as some of my furniture blogging buddies, but hey! They are moving along!       Remember this BEFORE???     This was such […]

File Cabinet Before and After

Beach House IG

  Happy Friday everyone! We were pretty excited to head out yesterday to Priest Point and spend some time at the Beach House for a few days. You literally walk in the door and just sigh all of the stresses of life away. Ahhhhhhhh……….   The Living Room via Instagram On another note, I have […]

French Coastal Hutch

French Coastal Hutch Close Up Top With Watermark

   Happy 2013 everyone!!! Are you just as excited for 2013 as I am??? Seriously, I can’t tell you HOW excited I am. I have some great news to share very soon ~ more on that to come! Overall, it was a great start to my year and I’m definitely feeling the immediate effects of […]

Vintage French Bed Before and After


Today I have a quick before and after for you. Family life and responsibilities are calling! Thank you for stopping in today.   BEFORE           AFTER      This look was created with a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antionette and Coco and then accented with Old White. […]

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