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 […]

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! […]

Small Rustic Dining Table Makeover


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 […]

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 […]

Antique Settle Bench Makeover


                    Quite awhile back….actually the tailend of summer this piece was found by the side of the road by a family member, so they snatched it up and brought it my way. It has so much character and history, I couldn’t imagine why someone chucked it […]

Roadside Rescue: Bookshelf Makeover


Happy Halloween to everyone today! Whatever your plans are, be safe and have fun! We are headed to Mill Creek’a Trunk or Treat tonight which is sure to be a blast. Today, I’m attempting to blog from my phone, so it’s nothing fancy, photo-edited, and spur of the moment, but every now and then I […]

How We Created Curb Appeal By Adding A Handrail


Ever since we built our home in 2009, we had used our entire loan and knew we would need to hold out for awhile to get the landscaping finished and a handrail built around the front block wall {a really big safety issue actually}. Well, we’ve slowly added landscaping over the years in phases {which […]

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, […]

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