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DIY French Country Chandelier

DIY French Country Chandelier

When we moved into our home, I knew there were some things I wanted to change.  For instance: this builder standard light fixture. I mean, it was ok…at some point I actually liked it.  It was just…so…standard? I certainly didn’t love it and therefore, it had to go.  So, I hunted for a replacement.  I found this old thing […]

A Painted Vanity-White and Tiffany Blue

A Painted Vanity-White and Tiffany Blue

Pin It (the monogram shown is from southernnest.com) Over the summer, my in-laws (who know I LOVE to refinish furniture) were sweet enough to drag this vintage Drexel vanity from Ohio to NC.  When they pulled it out of their car, it was love at first sight.  The curves and lines of this piece of […]

Shabby Corbel Shelves

I have been hunting for old corbels for a long time….and I finally found them! I scored a pair of black and gold corbel sconces at a thrift shop….but with the black and gold, they were UGLY. As if they were not ugly enough, this little tassel was dangling from it. Oh my gosh. It […]

Painted Antique Milk Jug

On one of my “treasure hunts” to ReStore, I discovered this old milk jug. It was the color of mud and extremely dirty, but I knew with a little paint it was a great find. So I brought it home, let it soak in CitraSolv for hours to clean it, primed it, then gave it […]

A Distressed Cottage Dresser

I had this “hand-me-down” tall dresser sitting in my office. It was begging for a coat of paint and new hardware. It was the perfect opportunity for me to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the new color Pure White. I painted the dresser and drawers and then sanded it to distress it. I […]

Chippy White Farmhouse Chair

I found this old farmhouse chair at a local ReStore. Doesn’t it remind you of “the-chair-in-the-principal’s-office” from elementary school? Not that I know much about being in the principal’s office. 🙂 I just loved the legs and knew with a little paint and distressing it would be perfect. I sanded and primed the chair before […]

Sweet Little Table-Big Storage

I have a very sweet, small piece of furniture from when I was growing up. Honestly, I’m not sure even what to call it…..it’s a narrow table/chest with tons of drawers. I decided it was the perfect size for my guest bathroom, which was screaming for some storage. However, it needed some updating to be […]

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

When we built our first home, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted the kitchen to look like. I wanted white cabinets, black granite counter tops, and espresso colored wooden floors. Unfortunately, the white painted cabinets offered by our builder were much more than we had planned to spend. So we decided to paint them ourselves. […]

Our Kitchen Table

For years, I have dreamed of finding a very old wooden kitchen table and refinishing it. Having refinished several pieces of furniture, I felt ready to tackle a kitchen table. I found this pedestal clawfoot table from the 1800s at a thrift store in North Wilkesboro. From the 1800s! Instantly, I began to picture a […]

A Painted Chandelier

When I found out Briggs was a boy, I knew I had to have a blue chandelier in his nursery. That’s how I had always envisioned it. I looked online, but like it so often happens, I had an exact picture of what I wanted in my mind and could not find it anywhere. So […]

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