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A Distressed Wine Cabinet: Everything needs a little pop of gold.

A Distressed Wine Cabinet: Everything needs a little pop of gold.

I found the best wine cabinet at ReStore in Cornelius. A solid piece of furniture, all it needed was a facelift. Of course, I cannot find the before picture. I am adding photo organization to my “to do” list. Anyway, the old finish was a stain that had a lot of red undertones to it. […]

An Entryway Table: A Little Unwanted Table Goes a Long Way

An Entryway Table: A Little Unwanted Table Goes a Long Way

Everyone has that funky room.  The room that just needs something, but you don’t quite know what it needs.  For me, that room was my foyer.  Being the very first room anyone saw, I HATED that I didn’t so much as even “like” it.  It felt bare…cold…sparse.  The room’s shape didn’t necessarily allow for a ton of furniture, but […]

It’s a Chippy Old White Armoire…and It’s Freaking Fabulous.

It’s a Chippy Old White Armoire…and It’s Freaking Fabulous.

My neighborhood has a Facebook page and this little beauty popped up with a “For Sale” listing on the post. I had to have it. Another neighbor clearly thought the same thing and after a little persuasion, I got my hands on it. (I couldn’t give this one up.) I wasn’t crazy about the color, […]

A beautiful old piece…I just couldn’t give this one up.

A beautiful old piece…I just couldn’t give this one up.

I know I always say every piece of furniture is my favorite. But a recent piece I found…oh, it is just fabulous. I went to my local ReStore on a Tuesday (I try to pop in as much as I can on Tuesdays, as that’s when they put all of the new stuff out. I […]

It’s Finally Happening-Southern Nest Vintage Collection is here & and it’s going to be on WCCB Charlotte!

It’s Finally Happening-Southern Nest Vintage Collection is here & and it’s going to be on WCCB Charlotte!

  It all started with furniture.     My passion lies in refinishing furniture and repurposing found objects to create a classy, Southern design.  That’s how Charming Little Nest first started and as Southern Nest evolved from the blog, furniture took a backseat.  Well, the time has come.  After two years-TWO YEARS-of being on the […]

My Dining Room Design…All of the Painting and Gluing Craziness

My Dining Room Design…All of the Painting and Gluing Craziness

The ReStore ReStyle 2014 event is done and I had so much fun.  I am still so worn out from the chaos of the past two weeks.  I have done so many projects my head is spinning.  And now I want to break it all down for ya.  First off, here is the final product.  […]

Painted Bathroom Cabinets: A Fresh Update with Paint and Beadboard Wallpaper

Painted Bathroom Cabinets: A Fresh Update with Paint and Beadboard Wallpaper

Remember my kitchen cabinet redo and my awful “Before” cabinets? Well, just like my kitchen, all of the cabinets in my bathrooms also suffered from a case of “boring.”  I decided I procrastinated the makeover long enough and I broke out the paint supplies…plus a new weapon.  Beadboard wallpaper.  I first read about using the wallpaper on cabinet […]

A Nautical Dresser

A Nautical Dresser

I have received so many emails asking about the nautical dresser I painted for B’s big boy room.  It was pretty easy to do, so I will break the steps down for you here. Sadly, I do not have a before picture.  The dresser was previously painted black and had brushed nickel hardware.  I knew I wanted a […]

Big Boy Room: The Chippy Bookshelf

Big Boy Room: The Chippy Bookshelf

While scouring my favorite thrifting places for B’s big boy room, I stumbled upon the perfect bookshelf.  I wanted it to be: 1. Small-I wanted a bookshelf short enough for him to reach all of the books and make it easy to create a cozy reading nook. 2. Worn-I wanted this to be one of […]

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 […]

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