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Vintage American Flags

Looking for a way handmade or homemade way to show your patriotism? Recipes, crafts, DIYs, parties and decorating projects — I’ve shared lots of 4th of July ideas over the years. If you’re looking for creative way to spend the long holiday weekend, why not try one of these easy projects or recipes? Firecracker Patriotic […]

Learn how to spruce up a $5 yard sale table with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint. and stencils. #chalkyfinish #decoartprojects #spon

I am the queen of $5 tables. Scuffed up old tables that look like they belonged to someone’s grandma are among my favorite things to buy at yard sales. Since they’re usually in such rough shape, the other shoppers rarely give them a second glance. And the owners just want to get rid of them. […]

DIY Potting Bench Makeover

Before long, winter will be a memory and planting season will be upon us. So, it seemed like a perfect time to finally share with you the ins and outs and how tos of the DIY potting bench makeover I did last year for the Chic Chateau showhouse. This was such a fun project, to […]

This chest would be perfect at a beach house or in a child's room decorated with vintage nautical decor. The color on this piece is amazing! Click over for the full tutorial on how to transform a cheap yard sale piece of furniture into a custom piece.

I love the look of antique maritme blueprints, and if I ever achieve my dream of a seaside cottage vacation home, I’ll surely decorate it will vintage nautical decor. Today’s project, which I first shared on the DecoArt blog, brings that look to a seen-better-days yard sale dresser. Thanks to a little paint, chalk, inspiration […]

Use Christmas stencils to paint a child's chair for photos

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Royal Design Studio, but all opinions are honest and my own. This post may include affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. I have a fun painting project to share with you today that would be perfect for family Christmas photos. I gave a wooden […]

French Shabby Chic Crackle Paint Wall Shelf

This post is sponsored by DecoArt, but all opinions are truthful and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I love the look of crusty, old paint, crazed and crackled with age. But I have never had much success achieving the crack paint finish myself, though I’ve tried numerous crackle mediums through the years […]

Inspired by the beautiful beach glass, this Sea Glass Table is painted with a base coat of blue chalk paint, topped with a white wash and antiquing.

In all my trips to the beach, I’ve never found a piece of sea glass. But I have searched and I will continue to do so.. …because I love the idea of beach glass. I love that something once considered trash, like an old jar or bottle, can transform into something beautiful. I love that […]

Indigo Blue Painted Bookshelf

It’s not the first time this has happened… …where I’ve sold a piece of furniture right out of my garage. And it’s always to the same customer, my friend and neighbor, Michelle, who has deemed me her own personal picker. Should I be flattered or afraid that I’m veering too far into Sanford & Son […]

Atta Girl Says: Custom Handpainted Caribbean Blue Buffett and Clock

Today, I’m taking a little bit of a break from my normal furniture befores and afters, crafty projects, recipes and room reveals to share a little bit more of myself. Dorrie of Simple Southern Charm, another North Carolina furniture painting gal, invited me to participate in the Blogland Tour where I get to talk about […]

Mason Jar Stenciled Chair in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Eulalie's Sky

You know how I have a thing for mason jars? And stenciled chairs? This is what happens when I combine those two loves. A gorgeous chair, painted in Eulalie’s Sky Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Here’s how my ┬áchair looked before its transformation. Boring! (FYI, I am including affiliate links in this tutorial. If you […]