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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 […]

FEATURED Carolina on my mind rocking chair

Of all the furniture makeover projects I do, painted chairs are some of the toughest. All those spindles and slats and legs — so many spots to miss! But wooden chairs are still one of my favorite things to paint. They seem to awaken a particular creative streak in me… I love turning old wooden […]

How to Paint Laminate Furniture: Kitchen Table Maekover

The laminate-topped table had lived a hard life. I paid $25 for it and four wooden chairs at a yard sale several years ago with every intention of painting it quickly to resell in my antique store booth. Before then, it had spent a decade or more in the original owner’s barn. But it was […]

How to Paint Furniture with Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a furniture makeover. The cold weather, and a lack of yard sales, has put my painting on hold. I’ve had a clients’ nightstands hanging out in my garage for way too long, so on the eve of our last snowstorm, I hauled them inside and gave them a […]

Vintage Furniture Makeover: Stenciled Demilune Tables

As somoene who has furnished nearly every home I’ve ever lived in with yard sale finds and secondhand vintage furniture, this statistic shocked me: Did you know that Americans throw away 10 million pieces of furniture every year? These are the very pieces I am excited to find at yard sales and thrift stores. The […]

Using a Paint Sprayer with Milk Paint and Chalk Paint

Don’t tell my husband, but I am in love. Paint sprayer, where have you been all my life? Where were you when I was painting this crib? Or this chair? Where were you when I was going mad painting slats and spindles. Oops, missed a spot. What was it Lady Macbeth said? “…damn spot!” I […]

How to Make Fabric Rosettes

Disclosure:┬áNo needles and thread were used in the making of this project. But I did stab myself with a staple, burn my fingers with hot glue and bang my fingernail with the hammer. All in a day’s work as a no-sew blogger and crafter. I have a confession to make. I don’t sew. In a […]