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 […]

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 […]