Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and it contains affiliate links. But I only recommend companies and products I love. Read my full disclosure policy here. Learn how to easily create the look of denim with this easy faux painting technique using two different colors of Chalky Finish paint and wax.I love how denim is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When I think of paradise, I think of the crystal blue water of the Caribbean Sea. That color blue is both vibrant and calming. It is the epitome of beauty. So, while custom painting jobs cause me as a lot of stress and worry, I was thrilled when a client asked me to paint her […]

I love the stories behind old furniture. When I bring home a piece to refurbish, I can’t help but wonder about the people who owned it before me. Sometimes, I find clues in the chips, cracks, peeling paint, missing hardware and forgotten belongings I find stuffed in drawers. As I clean and paint, my imagination […]

Yesterday, I told you about my awesome yard sale score of four (likely antique, but definitely vintage) Lexington Furniture wooden chairs for less than $5 each. The first got a “refreshing” coat of paint, my tribute to Coca-Cola. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s my Coca-Cola chair: As much as I despise painting chairs — all […]

When I woke up that Saturday morning before Labor Day, I thought about turning over and going back to sleep. The night before, I’d spent some time perusing Craigslist and the newspaper classified section. But both showed little in the way of yard sales. Typical on a holiday weekend. But the bargain hunter in me […]

How do you like my fancy fromage tray? This was once a butt-ugly 70s metal and wooden tray purchased at Goodwill. But I saw potential in it and decided to buy it and spruce it up. Before: Isn’t it ugly? I decided to spray paint the metal tray with chalkboard paint. A couple of coats […]