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Category Archives: Painting

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Old Trunk with New Chalk Paint Finish Thanks so much to Plaid (and Blueprint Social) for sponsoring this post! The Folk Art Home Decor Chalks and Waxes were supplied to me to create this post. All opinions are my own! Read more…


Aaah, spray paint… I truly love it. What other product is there that is inexpensive, comes in a variety of colors/finishes, and can transform virtually anything it coats? I do have my favorites (I am a frequent stalker on Rust-Oleum’s Read more…


Painting an Old Metal Sewing Machine When I received an old sewing machine cabinet for free, it also included the sewing machine. I love old sewing machines and use them regularly (yes, “them” meaning I have several). I gave the Read more…


Sewing Machine Cabinet Makeover I found an old sewing machine in a cabinet (for FREE!) last month. I love old sewing machines and the cabinets they come in because they are so awesome to use! I decided to give the Read more…


How I Updated a Chair by Painting the Upholstery and the Chair I bought this really nice office chair about a year ago from my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It was in really great shape but I wasn’t quite Read more…


Create a Striped Panel with Stain and Plywood I am building the Restoration Hardware Inspired 1900s Boulangerie Table from The Design Confidential. (These plans can be found here.) The plans call for different pieces of wood as the main panels on the tabletop. Read more…


I found the neatest set of sconces at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They had the greatest lines and I thought they would be pretty fabulous with the right makeover.  It is not clear from the photo but the Read more…


DIY Light Fixture Makeover I will admit it… I am an addict. I’m not only addicted to DIY, home improvement, Rust-Oleum products, and PureBond plywood. No sirree. I am addicted to our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore! My first trip Read more…


I have several sewing machines. I have been a seamstress since I was a teenager. One of my machines is a vintage Kenmore machine. That sucker is heavy (being an all metal machine) and they certainly don’t make them like Read more…


I’ve already shared my love for my latest obsession – building chairs – but I also have been having fun making wood word signs using my Silhouette Cameo.  Today, I’ll share my “how to” on making a sign with scrap Read more…

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