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DIY Chalk Paint Recipe

DIY Chalk Paint Recipe

If you’ve ever used chalk paint, you already know how fabulous it is. It cuts your workload in half, dries beautifully, and adheres to most surfaces. The downside? It’s quite pricey (average price is $32-$40 per quart) and you’re somewhat limited on color choices. There’s […]

Mid Century Modern Chest of Drawers

Mid Century Modern Chest of Drawers

I’ve been hard at work in my garage, refinishing several vintage and antique pieces. Currently, I’m working on an antique buffet from the early 1900’s (click here to see the “before” pic), an antique sleigh bed (from the late 1800’s), a mid century chair and […]

Flea Market Find: Chest of Drawers

Flea Market Find: Chest of Drawers

After selling the last chest of drawers that I redid (click here to see it), I started searching high and low for another one. I was very specific with what I was looking for. The finish and condition didn’t matter but it had to be […]

Flea Market Finds: Antique Buffet

Flea Market Finds: Antique Buffet

I got my hands on an awesome antique buffet today. According to my research, this piece is from the early 1900’s. It’s seen better days but I fully believe that I can restore it to it’s original state. Technically, this wasn’t a flea market find. […]

Antique Table & Chairs Redo

Antique Table & Chairs Redo

Are you ready for another makeover project? Today’s completed project is an antique table and chairs. This set was beat up and practically left for dead. It’s certainly seen better days. I guess that’s to be expected though since it was made in the early […]

Glamorous Chest of Drawers

Glamorous Chest of Drawers

If you read my┬árepurposed dresser post, I’m sure you noticed that I don’t hide from color. I embrace it. I love introducing bold colors into my home – especially with furniture. They’re statement pieces that double as conversation starters. I just finished another glamorous furniture […]

Flea Market Finds: I Scored Big

Flea Market Finds: I Scored Big

Whenever I visit a flea market or antique store, I always end up eyeing the old typewriters. There’s something about them that draws me in. Sadly, they’re always way….WAY outside of my budget. A girl can dream though. Today was just like any other flea […]

10 Flea Market Shopping Tips

10 Flea Market Shopping Tips

Finding the best deals at a flea market is easy if you know what you’re doing. Sure, you could just show up, wander around and hope to find a thing or two, but you’ll waste precious time and will likely end up empty-handed (or worse, […]

Blinged Out Bookcase Redo

Blinged Out Bookcase Redo

As I mentioned in my repurposed dresser post, I’m turning the front room of my home, into a casual gathering place for family and friends. I’ve been stalking craigslist, yard sales, antique stores and even my local Facebook groups. You never know when a great […]

DIY Repurposed Dresser

DIY Repurposed Dresser

I recently purchased an old, outdated, inexpensive dresser with the intent of turning it into a bold buffet for the front room in my house. It’s a room that (I suppose) was meant to be a formal dining room but I didn’t want to use […]