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Painting Furniture White

Painting Furniture White

Painting furniture white can be challenging. Learn how to keep the bleed from happening using less coats of paint. There are always challenges when painting furniture white. Repairs, prepping and bleed through from the oils in the original wood. It can be very...

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Painting Furniture Fabric

Painting Furniture Fabric

The How To Painting Furniture Fabric The how to of painting furniture fabric is easier than it looks, and it looks pretty easy wouldn’t you agree? Everything can look intimidating for the first time and it was for me, but you will see how easy it is when you try it. ...

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How To Hand Paint Flowers

How To Hand Paint Flowers

This chair went through a couple of lives. I originally painted this chair using sea spray for texture, with some patina on it. Thinking I was going to do this fantastic patina finish, as much as I kept at it, it stunk! (Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo...maybe I...

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A Mini Desk And Chair With A Hand Painted Mermaid

A Mini Desk And Chair With A Hand Painted Mermaid

This mini desk and chair is the cutest, and handpainting a mermaid was the first thing that came to mind when I was trying to figure out what color to paint it. Isn't that always the hardest part, choosing a color? This is a robins egg color that I also painted my...

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A Sideboard Buffet Stripping And Repainting

A Sideboard Buffet Stripping And Repainting

Meet Adele. I just had to tell you her name first because I think she's beautiful! I'm so in awe of this piece. Isn't she a beauty? Adele has come a long way. She was raw, she was serene, she was stripped and repainted and stained. Stripping and repainting a sideboard...

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Stained Vintage Drop Leaf Coffee Table

Stained Vintage Drop Leaf Coffee Table

This beauty has style and stunning details, and after I painted and stained the top of this piece, I loved it even more. It’s the classic coffee table for any sofa or seating area. The traditional white distressed body gave this old charmer a shabby look of love. The...

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Creating A Coastal Side Table With Texture

Creating A Coastal Side Table With Texture

The coastal look for this side table was inspired by my area mats I have in our bay house kitchen. Creating a coastal side table with texture is easy and fun! This post contains affiliate links where I may earn a small commission, but at no additional cost to you. It...

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Applying Flower Moulds To A Chair DIY

Applying Flower Moulds To A Chair DIY

Take a seat. Like literally, take the seat out of a chair and cover it with flower moulds and make it a beautiful flower/plant stand! This chair was found at a yard sale down south at the Jersey Shore, where I seem to find many cool things. I happened to be out for a...

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I Am A Living Kidney Donor

I Am A Living Kidney Donor

This is my story... Read how '10' of us exchanged kidneys, to save lives!   The day of surgery BE A LIVING KIDNEY DONOR INFO I donated one of my kidneys to a stranger on Friday, March 2, 2018. Many months of sleepless nights and repeated questions brought me to this...

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How Many Photos To Get That Pro Selfie?

How Many Photos To Get That Pro Selfie?

Most times taking that 'just right' photo can be daunting. I dread taking selfies and professional photos. My neck is too long, I have a chin like Jay Leno (no offense, Jay), and I can never get my 'best side' right...or was it my left? The list goes on. But sometimes...

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Transfers On A Huge Statement Cabinet

Transfers On A Huge Statement Cabinet

This lovely cabinet was originally displayed as the beauty she is, below. Recently, I updated her with some transfers. You can see more updated photos below. Isn’t this beauty huge!?! She was found at Restore, Habitat For Humanity. I needed a statement piece for my...

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A DIY Heart Of Independence

A DIY Heart Of Independence

I stumbled upon this gate at a yard sale while out for a walk in Doylestown PA. It’s always fun to find the hidden yard sales unexpectedly, because that's where you find the best stuff. This gate was one of those treasures, it had a giant P on it with the old hardware...

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Sofa Table Revamp – From Glass Inserts to Wood

Sofa Table Revamp – From Glass Inserts to Wood

A friend of my son was giving this table away. I said yes in a heartbeat! It came with smoky glass inlays on the table which I didn't really care for. That's when the wood replacement idea started.  I remember these tables being popular in many homes growing up. They...

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Staining And Painting A Table

Staining And Painting A Table

This is a HUGE table! Seriously, it could be a big side table or a smaller coffee table, but I LOVE it. This thing is well made and the wood is absolutely beautiful. I can't even remember how I acquired this piece, but I'm glad I did. It was one of those rare, easy...

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Painting A Wine Cabinet

Painting A Wine Cabinet

Beach, Wine, Cabinet...Maybe get to the cabinet first, get the wine and take it to the beach! That sounds right. This is such a unique piece, don't you think? I found it at the Jersey Shore at one of the many yard sales. I immediately had to have it when I found it. I...

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