DOING it with Purpose

Take a look at some of my past projects!

Paint Wash An Oak Dresser

Paint Wash An Oak Dresser

Would you look at this beast! It sure did turn into a beauty, parts falling off and all. I couldn't pass this one up. It definitely needed a lot of TLC. My friend Sara (wife of my sons friend), was originally going to refinish this piece but didn't have the time with...

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Spray Painting Furniture And What Not To Do

Spray Painting Furniture And What Not To Do

This post is actually a lesson of what I did wrong when spray painting. I tried it on a set of rocking chairs. Proving once again, I am not perfect 🙂 I'm pretty happy sharing what not to do when spray painting, because we all need to share our failures learning...

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Canvas Makeover DIY

Canvas Makeover DIY

Canvas Makeover DIY Is Easy To Create For Your Home Decor Would you look at that crackle yumminess! This was definitely a fun project. A canvas makeover DIY is easy and fun, plus it was very much needed on this one. The original was dark and brown and didn’t fit into...

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Vintage Sewing Cabinet Makeover

Vintage Sewing Cabinet Makeover

This finish is flawless and the piece is adorable. A fun vintage piece to repurpose. Perfect to use as a night stand or a living room side table.  I have many samples of paint I've picked up at Home Depot over time. Valspar is a nice brand to work with and that's what...

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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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Painted Chair With Flowers

Painted Chair With Flowers

Isn't this sweet? This was a fun paint session for myself. I had no clue what I was going to do with this, until it happened.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...

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Painted Desk & Chair, With A Mermaid

Painted Desk & Chair, With A Mermaid

I picked this sweet set up at a yard sale in Ocean City, NJ. This mini desk and chair is the cutest, and hand-painting a mermaid on it was the first thing that came to mind. I mean, it was at the beach. Isn't that always the hardest part, figuring out a design?This is...

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Stripping and Repainting A Buffet

Stripping and Repainting A Buffet

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, 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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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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Painting An Old Gate with an American Flag

Painting An Old Gate with an American Flag

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 seems to be where you find the best stuff. This gate was one of those...

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