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Painting Stripes On A Lingerie Dresser

Painting Stripes On A Lingerie Dresser

This is finally a beautiful piece! Of course it was beautiful back in its day, but now it finds a fresh new beginning.  A nice sized lingerie dresser, perfect for any bedroom. This one is designed for a young girls room, or a grown gal's bedroom or oversized closet....

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Painting Fun Flag Boards

Painting Fun Flag Boards

This post contains affiliate links where I may earn a small commission, but at no additional cost to you. It helps me continue to bring free content that may help you with your projects.These boards are cute all on their own, but when painted, they're even cuter! I...

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How I Glazed This Bedroom Furniture

How I Glazed This Bedroom Furniture

I have to be honest, this custom job was one that I thought was gong to be easy and quick! Wow, was I wrong. You have a vision and process the steps in your mind, but it doesn't always turn out that way. For some reason I seem to pick the heavy ones. This dresser was...

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Paint A Small Table In A Couple Of Days

Paint A Small Table In A Couple Of Days

Look at this little nugget! Such a sweet little table. I painted this within a couple of days.  If you have the time and the patience to wait on the drying time, it can happen. This is a nice maple table. If you know wood, this is less likely to bleed any oils through...

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DIY Bench with a Headboard and Vanity

DIY Bench with a Headboard and Vanity

Look at this beauty! I am so in love with this bench seat. The color, the drawers, everything! You need to see how this started out though. It wasn't pretty. 😊 This post contains affiliate links where I may earn a small commission, but at no additional cost to you. It...

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Painting A Cedar Chest with Coffee Bean and Espresso

Painting A Cedar Chest with Coffee Bean and Espresso

Another freebie! It doesn't get any better than this. Especially if you flip furniture. This was another piece of "the friend giveth, I must taketh" furniture. Read on!This beautiful Lane Cedar Chest needed new life to it, and that's exactly what it received. Some...

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File Cabinet Makeover

File Cabinet Makeover

This girl is pretty in pink...and gold! It was just a plain old boring oak filing cabinet that definitely needed some bling! FILE CABINET MAKEOVER This was a fun and easy makeover. Raised stencils with some gold metallic paint. Those awesome gold legs and the hardware...

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Textured Empire Dresser

Textured Empire Dresser

Textured Empire Dresser This is such a gorgeous piece of furniture given to me by my cousin. These empire style dressers are made so well and have a unique style all their own. Just look at the figure on this piece! It needed a little bit of work. There were some big...

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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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Painting A Vintage Sewing Cabinet

Painting A Vintage Sewing Cabinet

This was a fun cabinet to repurpose.  It's such a cute vintage piece. Perfect to use as a night stand in a small area, or as a living area small 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...

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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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