DoING it with Purpose

Take a look at some of my past projects!

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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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

I originally painted this chair using salt wash for texture, and started to use some patina on it. Thinking I was going to do this fantastic patina finish, as much as I kept at it, it stunk! It had too much brown and was too dark. So I switched it up and I'm here to...

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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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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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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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