DoING it with Purpose

Take a look at some of my past projects!

How I Painted A Secretary Desk Chinese Red

How I Painted A Secretary Desk Chinese Red

This secretary desk was for a customer. She just wanted it to look better than it did, she wasn't picky. Well, that makes one of us, haha. I'm so picky I needed to make sure as I do on all my pieces, that it was perfect. Perfection takes you down a long road. 😏 Almost...

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Leaning Christmas Stocking Hanger

Leaning Christmas Stocking Hanger

Even though Santa can't come down a missing fireplace, you can still hang your stockings with care! Check out this easy Standing Christmas Stocking Hanger and make one of your own.Making A Stocking HangerThis is such a simple and easy way to hang your stockings, in...

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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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Makeover Canvas With Flag Art

Makeover Canvas With Flag Art

Isn't she lovely? This flag just gives me such a warm proud feeling. Just seeing it anywhere makes me smile...on someones home, on a flag pole. We can all relate to this American Flag in one way or another. We know freedom really isn't free, so when you do see this...

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Transfers on Drop Leaf Tables

Transfers on Drop Leaf Tables

      I'm loving these drop leaf tables and the bird transfers. They are the perfect little addition without making them the main focus. My customer gave me three tables to makeover. With her home decor being antiques, shabby and traditional, an...

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DIY Wood Christmas Trees

DIY Wood Christmas Trees

Ohhhh, Christmas Trees!These DIY Christmas Trees were so fun to make. Using any scrap wood you have on hand will do, along with any embellishment you can find, any holiday paint color you'd like and you'll have beautifully decorated holiday trees. Just like...

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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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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 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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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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