I have been on the fence for years about an antique hutch that sits off my kitchen. From afar, it was amazing. Sadly, up close, the hutch had A LOT of problems!
I recently found an amazing toss pillow on clearance at Target.
Sadly, the pillow didn’t go with my bedroom or bedding, so to make a long story short, this little clearance sticker sparked an entire bedroom makeover that involved painting my bedroom furniture. It reminds me of the childhood story “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”…like, “If You Show This Mom a Clearance Sticker…” [Read more…]
Distressing your chalk-painted furniture doesn’t have to be messy…
…or distressing (see what I did there?)
Before I rock your world with the coolest and easiest “No-Mess-Distressing” technique, let me welcome you to my bathroom… I have an awkward space in the toilet area…
Today was a great day for a Teddy Bear Picnic with Blaire because that’s what grandmas do.
Unfortunately, Kacey’s $15 garage sale table and chairs looked like this at 8:30 this morning:
There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it.
My daughter is a thief.
…into Kennadi’s room.
Before you take this opportunity to grab a nap thinking “Who needs a whole blog post about brush care?!?”
Let me get your attention with this fantastic selfie:
I don’t mean to scare you.
Then again, Yes I do.
Unless you want your brushes to look like my hair, keep reading…
This beautiful beast was rescued from a lifetime of inactivity and loneliness in a garage. When I got her, I dreamed of restoring her to her glory days as a player piano. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. We begged our trusty piano expert (who worked wonders with our turn-of-the-century baby grand) to help this player play again, but even his skills couldn’t make it happen.
I couldn’t bare to let it go. I just knew this girl had some life in her! I tasked my husband with taking her apart, and it was no easy thing! It took several days and a ton of sweat to remove the old, dusty, grimy guts to reveal some genuine beauty.
I knew she would never play again, but she was so beautiful inside! Granted, I play the piano, so perhaps my idea of beauty is slightly skewed. Follow me on this, though, and see if you agree.
I spent a couple months living with this black beast (she’s pretty, but extremely heavy!). I walked by her daily. I stared at her in my living room. I imagined her in several different new colors.
Finally, it came to me, and I got to work. Well, my husband and dad got to work. Most of the effort on this one was in deconstruction and reconstruction! I had a vision, and, luckily, some amazing guys to help me carry it out! My part was easy–just half a quart of paint mixed with BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder and an afternoon of painting.
Here she is today, all dolled up and ready for a new life as an awesome desk. I am seriously in love with this example of #thefroscheffect!
Are you ready to go from this…
…to THIS? “Hand-painted” typography and all?