Layers of Love {Project Challenge}

Creating Layers with Paint and Stain

Do you swoon when you see layers of time-worn paint and stain on the side of a barn, or better yet, on a piece of furniture?  I mean, there’s a story there.  That chippy goodness tells the life of that piece, and what travels it’s had.  No, I’m not crazy, but maybe a bit head-over heels with appreciation for the past. 

Those layers speak to me telling me a bit …

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Thrifted Candle Holder Turned Succulent Garden Planter

Ooh, I love a good upcycle and this one has me thinking of spring!  It’s only been a month of winter so far, and I’m happy to say that it’s been a very slight winter, at least in my neck of the woods.  Typically around February it’s time for me to start thinking garden –…

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Blue for Baby {Themed Makeover}

It’s always so stinkin’ exciting when a baby is on the way. Our family will be growing in the next few months. Thankfully, I’m not the one who’s expecting this time, ha!  My one and only sister-in-law is expecting their first baby soon and as far as we know, it’s a girl.This new babe will give my…

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Pretty Painted Piano

As a kid, I learned to play piano on an antique upright grand, then later on my parents switched to a baby grand.  My lessons over 4 years were given to me in an old church in my hometown that had a piano that looked much like this one. Boring and brown.  Mind you the…

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Barn Wood Heaven ~ I die

I heard the angels singing….ahhh ahhh ahhh.  I felt as if this past weekend I had died and went to barn wood heaven.   It’s good to have friends in high places… or more like old worn, weathered places.  My husband and I are working on a custom project for a client and one of…

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Look Past the Purple

Ooh…I get all tingly when I see an awesome makeover, and this particular project was all that.  If you haven’t met Karin at Art is Beauty, then you’re missing out on one fantastic artist, furniture painter, and DIYer. Karin just finished a playroom makeover turned artist studio that is jaw-dropping and is always working on…

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DIY :: How to Repair Furniture with Polymer Clay

So, you clicked over to read this post and are saying to yourself, “Whaaat? How can clay fix furniture?” Yup. You read that right! Sometimes I will come across and absolute stunning piece, but it’s missing a tidbit here and there. For instance: this gorgeous antique dressing table (love that tri-fold mirror!) was in a…

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