How to Paint Furniture {Update}

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Today is my first day of spring break, so I'm taking some time to catch up on some things. One of my most popular posts is how I paint furniture, and I'm afraid the paint I love, adore, and swear by no longer exists. Essentially, it's being weeded out. The "replacement" paint is similar, but I need to tell you that it's not the same. Bummer. Because I've received some e-mails that the link doesn't … [Read more...]

The Must List: Perfectly Imperfect

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I call her “Southern Shaunna” (she doesn’t know that, by the way) ‘cause she has THEE most endearing accent you’ll ever hear. However, she is so much more than that. She is my furniture painting idol (ask me how many times I’ve watched her videos—it’s not natural), and she could very well be one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. What a treat to have her here! Hey folks! I'm Shaunna, and I … [Read more...]

Painted Headboard

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I’ve shared quite a few painting projects here, but I tried a new paint on this one. I thought I’d walk you through the “ugly” steps of painting. You don’t have to have a paint booth, and you certainly don’t have to have a fancy spray gun (although, they are nice to have). The love of my life has become difficult to find and is essentially not being made anymore. Because of that, I thought it … [Read more...]

Best of 2011

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My friend Rhoda is having her annual “best of” party, and who am I to miss a good party? I went through the ol’ archives and came up with my favorites—not an easy feat, mind you. Here we go! Coastal Bathroom DIY Bookshelves Painted China Cabinet A New Table Refinished Bench and Desk Craft Room Sewing Table DIY Tile Tray Sweater Wreath Son’s Tween … [Read more...]

Painting Tables

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That’s a reference to waiting tables. However, any joke that has to be explained is not a good joke. I know. Moving on… I get a lot of questions about painting furniture. So, when I actually remember to take pictures of the process, I like to post on it. The console table got a makeover recently, and I’m here to show you how it was done. I will forewarn you now. There are a LOT of pictures. … [Read more...]

A New Colorful Table

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You know I love my neutrals. You know neutrals are my love. You know that I can break out into hives at the thought of too much color. Until now. So this table has decorated my landing for a couple of years. There’s some color there, right? I love it, but I needed the narrow console to go in the guest bedroom. Stay with me here. It gets confusing. I took the table above off the landing … [Read more...]