Tag Archives: painting furniture

The Shocking Thing We Did to an Antique Bed

Last week I talked about getting rid of vintage furniture that you don’t love anymore, namely my own antique spindle bed. Some of you may have believed that I shouldn’t have parted with it. So, what can you do if you don’t want to part with your antique bed, but it needs a facelift? Today […]

Learn from My Mistake – Check Your Paint Color

You’ve heard you should always practice what you preach, right? Well, I’m always preaching about checking your paint color match at the store to make sure your color is dead-on right.   Well, I found two little side tables at a yard sale that I wanted to re-do for my younger daughter’s room makeover.  They […]

Painting Projects – One Paint Color, Three Ways

Spring is nearly, finally here! I actually have some spring bulbs popping up in my yard, which makes me hopeful for warmer weather. Spring!   Spring always inspires a few projects around my house, so here’s a few I finished up this week. Let’s start with the mid-century dresser I found at an estate sale […]

Spring Break is Decorating Time!

Winter is NOT my friend.  I just can’t stand cold weather and the shorter days that make me feel depleted of sunshine and light.  The change to daylight savings time really kicked my butt this year, but I am already loving the added daylight in the early evening.  After spending a lot of time indoors […]

How To Make a Dated Fireplace Fabulous and Then Some

I promised you earlier this week that I would share some of the details from my recent coastal living room makeover, so let’s start with the amazing fireplace makeover!  Most of you know that you can paint brick, but have you ever thought about painting stone? The Decorologist   My client thought there was no […]

Transformed by Color

No more heavy, formal dining rooms for me.  How about you?  source   A little paint goes a long way, but even someone who loves color can find it difficult to choose which hues to paint one’s walls and furnishings.  There are SO many choices, right???  source   I had a great Color Consultation with a […]

Updating Furniture with Paint

My client had dated wood dining room furniture and a limited budget.  This pine set screamed, “country!!!”  The brass chandelier didn’t help, either.  I had to come up with a cost-effective remedy.  No problem.

Going Mad for Gilt

Now, I loved gilt before.  But after my recent trip to London and lots of amazing castle and royalty home tours, I am going mad for gilt!  Gilt is simply a gold or golden color applied over a surface. 

A Dresser Make-Over and What It Led To . . .

  I have an old French Provincial dresser in my younger daughter’s room.  The walls in her room are yellow and the dresser was a slightly lighter shade of yellow with gold accents.  It’s been in there for several years, and it’s been ok.  But not fabulous.  Awhile back,  I picked out a vivid shade  of […]