Tag Archives: painting wood

To Paint or Not to Paint? Allison’s Coffee Table

I know I haven’t posted about Allison’s home makeover lately.  The truth is, we’ve been waiting on the pair of living room chairs we ordered from West Elm. Many of my clients are surprised that it takes 6 to 12 weeks to receive upholstered furniture. Sometimes people think you can just go pick something up off […]

New Ideas for a Crappy Cedar Closet

I am really starting to get excited about my closet project!  I loved all the ideas and advice you guys offered here.   Since my bedroom is a grayed-down lavender,  my closet is going to be something similar.  I really love the feminine colors of this little bathroom, so I’m going with lavenders, purples, and a touch […]

Faith in Staging

My least favorite part of staging and decorating homes is selling myself and my vision to the homeowner.   I realize it is absolutely necessary, but I know they can’t see what I’m seeing in my mind’s eye and that can be frustrating.  My best days are those when I do a staging (or decorating or […]

Why Men Fear Painting Wood

It’s an age-old question:  why do men fear painting wood?  I can’t tell you how many times the following has occurred:  I have a color consultation with the lady of the house.  There are some horrible 1970s-1980s pieces of wood furniture, dreaded fake paneling in the den, or  dated wood cabinets in the kitchen. After discussing […]