Spring Look Book

Spring Look Book

I was recently having a conversation with someone who follows my blog and she asked me if the pieces I write about each week are the only pieces I refinish and sell on my Etsy shop. The short answer. No. The long answer. Heck no! If you follow me on Instagram (and if you're not, you should be!), you probably already know that a lot more of my work makes it onto that feed than it does onto my blog. As much as I'd love to ramble on and on about all the excruciating details of every piece I refinish, I know it may be overkill. Plus, I have a limited amount of time I can sit in front of a computer, and all that writing would eat into my online shopping time! 

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Kitchen Makeover - Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Makeover - Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets

You all remember that crafty little sister of mine? You know, the one who upcycled an old storage locker into a pantry? Yeah...that sister. Well, she's at it again! This time, she took on a slightly bigger project than just a storage locker. Like...an entire kitchen! Yeah, we just may be related. Seeing as both of our ideal weekends would include some sort of home project during the day followed by a glass (or two) of wine at night, I think it's safe to say we're cut from the same fabric. However, where we differ is our home decor style. While I am all about bright, cheery open spaces, Emily prefers a more rustic, cozy ski lodge look. Several months ago, she and her husband purchased their first home, a log cabin, giving them the idyllic backdrop for her to achieve her country style. While the space is great, and the house has a ton of potential, there are always things you want to change when you move into a new home. Since the kitchen is one of the primary living spaces, she decided this room was going to take priority.

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French Provincial Chest

French Provincial Chest

I have always had a soft spot for French Provincial furniture. Maybe it's because growing up, my bedroom set was this style. Or maybe it's because I live under the impression that anything French must be fancy and sophisticated, so I can't help but to like it! Who knows?! But whatever the reason, I've always been drawn towards the curved lines, turned legs and ornate hardware that defines French Provincial furniture, so when I found a set at an auction a couple weeks ago, I was all about it!

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Stained Top Dressers

After last week's post I received a lot of feedback regarding the stained top feature of the dresser. I agree with all the comments; I think staining the top adds an element of richness to a piece and gives it a bit more of a sophisticated look. And being the sophisticated lady that I am, a stained top is right up my alley! (I can just hear all the sarcastic comments being made right now). Anyways, I want to share a couple more projects I've been working on with stained tops. I'll spare you all the nitty gritty details, and just get straight to the finished products.

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