Annie Sloan Introduces Gilding Waxes

I have learned that before painting a piece of furniture it is a good idea to test the paint color and finish on a piece of spare molding (or flat wood piece). This tutorial shows the basics of using Annie Sloan Chalk paint, light and dark waxes, and a gold gilding...
Where to buy Magnolia Homes farmhouse style for way less!

Where to buy Magnolia Homes farmhouse style for way less!

Perhaps you are a fan of the Magnolia Home look, but are less enthusiastic of the price of the official product line pieces? The same look is available for a lot less if you know where to search. Find examples of major retailers who carry similar pieces at discount...
DIY Flip Top Secretary Desk as seen on HGTV Open Concept

DIY Flip Top Secretary Desk as seen on HGTV Open Concept

Featured on a popular television program, this pattern for a do it yourself flip top secretary is easy to follow using step by step instructions and helpful images. Plans are available free and most of the piece is constructed from easy to obtain hardwood plywood. A...
Sliding Barn Door Nightstand – DIY

Sliding Barn Door Nightstand – DIY

Inexpensive barn door hardware may be transformed in to a do it yourself nightstand following the steps in a simple tutorial. The rustic modern project finished in a smoky stain is constructed from hardwood plywood and introduces the use of a glue bot. The finished...
60+ Ways To Upcycle Salvaged Doors

60+ Ways To Upcycle Salvaged Doors

   See all 60+ ideas >>>   Old doors are easy to find at salvage yards, garage sales, estate sales, or maybe you even have one sitting up in your attic.   I came across this list of super cool ways to repurpose and upcycle these vintage doors to give...
17 Ways To Repurpose an Antique Armoire

17 Ways To Repurpose an Antique Armoire

If you are short on storage space, consider repurposing an old armoire, which can be used for some super cool uses.   If you don’t have one already, check out craigslist for some super cheap options that can easily be refinished for a fantastic look.   1....
DIY Upholstered Tufted Ottoman

DIY Upholstered Tufted Ottoman

I have like 3 major furniture pieces in my house that are just screaming for an upcycle like this.    When I came across this tutorial, I was SOOOO excited to dive into one of my projects.    What an amazing difference some paint and fabric can make?   Sure I’m...
The Most Gorgeous Desk You’ve Ever Seen – Made From Plywood!!

The Most Gorgeous Desk You’ve Ever Seen – Made From Plywood!!

Ok, bestill my heart here. I came across this project, and I’m totally swooning. Like completely in love. And googling woodshops in my area. This is definitely not a DIY at HOME kind of project (unless you have weeks to kill spent sanding), but OH MY GOODNESS.  ...
World’s Ugliest Desk Gets A Makeover, And Is Unrecognizeable!

World’s Ugliest Desk Gets A Makeover, And Is Unrecognizeable!

I may be dating myself  here, but remember when splatter paint tshirts and splatter paint art, was like “THE THING” to do?   I’m pretty sure when I was in 3rd grade, the coolest of the cool kids on the block, looked like this: Somebody seriously made...
IKEA Rast Hack:  Industrial Side Table

IKEA Rast Hack: Industrial Side Table

Confession time:   I am a big time IKEA junkie – specifically when it comes to the upcycling and decorating potential.  I could spend hours and hours walking through the different levels and imagining all sort of upcycled coolness. So Hickory Hardware asked me...
Vintage Radio Cabinet, Upcycled Into A Martini Bar!

Vintage Radio Cabinet, Upcycled Into A Martini Bar!

  I apparently don’t go flea marketing nearly enough, because I never seem to stumble upon those really cool old vintage finds, like this old radio cabinet that Megan from The Charming Farmer recently converted.   She went bold with the style and the...