Kitchen Island Makeover

This post is all about a kitchen island makeover.  This kitchen belongs to one of my clients.  When I first visit a client for the initial consultation, we talk about their wants and needs for their home.  After I listen and take notes on their thoughts, I will share some of my own. I gently asked my client if they have ever given consideration to painting their island.  Why?  This kitchen is luxurious and high-end, but the island just blended right into the wood floor.  It is a huge island … [Read more...]

How to Make an Ottoman – Vintage Milk Crate Turned into Unique Ottoman!

I researched many ideas on how to make an ottoman.  But, it was my husband who came up with not only a fabulous idea, but a really cheap rustic furniture idea! We were in the process of giving our living room a makeover.  So, I drug him into an antique store in hopes of finding some unique and eclectic accessories.  He spotted an old milk crate, and a light bulb came on. Want to Know How to Make an Ottoman? Coming Up With Something Unique We were on a pretty tight budget for our living … [Read more...]

Painting Wood Furniture

Learn to save hundreds of dollars painting your own furniture! I would have to say painting wood furniture is probably my favorite DIY project.  I enjoy playing with different mediums, and when there isn't a lot of money spent on the furniture in the first place, it gives me the confidence to try new things. From Old 80's Style Table to Cool Industrial Style Table I actually have two of these tables, and paid $10 a piece for them!  They are Broyhill, and extremely heavy and … [Read more...]

Painted Furniture Ideas

I literally could look at painted furniture ideas all day long! Reading about how someone applies a faux painting technique that adds an instant patina of age is always so interesting and intriguing. Someone that is able to see an old beat up piece of furniture, and realize its' potential is a special person. I love how this distressed piece of furniture has different hues of color throughout. If you have a dated bathroom cabinet in your home, don't replace it, give it a makeover with … [Read more...]

Painting Furniture Ideas

DIY furniture makeovers that will save you tons of money! There are so many painting furniture ideas that I love to talk about, look at, and drool over. There is something about seeing a piece of furniture that has been hand painted that makes me swoon. Whether it is a flea market find, garage sale find, or just an old piece your grandmother gave you, when you take a piece of furniture that is unattractive and turn it into something gorgeous, well to me, that is something special. I try … [Read more...]