Thursday, October 20, 2016

DIY Glitz and Glam nightstand Makeover ~themed furniture makeover

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Welcome back my Beauties!
It's time again for another edition of DIY FURNITURE GIRLS

Every month we have a theme and this months theme is Glitz and Glam!
As you can see from the above picture, this piece was nothing close to Glitz OR Glam!
It was sad really.
I picked up this little waterfall nightstand for a couple bucks at the thrift shop.
The veneer was peeling and missing quite a bit, but I didn't let that stop me from making this little gem over.

rockwell random orbital sander diy veneer repair makeover
I tried to remove some of the veneer from the bottom to even it up, but wouldn't you know,
this stuff wasn't going anywhere. Seems the reason the other parts peeled off was because they used ALL the GLUE on the other part of the veneer! 
Since it wouldn't budge with my usual techniques I decided to go with the path of LEAST Resistance!
I grabbed my Random Orbital Sander and made short work of smoothing out the edges of the veneer with the wood underneath.

Once I had it nice and smooth I wiped it down and got ready to paint.
I wanted a custom color so I mixed Rouge and cameo to get the color I wanted.

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Once the paint was dry I choose Americanas Ultra matte finish for my top coat
Once the GLAMMING was done we could finally get to the GLITZ!
I grabbed one of my stencils and some GOLD Acrylic paint to give me a nice geometric feel.
 And HERE it is!!
I love the total transformation!

Just a little bit of paint and some sanding and you have a dud turned Dazzler!

before and after glitz and glam red nightstand boho chic makeover diy stenciled

What a difference!
Come on over and see what all my friends have transformed!
They won't disappoint!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bohemian Blue Painted Vintage Dresser with French Graphic

old wood waterfall dresser makeover with round mirror
 Welcome back my Beauties.
I have been struggling with getting back into the groove 
and finding my way through my days without my mom.
I have lots to catch up on and unfortunately painting furniture has not been at the top of that list for the past few weeks.
This dresser though...Holds a special piece of my heart.
You see, I was painting it while my Momma was in the hospital still alive and we were trying to figure out what was wrong. 
My mom had the bluest eyes you have ever seen. and one day while  I was at home in between my turn at the hospital, and thinking about stuff  I finally decided I needed to paint something BLUE in honor of my Mother.

I happen to have this old waterfall dresser sitting in my garage. 
I wished I could have saved the veneer but there was so much damage that I decided to mix up a custom indigo blue colored paint and give this old dresser a couple coats of it.
I took the old knobs that were on the dresser and just spray painted them with a nice metallic gold color.

I liked how it turned out but it needed more.

boho french indigo blue stencilled dresser makeover gold accents
For that little UMPH I pulled out my French Furniture Stencil.
(my Grandma was born in France so everything French holds a special place in my heart)
I used my stencil brush
 and some GOLD Acrylic Paint to stencil on my design.
Once I was finished it, I was in LOVE.
Vintage thrifted dresser painted a glossy deep cobalt blue decorated with bohemian accents painted rescued furniture

I loved the whole BOHO Chic vibe it was giving off.
Then fast forward a week or so..and you know the story..
We lost my momma, without ever finding out what was wrong.
At that point I couldn't let this piece go.
It was a tangible piece of my heart that when I looked at it, it reminded me of my Momma.
HOW could I possible ever sell it now.
french blue indigo boho chic waterfall dresser makeover with gold accents paitned dresser
So my hubby, knowing I wouldn't be able to let it go, helped me move the old piece I had in the living room out and helped me move the new piece 

It holds the treasured Afghan she made me for my wedding and photo albums.

Vintage thrifted dresser painted a glossy deep cobalt blue decorated with bohemian accents
It sits in a place of honor in the living room not just  holding physical items but the dear memories of my mother itself.
painted vintage waterfal dresser with round mirror indigo cobalt blue with gold french strencil graphic
It was worth the work and lets me think of her when ever I am in the room.
(even though I still dream of her nightly)
I hope you enjoyed the makeover.
Hopefully soon I can find myself back to some sort of routine.
Until next time,
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Small End Table Makeover using LAYERS ~ DIY Furniture Girls!

 Welcome back my Beauties.
I didn't know how I was going to return to blogging now that Mom is gone, but it seems she showed me how to "crack the door open"
by having this post due. 
I have done nothing but cry the last few months and days.
I wondered how I would ever return to blogging.
But then as I sat crying I remembered how much she loved to see my makeovers..(Even though you won't like this one Momma because its "distressed"), she always always loved a good makeover. 
She also had a hard life but she kept being HER until the end. 
So the least I can do, is the same.

(you can read more about my Awesome Momma Here

Through the whole process with Mom I told my family that Life was like a game of  Double Dutch jump rope.
Sometimes you have to jump out because its going to fast and you can't keep up and you keep getting "cracked" by the ropes of life.
That is what I did while we all took care of Mom.
But then she showed me that THIS would be how I would Jump back in.
Even though I don't "FEEL" like it, I know I never will if I don't at least try. 
So I am taking a breath and I am going to try to JUMP in  (in this case, TYPE in)
So here we go.
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Its time again for our Themed Furniture Makeover.
This months Theme is "Layers" 

In the small amount of spare time I had the last few months,
I had found this little cabinet in my stash.
It was plain and it was beat up,
but I wanted it to look like an old little cabinet.
It was the perfect piece to try to add some layers to. 

I started by just basing the whole piece in a simple white mineral paint that I had. Not being real careful for full coverage because of the layered look I was going for.

Next I wet blended some custom vintage mint paint I had mixed up.
Again since we are going for a layered look I didn't have to be so perfect with the paint.
I already loved the colors but I knew I wanted a little bit more,
and decided to try something new. 

I grabbed my 
 Deco Art Color Stain in ASH GRAY
and decided to use it as a sealer too since it was a self sealing stain.
It added just a little bit of a vintage worn feel with the washed out gray added to the other layers. 
I loved how an old 70's dated nightstand turned into something old and vintage looking.
Even though Momma would have HATED the distressed finish,
she still would have enjoyed the makeover.
I will always always think of her when doing what I love.
She was my Greatest Teacher and my best friend,
and I wouldn't be doing what I am doing today without her.

So go out and do what you love,
cause Momma told you to.

Make sure you check out all my friends too, to see what they have created, doing what they love!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saying Goodbye to my Momma.

Today starts the official Beginning of saying Goodbye to my Heart.
My Momma passed, Sept 15 after a battle for her life that we still don't have the answers to.
She fought valiantly still trying to be that Sassy Woman she always was 
but in the end she was just too DAMN tired.
The pain won, and we lost the most amazing Mother, Grandmother, and Best Friend.

I don't know when I will be back here sharing projects, hopefully it will be soon.
I just don't know how my heart can find normalcy again without her.
I don't know how to not feel I am disrespecting her memory by continuing on doing what I was doing before. 
She has been through this and I know the last thing my Mom would ever want me to do was to stop doing what I love because my heart hurts. 

So this is my "Until my heart is ready" post.
It could be a week it could be days..I don't know.
Trying to fill the void of taking care of her, I may need to dive into projects to keep myself from going into "the snake pit" as she always called it.

But after watching my momma suffer and fight even though its selfish I still wanted her to fight some more, but I knew from how TIRED I was of trying to fight for her she must have been tired 10 fold. I will never resent her for finally giving in to it. She was my heart and I know that not as many are as lucky as my family to have such a relationship on such a deep level that it leaves a gaping hole that nothing can fill, nor do I want someone to try. That hole is a reminder of the part of me was always part of her. It was never mine..but it was her heart that beat inside of me.

Until I am ready..Thank you for understanding. 
Here's hoping there is THRIFTING in Heaven

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Updating a dresser with General Finishes Java Gel and Paint

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beat up old scratched cherry vintage dresser makeover

Welcome back my Beauties!
I know I have told you before why I haven't been around much, but for those just joining us,
we are still spending much of the time at the hospital with my mom and now we have sent her to a hospital further away in the hopes that they will be able to find out whats wrong.
So of course I don't spend much time here anymore.
But every once in a while, I catch a little break and I can sit down and I have a few moments to show off one of the makeovers I had finished before all this started.
Today is one of those days.
You can see from the above dresser how bad of a condition it was in.
Mostly it was just surface scratches.

 The only major issue was a trim piece that was missing from the side.
I cut a piece I had to size and used my Ryobi air strike nailer to set it in place.
Once that was in place I could start my makeover.
 I decided since most were really surface scratches I could get away with just a light sanding and then use my General Finishes Java Gel stain on it to bring out the richness of the wood.

You can see here after two coats how much better it looked!

 I wanted to add a little pop of color so I chose General Finishes Somerset Gold
When it was dry I used their High performance top coat to seal all of it.
 I added some simple gold hardware to finish the piece off and add a little more class.
I couldn't believe the difference with just a little bit of TLC.

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 It looks like a totally different piece.

I know this was a quick and fast write up for this post,
but as I said, I have very little time!
I hope you still enjoyed it even though I didn't get to spend a lot of time with you!
I hope you can forgive me!
Until next time,
Have a Beautiful day!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gray and Copper Desk Makeover ~The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest

All opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own, however, this post is sponsored by D. Lawless Hardware. 

Welcome back my Beauties!
Its time again for the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest Makeover.
For this months makeover I chose this beat up beauty of a desk that a neighbor of mine was happy to leave with me. :) 

Each month, the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest challenges  a group of bloggers to flip a piece of furniture using a product from one of their fabulous sponsors.  This month’s theme is Class It Up! For this months Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ we teamed up with  D. Lawless Hardware.
This hardware company is a family run business in the United States that has a superior customer service.While looking for my specific sized hardware I had multiple options and styles for bringing my vision to life.
I picked out my hardware before I even started on my makeover because I wanted their beautiful hardware to be the jumping off point for my desk and go from there. 
Once I had my choice I went from there.
 First things first I had to sand this baby down. This desk had provided YEARS of service and it was time to give some life back to it. I used my random orbital sander and got the top of the desk down to the bare wood. 
Once the top was sanded I chose to use General Finishes Java Gel on the top with their topcoat. 
It gave me the rich color I wanted for the top of this desk.
Once that was stained and sealed I could get started on the base.

I chose a custom created gray color for the base. I was in love already but couldn't wait for the next part.

My BEAUTIFUL new HARDWARE!! Isn't it gorgeous.

For my piece I chose these gorgeous Copper Kettle Cup pulls and knobs to really class the piece up.
I was in love with the gorgeous finish and classy feel.

I think you will agree that they gave this piece the CLASS it deserved.
Such gorgeous rich copper against the gray and stain.

It turned out even better than I imagined all thanks to the gorgeous hardware.

Can you even believe its the same piece??
I hope you enjoyed this latest Fab Furniture Flippin Makeover.
Until next time Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

If you want to see more of the projects in this months contest check out Stacy's page or Colleen's page;  all are at the bottom of either page and if YOU want to participate in a future challenge contact

The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest is open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page. If you are an active, furniture flippin' blogger, and you'd like to participate in future contests, we'd love to have you! Please contact us at to find out how!