DIY Projects

A remarkably chic project (above) that you can do with the kids! Click HERE to go to the post that has the instructions.

Make this simple heart-shaped topiary frame using a coat hanger. Click HERE to go to the post that has the instructions.

Do you have an old piece of furniture that could use a little TLC like an updated paint finish or some new fabric? Below are some projects that I've finished. If you have questions about the paint techniques or resources just ask... I'm happy to share a how to. 
On the other hand, if you just want it me and let me finish it for you!

This was a five dollar bench purchased at an auction. Although it was in desperate need of refinishing, it was structurally in great shape. It had a gold vinyl cushion! I wish I had taken a picture of it when it was in that condition! Here it is primed and then painted black with gold accents:


 This demilune table (below) was bought at a local antique show. I think I paid fifteen dollars for it (they were asking thirty).  I originally refinished it but there was a point about a decade ago, that I looked around our home and decided that I had too many dark antiques, too much dark furniture -so I decided to update! I sold some pieces and painted others. This is one of the smaller pieces that I kept because I liked it's shape and it's details. For now it's silver with a black glaze. 

Below is a re-designed tray. I am currently working on a DIY tutorial for this project, stay tuned!

German Cupboard
 Okay, no fancy finishes here! I simply painted this old German cupboard a light mocha color. Actually, it's called Thomas Everard Coffee a Williamsburg color by Martin Senour Paints.Check out: for authentic historical color inspiration.