You all know that I love to paint furniture. I especially love to use chalk paint to give old furniture a new look. But sometimes, painting is just not the way to go. I've been searching for a sideboard for my dining room for a while. I knew what I wanted and I knew what my budget was. . . .
I needed to add a side table in one of our guest rooms. I'd put this off because it just never found its way to the top of my To List. But, when Gloria decided she no longer needed this oval table that I had loaned to her a few years ago, I knew I either needed to donate it or to redo it to match my . . .
Gloria had been on the hunt for a large dresser for a while now. She spotted one recently at one of our favorite stores, Charleston Attic Mall. If you're ever in Charleston, it's a great place to visit to just browse or find great prices on lots of used furniture, collectibles and unique items. She . . .
Charleston Room Makeover on A Budget Series My final piece of furniture makeover in my Charleston Room is this large china hutch. This piece is one that my mother had in her home from 1974 until a couple of years ago. I'm very glad that I practiced on several small pieces before I attempted this . . .
~Charleston Room Makeover On A Budget Series~ I've had a love/hate relationship with this rocking chair for a long time. When I bought it in 1988, it matched the other dark wood furniture I had at the time. I bought it specifically to use as a rocker in our family room when Gloria was born. For . . .
~Charleston Room Makeover on a Budge Series~ As I continue to redo pieces of furniture in my Charleston Room, I'm gaining more confidence in my skills using chalk paint. I started small with a wall curio and used a great DIY chalk paint recipe. From there, I used an inexpensive brand of chalk paint . . .
~Charleston Room Makeover on a Budget Series~ As I got started on making over this room, I knew I wanted to change the dark furniture pieces. I love the style of both of these side tables, but they needed to be updated with some color to fit in with the overall look I'm going for in this . . .
We are excited to be a part of the May Centsational Salvage Challenge brought to us by Erica from On Bliss Street, Jason from East Coast Upcyclers, and Timisha from Toolbox Divas. This is such a great challenge. DIYers are challenged to spend no more than $15.00 and to shop at Habitat for . . .
After trying DIY chalk paint for the first time and loving how easily it is to work with, I was ready to take on a project that was a little bit larger than the stenciled piece. But, I wasn't ready to use it on any furniture pieces I already own, so I made a trip to the local Goodwill Store. There . . .
I am bringing up the rear on the chalk painted furniture train! I admire so many wonderful chalk paint pieces of furniture, but I've been reluctant to try the techniques I've seen used. I decided to start small-really small-and add a chalk paint stenciled pattern to an old side table. One day, I'm . . .