A Vintage Cabinet with a Coastal Charm


I am not sure if I can call this project “coastal”, but I do anyways because of its colors. The beautiful woodwork of the sliding doors were almost invisible in the dark wood, so I think this transformation brought a lot of light and life to this piece. If you want to know how I […]

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Navy Blue Sideboard


This is a quick post to show you this nice transformation. One of my clients is a talented interior designer with an amazing taste. Her client is redecorating her house in Vermont and she wanted a fresh look for this gorgeous sideboard. Her choice of colors was Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, with gold knobs. Have […]

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Highboy before & after – beautiful graphite


With summer vacations coming to an end and my boys starting school in two days I can finally go back to blogging more often. (At least that is my goal!) I know there is only a few of you following me, but I can’t help feeling a little guilty for my long silence. I hope you also […]

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How I repair damaged veneer

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This month my post for Grillo Designs website is about fixing damaged veneer. I secretly like that this is a fairly common problem in old pieces, because it is also the reason many people dispose their wonderful gems, so furniture painters like me can snap them up and do our magic. As you will see in the post, fixing […]

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Homemade chalk-like paint – How To

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Whether painting furniture is a hobby or a business for you, you’ve probably heard about homemade chalk paint. When I found out that making my own chalk paint was an option, I was very intrigued and interested in trying it. So I did… and I liked it! In this post I wrote for Grillo Designs website you […]

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A desk makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects (with video tutorial)


My first experience with metallic paint was over a year ago when a customer asked me to paint her nightstands in silver. I confess I was shocked to hear that someone actually wanted a piece of furniture painted in a metallic color! After doing some research, I found out that many people had been doing amazing furniture projects with metallic colors for a […]

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Gold sofa table – with video tutorial


Since last year I’ve had a few adventures with metallic paint, and I must admit, at the beginning I thought metallic just didn’t go with wood, but after finishing a few projects I learned to love it. This table was the turning point for me. Have I mentioned before that I’m not a big fan of gold? I think so. It can […]

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