Our Plywood Shiplap – Step by Step Tutorial

Today I want to show you how my husband and I did the shiplap walls in the entryway of our new house. We are so proud of ourselves for this accomplishment! I’ve been painting furniture for years, but neither myself nor my husband can call ourselves “handy”. The hardest DIY jobs we ever tackled was […]

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Small Cabinet for our Farm Kitchen

After several weeks, I think I can finally say our kitchen is ready. Of course I’ll keep making changes over time, but the essential elements are there, and I really love how it looks now. It has the rustic coziness of a farmhouse kitchen, and at the same time feels fresh and new. It’s been […]

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Old Dresser Makeover – Mint for a Little Girl

This is an example of a very simple project that makes a great difference in a room decoration. My client wanted to add some life to her little daughter bedroom. There was nothing wrong with this beautiful chest of drawers. It belonged to her husband when he was a kid, and it was in pristine […]

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Painting my Kitchen Backsplash

This post is not furniture related, but I had to share with you a quick project I finished this week that made an incredible difference in our kitchen. If you read my most recent posts, you may remember we recently moved from Connecticut to Virginia and I’ve been super busy this summer trying to make […]

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A Hoosier Cabinet made into a Coffee Bar

To my husband and most of my friends’ disappointment, I am not a great wine or beer drinker, but say the word “coffee” and I will drop everything (unless it’s a cup of coffee) and come running. My kitchen has many types of coffee and coffee makers. From the regular home brewer, to a Nespresso, […]

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Side Table Makeover with Dry-brush Technique

Hello everyone, You have probably seen a lot of beautiful pieces of painted furniture where the artist used dry-brush. It is a relatively easy technique that can add dimension or a rustic look to your project, making a striking difference to your finished piece. The example I show in this post and on the video tutorial below is a […]

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Kitchen Set with a Rustic Table Top

This post has been saved as draft for a long time. The project is from last fall, but I finally found the time to finish it up and share it with you. When I started working on this kitchen table, the original idea was to do a rustic, barn wood look on its top. I […]

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