How I Painted our Fireplace (with Video Tutorial)

Hello friends, I know I’ve been very quiet here in the blog, but with winter almost over, I’ve been busy again with several DIY projects, still trying to make some improvements to our lovely farmhouse. We are now almost done decorating our “fireplace room”. It is funny how so many colonial houses were built with […]

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Orange Buffet – A Second Makeover

In case you haven’t noticed, I just took a long break from working and blogging. It started around Christmas with a one-week trip to St. Louis, followed by three weeks back home with my mom and nephew visiting from Brazil. It was time to celebrate, eat good food, be out and about and enjoy family […]

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How I Painted my Bathroom Cabinets (with video tutorial)

Hello friends, I’ve been procrastinating on writing this post for over a year! For some reason, I didn’t have all pictures and information saved in a single place,  so I knew it would take a lot of time and effort to do put everything together. The holiday break and freezing temperatures outside gave me the […]

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Watercolor Inspired Nightstand Makeover

Hello friends! If you are familiar with my furniture work, you know that most of my pieces have a very simple finish. I normally spray paint them in one or two colors, and a few of them have stained top and/or maybe some distress or antiquing effect. This time I wanted to try something different. […]

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DIY – Faux Wood Panel (with video tutorial)

Today I want to share with you this super easy project I did with the help of my husband in one Saturday afternoon. I wanted to add a special touch to my dining room wall, since my house is already too neutral with grays and whites all around. As always, we were on a low […]

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Buffet Makeover with Milk Paint and Modern Masters Matte Metallics

I bought this gorgeous Jacobean buffet about three years ago back in Connecticut. Truth is, I had no space or time to work on it, but it had been listed on Craigslist for several weeks, the price had dropped twice and yet, nobody would take it! I decided it had to be mine. The poor […]

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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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